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#199687 - 05/17/19 04:11 PM Joined the 327 Federal club - new MGM barrel
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For a few years now, some members here have been experimenting with the 327 Federal Magnum. Despite its diminutive size, it has been proven to be a potent game getter in capable hands. Even deer size game have fallen to revolvers chambered in the cartridge. However, I wanted to try something different than a revolver. I wanted an Encore.

Back in March, I had saved up a bit and decided to make my decision. I went on MatchGradeMachine's custom barrel page and placed my order. After a few weeks of waiting and shopping for some other parts, I finally received everything in the mail:



What we have here is a 12" long, heavy taper contour, stainless steel barrel chambered in 327 Federal Magnum with the .311" bore. It's topped with a Nikon Force XR 2.5-8x28mm scope, held on with a Warne base and rings. It has a set of HausOfArms electric blue grip and forend.



I've got some Starline brass, H110, and 100 grain Hornady XTPs I'd like to try to test. I'm not 100% set on this bullet for deer hunting, but I'm certainly going test it out first.

You may be wondering about the aesthetic. Remember my sister's Kimber Sapphire Pro 9mm?



I wanted a change from the blued metal/black grip and forend look I've become so familiar with.
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#199688 - 05/17/19 04:35 PM Re: Joined the 327 Federal club - new MGM barrel [Re: Chance Weldon]
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Beautiful rig!
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#199689 - 05/17/19 06:00 PM Re: Joined the 327 Federal club - new MGM barrel [Re: REDHAWK1954]
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drool.......
looks very nice!

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#199690 - 05/17/19 07:45 PM Re: Joined the 327 Federal club - new MGM barrel [Re: karl]
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Nice looking Encore Chance!

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#199691 - 05/17/19 08:05 PM Re: Joined the 327 Federal club - new MGM barrel [Re: Mark Hampton]
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LOOKING FORWARD TO RELOADING AND PERFORMANCE INFO. BEEN THINKING OF A 10 INCH CONTENDER BARREL IN 327, LIGHT, HANDY AND ?????????
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#199694 - 05/17/19 08:18 PM Re: Joined the 327 Federal club - new MGM barrel [Re: 45MAN]
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Nice looking set up!
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#199695 - 05/17/19 08:25 PM Re: Joined the 327 Federal club - new MGM barrel [Re: Franchise]
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Yes sir.......nice.
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#199699 - 05/18/19 05:12 AM Re: Joined the 327 Federal club - new MGM barrel [Re: KYODE]
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Sweet!
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#199701 - 05/18/19 01:44 PM Re: Joined the 327 Federal club - new MGM barrel [Re: KRal]
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Very nice looking gun! I agree, one of those with a 10" Contender barrel using the 135 gr Ferminator gas check HP would be a deer/antelope nightmare. Too bad Speer discontinued the 115 gr Deep Curl.

Dick

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#199703 - 05/18/19 07:54 PM Re: Joined the 327 Federal club - new MGM barrel [Re: sixshot]
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Glad y'all like it. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I think the blue/silver color scheme gives it a unique look.

 Originally Posted By: sixshot
Very nice looking gun! I agree, one of those with a 10" Contender barrel using the 135 gr Ferminator gas check HP would be a deer/antelope nightmare. Too bad Speer discontinued the 115 gr Deep Curl.

Dick


Can you buy those, or do you have to cast them? I had looked for Deep Curls, but I guess they've gone the way of the Partition.
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