Free floating and encore?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by CPerkins, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. CPerkins

    CPerkins Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2006
    Someone told me that you can have a TC Encore with a free floating barrel. Is that possible and how?
  2. sharpshooterbr

    sharpshooterbr Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2006
    You can do this by purchasing what's called a "hanger bar" system from Bullberry gunworks.

  3. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

    Jun 18, 2007
    Another good option is a pillar bedded forend.
    I will be trying one of those after the first of the year on a Contender.
  4. Tom Brush

    Tom Brush Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    I have free floated a number of Encore forends. For wood I create two pads around the screw holes by milling the excess away. For synthetic I cut away the internal ribs so that the barrel rests only on the pads around the screw holes. Make sure that the barrel does not touch on the sides.

    Another method is to put a washer under the barrel. The washer acts like a spacer and raises the barrel to clear the forearm.
  5. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    I've done it several ways now I use pillers exclusivly , but you canget great results by using regular bedding compound and bedding the area from screw to screw.
    I tried several differant things to try to squeez the last little bit out ofthe Encore but found that piller bedding is the easiest unless you make a hanger bar setup. but the same results were achieved with hanger bars , pillers and bedding between the screws, and honestly smply placing a small flat washer between the forend and the barrel will give the same result.

    when I accurize an Encore , the trigger and hinge pin are I feel the two biggest factors and then the forend .Typicaly you can cut your groups in half by working the trigger , the hinge pin the forend and a good crown.