T/c Encore Muzzleloader 209 X .50
Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:43 PM
Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:06 AM
With the 250 grain SST and 110 grains of 2F Goex Pinnacle my Encore makes groups that are consistently less than 2.5" at 100 yards. The most accurate bullet I have fired in my Encore is the 200 grain Shockwave.
Killed a sow in early 07 at a measured 192 yards with 90 grains of JSG and the 250 grain SST bullet.
Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:10 AM
Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:41 PM
Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:38 AM
Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:57 AM
Posted 14 December 2008 - 08:37 AM
The first is the EZ Tip Extractor. This is only necessary if you get an "original" Encore ML barrel. If you don't buy this, you will have to take the gun apart to get the breech plug out. Taking the gun apart is very easy and only takes a couple minutes, but the "EZ" only takes a couple seconds. Your primer sits on this piece, so it is sits behind the breech plug. The "EZ" is the same piece, only it slides back and pivots out of the way, so you can get to your breech plug. I think it is around $15 or so.
Here is my recommendation, especially if you can use a variable power scope. I'm not sure on the price difference, but I would recommend spending the extra money and get the Pro Hunter ML barrel. I'm certain you can put a Pro Hunter barrel on an original Encore frame. The Pro Hunter barrel is 28" and fluted, where as the original Encore barrel is only 26". The extra 2" increases accuracy quite a bit. Plus, if you use something like the Nikon Omega scope with BDC, it is designed for a 28" barrel, not a 26". The Pro Hunter barrel comes standard with the EZ Tip Extractor and the Power Rod (flip over T-Handle on the end). Last, the Speed Breech is really cool. The "1/4 turn and out" is nice. It sure beats the 11 rotations or whatever it is on a typical breech plug. If your check books allows for it, I wouldn't think twice about getting the Pro Hunter barrel. I would double check to make sure it is compatible with an original Encore, but I'm sure it is.
I think you'd be very happy with either. Both will definitely get the job done.
Posted 14 December 2008 - 04:54 PM
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