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Been wanting to buy a encore for years.I mainly want it for ml hunting and maybe yote hunting. So what do I need to buy. .
 

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Buy a Encore with a M/L barrel and get a 223, 22-250 barrel and rifle forearm to go with it. That will cover you M/L needs and yote hunting
 

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Been wanting to buy a encore for years.
So, what are you waiting for?

Depending on what powder you use for the ML, they can be messy to shoot so I would go with stainless steel. Also, the Pro Hunter ML barrels have features like an easily removable plug that makes them a bit more attractive than the older barrels.

As far as coyote barrels are concerned, you have bunches of choices. A 223 Rem. barrel would be great especially if you wanted to shoot cheaper military surplus rounds. A 22-250 barrel would give you a bit more range. There are, of course, many other suitable choices like 7mm/08 Rem., 25/06 Rem., etc.
 

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Commando,

My advice. Don't do it. No way. If you buy one of these guns, then you start buying barrels....I mean like rabbits. Then you buy Contender frame's if you bot the Encore first....or vice-versa. Then, you start the barrel process for the Contender!!!!!

Then your hooked. It's a never ending cycle. Then you get on these things called "forums" and tell people about the accuracy of your guns. And you defend how wonderful they are.

It's a sickness.



So.....did you get one yet? ;D

Dave
 

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they're going to need a group for meetings about t/cs for us that are addicted also the handi group.
 

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....been going to those danged group therapy meetings for 33 years...hadn't helped yet. Found some good deals on T/C barrels there though. Just because the rest of us jumped off the cliff is plenty good reason for you to do the same. The best thing about T/C's is that they are so durable,....mine have out-lasted several wives. GOOD SHOOTIN', Walt ;D ;D ;D
 

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Hopalong,

I never get excited enough to jump off a cliff. But I will get excited enough to jump out the cellar window! ;D

Dave
 

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ill jump off a bridge but i dread the sudden stop after the painless free fall
 

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off a bench my 45cal t/c with 100 grains of triple seven and 198 grain powerbelt areo tips get 3/4inch at 125. that took a bunch of range time
 

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30-06man said:
off a bench my 45cal t/c with 100 grains of triple seven and 198 grain powerbelt areo tips get 3/4inch at 125. that took a bunch or range time
I have the .50cal and with 2 triple 7 pellets I get 3/4 inch groups @100yds easy..............
 

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What bullet are you using?
 

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Commando,

My advice. Don't do it. No way. If you buy one of these guns, then you start buying barrels....I mean like rabbits. Then you buy Contender frame's if you bot the Encore first....or vice-versa. Then, you start the barrel process for the Contender!!!!!

Then your hooked. It's a never ending cycle. Then you get on these things called "forums" and tell people about the accuracy of your guns. And you defend how wonderful they are.

It's a sickness.


Listen to him! It happened to me!
 

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If I could, I would wait a few weeks. After hunting season you can usually pick up a lightly used weapon and save quite a few bucks. I have bought guns a pawn shops right after Christmas at a fraction of book value.

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$500-600new. $400-500used.
 

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What you should do is get an encore as a handgun. then sell /trade off the handgun barrel for a M.L. barrel and buy a shoulder stock.

this way you will have the most for your money, you will be able to make it a rifle or handgun legally if you want
 

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In that case it may cost more.
 

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rickyp said:
What you should do is get an encore as a handgun. then sell /trade off the handgun barrel for a M.L. barrel and buy a shoulder stock.

this way you will have the most for your money, you will be able to make it a rifle or handgun legally if you want
Just wondering why my originally purchased 300WinMag Encore is not legal when I put a 10" .44RemMag barrel on? Where is the law(link would be great here) that says I'm breaking the law?


Scott (please educate) B
 

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Aw man....I hate these T\C handgun-longgun registration discussions. They always end up in 25 page post and no one ever has the answer. And...I think ( amateurs answer) that it may be a State by State issue. However, here in PA. I have bot Contender frames that I have registered as just that..."Frames". They are not shown as either handguns or longguns. Now, I'm sure someone will give me grief, but I have both long barrels and short barrels for my frames.

So far...the Fed's havn't come a callin.

Dave
 
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