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

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by olsingleshot, May 26, 2007.

  1. olsingleshot

    olsingleshot Well-Known Member

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    If you do, have you done anything special to your rifle to get the accuracy you need for LR shooting? What calibers?
     
  2. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    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.

    Best of luck,
    Sam
     

  3. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. NYLES

    NYLES Well-Known Member

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    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!
     
  5. olsingleshot

    olsingleshot Well-Known Member

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    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.