The web's most comprehensive user-interactive handloading database! Find the loading data created by handloaders, for handloaders, post your pet loads, or access and develop your own online loading database with our LoadNotes personal handloading database software. This feature, unique in its concept and intuitive in it's data presentation is fast to access, superbly organized and comprehensive in scope.Our online forums for questions and answers on many shooting and outdoor related topics. A dynamic, active, and well-informed resource for your enjoyment and interaction. Our most used resource on this website! Come share the experience with us!
» Advanced

Go Back   Shooters Forum > Singe Shot Arms > Single-Shot Handguns
Register FAQ Members List Donate Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #21  
Old 04-17-2012, 01:57 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Posts: 269

Registered Users do not see the above ad.


Nope, I measured it again just to make sure, and it's 1/16 under 15 inches long over the break. Of course the last 1.2" or so is unrifled inside the break, but I still call it a 15" barrel. I bought this one second hand, so it may not be factory original with the muzzle break, but it is a factory barrel in .308 Winchester.

Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-17-2012, 06:26 PM
Scotsman's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Houston, TX. USA
Posts: 200
Ok, I figured it out...

I just took a look at the T/C website at...
T/C Encore Barrels
and the Encore Barrels ARE listed at 15" !

I have a Contender, and thought that there wasn't any difference in them. I also thought tat the Barrels were interchangeable between the Encore and Contender, is that true, or am I wrong about that too ?
(ie: you could use either barrel on a Contender Frame)

PS:
Never mind, did some reasarch...
http://www.varminthunters.com/tech/contencore.html
They won't interchange.
__________________
Scot

Good Golf, good Aim, and anyting else that makes you happy !

Last edited by Scotsman; 04-17-2012 at 07:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-28-2012, 04:33 PM
Oneeye66's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Western Michigan
Posts: 450
Quote:
Originally Posted by leverite View Post
Can't disagree..I could also put a red dot on my Ruger. BUT, if I find out I'm losing one eye, I ought to be able to buy another gun to blunt the pain.
Not sure what your eye issue is, but do not let the fact that you only have one eye be a limitation (see my handle). I lost my left eye in 1983 when a bowhunter mistook me for a deer at dark and shot me in the eye with a broadhead tipped arrow. 2 years later, I was shot in the other eye with a shotgun while bird hunting. My remaining eye was seriously damaged. I had multiple retina tears, they had to remove the lens, and my pupil is malformed.

With that said, I have 20/15 vision in my remaining eye with the aid of very strong bifocals. I can shoot guns and bows very well. It just takes practice.

Feel free to PM me if you would prefer to discuss via that channel.
Good luck.
Dan
__________________
"I'll keep my God, my freedom, my guns, and my money.

You can keep "THE CHANGE."
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-28-2012, 08:37 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 604
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt Rick Hiott View Post
DCAMM,,,Is that the Nikon EER on top?
Sorry, Rick. It's been a long time since I checked this thread. Yes, it's the Nikon EER. Not my favorite. After I get some decent glass for my 300WM, my next will probably be a bushnell elite or a weaver for this one. I'm nervous about getting another burris. my 2-7 is great, but I've heard some horror stories recently. Plus, word is that the bushnell's have constant eye relief, which would be nice. The 2-7 Burris is a permanent resident on top of my 7-08. I just need something that's going to stand up to the considerable recoil.
__________________
Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
-Winston Churchill

Last edited by DCAMM94; 05-28-2012 at 08:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-29-2012, 12:39 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 181
What is it that you dont like about the Nikon scope?

Is this the one you are talking about getting?

Bushnell Elite Handgun 2-6x32 Multi-X 20" Eye Relief Pistol Scope FREE S&H EH2632S, EH2632. Bushnell Elite Binoculars, Bushnell Elite Spotting Scopes, Bushnell Radar Guns, Bushnell Radar Gun Accessories, Bushnell Binoculars

Last edited by Capt Rick Hiott; 05-29-2012 at 12:53 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05-29-2012, 07:27 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 604
That's the one. The Nikon has tunnel vision, to me at least. Glass is fine, as are adjustments. I haven't shot the beast enough to know how it will hold up to recoil, but so far it's fine.
__________________
Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
-Winston Churchill
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 10-06-2012, 06:01 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 10
Use to have a 15" 308 for my Encore, no brake, mild recoil. You can pick them up used for a couple hundred. The SSK and other custom barrel will run you some coin. But there nice. Just kind of depend on how much you want to spend.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 10-07-2012, 05:29 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mooresville, IN
Posts: 8,756
Quote:
Originally Posted by hoosierdome View Post
Use to have a 15" 308 for my Encore, no brake, mild recoil. You can pick them up used for a couple hundred. The SSK and other custom barrel will run you some coin. But there nice. Just kind of depend on how much you want to spend.
You must have one heckuva handshake there HD!

