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Author:  Thebear_78 [ Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:20 am ]
Post subject:  TC Encore 338 federal

I picked up a tc encore pistol in 45/410 the other day for a grouse and bunny blaster for my SXS.

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I’ve had a couple of the contender versions and they are great for grouse. I’ve even taken a few out of the air.

Since I had the encore set up I figured a big game barrel could be fun. I found a 338 federal barrel with a burris 2-7 scope. Since I am already setup for reloading the 338 federal in my ruger frontier scout it was a no brainer.

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A 210 partition at 2200-2300fps should be a very effective combination.

Anyone else shooting a short barreled 338 federal?


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Author:  JD338 [ Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: TC Encore 338 federal

Very nice. That load should work on everything you want to hunt.

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Author:  Thebear_78 [ Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: TC Encore 338 federal

I ditched the weaver rings for a better set. I figured something stronger would work better on a heavy hitting handgun.
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I loaded up some mid range loads for the 338 federal encore barrel. 42.5gr of imr4895 with 210gr partition clocked right at 2205fps.

Recoil was brisk but not unmanageable. And accuracy was better than I expected.

3 shots at 100 yards
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Author:  DrMike [ Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: TC Encore 338 federal

Indeed, accuracy does look good. I have no doubt that the recoil is brisk, but that should give you some real power when used on game. Fascinating possibilities.

Author:  Thebear_78 [ Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: TC Encore 338 federal

The scope at 7x was pretty decent for targets but I don’t know how practical it will be for hunting. At 2x it’s not bad but I’ve been toying with idea of a red dot on it.


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Author:  gbflyer [ Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: TC Encore 338 federal

That’s good speed. Should make a great shooter for your intended purpose.


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Author:  filmjunkie4ever [ Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:42 pm ]
Post subject:  TC Encore 338 federal

Thebear_78 wrote:
I ditched the weaver rings for a better set. I figured something stronger would work better on a heavy hitting handgun.
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I loaded up some mid range loads for the 338 federal encore barrel. 42.5gr of imr4895 with 210gr partition clocked right at 2205fps.

Recoil was brisk but not unmanageable. And accuracy was better than I expected.

3 shots at 100 yards
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That’s good shooting! I know some dudes that can’t consistently do that good with their rifles let alone a handgun!!


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