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Old 11-07-2011, 05:13 PM
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Re: T/C load recommendations

Time spent was worth it as I took a nice 6pt buck early Sat the opening day of deer season here in Va. Thanks to everyone who made recommendation on the loads for the TC
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:43 PM
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Re: T/C load recommendations

i read alot on guys not happy with the group their prohunter gets there is 5 of us that are friends all have the encore in a 50 and took awhile trying to get a lighter load to shoot and we found that heating them up and running a bigger charge reallly helped close up our groups we all shoot our best groups with 150 grs of 777 with a 250 gr sst-ml
with that load i can stack 4 or of 5 shots in the bottom of a beer can at 200 yards and have won several bets with that load.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:01 AM
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Re: T/C load recommendations

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i read alot on guys not happy with the group their prohunter gets there is 5 of us that are friends all have the encore in a 50 and took awhile trying to get a lighter load to shoot and we found that heating them up and running a bigger charge reallly helped close up our groups we all shoot our best groups with 150 grs of 777 with a 250 gr sst-ml
with that load i can stack 4 or of 5 shots in the bottom of a beer can at 200 yards and have won several bets with that load.
I thought that Hodgdon stated that you had to decrease the max charge volume by 15% when using T7 versus black poweder. I know the T/C is approved for 150gr of BP, so this would translate to 127.5gr of T7 (150 x 0.85 = 127.5).

You may have looked into this and found that an expert has deemed it safe. I just wanted you to be aware that it appears to go against the manufacure's saftey warnings.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:10 AM
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i had talked to afew guys from TC and when i went to pellets had asked and they both said that running 3 pellets was what they ran also. so if guys working at TC is shooting that load i would say it is safe. 8 years and and prob 20 of pounds of powder thru my first encore now and it still just as tight shooting as it was when i got it out of the box
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:22 PM
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Re: T/C load recommendations

i have a pro hunter encore. and recently i found a load that shoots lights out. have picture to post but can not figure out how to do it, but would email if someone really wanted to see it. i shot the black horn 209 @ 100 yards with the barns spitfire in the 185 gr. 3 shot group measured .460 center to center and you will cover all of the holes completely with a quarter.
What i did was took a 24" X 36" white board and placed 4 2" targets on it about 8" apart. first load was at 90gr shot 3 shots. next shot 3 shots @ 100gr then shot 3 shots @ 110 and then 3 shots @ 120gr. never swiped the barrel at all just loaded and shot from a bench with sand bags. and you could see the groups tighting up. and when i hit 120gr. it became a hole shooter. My next step is to cono these loads which i am sure will be at 2100 fps or greater. since i use to shoot 148 gr of triple 7 loose powder. and it shot well just did not like the fact of the grud ring that had to be removed after 3 shots or you would throw a bullet aleast by 5" one way or the other. The big thing with the 209 is clean your rifle at the end of the day when you are done. THIS is important especially the breech plug. other wise the next time you shoot you might get a hang fire. but i have never had one due to proper cleaning at the end of the day.
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