Besides, why does anyone need an excuse to buy another gun.
You're absolutely right! It doesn't take a whole lot in my mind to justify buying something like that! I agree that my 209X50 is probably a little better, but man you're right, that would be an awsome rifle for just about anything you wanted to shoot at!
I spoke with someone at T/C's custom shop to see if they had any ballistic info on their 20" Katahdin Pro Hunter 500 S&W barrels, which is what I'm looking at buying, and he said if I find hand gun ballistics I should be able to add approx. 50 fps per inch of additional barrel length. SO...According to Hornady's new web sight their new 300 grain Evolution out of a 10" barrel is flying out of the muzzle at 2075 fps, so if that guy's right, my Encore will send that monster bullet at an amazing 2575 fps!!!That's frickin awesome!
I've been accused of favortism
here are my favorites:
T/C Encore 209X50
Winchester Super X3
Winchester Model 94 Big Bore 444 Marlin
Winchester Model 70 300 Win Mag.
Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 mag.