Thompson Center Encore 17 Mach IV Pistol Barrel
Includes: Redding dies, bullets, and brass – RARE
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Item 671344749
Location Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Thompson Center Encore 17 Mach IV Pistol Barrel Includes: Redding dies, bullets, and brass – RARE!

This is a gently used Thompson Center factory / custom blued 15” tapered pistol barrel chambered in 17 Mach IV for the Encore. It does not have the typical “Custom Shop” wording on the barrel but the scrawling on the lug “17 Mach 4” leads me to believe it was done in their custom shop.

I purchased this used in mid-2010 and shot approximately 220 rounds of personal reloads. I have no idea how many rounds were shot by the previous owner; I doubt much. I rarely reload hot loads having discovered the most accurate loads are from the bullet manufacturer's recommended starting load to mid-range. This is true for my rifles but for this particular pistol barrel I discovered a better response with more than mid-range but still under the maximum recommended.

The bore is bright and shiny with no rust or pitting. The measured twist rate is 1:10. There are little to no marks on the barrel with only the typical half-moon mark barely visible on both sides from working the break action. Sorry, no box available.

It has no sights but it is drilled and tapped for scope mounting.

Finding ammo for this caliber is nearly impossible with reloaders resorting to necking down the .221 Remington Fireball. I discovered I could use the 17 Remington Fireball case directly because of the very close dimensions to the 17 Mach IV case; see last photos for more info. I ran new 17 Rem Fireball brass though the 17 Mach IV full length die and fire formed it to the 17 Mach IV.

I am including the now used Redding Deluxe 3-Die Set for the 17 Mach IV (full length sizing die, seating die, and neck sizing die). I am also including 50 twice fired, cleaned and neck sized brass (actually 49 + 1 display cartridge). I am also including the reloaded cartridges from twice fired brass; 40 + 10 spent cases. These were loaded with the 20 grain Hornady V-Max which worked a little better than the 25 gr V-Max. I also include the remaining 150 Hornady 20 gr. V-Max bullets (one unopened box of 100). The reloads were charged with 16.0 grains of H4198.

I typically do not sell reloads opting to remove the bullets. However, trying to remove a 20 gr. bullet with an impact hammer is futile because of the very low mass provided by the bullet to work with inertia! Therefore I will need to ship the overall package via UPS as an ORM-D package. I can only ship to the lower 48-states.

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Mfg Part Number
7.00 Pounds