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    TC Encore pro hunter katahdin

    I saw this rifle in 45/70 & in 500sw. Does anyone have one? Any feedback!?

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    Re: TC Encore pro hunter katahdin

    I owned the Katahdin in 45-70 and really liked it. The rifle was "The Perfect" treestand rifle; short, light and plenty of med/moderate range power. The 45-70 is said to be more accurate than the 50 S&W in the T/C but I never owned the 50 so can not attest to that. Killed bears and hogs with no problem.


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    Re: TC Encore pro hunter katahdin

    I saw a T/C Encore in .45-70 at a Pawn & Gun Shop, in WV, in January, for $450.00.

    It was in really good shape other than the fact that someone had removed the scope/mount and didn't replace the filler screws.

    I would think that with a rifle that light, it's gotta 'thump' your shoulder!
    What was it I read, here on MO. . . . "It kills on one end and maims on the other." Yep. That would be appropriate.
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    Re: TC Encore pro hunter katahdin

    I like those lil rifles too...and have looked at them several times on the net, but I can't seem to find a reliable answer on what level of pressure that action will take.

    Will it handle "Marlin loads" at 40,000 cup?

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    Re: TC Encore pro hunter katahdin

    Well the pro hunter kat comes with the flex tec stock. Suppose to really help with recoil.

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    Re: TC Encore pro hunter katahdin

    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgerunner665
    I like those lil rifles too...and have looked at them several times on the net, but I can't seem to find a reliable answer on what level of pressure that action will take.

    Will it handle "Marlin loads" at 40,000 cup?
    I have a 24" standard taper regular Encore barrel in 45/70. I call T/C some years ago asking about the pressure levels for it and their reply was "modern lever action loads". I am having no problem with them, however with the snythetic stock and forearm you do feel the recoil, even with a Limbsaver recoil pad.

    I also have a 18" Katahdin 12 gauge barrel that I shoot 3" magnum 2 oz. turkey loads with that same stock and frame and the 45/70 is quite a bit tamer.
    Tom

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    Re: TC Encore pro hunter katahdin

    I have a 20" 500Mag barrel - quite shootable, it will do 1.5-2" at 100. It's out of commission at the moment as my daughter's fiance was using at last fall and didn't have it tied well and as he was lowering it from the stand the knot let go and it hit on the scope when it fell. The mount is now loose - 2 of the holes are stripped out and it is at the gunsmith to be redrilled and tapped. Don't know about the scope yet; I'm going to put it on a 22lr and see what happens.
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    Re: TC Encore pro hunter katahdin

    Is he still welcome into the family?

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    Yeah, he's actually a really good kid. He just needs a few more years under his belt.
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    Re: TC Encore pro hunter katahdin

    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgerunner665
    I like those lil rifles too...and have looked at them several times on the net, but I can't seem to find a reliable answer on what level of pressure that action will take.

    Will it handle "Marlin loads" at 40,000 cup?
    I shot Marlin level loads all the time without incident. The Encore can handle much higher pressure loads and is chambered for some formidable cartridges. One inch groups @ 100yds are possible with favored loads. I had the forearm shimmed down and the trigger redone by Bellum TC. Other than that the rifle was stock.

    Notice that I said that I "had one"? I traded it in on my 1895 SBL - aren't you all proud of me? LOL
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