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Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? #192449 05/13/2018 2:30 PM
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Thinking of building a Encore in 7mm-08. Other than stainless and going with the shortest barrel to get good accuracy. What barrel, brake(if needed) grip, or other options/mods ? Pictures of your setup would be helpful.


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Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: Badubet] #192451 05/13/2018 3:54 PM
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http://www.handgunhunt.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=1051&ppuser=514

Theres mine. If a full time hunting gun, id consider pachmayr rubber if you could find it. I dont need a brake on it. Lotta options and decisions,Too many to list. You could brake one and get by with a riflescope also.


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Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: Badubet] #192452 05/13/2018 4:32 PM
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Other than stainless and going with the shortest barrel to get good accuracy.


Barrel length won't affect accuracy as much as velocity, which could be related. I had a 10" 7-30 Waters barrel that would shoot lights out, but was slow as molasses in January. Went to a 13" and gained about 300 fps. With the 7-08 I would want at least 13" or more if you don't mind the size of the package.


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Nice rig, Kyle!


Rod, too.

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Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: s4s4u] #192454 05/13/2018 7:21 PM
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This is one of my favorite rounds, mines a 15?, very versatile, no brake.

Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: racksmasher1] #192458 05/14/2018 1:23 AM
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If interested Pm me and make offer, factory blued barrel i never plan to use


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Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: Badubet] #192460 05/14/2018 2:14 AM
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 Originally Posted By: Badubet
Thinking of building a Encore in 7mm-08. Other than stainless and going with the shortest barrel to get good accuracy. What barrel, brake(if needed) grip, or other options/mods ? Pictures of your setup would be helpful.

What are your typical hunting distances?


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Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: Ernie] #192461 05/14/2018 4:01 AM
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I have a 15 inch factory barrel and really like it. I'm using 140 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips in mine. No brake.


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Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: Ernie] #192462 05/14/2018 10:52 AM
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Would like to go to 200 yds


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Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: Badubet] #192464 05/14/2018 2:29 PM
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I have a buddy that has a factory Pro Hunter SS Barrel with a Leopold base and rings. New brass and bullets that could be had very reasonable.


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Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: H2OBUG] #192465 05/14/2018 4:50 PM
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7 BR or 7-08 will easily do that


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Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: Ernie] #192466 05/14/2018 5:11 PM
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Probably won't need a brake; depends on each individual's recoil sensitivity. My DIL has a .243 with a brake.

I have had ladies show up to hunt 'Lopers with .308's; no brake.

Good luck on your progress; keep in touch!







Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: Gregg Richter] #192471 05/15/2018 1:45 AM
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Can't help you with the 7mm-08 (even though I'd love one), but I will suggest a 15" barrel, preferably with a heavy taper or full bull contour. If you're interested in something a bit more handy and are willing to sacrifice a little velocity, I've found 12" barrels to be a pretty good balance.


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Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: Chance Weldon] #192476 05/15/2018 1:37 PM
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7-08 Pro Hunter Barrel SS $150

Leupold duel dove Base and rings SS $40

100ea Win Primed and sized brass in boxes New $75

100ea Horanady V max $20 120 50ea 120 NBTs $15

Lee Dies as new $25

$300 for all above plus shipping.

Also have a Reeder 308 barrel 15" SS with break $150 New


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Re: Encore 7mm-08_ perfect build? [Re: H2OBUG] #192477 05/15/2018 7:13 PM
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Here is the one I set up for my neighbor. He wanted something with a little distance but easy to reload. Had the break put on and it is like shooting a .243 bull barrel.
I load 140 Nosler Ballistic tips and Varget for his rig. With the break and the weight of the 3x12 Burris it is a piece of cake.
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