Most folks who have shot a fair number of hand cannon rounds over their lifetime consider the 308 in an Encore a real handful. I'd be curious to know what you consider heavy recoil, for a handgun!
__________________
Ask me about QDMA.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 10-07-2012, 06:29 AM
jodum's Avatar
Piney Woods Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Benton, LA
Posts: 5,145
I would prefer a revolver as it gives you the option of additional shots if needed. As you are already running a 45 Colt, the 454 Casull would give you extra power but you could still shoot your 45s in it. Just my $.02 worth.
__________________
If it ain't broke, fix it till it is. (K5JWO)
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 10-07-2012, 08:10 AM
MikeG's Avatar
The Hog Whisperer (Administrator)
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 26,940
Gonna be carrying my stainless Bisley / .45 Colt soon as a sidearm in elk country. With a 300gr. bullet at about 1,000fps, I wouldn't hesitate to shoot an elk in close cover.
__________________
MikeG

Quote:
Originally Posted by faucettb
Welcome to the forum. Rules are simple, be nice and join in.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 10-07-2012, 10:27 AM
okie44's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Midland Tx.
Posts: 51
[QUOTE=

Can you get a handgun that shoots a 300 WSM? Or is a 308 just as good in handgun barrel lengths? How about a 358 Win or 350 Rem mag?

Handgun hunting for big game is all new to me so am looking for ideas and recommendations.[/QUOTE]
Savage sold the stryker pistol in .300 WSM, .358 or .350 Rem Mag can be built Savage or XP100. Encore barrel can be had in .416 Rigby. I would think a good brake and one of those automatic welding hoods would be in order.
__________________
If you are not the lead dog, the scenery never changes
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 10-07-2012, 01:32 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 230
The 300 WSM and cartridges like it work great in MOA Maximum's, XP-100's and Striker's.
You need at least 15" actual barrel length, then a good brake like Holland's Gen 2 Radial and the recoil is not much at all.
I shoot cartridges even bigger than that in a XP and MOA.
__________________
Ernie - "The Untactical"
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 10-10-2012, 10:30 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: West Point, Ms
Posts: 490
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeG View Post
Gonna be carrying my stainless Bisley / .45 Colt soon as a sidearm in elk country. With a 300gr. bullet at about 1,000fps, I wouldn't hesitate to shoot an elk in close cover.
Yep, heading up to NW Colo at end of month and will be using Bisley 45 colt. Ruark said "use enough gun". Seems to work for me.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 10-27-2012, 02:43 PM
Oneeye66's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Western Michigan
Posts: 450
Quote:
Originally Posted by leverite View Post
Can't disagree..I could also put a red dot on my Ruger. BUT, if I find out I'm losing one eye, I ought to be able to buy another gun to blunt the pain.
Can I ask why losing one eye would preclude you from shooting a rifle? I lost my left eye in 1983 and damaged my right eye in 1985 in 2 separate hunting accidents. My personal favorite rifle is my Winchester M70 Classic w/BOSS in .300 Win Mag. Recoil is light and it can take any elk that walks.

Just curious on the eye thing since I have lived that very limitation for nearly 30 years now.
__________________
"I'll keep my God, my freedom, my guns, and my money.

You can keep "THE CHANGE."
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 11-07-2012, 05:35 AM
taco650's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Midwest Georgia
Posts: 307
Quote:
Originally Posted by DCAMM94 View Post
I just picked up a .376 Steyr barrel for my encore. I plan to use it on Elk as soon as I can afford to get back west. The recoil is significant, and I have a brake installed. BUT, I wouldn't hesitate to use it out to 250yds or so. Chrony shows around 2600fps with 275gr bullets. Also just picked up some BTB 255gr SP/Gas checked that I bet I could run around the same velocity. It's heavy, it recoils, but it is a BLAST to shoot.


