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Does anyone have a encore with katahdin barrel

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

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  1. glockky

    glockky Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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