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#172722 - 09/08/16 04:29 PM Re: Encore Descision [Re: reflex264]
thadf
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7-08 is the BOMB!!

Very manageable recoil and puts a hurtin' on whatever it hits.

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#172753 - 09/09/16 05:15 AM Re: Encore Descision [Re: thadf]
REDHAWK1954
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I think I would like an 7-08 also but no funds for that now.
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#172770 - 09/09/16 11:39 AM Re: Encore Descision [Re: REDHAWK1954]
Buck_358
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A few years back I had SSK set up a 7x57 Ackley improved 15? BBL with arrester brake. It?s mild to shoot you can spots hits thought the scope. My pet load is the Sierra 120 Pro-Hunter @ 2900fs. I have had no problem putting rounds inside a paper plate at 300 yards off simple steady styx, while all deer taken have been under 100 yards. This is a great whitetail thumper!
Good luck with your choice
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#172773 - 09/09/16 02:07 PM Re: Encore Descision [Re: Buck_358]
Brenden
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I love my .338 federal. Insanely accurate and easy to load for and shoot. I'm shooting the 160 grain Barnes ttsx at 2700 fps and it is a hammer.

I had a 7mm-08 and couldn't warm up to it. Nice caliber, but not for me.

308 is another good one, and you will always be able to find ammo for it. So many choices out there...

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#172816 - 09/10/16 04:10 PM Re: Encore Descision [Re: Brenden]
WPrather
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Anybody in southern Missouri looking for a 7-08 I seen one at a gun show in Mountain Grove MO this morning. It was stainless 15in 7-08 encore looked new he said he old shot it about 15 times. He was asking $600 but I bet it could of been had for less. If I wouldn't have just bought a new encore and g2 contender I would of bought it myself. He also had a nice 7.5in Ruger Blackhawk 44 mag that had a Simmons scope on it. There was actually a few really nice hunting pistols there.

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#172825 - 09/10/16 09:32 PM Re: Encore Descision [Re: WPrather]
wvhitman
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Here is my newest Encore GIVEN to me by a good friend

I shot a crop damage deer in June almost at the far tree line

This is the damage done-6" exit
It is a 6.5/.284 with a Burris 3-12X BPlex and 143 gr. Hornady ELD-X. The distance: 581 yards!!
I consider the ELD-X as a poor bullet. It's too fragile. It's accurate. I think I saw a smoke trail behind the bullet. Does Hornady speak with a forked tongue. The rest of mine will be used on groundhogs. Think what would happen to a elk quartering away? Bye!bye!

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#172826 - 09/10/16 10:00 PM Re: Encore Descision [Re: wvhitman]
Ramjet-SS
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Burger by ballistics.......
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#172827 - 09/10/16 10:15 PM Re: Encore Descision [Re: wvhitman]
pab1
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Great shot!
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#173022 - 09/16/16 12:43 PM Re: Encore Descision [Re: pab1]
Sawfish
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If you want to take advantage of the Primitive Weapons Seasons in Louisiana and Mississippi, your Encore will need to be at least .35 Caliber. That narrows the field a bit, with .35 Whelen and 45/70 Govt. being among the leading candidates among factory barrels. If you are going custom, the .358 or .375 JDJ will be hard to beat.
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#173036 - 09/17/16 07:31 PM Re: Encore Descision [Re: Sawfish]
Handgunner400
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I went to the LGS with all intentions of buying a .308. It wasn't in stock but the 7-08 was and came hoe with me.

Not a regret in the world.

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