Friday Gun Porn

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Encore 16″ specialty pistol in .257x.225 Improved. (Good heavens, I have no idea what that cartridge is.) Custom-chambered barrel by On Target Technologies, with shallow narrow flutes. The grip is also by OTT in Zebra Wood, and the owner finished the grip himself in a satin finish. He calls it the “Silver Ghost.” Burris 3-12 scope. Click on any of the pics to embiggen.

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And here’s the first three shots from the new barrel after firing five to get on target. The red circle is 1/2″ diameter. These were fire-forming loads, he hasn’t tried for an accuracy load yet. More here.
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OTT barrels are doing some pretty amazing things. Whether it’s the EDM process or just the care put into the work, these Contender, Encore and XP barrels are building a reputation for incredible accuracy. OTT is a one-man shop, by the way — wait times on barrel orders can be up to a year or more. Boy that seems worth it though….

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2 Responses to Friday Gun Porn

  1. Merle says:

    I believe that would be the old .225 Winchester cartridge bumped out to .257. Sizewise it is similar to a .220 Swift, if that helps.

    What does the headstamp on the case read?

    Merle

  2. David says:

    I don’t know — I pulled this off of the Specialty Pistols forums and the owner didn’t post a picture of the cartridge. But you sound like you’ve probably got it right. I’ve never heard of the .225 Winchester, so I hadn’t a clue.

    I do love my .257 Weatherby. The quarter-bores are underrated, I think.

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