Originally Posted by Longrange_Newby
I will need to try a few different things, I really want to get this figured out and be able to shoot tighter groups than my dads 300 win mag that best of the west set up with a huskemaw scope and some boxes of ammunition.
Not trying to shoot down your dreams, but if your dad has a custom gun with a high quality scope and custom ammunition for that gun, you probably won't ever shoot better with your factory encore. I'm not saying don't even try. You should try and get your gun to shoot as accurately as it can. You will also learn a lot about reloading while you test different things out. So go for it but if you want to base your success off of trying to make your factory gun shoot better than your dads custom gun then you had better prepare for failure
. Instead base your success off of how well your reloads do for you and your gun and retain what you learn from doing it.