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Old 09-23-2004, 04:35 PM
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Well I might be getting a used encore 50 cal muzzleloader. I was wondering if I want to switch to a rifle barrel will I have to get a new trigger mechanism too. Or will I just use the one off the gun for each barrel?
Reason I ask is because I have a a browning a-bolt 7mm that I might be trading to it and I am trying to do my research.
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Old 09-23-2004, 04:51 PM
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when switching to cartridge barrel all you will need to change is the forearm
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Old 09-23-2004, 04:54 PM
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So I won't have to get a new trigger?
And can you order a barrel a out of cabelas?
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Old 09-23-2004, 05:17 PM
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yes, don't forget you will need a new forearm as well.
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Old 09-23-2004, 07:58 PM
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The trigger is the action and permanent piece you will always shoot. It's cool because you get accustomed to the same trigger pull for all your barrels.
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:08 AM
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Like sooner said, any Encore barrel will hook up to the "frame". I use the same frame for my pistol, 12ga turkey, rifle and blackpowder barrels. The forends, and if its a pistol barrel, the stock is all you'll have to change.
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Old 09-24-2004, 02:34 AM
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has anyone experienced the accuracy of a .223 in the encore, im seriously considering an encore finally but not real sure yet. I need know if its capable of .5 MOA at 100 yards in the .223 rem? I need it to be accurate enough for P-dogs to atleast 200 yards, or would i be better off with sticking with a bolt action in that caliber?
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Old 09-24-2004, 01:42 PM
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highdesertwolf this is the only exception where I'd get a bolt action hands down to the Encore. When you shoot prairie dogs you're already at a bench or hood of your truck and with a bolt gun you just rock and shoot again. The Encore has to be picked up, opened, pick out the brass because there's no automatic ejector, reloaded, closed and reset on the bench after each shot before you even get back into shooting position yourself. On top of all that you usually have to stand up to have best control of the weapon. When I'm sighting in at the range I have to stand up/sit down repeatedly but once it's sighted in I get off the bench and try offhand, prone, and sitting shots with my twin cartridge holder strapped on my gun arm so I can practice fast reloads. If you're strictly shooting prairie dogs from a bench you don't want the Encore (imho) but for regular hunting methods from big game to smaller critters including varmints like crows and coyotes it's an easy gun to carry and loads of fun.
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Old 09-25-2004, 08:07 AM
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You guys might find Varmint Al's pages interesting.
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