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Thread: Anyone shooting a TC pro hunter for sheep?

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    Default Anyone shooting a TC pro hunter for sheep?

    I am looking into buying a Pro Hunter primaraly for sheep hunting but had concerns on the wieght. So does anyone have a opinion on them good or bad. I was looking at a 7mm barrel for it, is there a better caliber for sheep hunting? And if you are shooting what type of optics do you have on it or recomend. Thanks for all your help and info.

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    The 7mm is as good as any for sheep. If your going with a encore you might as well go 7mm rem mag or even 7mm STW. Cartridge length won't be a cocern. I have an encore with 22-250, 45/70, 30/06, and 209x50 barrels. I have found it to be very handy, and accurate. The best thing is the compact length, the weight isn't a huge consderation. They aren't that heavy but they definately aren't that light. I have been really impressed with mine and have used it on several whitetails and a moose so far. If you like the gun I bet you will be well served by an encore.

    I have a nikon monarch 3-9x40 on my 30/06 barrel, a burris 3-9 FFII on the 220250, and peeps on the muzle loader barrel. The 3-9x40 VXII is another very good all around choice.

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    I've use one in 270 Win. Works well, easy to pack. Not too much to go wrong with it out in the field ( at least nothing has happened yet). Pretty accurate especially with reloads. Don't let anyone tell you a single shot isn't good enough for sheep either, with a little practice you can reload pretty fast. As far as optics I use a leupy vx-II 2x7.

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    I have a standard Encore frame with a Pro Hunter barrel in 7mag. Wanted to save a bit of dough, so I decided against the pro hunter frame. Figured the swing hammer and extra engraving weren't worth it. Bad idea, I managed to mount my scope the width of a dollar off my barrel and having the swing hammer would be pretty nice.
    What I'm about to say may be disagreed with, but I'm going to say it anyway. I love my Encore and feel that it is one of the best shooting platforms available. Being in WA, I obviously have not taken it on a sheep hunt. That being said, I would take it anywhere. It may not be the lightest gun out there, but it is definately lighter than a lot of bolt guns out there. Bottom line, get the gun!

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    YOu can send your frame back to T/C and have the swing hammer installed for around $70

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    Yeah, I looked into that after this past hunting season. Kicker is, it takes up to 8 weeks. I just use a hammer extension and hope there aren't any issues. So far so good!

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