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Old 01-25-2006, 06:41 AM
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I've decided to buy a 300 Win. Mag. barrel for my Encore. I was just wondering if it would be worth the added expense to have a muzzle brake installed.
I am not really "recoil sensitive". At the present time the only barrel I have is the .50 cal. muzzleloader barrel. I don't mind the recoil from this at all. (using 2 pyrodex pellets.) seems to be less than my old in-line, CVA Kodiak.
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:53 AM
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Not much more than for a 300Win mag. You will get a nice tap. The problem i have with breaks is the noice makes me flinch more than the recoil and where i hunt, that extra 2-4" on teh barrel is a hinderance. But to each his own.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 07:19 AM
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That's what i have heard about the brakes, that they are loud. I figure that the total weight of the encore will be less than a bolt-action rifle, and therefore considerably more recoil. Maybe the way to go would be with one of Sims Labs recoil pads they make for the encore.
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Old 01-25-2006, 07:35 AM
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You bet ya. Sims has a nice recoil pad. But my encore has a recoil pad already there. If it didn't, I would put the sims. Not sure if I would if it had stock on there.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 07:50 AM
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Bigcountry, I was figuring on a Fox River barrel. Site islinked toT/C's site. Any experience w/ their barrels?
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Old 01-25-2006, 07:59 AM
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I always thought fox ridge was your typical t/C barrels. I know I get mine from midsouthsupply. Much cheaper.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 09:12 AM
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T/C's site says that Fox River is their custom shop. Their prices weren't too bad and they have different length options and barrel contours. I don't think i want the heavy barrel due to the extra weight.
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Old 01-25-2006, 09:37 AM
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I have the synthetic stock and forearm on my Encore along with a .300 Win. Mag. barrel. Bought one of the prefited Sims Limbsaver pads and it
was a snap to put on.Simply remove the two exisitng screws holding the originalpadand replace with the new pad. Fit is quite good. Felt recoil is not bad - no need in my opnion for a muzzle brake. Besides, when shooting at game one never feels theshot go off!!
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Old 01-25-2006, 09:43 AM
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A buddie of mine put a fox river brake on his 300 rum and it kicks like a 270 I was suprised at the difference I hate the things cause of noise though I would be scared if we had mountains I think it would cause a avalanche
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:41 PM
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If you buy your barrel from Fox Ridge Outfitters you can have a brake installed while the barrel is being made for $49. That is a freakin steal. On a .300 WM Encore I'd say do it. You can get some of the new fancy electronic earmuffs to deal with the muzzle blast and stil be able to hear normally.
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