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Unread 10-22-2008, 08:40 AM
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Encore accuracy

Just picked up a new encore in 22-250, with a 15" barrel. I know not the ideal platform for long range handgun, but is the most economical. I was wondering what I need to do to get the most accuracy out of it? Is there a way to bed the fore end or float the barrel? New to the handgun world, but from reading here looks like to much fun to pass up. Thanks in advance.

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Unread 10-22-2008, 10:42 AM
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Re: Encore accuracy

Congrats on your first specialty pistol.
It is impossible to free float the barrel on a TC but you can install aluminum pillars in your stock and or you can buy some forends that use polymers or aluminum to get you the best possible accuracy set-up.
Also, there is one unique rest set-up that is quite different, called the Bower rest System Bower Shooting Products LLC
You would need a forend from them and have a wood grip also modified, plus the rest itself. For LR steel shooting or pd's this would be my favored choice.

For hunting circumstances Neal Cooper sells a forend that I would buy for regular hunting (with or without a bi-pod).
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Unread 10-22-2008, 10:54 AM
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Re: Encore accuracy

There are 'hanger bars' you can mount on your barrel that are very common way to 'float' the barrel.
Forend Hanger Bars : Stratton Custom Gun Accessories and Services, Formerly with Virgin Valley Custom Guns
Fred at Bullberry also make the same thing. You will need a forend cut out to fit them.
INDEX makes grips and forends for T/C's .
If you want to go with pillars then try here.
Tony's Forends and Grips
Have fun shooting !!

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Unread 10-22-2008, 12:53 PM
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Re: Encore accuracy

Thanks guys. I will be looking at both these setups. Chances are at first it will shoot better than I can shoot it. Like the idea of the pillars, I could do that myself. I think! Always nice to have access to this amount of knowledge and experience. I'll post after I get some shooting in with it.
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