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450HUNTER

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I am looking at purchasing one in 308 or 7mm-08. I was wondering if anyone has shot either one and what the recoil was like. I have shot a TC Contender in 7-30 waters and was wondering how they would compare to it with recoil. Thanks for any help.
 

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Recoil is more noticeable when you get into the heavier bullets, but with lighter bullets I don't think it's all that much more than a waters. Louder, for sure! Loaded some 200 grain Noslers in the 308, and it was darned near a religious experience. Almost the same with 175's in the 7-08. With 150's and lighter, no sweat.
 

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Encore pistol recoil

Encore pistol recoil

Hello, 450 to answer your questions I HAVE SHOT THE 7mm08 plenty. also hunted,shot a whitetail I own and shot the same gun with a 375 JDJ barrel, with 270 grain handloads. The 7mm 08 recoil is not a problem , I use 140's in that gun. As you know the encore's are a heaver gun than the contenders are, which helps in the recoil dept. If ever there was a do it all caliber for the hand gunner the 7mm 08 is it. PS I have also shot a 45 70 in the contender 16 in barrel with heavy loads and can tell you it;s a beast!! Good hunting Bill.
 

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