This is slightly off-topic. I have a Stainless/Camo T/C 209x50 and would like to get a stainless .300 WSM barrel and proper fore-end for it. T/C does not yet market the .300 WSM barrel. Anybody know who sells such an animal?
I've been looking for something similar. I don't think you can find it. I was after 338 Lapua. Seems that case head size is an issue. Not enough barrel to support the short fat cases.
Virgin Valley would be(google for Encore custom barrels as I dont' recall their exact name) the best ones to ask I think. They've done some big rounds BUT I know of folks that had the big rounds done and the action flexes so much that the brass expands and can't be used more than 1-2 shots. That sounds a bit exreme and dangerous to me anyway.
I wanted the versatility of swapping barrels but it seems I should have done more research. I'll end up with Sako for the 338 Lapua.
But check with Virgin Valley and even with Foxridge outfitters(TCs custom shop) for a few other choices.
Thanks for the reply. I had gotten similar responses from other sources as well. Apparently the "short, fat" rounds just don't leave enough metal around the chamber of the Encore barrel to be safe. I suppose I will have to go with one of the older, longer calibers for a high powered round to add to my Encore. They may be a passing fad, but I have been intriqued by the reports of good ballistics with slightly decreased recoil of some of the "short, fat" rounds, especially the .270 and .300 WSM.
My initial take on what I want would be to take the 8rem mag and neck up to 338. You could do that with the 30 cal bullet(Maybe its called 30 Kong>??) anyway that wildcat is pretty effective and stick on a Vais or similar brake and you should be set.
I currently hunt with a savage MLII muzzleloader. After reading all of the horror stories I decided it was time to search for a new concept in smokeless muzzleloading. I believe I hace found it. The concept is a great idea to deal with the extreme pressures produced by smokeless powders. Please visit their site and let me know your thoughts on it. Just thought I would add that the conversion kits are not available yet but I am told they will be soon. Then I will post my own personal test results.
Please visit their site and let me know your thoughts on it. Just thought I would add that the conversion kits are not available yet but I am told they will be soon. Then I will post my own personal test results.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....