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#688881 - 04/03/08 03:58 PM Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage
highway
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I have had both. I loved the Encore Pro Hunter. Very good groups and easy to clean. Of course the Savage is easy to clean as well. As time went on with the Savage I had to really for the bullet down the barrel. I even used a steel brush to try to clean the Savage. How did any of you clean the Savage and keep it easy loading. I would prefer the Savage as far as getting distance and accuracy. I even thought about the TC Omega. Anyone have one? Just trying to find out what muzzleloader I will be purchasing this year.
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#688895 - 04/03/08 04:06 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: highway]
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well im going to get a savage & will us smokeless powder only,no black powder crud to deal with,there may be some plastic residue to deal with but it cant be as bad as 777,mike243
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#689372 - 04/03/08 09:19 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: highway]
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 Originally Posted By: highway
I have had both. I loved the Encore Pro Hunter. Very good groups and easy to clean. Of course the Savage is easy to clean as well. As time went on with the Savage I had to really for the bullet down the barrel. I even used a steel brush to try to clean the Savage. How did any of you clean the Savage and keep it easy loading. I would prefer the Savage as far as getting distance and accuracy. I even thought about the TC Omega. Anyone have one? Just trying to find out what muzzleloader I will be purchasing this year.

What kind of powder are you using in the Savage? I can't understand what would be causing the sabot/bullet to be increasingly difficult to load, especially if you are using smokeless powder. You aren't using bore butter in the barrel are ya?

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#695027 - 04/08/08 09:14 AM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: Kevin B.]
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THe Savage is 500 FPS faster with no fouling. It is very accurate. I like the encores, but there is no comparison, the Savage wins hands down. Now if they ever start making a smokeless Encore........
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#695948 - 04/08/08 08:59 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
THe Savage is 500 FPS faster with no fouling. It is very accurate. I like the encores, but there is no comparison, the Savage wins hands down. Now if they ever start making a smokeless Encore........
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#708913 - 04/20/08 08:59 AM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: Blue5]
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I still want a Savage.
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#709240 - 04/20/08 08:14 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: RUGER]
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i have been told that the encore has been tested & would work but theres too much $ to be lost something ever happened,the blued barrel model is $505 plus tax when ordered thru wal-mart,when i get some $ i will let my brother see what kind of price he can get it for,mike243
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#711748 - 04/22/08 03:50 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
I still want a Savage.



and that makes you a smart man! \:D
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#713578 - 04/23/08 08:24 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: ]
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Savage by far.

And for at least two of us, a modified Savage in a few weeks.

What do you say Kevin?

Soon there will be at least two Savages in TN that will push 180-200 gr bullets as fast as my 7.08 does 140's.

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#713751 - 04/23/08 09:44 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: ewc]
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 Originally Posted By: ewc
Savage by far.

And for at least two of us, a modified Savage in a few weeks.

What do you say Kevin?

Soon there will be at least two Savages in TN that will push 180-200 gr bullets as fast as my 7.08 does 140's.

I am itching to get the Pac Nor .45 cal barrel screwed on and dialed in!!!! And as quick as I can get it shooting, I have a few groundhog dens picked out!


Edited by Kevin B. (04/23/08 09:45 PM)

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#714761 - 04/24/08 04:30 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: DEER ASSASSIN
quit smiling hillbilly







I knew you would come around..... ;\) \:D
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#715398 - 04/25/08 12:34 AM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: Kevin B.]
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 Originally Posted By: Kevin B.
 Originally Posted By: ewc
Savage by far.

And for at least two of us, a modified Savage in a few weeks.

What do you say Kevin?

Soon there will be at least two Savages in TN that will push 180-200 gr bullets as fast as my 7.08 does 140's.

I am itching to get the Pac Nor .45 cal barrel screwed on and dialed in!!!! And as quick as I can get it shooting, I have a few groundhog dens picked out!


Good Luck with them. Would love for Savage to offer 45's.
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#715689 - 04/25/08 09:52 AM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: Tiny]
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you shoot 45 bullets out of it already. What do you want to shoot out of it?
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#716920 - 04/26/08 11:03 AM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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I would take the encore over the savage any day simply because the encore fits me better, looks better, is lighter and IMO shoots better.
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#717331 - 04/26/08 08:59 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: .444 Marlin]
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you guess it.
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#718256 - 04/27/08 08:21 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: Encore Eye Candy]
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Tiny-

Order you one-

http://dougva.proboards34.com/index.cgi?board=Savage&action=display&thread=6126

I did the fluted .40 cal. - sabotless for me.

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#719114 - 04/28/08 12:14 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: .444 Marlin]
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 Originally Posted By: .444 Marlin
I would take the encore over the savage any day simply because the encore fits me better, looks better, is lighter and IMO shoots better.



I will agree the Encore is lighter and looks better. I can shoot under an inch with my ML2.
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#719186 - 04/28/08 01:14 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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I just bought a savage the other day and mounted a Nikon Monarch 5.5-16.6x44 BDC on it. I can't wait to get it shooting and ready to take to Illinois this fall. I hope it shoots as good as some say it will.


Edited by gbee (04/28/08 01:39 PM)
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#719944 - 04/28/08 10:13 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: Tiny]
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[quote=Tiny
Good Luck with them. Would love for Savage to offer 45's. [/quote]
PacNor Barrels is now offering 40 and 45 caliber barrels chambered for the Savage ML2 breech plug. I opted for the .45 barrel. I'll shoot saboted 40 caliber bullets or sabotless 45 bullets.

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#720068 - 04/29/08 04:55 AM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: Kevin B.]
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thats a great looking savage,much better than the encore which looks like the old shot guns of yesterday \:\) it all boils down to 1 shot & why not make it the best you can,my cva will shoot with most encores but it wont shooot with the savages,mike243
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#724664 - 05/02/08 11:25 AM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: mike243]
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You can get a smokeless 28 inch barrel for an Encore for $450.
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#725129 - 05/02/08 04:24 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: CPerkins]
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I have never heard that. Who makes the barrel?
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#725475 - 05/02/08 08:52 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
I have never heard that. Who makes the barrel?


I'm know what you mean? Please direct me if there is one.
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#725981 - 05/03/08 01:42 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter vs. Savage [Re: Encore Eye Candy]
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Both of my Savages I lapped the barrel and have had no problems seating the bullet. Just be careful and do not do it too much.
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