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Does anyone have a encore with katahdin barrel

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by glockky, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. glockky

    glockky Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Webbville, KY
    Just wondering if anyone had the katahdin barrel on there encore. I have been looking at purchasing one in 45-70. Just wondering what your experiences have been.

    I am afraid that the muzzle blast will bad when hunting. And have wondered about the 460 and 500 S&W katahdind's.
  2. critter

    critter Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    southeast AR
    No. BUT I have shot a BFR in 45-70 with a 9 1/2 barrel. Now, I would NOT say that it was "quiet" by any means, but it is not just awful. It is a big, deep "BOOOOOM" much more than a sharp, ear piercing 'crack'.
  3. Dthunter

    Dthunter Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    I have one, and it shoots very well! But with full power loads, it has seriously viscious recoil!

    So I load it to where its comfortable, and have a riot! So handy to carry!
  4. jamesb

    jamesb Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    I have a 460 S&W MAG katahdin. It kicks like a mule and belches fire. When I first got it I developed a nasty flinch that took a while to get rid of. It shoots well and is very light, handy and quick in the brush. It makes an excellent pig gun. When using full bore 460 loads I would recommend wearing ear protection while hunting. I double up with plugs and muffs when at the range. It is louder than the 24" 30-06 barrel I have for my encore. It also kicks harder than my 30-06 barrel. As for the muzzel blast you can feel the heat and see the fire but not as bad as the 8" S&W XVR. I can only imagine that the 45-70 would be worse due to the heavier bullets and more powder.

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