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#635456 - 02/27/08 11:13 AM Encore Project Finished
Phil Floyd
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Finally finished my little Encore project. 24" bull barrel chambered in 6.5BRM. Ziess Conquest 3x9x40 glass. 2lb6oz trigger. Custom laminated wood. Haven't shot it in yet, but I have great expectations for it.






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#635491 - 02/27/08 11:27 AM Re: Encore Project Finished [Re: Phil Floyd]
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Very Nice workmanship. Is the 6.5BRM the E A Brown cartridge based on the 30/30? That is a nice round for a single shot type of rifle if it is the one I am thinking about. Will it fit in a G2 platform? I think a standard wt 24" barrel on a G2 would make an excellent walkabout carry rifle that could do most anything. I like the small/mid case 6.5s; they give excellent performance with little recoil, noise, etc. The stock is done nice but I don't care for the style-but that is just me. Congrats. Let us know how she shoots. Plateau Hunter
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#635538 - 02/27/08 11:49 AM Re: Encore Project Finished [Re: Phil Floyd]
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Sweet looking rig ya got there. One question...why the cutout areas on the stock? That wood is beautiful.
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#635863 - 02/27/08 02:37 PM Re: Encore Project Finished [Re: Phil Floyd]
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Nice
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#636740 - 02/27/08 09:20 PM Re: Encore Project Finished [Re: Tikkabuck]
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Beautiful Rifle! Where did ya get that stock?
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#636807 - 02/27/08 09:42 PM Re: Encore Project Finished [Re: Blue5]
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Wow that is very nice! Just what is the 6.5 BRM?
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#636888 - 02/27/08 10:07 PM Re: Encore Project Finished [Re: smstone22]
Phil Floyd
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The cutouts in the stock reduce the overall weight a little. This rig is fairly heavy.

The stock is laminated and called Tiger Wood. I bought the wood, and a guy in Sparta custom fit and finished it for me. He did a great job.

I have always liked the 6.5x55 Swedish. The 6.5 Bench Rest Magnum takes a 140 gr long, skinny 6.5 bullet on a formed 30-30 case. The result is a fairly heavy bullet with high sectional density traveling at a moderate speed of about 2400fps. The idea is to release more energy in the animal instead of just blowing through it.
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#636917 - 02/27/08 10:19 PM Re: Encore Project Finished [Re: Phil Floyd]
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Beautiful!!!! \:o
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#639006 - 02/28/08 11:46 PM Re: Encore Project Finished [Re: spitndrum]
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Very Nice.
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#639020 - 02/28/08 11:55 PM Re: Encore Project Finished [Re: Tiny]
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Thanks for the explanation Phil, that will be one very fine deer round Im sure. Im partial to 6.5's myself.
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