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Barrels for T/C Encore

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?

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Barrels for T/C Encore

Hi Doc

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.

Jeff

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Barrels for T/C Encore

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.

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Barrels for T/C Encore

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.

Jeff

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New age muzzleloading

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.

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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.

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What is the site??? Very interested.

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website for muzzleloading conversion kit

The web site is http://www.centerfiremuzzleloading.com right now they have a drawing for a t/c muzzleloader with the conversion kit

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