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#182421 - 08/07/17 02:59 PM Wanting something different for my Encore
Handgun400
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I've got a few Encore barrels but I'm looking for something out of the ordinary. Something that when you tell them what you're shooting they ask "Huh? Do what?"

I like fat cartridges so minimum would be around the .357 diameter. Straight-walled is a plus. And I do roll my own bullets. This should be fun.
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#182423 - 08/07/17 05:28 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Handgun400]
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50 Alaskan?
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#182426 - 08/07/17 05:55 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Handgun400]
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Something Exotic makes things interesting.
Some perimeters are needed:
Some cartridges are hard to get brass for. Bad Choice!
Some do not have good Bullets for a handgun. Bad Choice!
I am a big fan of a Rim on break open guns.
What are you going to do with it. Range Gun, Hunt Deer, Hunt Big Game??
Lead Bullets or Jacketed??
Flat Shooting or not an issue?

Checking out the Starline Site we have 444 Marlin Brass. That means the 444 based JDJ lineup will work with new brass available again.

They make 50 Alaskan Brass. That looks to have some potential. And it should work well with Cast Bullets. Looks like S4S4U just picked this while I was typing.

Looking for something impressive looking check out 500-110 Brass. Probably best with a custom cast bullet.

Just Some Thoughts.

Bob



Edited by Bob Roach (08/07/17 05:57 PM)
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#182430 - 08/07/17 08:27 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Bob Roach]
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S4s4u, stop with the subtleties 😁 That's a pretty good one right off the bat.

Bob, great insight. I'll be deer and hog hunting with it (bigger game probably not in the near future) and a little range time but not a range gun. I like the rimmed case too. The .444 based JDJ stuff is REALLY interesting!

Range is under 200 yards as my longest shots are 250-275 and I have my 7-08 for that stand.

Bullets are kind of dependent upon the caliber I go with. Not terribly dedicated to either.
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#182431 - 08/07/17 08:39 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Handgun400]
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357 Maximum
357 Herret
445 Supermag
357-44 Bain & Davis
38-55 Winchester
375 Winchester
50 Alaskan or 50 B&M Alaskan
Any JDJ cartridge based on the 444
500 Linebaugh
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#182434 - 08/07/17 09:07 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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9.3x74R or the 9.3x82R, but I would stock up on brass when you find it.

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#182450 - 08/08/17 01:46 AM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Handgun400]
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I would go with a 375JDJ. In our circles its not unusual but most people have no idea what it is. I have it in both handgun and rifle Encore barrels and both are very accurate. Both shoot under MOA using 220gr and 270gr Hornadys. Its also very easy to form/load. Since Starline is making 444 Marlin brass there is no more waiting for seasonal runs. It has also been used to take pretty much every game species on the planet.
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#182452 - 08/08/17 07:34 AM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: pab1]
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Karl, those are both very interesting but the brass cost alone is going to keep me away from those.

Pab1, I've been a JDJ fan for a while. This may be the chance to own and shoot one.

I spent a little time last night searching different cartridges. There are a lot out there that fit the bill.
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#182454 - 08/08/17 11:07 AM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Handgun400]
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356 win
Great for the old Encore.
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#182456 - 08/08/17 11:23 AM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: pab1]
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 Originally Posted By: pab1
Both shoot under MOA using 220gr and 270gr Hornadys.


It's too bad Hornady discontinued the 220 grain. I was rather fond of it.
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