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#193316 - 06/26/18 08:05 PM SSK 416 Taylor Encore barrel
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I just won the bid on a barrel, scope, dies, and brass package on Gunbroker.com, and now I need to figure out what I got myself into. I think the WVHitman has a barrel in this caliber, does anybody else? They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Then I must be insane, because this will be my third foray into Encores after I have sworn them off twice. I will never go to Africa or Australia, but the deal just seemed too good to pass up. Any and all insight or advice on this one will be greatly appreciated.

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#193319 - 06/26/18 10:09 PM Re: SSK 416 Taylor Encore barrel [Re: Mech 8]
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Hang on !!!!! DUCK!!!!!!
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#193323 - 06/26/18 11:38 PM Re: SSK 416 Taylor Encore barrel [Re: junebug]
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Mech 8, you bet I have one. I love it!! Took a charging elephant at 12 yards, a charging lion at 24 yards. Cape buffalo at 35 and 80 yards, and the #2 handgun roan. In addition I've taken around 20 deer and 40 groundhogs. Every one of these animals except the elephant were one shot kills. I'm most proud of the two buffs. They're supposed to be bullet sponges for the rifle guys. One dropped at 80 yards. The 35 yarder ran 5 yards.
The elephant took 3 shots since I shot just under the brain, but it was a hoot-screaming, ears extended, running hard. Biggest adrenalin rush I ever had in my life.
What this gun does to groundhogs and deer is very ugly, killing with extreme predjudise.
You got a good one. PM me for load info.

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#193325 - 06/27/18 07:17 AM Re: SSK 416 Taylor Encore barrel [Re: wvhitman]
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DOC, ITS AMAZING THAT YOU SURVIVED, NOT THE CHARGES, BUT SHOOTING THAT 416 TAYLOR THAT OFTEN.
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#193326 - 06/27/18 11:25 AM Re: SSK 416 Taylor Encore barrel [Re: 45MAN]
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Mech 8 and Rey, I actually consider my .416 Taylor very manageable. It's more user friendly than my 7 1/2" FA .475 Linebaugh. The gun has some weight to it, helping a lot. I shoot only full power loads to "relive the experiences".
The fish gill muzzle break helps a lot with recoil, but is brutal on bystander's ears, even with protection. People at my local range recognize it. When I pull it out everyone gets up and stands 10 yards back until I'm done shooting.
I like recoil. I consider it my "gentile" brutal beast.

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#193329 - 06/27/18 06:59 PM Re: SSK 416 Taylor Encore barrel [Re: wvhitman]
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I read a lot and I have done a few interesting things over the years but I am always entertained by the writings of the hitman. You can entertain and inform even in the few brief paragraphs of a post reply. You really should compile a book from all of your stories in The Sixgunner and here on this site. Great stuff. Thanks for that.
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#193331 - 06/28/18 03:07 AM Re: SSK 416 Taylor Encore barrel [Re: Mech 8]
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Congrats on the new barrel! Look forward to hearing how you like it. If you can find a copy, Gary did a good article on the 416 Taylor in the Fall '04 issue of Handgun Hunter Magazine.
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#193332 - 06/28/18 12:22 PM Re: SSK 416 Taylor Encore barrel [Re: pab1]
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The 416 sounds like quite a sledgehammer. Enjoy the power.
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#193345 - 06/29/18 12:41 PM Re: SSK 416 Taylor Encore barrel [Re: pab1]
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 Originally Posted By: pab1
Congrats on the new barrel! Look forward to hearing how you like it. If you can find a copy, Gary did a good article on the 416 Taylor in the Fall '04 issue of Handgun Hunter Magazine.


The cover photo on my Handgun Hunting DVD is Gary's .416.
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#193349 - 06/29/18 10:31 PM Re: SSK 416 Taylor Encore barrel [Re: Gregg Richter]
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 Originally Posted By: Gregg Richter
 Originally Posted By: pab1
Congrats on the new barrel! Look forward to hearing how you like it. If you can find a copy, Gary did a good article on the 416 Taylor in the Fall '04 issue of Handgun Hunter Magazine.


The cover photo on my Handgun Hunting DVD is Gary's .416.


I didn't know that. It looks like he switched the 2X out for a 2.5-8X when the DVD cover pic was taken. Since I pulled the DVD off the shelf I might have to watch it again tonight.
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