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So I am thinking of getting a new barrel for the Pro Hunter. My only problem is, that I hunt woodchucks and deer. I have a .243 and .30-06 barrel for it already. I was thinking of going into the 45 caliber, like a 45-70 or something. Anyone have a suggestion as what to get? I dont really see a need for another barrel, but once you get one of these Encores, you have to keep buying barrels. It must be an addiction...


What caliber would you buy, and why?
Thanks for the input in advance!
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209x50. Then your covered for early loader season.
 

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I bought mine as a 50 cal, and have a 30-06 and 223 barrel for it.

Since firing the 30-06, and learning about an Encore's inherent over-exaggerated shoulder expansion, I will no longer buy an Encore barrel in a caliber I have another rifle in. I don't want to continually have two sets of brass.

Therefore, I would like a 45-70, 444 Marlin, or a 44 mag. Maybe a 25-06, or something in a Weatherby or Improved cartridge.
 

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What is the shoulder expansion issue? I reload for my .243 and I get about 4 reloads out of them then I pitch them. Is there someting I need to know about?

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I have several 45-70's. And the 45-70 is by far my favorite cartridge. It can be loaded to do anything. It is that simple. Then all it takes is a shooter to make it happen. If you decide you nedd a 45-70 Encore barrel let me know. I have an extra with a Skinner ladder peep sight installed that I would sell for a decnt price if you decide to buy one. It also has a MB, so recoil is reduced. It would make a great rifle for a person who wants to shoot an open sighted 45-70. Barrel has never been shot. Tom.



 

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If you hunt black bear or deer in heavy cover a 4570 would be nice...
If you reload:
A 308 Win Prohunter barrel with the Speer 125 grain TNT Varmint bullets shoots excellent for chucks...However if you reload you could do that with the 3006 barrel you already own..

Then E. A. Brown have the accuracy barrels in many of the 6.5 calibers on the shelf..

Maybe one of the known long distance cal's would be nice for deer and chucks...2506 and or the 270.
Maybe you would go out west someday for prarie dogs and antelope?

T/C Encore 22 cf all have a 1 in 12 twist so if you got a 22250 you could use that for chucks, coyotes, and deer...It does shoot the 60 grain Partiton bullet well under a 1 inch group at 100 yards. IMR 4350 powder is a good powder for the 22250 and the Partiton 60 grainer..
 

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tcprohunter said:
What is the shoulder expansion issue? I reload for my .243 and I get about 4 reloads out of them then I pitch them. Is there someting I need to know about?

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Bob
Probably not. The problem I eluded to was shooting a case in an Encore, and then trying to reload it again for use in my bolt action. The shoulder expands out too far, and trying to knock the shoulder back that far results in a stuck case int he die almost every time.

I posted some spread sheets of shoulder expansion, showing a doubling in my Encore vs my 700, on a 243 reloading thread.

here it is:

http://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1826236&fpart=2
 

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If you only get 4 reloadings out of your cases something is wrong. I normally get 10+ reloading out of my brass.
 

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I throw them out for safety reasons. I wam worried about riuning my chamber if one cracks on me. My buddy said he trashed a great gun doing that. I dont wanna mess a good thing up, so I pitch them. They are cheapo winchester brass. I have thought of buying lapua brass cuz they say you can get 10 plus reloads out of them. ????

Bob
 
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