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    Encore Owners

    How many barrels do you have?
    Ill start with five, 223 Rem,338 BR,338VVC,375JDJ,& a 50 cal.



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    I just bought my Pro Hunter not to long ago, I only have two so far, but I will have one or two more. I've got the .50 cal and a 25-06.
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    encore

    I have the endeavor with the 50 cal barrel only thus far.

    Anyone use other barrels for long range? 600yards+ If so how was the break in on the barrels? Dont hear much about TC's long range capabilities i guess.

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    I have he pro hunter with a .50 cal Endeavor barrel and a .308 barrel for it. Im still confused about the releasing of the Pro Hunter xt this year. Seems like they should have done that two years ago.
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    Long range shooting.

    The bigger factor in long range shooting is the person shooting the gun rather than the gun itself.
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    .50 cal and have on order a .300 win
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    Quote Originally Posted by onetohunt View Post
    I just bought my Pro Hunter not to long ago, I only have two so far, but I will have one or two more. I've got the .50 cal and a 25-06.
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    how does the 25-06 shoot. I am looking at getting one for next years season.

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    Take a look at post #13 on this thread........

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    Quote Originally Posted by BowKil View Post
    Take a look at post #13 on this thread........

    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1097849
    Last I counted 49 of them..
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    Quote Originally Posted by konodak View Post
    how does the 25-06 shoot. I am looking at getting one for next years season.
    That would be a good choice..
    I can get 1/2" or less from my 15" barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaSwitchback View Post
    Last I counted 49 of them..
    Hey Switch, it has always looked more like a 149 in that pic to me!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by onetohunt View Post
    Hey Switch, it has always looked more like a 149 in that pic to me!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaSwitchback View Post
    That would be a good choice..
    I can get 1/2" or less from my 15" barrel.
    thats a little better than me, I seem to be 1" at 100 and and 1.5-2" at 200.

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    thanks guys for the input

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    Quote Originally Posted by marku View Post
    Long range shooting.

    The bigger factor in long range shooting is the person shooting the gun rather than the gun itself.
    to an extent.

    A bad barrel (even if you can shoot 1" at 100yds) is not going to shoot well at 600+ yards.

    The 6.5's and .338's would be my choice for long range and it would definitely not be on an encore action.
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    .50 .308 45-70 2 7mags and looking for a .416 Rigby and .375H&H
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    .50 cal and .280rem would like a .308win
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    7-08, 25wssm, 45-70, 308 Alpo (wildcat), 338 federal, 375 jdj and 2 454 cassuls. Also have around 15 contender barrels.

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    I have only two, .50cal ML, and 26" MGM Custom .300WSM with a muzzlebreak. I sold a 28" Flutted heavy taper MGM Custom .270 weatherby, 15" .500 S&W, and a 15" T/C Custom Shop 25-06.

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    to an extent.

    A bad barrel (even if you can shoot 1" at 100yds) is not going to shoot well at 600+ yards.

    The 6.5's and .338's would be my choice for long range and it would definitely not be on an encore action.




    I know just a little about long range shooting

    Most manufactures builds barrels that will at least shoot 1" groups with the right load. To be honest if anyone is planing on shooting LR the reloading is a must. But the information you have to understand when shooting 600 yards or over is also a must. Things like, ballistic cofficent, Baro preasure, wind speed and direction, tempature, spindrift, and coriolis effect (Earth rotation in correltation with 2 stationary targets). For LR shooting I dont reccomend the Encore. There pretty weak actions. However 6.5, .284, and .308 calibers offer high BC bullets. In the 6.5-284 the Scenar, SMK 142gr, and 140 gr VLD offers good BC bullets. In the .284 well the only one I shoot is the 180gr Berger VLD which BC is .701!. Im also running the 210 Berger VLD in my .300 Ultra at 3050fps which the BC on that is .632.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marku View Post



    I know just a little about long range shooting

    Most manufactures builds barrels that will at least shoot 1" groups with the right load. To be honest if anyone is planing on shooting LR the reloading is a must. But the information you have to understand when shooting 600 yards or over is also a must. Things like, ballistic cofficent, Baro preasure, wind speed and direction, tempature, spindrift, and coriolis effect (Earth rotation in correltation with 2 stationary targets). For LR shooting I dont reccomend the Encore. There pretty weak actions. However 6.5, .284, and .308 calibers offer high BC bullets. In the 6.5-284 the Scenar, SMK 142gr, and 140 gr VLD offers good BC bullets. In the .284 well the only one I shoot is the 180gr Berger VLD which BC is .701!. Im also running the 210 Berger VLD in my .300 Ultra at 3050fps which the BC on that is .632.

    Yep I love my 6.5-284 Norma. It is a Cooper Varminter with a 8-32x56 Benchrest Nightforce.

    Going to build a 6mmBR or a .338 RUM next probably.
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    Try the .338 Edge its a 300 RUM necked up to a .338. You can get I believe Norma or Lapua brass in .300 RUM.

    Also the bottom one is a 7mm-300wsm with a 1-9 Broughton. I shot a .436 3 shots at 356 yards with it. I was also ringing steel with it at 950 yards on a 15"x15" steel plate.

    The 7mm-300wsm I would pick over the 338 ultra. With the APA fat boy brake on it you can spot your own hits. Its pusing a 180gr Berger at 3000fps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marku View Post
    Try the .338 Edge its a 300 RUM necked up to a .338. You can get I believe Norma or Lapua brass in .300 RUM.

    Also the bottom one is a 7mm-300wsm with a 1-9 Broughton. I shot a .436 3 shots at 356 yards with it. I was also ringing steel with it at 950 yards on a 15"x15" steel plate.

    The 7mm-300wsm I would pick over the 338 ultra. With the APA fat boy brake on it you can spot your own hits. Its pusing a 180gr Berger at 3000fps.
    the .338 RUM will be a hunting rifle, not a LR gun.

    Have you heard of the gunsmith Harold Fredd (Barreled by Harold)? He lives near me and I will probably have him build it.
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