I have the .35 whelen and i added a bolt on muzzle break. It helped with better groups and recoil big time. But my best barrel is a tc custom shop in 6.5/284 amazing shooterSo my lovely wife bought me a TC Encore from a friend of ours at her work. It’s got a .50 cal muzzleloader barrel and a rifle barrel. Not sure the caliber. She bought it Friday and is picking it up tomorrow. Decided to tell me tonight. So my question is this……I’m not sure of the caliber of the rifle barrel, but I know I will look for a 7mm Rem mag barrel as I have a lot of components…what kind of accuracy can I expect to see from an Encore rifle? I have read several threads and see some love em and some don’t.
Bellm tc has all kinds of spring upgrades for them I changed mine to the 2 lb spring set now it breaks like glass just at 2 lbs 2 oz. you have to keep an eye on head space when you change out barrels you may find you need to pack out behind the breach to make correct head space I had a problem with brass after 2 firings they carry kits for that repair as wellI’ve had mine for roughly 5 years and love it . If I’d bought one of these years ago I’d own a lot less long guns . That’s no joke . I’ve got the 50 cal muzzle loader barrel , 204 ruger , 7 mm08 , 308, 35 Whelen barrel for mine . Mine has had no alterations done to it and the trigger breaks cleanly at 3.25 pounds which isn’t horrible for a hunting rifle . No creep just slight pressure and it will surprise me almost every time. Kinda wish I hadn’t got the 308 barrel for mine but I have shot it a few times . Absolutely love my 7 mm08 barrel it shoots really well
you can find a video on line for thatReplacing trigger springs to get the weight you want on an Encore is relatively easy and inexpensive. The directions are clear and easy to follow. My trigger went from weight lifting to 2.5 lbs and huge improvement in accuracy. Key is to also replace the hammer spring as well and replace the firing pin with heavier version. Recommend doing this on a white towel to catch springs from rolling off bench and disappear into thin air! Gee wonder who that happened to? I will post up the directions once I get back to house PC.
I’ve had an Encore for about 15 years. I had Stratton Custom do a trigger job on mine. Made a big difference. The trigger is pretty smoothHave 2 pistols. This is my 6 creed and honing in on a final load. Only thing I don’t like about the tc is the awful trigger pull. My finger is developing a bicep