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#298398 - 07/13/07 08:49 AM Single shot Rifles
89montero
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How many of you have switched to or hunt with them?

I have three now a couple 243's and a 45/70. I think I'm going to hunt exclusively with the 45/70 this year. As a matter of fact I just sold the bolt action I hunted with last year.
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#298401 - 07/13/07 08:52 AM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: 89montero]
Henry Lehman
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we are an encore family. we love them.
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#298403 - 07/13/07 08:58 AM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: Henry Lehman]
89montero
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I haven't worked up to the Encores yet.. All mine are NEF's.
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#298409 - 07/13/07 09:07 AM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: 89montero]
Hogbear
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I like my bolt actions. I suppose if I want the "single shot challenge" I can just load one round in my rifle.
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#298428 - 07/13/07 09:31 AM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: Hogbear]
89montero
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It's not so much the challenge it's the weight my NEF 45/70 weighs about 6#.

My ruger bolt gun weighed about 7.5# loaded.

I really like the light weight and with the SIMMS recoil pad it doesnt really kick.


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#298483 - 07/13/07 09:54 AM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: 89montero]
Hogbear
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I like a heavier rifle personally. My favorite hunting rig is a Ruger 77 with a 24" heavy barrel that weighs 10# with a scope. To me it just seems a lot more stable for offhand shots and I can shoot it better than a light rifle because it doesn't seem to wobble around. Maybe it's all just in my head, but that's the way it feels to me. If I hunted out West I'm sure I wouldn't like dragging it up mountains but it hasn't been a problem for the Southeast.
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#298531 - 07/13/07 10:25 AM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: Hogbear]
Encore Eye Candy
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I have a number of encores and it is what I love to hunt and plink with and plan to introduce my kids to them.
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#298594 - 07/13/07 11:21 AM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: Encore Eye Candy]
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#298612 - 07/13/07 11:59 AM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: Hammer]
statelineRUT
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Yup I love em. I have three I hunt with.

223 Handi NEF
243 Handi NEF
50cal Huntsman
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#298657 - 07/13/07 12:35 PM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: statelineRUT]
Darkthirty II
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I have had 2 NEF's, a 25-06 ultra and a 35 whelen. Had trouble with the head spacing on the 35, and NEF gave me a refund. Will own another, fun to shoot. I can't justify a encore. No matter how good they are. All your doing when you buy one is paying the salaries of all of the celebs that are shooting them now.
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#298699 - 07/13/07 01:04 PM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: Darkthirty II]
Kimberman
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I got an Encore a couple of years ago and love it. I have a 243 and 50 cal barrel for it, both shoot great.
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#298720 - 07/13/07 01:28 PM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: Kimberman]
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I dont have much use for a single shot, especially not at the same price that I can buy a good Bolt gun for!
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#298739 - 07/13/07 01:47 PM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: Winchester]
encore06
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Encore. 30.06 I really like the weight and length of this rifle. Very few times have I ever needed a second shot and then it was impatience that caused it.
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#298771 - 07/13/07 02:12 PM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: encore06]
Model70Man
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I love my TC Encore. I have a 50 cal ML barrel and a 243 barrel. My 243 is the most accurate rifle I have.
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#299020 - 07/13/07 06:54 PM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: Kimberman]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
I got an Encore a couple of years ago and love it. I have a 243 and 50 cal barrel for it, both shoot great.

What he said but I didn't get the .243 until after the season closed so I haven't shot it yet. If things go as planned, that will change tomorrow.
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#299031 - 07/13/07 07:06 PM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: Darkthirty II]
89montero
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I have to and not bragging but in my 30 some tears of deer hunting. I have killed well over A 100 deer and have only shot 2 or 3 twice. A single shoot just make me really concentrate on the shot. I can almost reload my NEF as fast as a bolt gun if need be.
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#299129 - 07/13/07 08:33 PM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: 89montero]
Matador
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I have two NEF, one 243 and a 30-06. I have killed several bucks withe the 30-06. I also have an Encore with several rifle barrels. My two favorite barrels are the 25-06 for the long range stands and the 45-70 for the thick stuff with the close shots.
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#299379 - 07/13/07 11:42 PM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: ]
Monty
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I love my .223 Encore - and the ability to add other calibers by simply changing barrels is a real plus and cost savings. Course, I also love my AR, so it's more like the best of both extremes for me - single shot vs semi-auto.
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#299443 - 07/14/07 07:29 AM Re: Single shot Rifles [Re: Darkthirty II]
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89MONTERO:

I had a 45-70 in the NEF single shot, good gun but it was brutal to shoot! I still have a 22-250 in the NEF. I bought an AR-15 and no longer need it.
If anyone is looking for one send me a PM.
$150 with the scope rail
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