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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]
Hammer
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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
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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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