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#182476 - 08/09/17 05:54 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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356 Case

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https://www.midwayusa.com/product/643104/jamison-reloading-brass-356-winchester-bag-of-50
bullets
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/545716...nose-box-of-100

MGM can send both the 358 and 356 extractors if you want to ever switch to the unrimed brass
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#182481 - 08/10/17 03:32 AM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: H2OBUG]
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I am glad to see 356 brass available again. Winchester brass is pretty scarce now days. Uses 358 Winchester Dies with a 30-30 shell holder to reload.

I recommend doing some research on Bullets still in production,before making a choice. Hornady has dropped several bullets lately.

I left 357 Maximum off my original list, thinking it might not be exotic enough for you. It has a lot of good points. Starline Brass, 158 FP-XTP, and 180 XTP Bullets, Likes cast pretty well. Easy to load, and not real hard on brass. In an Encore you can really rev it up.

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#182486 - 08/10/17 11:38 AM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Bob Roach]
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 Originally Posted By: Bob Roach
I am glad to see 356 brass available again. Winchester brass is pretty scarce now days. Uses 358 Winchester Dies with a 30-30 shell holder to reload.

I recommend doing some research on Bullets still in production,before making a choice. Hornady has dropped several bullets lately.

I left 357 Maximum off my original list, thinking it might not be exotic enough for you. It has a lot of good points. Starline Brass, 158 FP-XTP, and 180 XTP Bullets, Likes cast pretty well. Easy to load, and not real hard on brass. In an Encore you can really rev it up.

Bob


There are too much to choose from. And yes, exotic is prodding me somewhat. OK, a lot.
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#182488 - 08/10/17 06:00 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Handgun400]
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416 Barnes....475 JDJ.....416 Taylor....450 Alaskan

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#182489 - 08/10/17 06:01 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Franchise]
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Probably the best all around is the 375/284 Win

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#182495 - 08/10/17 10:09 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Franchise]
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You guys love stretching that brass!

You guys should go back to college and take mechanics of materials just for shits and giggles.
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#182506 - 08/11/17 01:40 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Franchise]
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 Originally Posted By: Franchise
Probably the best all around is the 375/284 Win


Well great. You just blew this wide open again.
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#182509 - 08/11/17 02:48 PM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Handgun400]
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Just for giggles, if you do the Shehane improvement to the 284 and then neck it up you have a tad more capacity....
Called the "284 Shehane."
Norma makes 284 Winchester brass now too.
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#182524 - 08/12/17 10:47 AM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Ernie]
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One of our Legendary Handgun Hunters on this site has used the 375/284 on groundhogs to hippo. The 284 Win brass has no issues being expanded to .375, kinda like shooting the 375 JDJ on steroids. The 375/350 & the 376 Steyr are close matches

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#182525 - 08/12/17 11:40 AM Re: Wanting something different for my Encore [Re: Franchise]
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I read that JD Jones said the 338 Federal was close (a twin I believe) to his 338 JDJ. Assuming that is true, does the 375JDJ have a commercial twin? Just for curiosities sake.

Another thing I've found is the lack of chambering*** or even bore diameter available from TC for the Encore. So I've got a few options; buy a Contender already chambered in what I want or one with the proper bore size and have it re-chambered or order a custom Encore barrel.
***This is particularly frustrating because the Encore was supposed to be built for more recoil/heavier calibers. It looks like TC is only interested in selling what they want and not offering as many options as the Contender--which is what made TC who they are. I firmly believe people would buy the .35 R.E.M., 30/30 Win and many others that aren't offered.

Then again, it gives MGM, SAK and a few others a big stake in the game.
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