Encore Upgrades

Discussion in 'Muzzleloader Hunting' started by mconwa951, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. mconwa951

    mconwa951 Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2009
    Hey guys i have an Encore .50 cal just wondering what are some things a guy can do to make it a lil more accuate.
    I have made some pretty long shots with it while hunting including 2 over 200 yds one a head shot and one a perfect heart shot.
    I am perfectly happy with it but like most guys on here i just cant leave well enough alone and want to make anything i have better. So i am wondering how much a guy can do to these things to make them more accurate.

    Here is a pic of my doe taken at 207yds took 5 steps and piled up.

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    ENCORE Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    I've upgraded all of the Encore's that I've had over the years. I happen to be very demanding with my muzzleloaders. They must be consistently accurate and when hunting, I use a bullet that NEVER fails to perform perfectly. I'm currently shooting the same load from my Pro as I was the Encore and couldn't be happier.

    I copied this from another post.

    For about $35 my Pro Hunter has:
    • replaced the stock hinge pin with a 2X
    • replaced the stock locking bolt spring with a HD spring
    • replaced the stock firing pin spring with a HD spring
    • replaced the stock hammer spring with either the 44# or 51# (hunting/target)
    • replaced the trigger spring with a 2# spring (actual 1.7#)
    • honed and polished the sear
    • installed a trigger over travel screw
    All these parts, including FREE downloadable directions can be purchased from Bellmtc. If you own an Encore or Pro Hunter, I strongly recommend that you visit Mike's site and read each page. Mike is without a doubt the most knowledgable man in North America when it comes to the Encore platform rifles. Mike Bellm TCs - Other Shops Supporting TCs & Trigger Work

  3. Archery1973

    Archery1973 Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2012
  4. WRG

    WRG Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    The two reply's above are the best your gonna get.

    Both are spot on!!!
  5. bushmower

    bushmower New Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    I have a pro-hunter , i couldn't get any real accuracy out of the encore barrel so i purchased a Bergara barrel for it , i shoot 100 gr. measured buckhorn 209 and Barnes t-ez's 250 gr. and can pull 1-1.5 inch groups at 150 yds. all day , i stil plan to play with it some more , but this kind of a group out of a smoke pole i will take anytime !