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Anyone have an Encore with a Katahdin barrel on it?

Old 01-31-2007, 11:33 AM
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Default Anyone have an Encore with a Katahdin barrel on it?

Which one do you have and what do ya think about it?
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:48 AM
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Default RE: Anyone have an Encore with a Katahdin barrel on it?

Isn't the Katahdin barrel one of those spanish barrels?
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:51 AM
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Default RE: Anyone have an Encore with a Katahdin barrel on it?

I don't know about that. What they are referring to as the Katahdin barrel is a short "carbine" style barrel. They are 18 to 20 inches and come in calibers like 45/70, 460 S&W, 450 and 444 Marlin.
Intended for "brush guns".
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:51 PM
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Default RE: Anyone have an Encore with a Katahdin barrel on it?

Bump....

I am also interested in the Katahdin barrels.
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Old 02-01-2007, 03:45 PM
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Default RE: Anyone have an Encore with a Katahdin barrel on it?

I had a standard 45/70 24" blued barrel that I had "french grayed" and cut down to 18" and installed a williams peep. Recoil with heavy loads and the light weight synthetic stock was pretty brutal, but not unmanagable. The encore stock isn't the best design to handle recoil. It was a really handly little package, the overall length is VERY short, almost like a long barred handgun. My dad liked it so muchthat he has permanentlyborrowed it.

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Old 02-02-2007, 04:08 AM
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Default RE: Anyone have an Encore with a Katahdin barrel on it?

ORIGINAL: Josh Sorensen

I had a standard 45/70 24" blued barrel that I had "french grayed" and cut down to 18" and installed a williams peep. Recoil with heavy loads and the light weight synthetic stock was pretty brutal, but not unmanagable. The encore stock isn't the best design to handle recoil. It was a really handly little package, the overall length is VERY short, almost like a long barred handgun. My dad liked it so muchthat he has permanentlyborrowed it.

So how does it shoot compared to the 24" barrel?
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Old 02-02-2007, 08:17 PM
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Not really any loss of accuracy, only lost a few hundred fps over 24" barrel.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:28 PM
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Default RE: Anyone have an Encore with a Katahdin barrel on it?

I have one in 450 Marin and it's a lot of fun. It's my primary pig gun. Very light and quick handling. It will also put a stomping on a pig. Farthest shot I have made with it is about 80 yards with open sights and it rolled a 200# sow.
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