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#182457 - 08/08/17 02:04 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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If you want different 475JDJ or 475JDJx2. First is based on the 45-70 case second is based on the 450 Marlin. Also already mentioned I wouldn't overlook the 50AK.

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#182458 - 08/08/17 02:04 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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How about a 458 Winchester Mag? Brass, dies and components are readily available, no fire forming - load and go.

Here is a picture from my tree pod via this link.
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SSK 14 inch bull barrel w/ brake. It's scary accurate for a big bore. A hand-full of fun!
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#182459 - 08/08/17 02:42 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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The 225 gr. .375 Hornady is about as good as the 220FP and shoots a lot flatter. It makes the .375JDJ in to a moderately long range gun.

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#182465 - 08/09/17 01:43 AM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: wvhitman]
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 Originally Posted By: TN Lone Wolf

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


I didn't know they discontinued them. That's too bad.
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#182466 - 08/09/17 08:43 AM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: pab1]
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Yep. They quit making both the 220 grain flat point and the 225 grain spitzer.
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#182467 - 08/09/17 08:44 AM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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I had another idea for an exotic straight walled cartridge: the 405 Winchester.
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#182472 - 08/09/17 01:59 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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Right now the .358jdj and .375jdj have my attention with the .338 coming in very close. I'm really liking the .444 parent case and availability of components.
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#182473 - 08/09/17 03:30 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Handgun400]
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The .309, .338 No. 2, and .375 JDJ's are all superb. If you're not going to hunt large buffalo, rhino, hippo, or ele. the .338 No. 2 would be my pick.

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#182474 - 08/09/17 05:09 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: 500WE]
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The 358JDJ was my first wildcat ~1995 Contender. Love the 358 caliber (hence the _358 in my name). I have taken several deer over the years with it and it?s certainly a whitetail hammer. So you are aware for decision making and utilizing the Encore frame, JD has the 35-06JDJ based on the 30-06 case. This will give you ~250/300fs more velocity over the 358JDJ. Those JDJ?s you list would serve you well.
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#182475 - 08/09/17 05:48 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Buck_358]
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 Originally Posted By: Buck_358
The 358JDJ was my first wildcat ~1995 Contender. Love the 358 caliber (hence the _358 in my name). I have taken several deer over the years with it and it?s certainly a whitetail hammer. So you are aware for decision making and utilizing the Encore frame, JD has the 35-06JDJ based on the 30-06 case. This will give you ~250/300fs more velocity over the 358JDJ. Those JDJ?s you list would serve you well.
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The 356 Winchester is much easier. No forming brass. You can buy everything commercialy
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