Re: Does anyone use a T/C Encore for LR hunting?
The Encore can be used for long range hunting just as well as any bolt gun so long as its setup correctly. I had my scxreen name here changed from JD Jones to James Jones as it is now because of the confusion between me and the real J.D. Jones from SSK. I do how ever do some work on Encores to help make them shoot better , working the trigger to a nice consistant pull , change out the hinge pin to make the lockup more consistant and bed the forend or convert it to the hangerbar setup so that the forend pressure is made consistant.
I have seen several encores that would shoot in the 3/4 to 1/2" range consistantly with factory ammo though generaly in smaller calibers , I have seen one 300 win heavy barreled Encore that would shoot into the 1/2" range with a couple premium factory ammo's and down near the .3's with handloads.
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