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Scored with the 450 Encore #212134 11/27/2023 2:03 PM
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Nice fat little buck. 160 yards
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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.....
Re: Scored with the 450 Encore [Re: reflex264] #212135 11/28/2023 8:28 PM
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Nice. Is your 450 a 450 Marlin? I have always though that 450 Marlin was a much underrated cartridge that deserved much wider popularity. I noticed one of our local retailers recently had new 450 Marlin Hornady brass , which was interesting because Hornady had previously indicated they were discontinuing production. Hopefully they are still going to make the occasional batch, much like they do for some of the big bore classic cartridges.

Re: Scored with the 450 Encore [Re: Walkingthemup] #212136 11/30/2023 11:42 PM
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Yes this one is a .450 Marlin. Its a beast.


"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: Scored with the 450 Encore [Re: reflex264] #212139 12/19/2023 10:55 PM
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I had a .450 Marlin Encore. Sold it to Ed Folmer. He took it to Africa & killed an elephant with it. I shot lots of groundhogs & several deer with it. A good medium range round.

Re: Scored with the 450 Encore [Re: reflex264] #212140 12/23/2023 12:42 AM
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Congratulations! Nice buck.

Re: Scored with the 450 Encore [Re: reflex264] #212147 01/03/2024 4:18 PM
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Thanks guys. I was glad to get it in the field. It is a real shooter.


"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: Scored with the 450 Encore [Re: wvhitman] #212148 01/03/2024 4:25 PM
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Originally Posted by wvhitman
I had a .450 Marlin Encore. Sold it to Ed Folmer. He took it to Africa & killed an elephant with it. I shot lots of groundhogs & several deer with it. A good medium range round.


I don't doubt the elephant a bit. It is a very versitile cartridge. I worked with several bullets in the .450 that would work for elephant. The new 1200-R powder has opened new doors for the .450 handguns.


"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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