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Encore for Blackbear

i'm not a bear hunter(so far) but if i took my encore, i'd use my 15" 7-08. it would work for bear, i'm sure. i really like it for deer. i'm sure there are several others that will work too.
 

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Encore for Blackbear

I've taken black bear with a Super 16" 45-70 Contender. I've also taken deer and wild boar with the same barrel. It wears a 2x Burris.

Since you have the Encore, a 12" .454 Casull barrel would be close ballistically speaking. The gun could also be used for deer as well.

What rifle do you have? Say you own a .308 or .30-06, get a 15" barrle in the same caliber. That way you have ammunition and /or reloading components for the same barrel. I wouldn't go with a barrel less than 15" with any bottle necked round. You lose too much and it becomes a flame thrower.
 

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:lol: Have shot one with a SBH in 44 Mag and one with a 10 In Contender in 7-30 Waters,,,,,,used it with a Tasco red dot....It worked real well....
 
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