Learning to love the Encore family.

Learning to love the Encore family.

This is a discussion on Learning to love the Encore family. within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Current project is a 375 H&H Magnum pistol. Got an Encore pistol frame on Saturday and the barrel came in today. It's a rifle barrel ...

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    Learning to love the Encore family.

    Current project is a 375 H&H Magnum pistol. Got an Encore pistol frame on Saturday and the barrel came in today. It's a rifle barrel 26" long but I'm sending it out tomorrow to get chopped down, refaced, threaded for a Vais muzzle brake and have it installed and turned to match barrel contour. All for free.






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    very brave i want a 375 H&H barrel for my encore rifle but handgun thats got to hurt

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    All for free.
    Shucks - you know the right people

    Very nice indeed but .... hmmmm .. potent

    I am still stuck in Contender Land but that does me for now - .223 barrel stays on almost all time but occasionally the .44 mag or .45LC barrels get some use.


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    Great CCW Tubby! The flames should set them on fire if the bullet misses!
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Shucks - you know the right people
    Guy on another forum was a gunsmith/FFL in the 80's-90's. His other job had weird hours and was hard to manage both. He just does work for family guys like me and his friends. He's a metalsmith by trade.

    I offered money, lead, or brass but he turned them all down.

    I'll mostly cast for the Holland. Thinking a 300gr jacketed would do about 2000fps from a 15" barrel. Cast would be a 264gr FNGC at about the same or a 335gr RN at 17-1800fps. I'll be shooting a lot of lead as it is dirt cheap and won't wear the barrel as quickly as with jacketed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    very brave i want a 375 H&H barrel for my encore rifle but handgun thats got to hurt
    If you are looking for brass I have about 800pcs. Mostly once fired from the rich shooters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    If you are looking for brass I have about 800pcs. Mostly once fired from the rich shooters.
    when i get a barrel ill give you a buzz

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    I've shot thousands of rounds through my Contender and I've got a 50 cal muzzle loader Encore rifle. I really like it but it's got quite a kick with 150 grains of Pyrodex. I'm not a big fan of large powder capacity cartridges being shot out of a pistol. It's going to blow a lot of unburned powder out the barrel unless you go with a pretty fast burning powder. I shot quite a bit of 45/70 with a SST barrel on my Contender and it was not bad.
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    I handload and cast my own bullets. Have lots of cast data with Unique, Blue Dot, IMR4198, R7.

    Bud, check out Wholesalehunter.com. He had en Encore barrel sale when I ordered mine. I paid $245 shipped.

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    Thanks i will

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    Well, they carry 26" blued but they aren't in stock. Looks like the sale is over. Price is $269. UPS shipping is about $10.

    Have a single Pro Hunter barrel (28" SS fluted) in stock for $314.

    http://www.wholesalehunter.com/produ...roductid=42114

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    375 H&H such a great caliber. Neat project.
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    Here's my brass stash for the 375 Holland. I have a few more on the way.

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    After christmas i think i will get one

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