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#440098 - 10/10/07 11:46 AM Re: Encore question.......... which one? [Re: smstone22]
16 Point

Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19786
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

I have an Encore with the 50 cal mz barrel and got the itch for a rifle barrel and heavily considered the .308 but since I have a 30-06 and small kids that might eventually need a gun I bought a .243 barrel earlier this year and can't wait to have her sling lead at a whitetail. Here she is with both barrels.

.50 caliber

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#440167 - 10/10/07 12:24 PM Re: Encore question.......... which one? [Re: RUGER]
12 Point

Registered: 05/20/06
Posts: 7367
Loc: Johnson city

Just go ahead and get one of each
Faith makes things possible, not easy

#440358 - 10/10/07 02:24 PM Re: Encore question.......... which one? [Re: RUGER]
Deer Elvis
4 Point

Registered: 10/09/07
Posts: 188
Loc: Bartlett, TN

 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Second reason is because they can be VERY accurate.

Best of luck to you.

I've had one with a .50 cal and a 7mm-08 barrel for several years and have just now found what I think is the secret - for me - to getting decent accuracy. I sent the gun off to get the headspace checked/adjusted and get the forend bedded. Between that and handloads with the right ammo, I think I'm on the right track.

Don't get me wrong, I think the Encore is one of the coolest, if not the coolest, guns going. I've just been really frustrated with mine many times - almost to the point of making a boat anchor - and would encourage you to keep at it until you're satisfied.

Again, good luck!

#440631 - 10/10/07 04:56 PM Re: Encore question.......... which one? [Re: Deer Elvis]
14 Point

Registered: 01/17/06
Posts: 8467
Loc: Collierville,TN.

308 0r 30alt06 no brainer.
To one with faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.

#441619 - 10/11/07 07:24 AM Re: Encore question.......... which one? [Re: smstone22]
8 Point

Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2171
Loc: Russellville

Thank god for kids.

#444369 - 10/12/07 03:24 PM Re: Encore question.......... which one? [Re: smstone22]
6 Point

Registered: 09/07/05
Posts: 744
Loc: Collierville, TN

308 no question.
"I would say my favorite gun is whatever is next to me with the most ammo." Ted Nugent

#445499 - 10/13/07 08:21 AM Re: Encore question.......... which one? [Re: CPerkins]
.444 Marlin
16 Point

Registered: 08/10/02
Posts: 15458
Loc: Benton, Polk Co. Tenn.

Both are very good deer killers but for some reason Im just a .30 caliber fan so I would say get the .308
Spike bucks come with their own meat skewers.

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