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I am mainly focused on my deer rifle which is a T/C Encore chambered in 7mm Remington Mag. At the present time I don't have the rifle. Back in Feburary I ordered a custom barrel for it from Bullberry and I haven't got it back yet it is due to be here at the end of this month or around the first of July. The barrel is going to be 24 in. long with a medium varmit taper. I went with the 24 in. because I should get a little better accuracy from it. Bullet weight, I am looking at anything from 130 gr. up to 160 gr. Bullberry recommended staying around 120 to a 130 gr. bullet. Whitetails are basically what I will be shooting. Accuracy is my main goal. I also have a 25-06 I load for a 308 and a 220 swift. Thanks [glow=red,2,300]TEXT[/glow]
If you use a light bullet at close range (120) can you say soup is served? I can see using a light bullet for long distance but short? Anyway try 140-150 grain bullets. I would stick with RE-22 on the heavier bullets and Re-19 for lighter. Also the 4350 would be a good choice of powders. The good thing about encore's is that you can make them hot. But for reloading purposes, start out low and work you your way up. A good medium, RE-19 with a 145grn bullet.
Good luck . Let me know what ends up working for you if you would.
encorenut, If you need somebody to go over to Bullberry and give 'em a wake-up call, let me know. I live 5 minutes away from them. Virgin Valley Arms is about a block or so away from Bullberry. Both are good outfits.
Oh, If you need a trigger job on your Encore (or any other work) and don't feel comfortable doing it yourself. Send it to Virgin Valley Arms. They do a good job in my opinion.
They need something over at bullberry, I put my order in way back in Feb. and they are still saying that it will be at till the end of this month or the first of July. I have heard alot of good stuff about bullberry. They are doing my trigger work for me also.
I have a friend that loads my predator rounds for my 30-06 and he loads accelerators in 55grain for me. I don't know what powder measurement he uses or what kind of powder but those suckers are great for coyotes at long range JMHO. Good luck and God Bless. Norm
"Without shooting, you wouldn't have hunting. Without hunting, you wouldn't have conservation. without conservation, you wouldn't have wildlife."
Airborne, Just thought I would stick my nose in and see if I can keep my head out of my "4th point of contact." lol. I am useing a Hornady 120 gr HP in my 7mm Rem Mag and 7mm08, the Mag is 3320 fps and 08 is 2990 fps. I have shot deer from 220 lbs field dressed and from 80 ft to over 250 yds and have not messed up any more meat then with any other bullets. With the exceeption of one buck this bullet has took over 30 deer in my guns and all had pass throughs and dorped them right in there tracks. The buck was a odd shot and I don't think that it was the bullet that was the let down, I shot it at about 150 yds and it was about 150 ft belowe me and I tried to hit it between the shoulder blades. My best gess will be that I hit it to the left or right and the bullet hit the top of the blade and fallowed the blade to the out side of it and did not go into the boiler room. Well I have alot that I load for but the one I am working on the most now is a 300 WSM and I am very near the "sweet spot" on it. I hope that I get to try it on a deer soon, most of my hunting has been getting my son shots so I will give it a try soon.
Frank R. Steed. P.U.S.H. Proud Vet from WV. LM NRA & NAHC FM Ohio Camp Cooks. Member 43rd Va. Cav Troop B. or 2nd Tenn. Troop B. Pray for our Troops and may they be home for next season.
AirBorne.........I got one that will rack your brain a bit I do believe.
Now I got this hear Hatfield & MacCoy type rifle in the barn. It shoots a whopper of a load, close to a 1/4 can of powder with a bullet the size of a walnut, no joke. ;D
So me and some the local Sat. night poker club was thinking of one them there African jungle hunts. I just wanted what yall thought about using this old buffalo rifle I got. Now below is the load that came with the gun some years back OK.
IMR-7828 powder, 167 grains!......750 grain Woodleigh bullet at a velocity of 2150fps. Ouch!
Would this be okey dokey for them there big buffalo's you think and hippo's too?
Last Edit: Oct 17, 2004 1:10:04 GMT -5 by Cimmeron
I believe the only bullet Woodleigh lists in 750 gr is the .584 for loading in a 577 Nitro . There is 41 loads available in a 1 lb. can of IMR 7828 @ 167 grs per charge . Kind of threw me with the size of a walnut you didn't say whether it was black or english . Mike
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