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#193400 - 07/05/18 03:11 AM Re: Encore Help [Re: bobhanson1]
Bob Roach
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Mark the 260 should be a good chambering in an Encore.
I may need to see if I have brass to go with my die set.

bobhanson1 I am doing some research.
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#193404 - 07/05/18 04:21 PM Re: Encore Help [Re: Bob Roach]
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I am very partial to 7-08. Killed a mule deer and antelope with it a couple of years ago. The 260 Rem. & 308 win. are also fine cartridges

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#193410 - 07/05/18 09:16 PM Re: Encore Help [Re: rleprechaun]
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Those are all good cartridges, so it would come down to personal preference. If it was me, I'd take the 270 as my first choice, followed by the 7mm-08 as my second choice, and the 260 closely behind that.
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#193416 - 07/06/18 12:28 AM Re: Encore Help [Re: Chance Weldon]
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7.5 or 8 Twist 260 Remington.
Go with a MGM or similar quality, and the deer and the LR will be easy
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#193434 - 07/06/18 08:29 PM Re: Encore Help [Re: Ernie]
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BOB R.... If you go with the 260 and need some brass,,, Grab some 243 brass and Neck UP If you neck DOWN, most times you end up with a donut inside. You probably already know that..
Lapua makes the best 260 brass but it's up to you which way to go.

+1 on the 7.5 OR 1-8 twist

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#193435 - 07/06/18 08:55 PM Re: Encore Help [Re: cherokeetracker]
Bob Roach
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I picked up Marks 260 Encore to play with this morning.
It is a Bullberry 16.3" Full Bull with Integral Break. One in Eight Twist, with a 10" Bull Berry Forend. His is 189 earlier than mine.

I will need to decide between putting one of my Burris 2-7 pistol scopes on it, or giving my 20X SWFA Super Sniper a try on the Encore.

Danny Lee from near Dexter was at the range shooting his 6.5 Creedmore Encore Pistol this morning. He had a Break with a Can on it. Talk about SWEET, No Recoil, and about Quiet enough to shoot without hearing protection. He took it out to 600 yards with under a 6" group. Not Bad At All. That is the kind of inspiration you need when working with something new. I put a couple in the steel at 400 yards with it. I was impressed.

I have several 6.5 bullets on hand to play with from 85 grain to 129 grain. I am not sure if I let all of my 140 and 142's go with my 264 Mag Tactical Rifle. I will need to look a little harder and see.

I may get a few rounds loaded tonight to shoot after the Defensive Pistol Match tomorrow. I have my chronograph in the truck.

Bob R


Edited by Bob Roach (07/06/18 09:11 PM)
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#193459 - 07/08/18 01:16 AM Re: Encore Help [Re: Bob Roach]
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Before shooting a 6.5 creed CHEAP rifle my cousin had bought.....i was unimpressed with the thought. Super accurate and pleasant made me reconsider rather quickly. I could see myself with one.....even if i dont need it lol.
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#193468 - 07/08/18 07:11 PM Re: Encore Help [Re: KYODE]
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I only have 2 Encore pistol barrels. 7 mm-08 with variable scope, and a 45/70 open sights. I really like the 7-08 but the Contender in 30/30 is a nicer package for me here in KY. If longer range (200 yards+) no question that the 7-08 goes with me. I mostly use a revolver when still hunting or woods bumming. The open sight 45/70 is for "bow hunting with a bang"! MK

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#193469 - 07/08/18 07:33 PM Re: Encore Help [Re: KYODE]
Bob Roach
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Mark fixed me up with 10 pieces of new Starline 260 brass, and 1 piece of Hornady for comparison.
I mounted a spare 20X SWFA Super Sniper rifle scope on Marks Encore. Scope height was 2.0"
I decided to start with light bullets and loaded my first 11 rounds with 42.5 grains of RL15 under a 95 grain V-Max seated about as long as I was comfortable with.
With only 11 rounds I was not expecting a lot.
I set a target up at approximately 25 yards with a 1/2" White dot for an aiming point. Adjusted the Super Snipers parallax until I had a clear target.
The First Round was way low. Up one full revolution. Second shot Up another full revolution and Right about half a revolution. I was fairly happy by the 4th shot. I had my brother watch the 200 yard Steel with his binoculars to see where I hit around the target. First round hit a little High and Right of center on the 14" X 14" steel Plate
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. A little adjustment, and the Second round was just left of center.
Down to the Hi Power range to set up the Wichita Rest at that location.
I then put a couple on the 300 yard steel holding on the top edge of the plate.
I then held about 1/2 Mill over the 400 yard steel and connected on it. Down to 2 rounds left. We set up the chronograph to go through it while trying for the 600 yard steel IDPA Silhouette.
Holding 2.5 Mils over the top round One was a hit. I fired the last shot and another hit.
Velocity readings were 2865 fps and 2898 fps. Temperature was approximately 90 deg, 1200 feet altitude, and fairly high humidity. I was expecting about a 370 fps loss in listed 24" Barrel velocity when fired through the Encore Pistol. Looked more like about a 300 fps loss in velocity.

WAAAAAAY More than I expected for my first outing to get a rough zero.
I will need to work on my RCBS Full Length Sizer die a little. It is not sizing the 260 cases down enough for the Encore to snap shut.
I have some 107 SMK bullets I may try next. I will need to run by Carters and get a box of 120 Nosler BT bullets some time next week.

The Bullberry muzzle brake is a little louder than expected. I had only fired one round through a rifle scope mounted on a pistol before today. That was on the Nosler M48 Mark has been playing with. That also worked out much better than expected. You definitely can see much better through a 30mm 20X rifle scope than a 2-7 pistol scope.

More to come.

Bob R


Edited by Bob Roach (07/08/18 07:46 PM)
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