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Old 02-28-2008, 09:11 PM
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I'll be getting in a 15" encore barrel in 22-250 sometime this week, along with the dies, brass and bullets needed for feeding it. I've never fiddled with so small a caliber before. What can I expect? I'm hoping to use it on these Alabama 'yotes...
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:20 PM
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I expect that you have a 100% chance of loading/reloading 22-250 cartridges in the next 14 days.

That depends greatly... all I can say is I wish you better than my rifle shot... which still ain't sayin much. Seems case dependant.... who built the barrel?
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:20 PM
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It's gonna be loud. Really loud. And it'll probably spit somehuge flames out the barrel. Really huge.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:12 AM
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You'll need to do extensive experimenting with loads for best accuracy so get several different powders/bullets/ primers. A slightly faster burning powder will work better as opposed to rifle barreled length loads. After you find a great load from SOLID rest and good benchrest skills SHOULD net you 1/2 moa out to 300 yards. Good optics will also make or break accuracy so put the best scope you can afford on it.
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:17 AM
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A 15" and a .22-250...WOW! Like someone already said...flames-a-plenty.
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:52 AM
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O.k. That's a start. I have a Burris 2x7 with the Ballisti- plex and posilock that I had on my 30-06 15" Encore that I am going to mount onto this barrel. I don't suppose that the recoil will be as severe off the bench as the '06, which is why I traded for it in the first place.
Our local range is but 100 yards, so I'll have to dig deep and see where I'll need to have the groups @100 so they'll be usable farther on out....
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:04 PM
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Anyone heard of the 221 Fireball? But forget the fire. Buy some VERY good ear protection.
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:27 PM
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Wouldn't be without ear protection, even when hunting.... The barrel is a stock T/C...
I'm probably going to wait to shoot itafter my wife's surgery, which is on the 3rd, bit I may slip out and pop off one round....
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:10 PM
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I have handguns in 221 , 22-250 and 308. The 308 is by far the loudest and produces the largest fireball

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