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#196137 - 11/24/18 11:54 PM Re: Button Buck [Re: Okie Hunter]
ruger4570
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Thanks for the replies. When I ordered my barrel from MGM I gave thought to the 357 Maximum. Since I already load for the 357 and have much ammo on hand I decided to just keep it standard. I have a 12" 44 barrel should I want more power.

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#196139 - 11/25/18 12:40 AM Re: Button Buck [Re: ruger4570]
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Well done!

I love the .357 Mag! Wonderful cartridge in the TC platform.
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#196147 - 11/25/18 09:47 AM Re: Button Buck [Re: ruger4570]
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Awwwww, you broke his little heart.
\:D


Nice job capitalizing on the opportunities for both bucks.

I really like the looks of the 9" barrel on your Encore. I had MGM make me a 10" bull barrel in 44 Mag for mine, but if I could do it again, I would go with a 9" barrel. I like the Pirate Gun look.
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#196154 - 11/25/18 11:38 AM Re: Button Buck [Re: Okie Hunter]
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Good job...
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#196165 - 11/25/18 08:35 PM Re: Button Buck [Re: Gregg Richter]
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I want a .357 barrel for my Encore as well.

Grats and nice shooting!!
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#196167 - 11/25/18 09:24 PM Re: Button Buck [Re: PsTaN]
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I am getting a CVA Scout in 357 mag for Christmas. I am really looking forward to working on a hunting load for it.
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#196193 - 11/27/18 08:32 AM Re: Button Buck [Re: Okie Hunter]
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That'l work!
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#196196 - 11/27/18 12:23 PM Re: Button Buck [Re: ruger4570]
MrMcPorkchop
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 Originally Posted By: ruger4570
Shot this button buck with my Encore with a 9" barrel in 357 mag. Used a 140 grain Barnes bullet. took a frontal shot with deer coming up a hill at 30 steps.


Did you recover the 140 Barnes? Curious to see how it expanded. I have a couple friends who experienced minimal expansion and then one friend who keeps getting petals sheared off.


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#196204 - 11/27/18 09:10 PM Re: Button Buck [Re: MrMcPorkchop]
ruger4570
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Unfortunately no recovery. I planned on going through the gut pile after I took my deer in, as I had to come back to pick up my hunting partner. On my way back he texted me to say he was done. It had rained and now was almost a whiteout with snow, and the field was really muddy so I picked him up and got out.

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#196315 - 11/30/18 08:45 PM Re: Button Buck [Re: Okie Hunter]
racksmasher1
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AWSOME!

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