Scored with the 450 Marlin Encore

reflex264

Handloader
Jun 13, 2007
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I finally bloodied my .450 Encore. 160 yards. The gun is working great. I used a 300 grain Sierra loaded to 2030 fps. Wtih the new 1200-R powder I can get them out over 2400 fps from the 15" barrel. Quite the beast. I am saving my 300 grain Partitions for Elk, moose or Africa. I would love to see that bullet return as well as the handgun partitions.
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That's awesome, congratulations Roy.
Is that Ol' Georgia Jim's furniture on that hand cannon?

JD338
 
Hell I had a 444 in a marlin and it got your attention when it went off. I have a 454 and a 44 mag. I simply can’t immagine shooting some of these hand cannons you guys are playing with and I think a 375HH is only noticeable recoil.
Well done on the buck!
 
Hell I had a 444 in a marlin and it got your attention when it went off. I have a 454 and a 44 mag. I simply can’t immagine shooting some of these hand cannons you guys are playing with and I think a 375HH is only noticeable recoil.
Well done on the buck!
I tried some of the really hot loads like I used on the water buffalo in it without the brake. It was rough. With the brake it is tolerable but a lot of people probably still wouldn't like it. The top end 420 grain loads even with the brake are rather fiesty.
 
I tried some of the really hot loads like I used on the water buffalo in it without the brake. It was rough. With the brake it is tolerable but a lot of people probably still wouldn't like it. The top end 420 grain loads even with the brake are rather fiesty.
I find the 400 grain, 45/70 loads I carry in my guide gun in Alaska to be “fiesty” and I’m holding that with both hands:) You hand cannon guys have my admiration.
 
I find the 400 grain, 45/70 loads I carry in my guide gun in Alaska to be “fiesty” and I’m holding that with both hands:) You hand cannon guys have my admiration.
We are just a little crazy. I tolerate the recoil to get the performance. Some guys are addicted to it.
 
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