Page 2 of 3 <123>
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#188384 - 01/06/18 10:01 AM Re: Ecnchore barrel suggestions [Re: GG]
Zee
Gun Slinger


Registered: 03/23/14
Posts: 2550

Offline
 Originally Posted By: GG
I have a 3006 rifle and have never been happy with its performance and I don't think the 6.5 has enough readily accessible ammo, though I do like its ballistics.

I have debated the 308. Tried and true round.
I am also warming up to the 338.

Too many darn options.

I guess the only logical option is to get two!!


If for whatever reason you don?t like the .30-06 then why would you consider the .308 Winchester as they are basically the exact same thing? It?s a .30cal bullet in two different cases. Only one being slightly longer.

What about the 06 did you not like?
_________________________
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

Top
#188388 - 01/06/18 10:40 AM Re: Ecnchore barrel suggestions [Re: Okie Hunter]
JDK
member


Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 183
Loc: Texas Hill Country

content Online
You have some heavies in revolver form. A 6.5 Creedmore would be different and really useful for varmints to deer and up. I don't have the knowledge the others have, but the 6.5 sounds like a handy barrel and it's just getting more popular every day.
_________________________
John

But for the grace of God, there, I go.

Top
#188389 - 01/06/18 10:48 AM Re: Ecnchore barrel suggestions [Re: JDK]
KYODE
Gun Slinger


Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 2983
Loc: Northeast Ky.

Offline
I see creedmore ammo everywhere around here.
_________________________
TC ~ XP ~ Ruger

Top
#188390 - 01/06/18 10:53 AM Re: Ecnchore barrel suggestions [Re: Zee]
GG
enthusiast


Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 200

Offline
Both the 06 and 308 are 30 cal however I wouldn't consider them similar other than that.

I like the versatility of the 06 and that's why I have one. Don't be surprised I end up with one in the enchore. The only reason I have hesitation on it is because the one have have, and others I know, are wildly inconsistent and very bullet sensitive. I have tried maybe 7 different rounds through this rifle and can never get groups I believe are as good as any other of my rifles. I have only found one bullet that seems to shoot,"ok," enough for me to not sell the thing, still not great. I have had the gun smithed and tuned but still not great. I have heard similar from others. Now I realize this is just my experience on one gun and the 06 is a very proven round but it's just my experience and it has left a foul taste for me.

Like buying a car you didn't like. Ford is a great truck but buy one bad apple and you'll buy dodges for the rest of your life.

Top
#188391 - 01/06/18 10:55 AM Re: Ecnchore barrel suggestions [Re: GG]
KYODE
Gun Slinger


Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 2983
Loc: Northeast Ky.

Offline
No i will not.....ill buy chevys. 😂
_________________________
TC ~ XP ~ Ruger

Top
#188392 - 01/06/18 11:00 AM Re: Ecnchore barrel suggestions [Re: KYODE]
KYODE
Gun Slinger


Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 2983
Loc: Northeast Ky.

Offline
I like the 7mm-08 also.

You can do the 7mag if you really want to! Just put a good brake on it and be sure wear ear protection.....as with any shot you take. If i did 7mag, it would have to be a custom, Although you could cut a rifle length factory down. I did that with a 300mag once. I dont have it now.
_________________________
TC ~ XP ~ Ruger

Top
#188397 - 01/06/18 01:36 PM Re: Ecnchore barrel suggestions [Re: KYODE]
junebug
Pooh-Bah


Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 2131
Loc: Bardstown ,Ky

Offline
The 308 class of guns 308, 7-08, 6.5 creed kill well and are more user friendly than the 30-06 and up in similar guns. When my son and I go to shoot we stay 4 to 5 hrs and take multiple guns from .22 on up. My braked 308 ,6.5 Rem mag, 30-30, 7-30 Waters, 35 Rem.and such I can shoot all day without undue pain. Not so with the 30-06,.358 J.D.J.,45-70,etc. They are more 3 to 5 shots and lay them down for awhile, or bad habits sneak in that are DAMN hard to get rid of. Everyone has different recoil tolerances and I know mine. If a softer recoiling gun will do what I want that is what I will use. Why do I keep the boomers? I'm dumber than a rock,like variety, and still love them, but in smaller doses.
_________________________
junebug

Top
#188424 - 01/06/18 07:30 PM Re: Ecnchore barrel suggestions [Re: Okie Hunter]
racksmasher1
veteran


Registered: 05/22/13
Posts: 1308
Loc: New York

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Okie Hunter
I think you'll be pleased with the 308 and/or 7mm08. In my opinion they both work great out of a 15 inch barrel.
x2

Top
#188439 - 01/07/18 09:51 AM Re: Ecnchore barrel suggestions [Re: GG]
GG
enthusiast


Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 200

Offline
I think I am sold on a 308 but I read on MGM site that they are pushing 15 inch 460 SW 200 grain round the same muzzle velocity as a 308 but obviously with a 45 caliber 50 grain heavier bullet.

That is screaming fast at 200 grains and 45 cal. I have the 460 from an 8 inch barrel and recoil in manageable and accuracy has never let down.

Anyone have any accuracy and real life experience with a 460 from a 15 inch ported barrel?

Top
#188441 - 01/07/18 11:46 AM Re: Ecnchore barrel suggestions [Re: GG]
Zee
Gun Slinger


Registered: 03/23/14
Posts: 2550

Offline
I run a 13 inch Encore Pistol chambered in .460 S&W at 2,388 FPS with 250gr Hornady XTP bullets and it is decidedly devastating on deer.
_________________________
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

Top
Page 2 of 3 <123>


Moderator:  Chance Weldon, jamesfromjersey, Gregg Richter, Gary 
Hop to:
 Portal Sidebar
Who's Online
9 registered (Seminole Wind, Zee, RH Custom Guns, SpectrePilot, bobhanson1, Franchise) and 97 anonymous users online.
Top Posters
9608
s4s4u
9216
Whitworth
8553
jamesfromjersey
7641
wapitirod
7327
TCTex.
6241
KRal
5056
Gary
4971
Ernie
4704
Tigger
4428
pab1
4370
Dan B.
4077
Chance Weldon
4036
Gregg Richter
3906
Franchise
3755
johnwilliams
  Member Hunts
Time to Call My Ca
Time to Call My Camera Crew!

Kudu Dreaming
Kudu Dreaming

   Access Requires Login

Generated in 0.042 seconds in which 0.012 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.




Copyright © 2000-2008
HandgunHunt.com, Inc.