I asked this in the handgun section but perhaps should have started here...I am about to take delivery of an Encore with 44mg and 45-70 (Katahdin) barrels. I've been reloading 44Mag for Ruger Blackhawks and 45-70 for Marlin leverguns for some time. How does the Encore compare to these in strength (with TC barrels)? For 45-70, many loading guides show hot loads for Marlins but even hotter ones for Ruger #1's only. Where does the Encore fall? Any experience or actual data would be very welcome.
To give you a basis for comparison, here are a couple of the hotter loads I've used in those guns:
FOR NEW MODEL RUGERS AND THEIR EQUIVALENTS ONLY! NOT FOR OLDER GUNS OR REPLICAS.
300 gr Cast Performance WFN GC bullet
23.5 gr. H110 or W296
Winch. WLP primer
FOR MARLIN LEVERGUNS AND EQUIVALENT ONLY --- NOT FOR TRAPDOOR LEVERGUNS OR REPLICAS
440 Gr Cast Performance LFN GC bullet
45 gr. RL7
Winch WLRM primer
I'm new to this board but have already learned a lot. Thanks!