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Does anyone use a T/C Encore for LR hunting?

 
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Old 05-26-2007, 11:54 AM
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Does anyone use a T/C Encore for LR hunting?

If you do, have you done anything special to your rifle to get the accuracy you need for LR shooting? What calibers?
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:19 PM
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Re: Does anyone use a T/C Encore for LR hunting?

You can go to www.bellmtcs.com and find a wealth of info on accurizing the Encore. I believe JD Jones on here can also help.

You will definitely need a trigger job to start with. There are several inexpensive things you can do to improve accuracy. I have a 25-06 heavy barrel that shoots 1/2" at 100 yds with the 110 gr AB. This is post trigger job, larger hinge pin and aftermarket semibeavertail forend from Boyds through Midway USA.

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Old 05-28-2007, 08:36 AM
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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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Old 05-29-2007, 10:10 PM
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Re: Does anyone use a T/C Encore for LR hunting?

What them two said! X2! Bellm and trigger job youll do fine!

After my 270AM custom is done, Im gonna try some 169.5 Wildcats in a 270 WIN Encore but gonna get some more thoughts on that before I do it!
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:59 AM
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Re: Does anyone use a T/C Encore for LR hunting?

Thanks everyone. I have talked to Mike Bellm a lot and he is a wealth of info. I have a pro hunter that shoots great with the full facotry setup and a trigger job. I have an early model encore that I am having problems with but I will find the right combination of tricks to make it work. Bellm's larger hinge pins are enroute.
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