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#192465 - 05/14/18 12:50 PM Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: H2OBUG]
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7 BR or 7-08 will easily do that
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#192466 - 05/14/18 01:11 PM Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: Ernie]
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Probably won't need a brake; depends on each individual's recoil sensitivity. My DIL has a .243 with a brake.

I have had ladies show up to hunt 'Lopers with .308's; no brake.

Good luck on your progress; keep in touch!
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#192471 - 05/14/18 09:45 PM Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: Gregg Richter]
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Can't help you with the 7mm-08 (even though I'd love one), but I will suggest a 15" barrel, preferably with a heavy taper or full bull contour. If you're interested in something a bit more handy and are willing to sacrifice a little velocity, I've found 12" barrels to be a pretty good balance.
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#192476 - 05/15/18 09:37 AM Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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7-08 Pro Hunter Barrel SS $150

Leupold duel dove Base and rings SS $40

100ea Win Primed and sized brass in boxes New $75

100ea Horanady V max $20 120 50ea 120 NBTs $15

Lee Dies as new $25

$300 for all above plus shipping.

Also have a Reeder 308 barrel 15" SS with break $150 New
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#192477 - 05/15/18 03:13 PM Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: H2OBUG]
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Here is the one I set up for my neighbor. He wanted something with a little distance but easy to reload. Had the break put on and it is like shooting a .243 bull barrel.
I load 140 Nosler Ballistic tips and Varget for his rig. With the break and the weight of the 3x12 Burris it is a piece of cake.
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