Now that's HAND CANNON!
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 01-13-2013, 11:07 AM
Nite Ryder's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 268
Handgun & caliber for elk?

Quote:
Originally Posted by hoosierdome View Post
Use to have a 15" 308 for my Encore, no brake, mild recoil. You can pick them up used for a couple hundred. The SSK and other custom barrel will run you some coin. But there nice. Just kind of depend on how much you want to spend.
Thanks for posting your thoughts on a 308 Win. When I tell people the recoil is no big thing they don't believe it. My 15" 308 barrel has a muzzle brake on it, so that helps even more. There is a noticeable difference between shooting it with and without the brake. I have two 45-70 barrels, one with a brake and one without a brake, they are both manageable when it comes to recoil. I have a 444 Marlin barrel for a Contender, it recoils, but the whole gun, frame barrel, and scope are lighter in weight than the 308 or 45-70's. Any of these three cartridges would kill an Elk, my preference would be one of the 45-70's. Bow hunters get close to their prey before a shot, there is no reason you can't do that same thing with a hand gun. I've made some long shots with my 30-378 rifle, but I try to get within 50 yards when I'm using a handgun, and most of my T/C barrels have scopes on them.
__________________
A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 03-08-2013, 11:13 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West -BY- God -Virginia
Posts: 236
15 inchers

I have had a 15" 460 S&W encore barrel for my rig for several yrs.
__________________
If looks could kill we wouldn't need Handguns!!!
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 09-06-2013, 09:39 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 9
I'm late to the party.... But I thought I'd mention a cartridge that is compatible withe the T/C Encore and duplicates and maybe slightly exceeds the 300 WSM....

It's the 30-338 Win Mag.

It's what I shoot in my Encore.


Mine will push Berger 175 VLD's to 2850 FPS, Hornady 165 Interbonds to 2928 FPS, Nosler 180 BT's to 2800 FPS. It will also shoot 1/2 MOA at 200 yards (farthest I've shot it so far).

Should be more than enough to thump an Elk.

Regards
Rog
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 09-07-2013, 10:56 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: England UK
Posts: 1,943
Quote:
Originally Posted by black mamba View Post
Nope, I measured it again just to make sure, and it's 1/16 under 15 inches long over the break. Of course the last 1.2" or so is unrifled inside the break, but I still call it a 15" barrel. I bought this one second hand, so it may not be factory original with the muzzle break, but it is a factory barrel in .308 Winchester.

I am also a tough late, but still nice to look at some good looking hardware. Your barrel does look like a factory original because the brake looks integral and very similar if not exactly the same to the one on my 300H&H. Mine came out of their custom shop through Fox Ridge before it was all destroyed by S&W.

Personally I would use my 375JDJ. A bit of a brute I know but a blast to shoot and deadly at the receiving end.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 09-08-2013, 05:05 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: S.E. Lower Mich.
Posts: 924
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buttermilk View Post
I'm late to the party.... But I thought I'd mention a cartridge that is compatible withe the T/C Encore and duplicates and maybe slightly exceeds the 300 WSM....

It's the 30-338 Win Mag.

It's what I shoot in my Encore.


Mine will push Berger 175 VLD's to 2850 FPS, Hornady 165 Interbonds to 2928 FPS, Nosler 180 BT's to 2800 FPS. It will also shoot 1/2 MOA at 200 yards (farthest I've shot it so far).

Should be more than enough to thump an Elk.

Regards
Rog
Very fine looking shooten iron! I'm wondering if you have any trouble holding that scope in place?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Handgun scope or red dot sight jodum Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun Scopes 8 07-13-2012 05:01 AM
Woman's handgun Willy Handguns 20 07-12-2012 08:15 AM
First Handgun Vols365 Handguns 25 07-08-2012 06:51 PM
Shortenned 7.62X39 becomes a handgun cartridge swampdoc Handgun Cartridges 9 03-20-2012 03:45 PM
Back Up gun while handgun hunting? Zapzoo Handguns 37 05-03-2009 09:03 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:01 PM.

< Contact Us - Shooters Forum - Archive >

 
 

All Content & Design Copyright © 1999-2002 Beartooth Bullets, All Rights Reserved
View Privacy Policy | Contact Webmaster | Legal Information
Website Design & Development By Exbabylon Internet Solutions
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2