Originally Posted by Tracker12
Who does the work on your gun or do you do it yourself. I want to at least get my hammer changed out and will probably change a few spring at the same time. Hinge pin is on its way. I hope to pick up a batch on the TMZ bullets this week if I can find them at a local dealer. The TMZ may tighten the group up but the MZ's sure do knock a whitetail down where they stand.
When I talk about fliers I am not talking about way out there shots but ones that are 2-3 inches off the mark. These get especially troubling when I know the hold and shot were good.
I do all my own work on my Encore Platform rifles and have for some time. However, the trigger work can be, well lets just say for some, pretty darn hard to impossible for others. You have to be able to work with fine small parts and follow directions to the "T". With the HD locking bolt spring, it takes 3 hands, one to try to hold the bolt/spring back, one to locate the pin and another to insert the pin. Wife helps me, in trade for me doing the dishes ... LOL
All the parts you need, Mike has in stock. He also has the FREE downloadable directions for the trigger work on his site... Mike Bellm TCs - Other Shops Supporting TCs & Trigger Work
Just read all the information on the menu on the left side of the page. If you feel uncomfortable doing the trigger work yourself, Jim does good work and has a very quick turn around time. Recommended on Mike's site, Index.htm
Not sure but, I think Jim charges around $75 for the trigger work and a trigger over travel screw. I know a few people that were uncomfortable doing their own and sent their FRAME ONLY out to Jim. Changing out out of the hammer spring is EASY....... REAL EASY. Mike has the directions on his site for that also.
If you decide to tackle the entire job yourself, you MUST download the directions from Mike's site and follow them. If you hone the sear, you only use a very fine hone just to take out any machine marks. READ the information on the Bellm site. Mike knows more about the Encore platform rifles than anyone else in North America.......... and that includes T/C!
- Trigger spring $7.95
- Hinge Pin $9.95
- HD locking bolt spring $2.95
- HD fireing pin spring $2.95
- HD hammer springs (2pk) $7.95
Doing your own work, you'd have about $32 invested plus shipping.
Good luck with your decision. I can assure you, these items ALL contribute to increasing the accuracy of your rifle and the tightening up of your groups.