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#5613045 - 02/22/15 01:02 PM encore pistol
frito Offline
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Registered: 12/08/12
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Loc: los lunas nm
I was about to buy a 243 barrel for my encore pistol when I noticed a 6.5 creedmore for sale and a 25/06 barrel with 15" barrels. would these be a good choice for a 15" barrel also. to many choices and not enough money.

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#5613057 - 02/22/15 01:11 PM Re: encore pistol [Re: frito]
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I had a 7-08 15" that would hold 3/4" at 100 yards. I think either would be fine, but out of the pistol I'd go with the 6.5.
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#5613067 - 02/22/15 01:17 PM Re: encore pistol [Re: frito]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
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They will all work, Just do not expect them to be as fast as out of a rifle. expect about 300fps slower than what you would get from a 22 inch barrel. The Creedmore would be my pick of the 3 for hunting, that is if you reload.

Something else expect that short of a barrel to be LOUD. Always wear hearing protection
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#5613070 - 02/22/15 01:19 PM Re: encore pistol [Re: frito]
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I can attest to the loudness...
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#5613151 - 02/22/15 02:04 PM Re: encore pistol [Re: frito]
kmon1 Offline
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I haven't stepped up to the Encore pistols, still use Contenders for my hand cannons. They will shoot accurately further than I am capable of with them. The Encore with more powerful offerings would just be more so for me.

The only Encore pistol I have shot belonged to a friend, it was chambered in 7mm-08. He no longer owns it and was shooting the lite loads from Hornady to reduce recoil. Full loads it was a handful and noticeably louder than my 7-30

Want to see a few more cartridge options check out BullBerry, SSK and EABCO.

Here is a link to Bullberry


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#5613390 - 02/22/15 04:20 PM Re: encore pistol [Re: frito]
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I had a 14" 30-30 in a contender. After 3 shots on some hogs, I was nearly deaf for a week.
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