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Time for another project #211692 07/28/2022 12:41 PM
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My wife hasn't killed me yet so I figured it is time to start another project. A huge departure from the last few. A Encore handgun in .450 Marlin.
I have been looking for a frame and used frames are going for 500.00+. I found a brand new 209x50 SS Encore complete gun for less than the frames are running.
The original plan was to do a .416 Taylor but the barrel is hard to come by at the moment. I am going with a SSK 15" with their scope mount. Some of you may ask why the .450 instead of a 45-70. I was involved in early development of .450 Pressure data with several bullets not including the original Hornady bullets. With most bullets the .450 held a distinct advantage vs. the hot rodded 45/70. I have in my possession some special bullets that are for use in single shots because of overall length. They open up a lot of powder capacity. Using these bullet and the correct powders the .450 will be capable of over 3000 ftlbs. from a 15" barrel. I also happen to have a Dillon set up to run them and tons of brass since I have more than one to feed. To be continued..........
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"A quiet hit in the right place is better than a loud miss in the wrong place followed by 10 more shots on the run"

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Re: Time for another project [Re: reflex264] #211696 07/30/2022 9:48 PM
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Very interesting! Keep us updated.

Re: Time for another project [Re: reflex264] #211697 08/01/2022 1:36 PM
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Looks like you have some very good reasons to go with that chambering. Brass, Bullets, and Dies "in hand" is a good thing now days.
What glass do you plan on installing?
No mention of a Muzzle Brake so far. That would be the next thing on my build list.
It should be a Hammer on most anything that you could hunt in most of the World.

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Re: Time for another project [Re: reflex264] #211699 08/01/2022 11:02 PM
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Leupold glass, probably the FX-4. Probably going with the SSK brake. The barrel is in route.


"A quiet hit in the right place is better than a loud miss in the wrong place followed by 10 more shots on the run"

I was a handgun hunter, when handgun wasn't cool.....
Re: Time for another project [Re: reflex264] #211700 08/03/2022 1:00 PM
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Sort of together. Shot it once to check it out. All good. Now stock and optics.
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"A quiet hit in the right place is better than a loud miss in the wrong place followed by 10 more shots on the run"

I was a handgun hunter, when handgun wasn't cool.....

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