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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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Encore Keeps Zero after barrel removal

I just wanted to say how nice it was to dismantle the Encore barrel from the stock..Do what I wanted to the barrel and install again and the zero was still on when I shot again at the range. Makes me like Encore even more!!!
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Re: Encore Keeps Zero after barrel removal

Thats some good info. I've been looking at buying an FX model muzzy for Ohio. I was hesitant to start swapping barrels with my 30-06, because I was nevous about it being off when I put it back on. Thanks
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Re: Encore Keeps Zero after barrel removal

Have six encore barrels and every one of the is dead on when switched and one is a Bergerra so they do stay dead on.
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Re: Encore Keeps Zero after barrel removal

I own 3 Bergarra barrels and they are just as, if not more accurate, than the other three TC Prohunter barrels. As long as you do the work and mount your optics correctly with good strong tackle, you should have no poi changes when you remove and remount a barrel to your Encores.

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Re: Encore Keeps Zero after barrel removal

I have a few dedicated barrels to for my Encore namely my 22250 and 17 Fireball... of course I'm always hunting some kind of predator... However at least I know if I desired to change out to the 3006 or 308 etc...Something how you can get hooked and enjoy the Encore systems...Recently I have seen that Grice is selling barrels for $215.00.. Now that ain't half bad!!!!$215.00 to have a brand new gun..I just wish Grice was were I live..
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Re: Encore Keeps Zero after barrel removal

I have shot my pistol barrels with pistol grip and swapped into rifle configuration with muzzy and other barrels all in the same day and no problems with zero.

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Re: Encore Keeps Zero after barrel removal

Last year Purchased a used Stainless 12 gauge 24 inch 12 gauge slug barrel..looking forward to use it this year when hunting deer in the thick stuff..I got to get out and zero it in with the best rifle slug/sabot...I have been buying sabots and rifled slugs all year on sale and clearance!... One box here another there. Doesn't impact you $$$$$$ if you spreaad the purchase out little over a long period to accumulate the ammo. I have it on a Prohunter action! Scope is one of the Cabelas slug scopes that you can kill things out to 200 + yards with it. Of course not worrying about distance where I'm going to use it. at most it could be 50 yards..Nice that you can pick up cheap used barrels for your Encore system. Just keep your eyes open for them in gun shops and such..
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Nice to hear this is working out for you guys. On my Encore the muzzle loader barrel keeps its zero and the 7mm-08 is an adventure every time I put it on. I'm wondering if its the barrel or the scope. I'm shooting a Leupold Rifleman scope with Leupold mounts. Everything is tight and horizonal zero seems to be fine. The verticle goes all over the map at 100 yards. Sometimes its high other times it can 6 inches low. Never know what its going to do. I'm ready to to send the scope back, but I don't know if its the problem. I have been told the 7mm family of bullets have issues in Encores and you need to handload to find the right combination that works. I'm shooting Remington Core lok factory loads. Any suggestions?
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Nice to hear this is working out for you guys. On my Encore the muzzle loader barrel keeps its zero and the 7mm-08 is an adventure every time I put it on. I'm wondering if its the barrel or the scope. I'm shooting a Leupold Rifleman scope with Leupold mounts. Everything is tight and horizonal zero seems to be fine. The verticle goes all over the map at 100 yards. Sometimes its high other times it can 6 inches low. Never know what its going to do. I'm ready to to send the scope back, but I don't know if its the problem. I have been told the 7mm family of bullets have issues in Encores and you need to handload to find the right combination that works. I'm shooting Remington Core lok factory loads. Any suggestions?
Pillar bed/washer bed the forend and make sure you do not have contact of the forend 'ears' with the frame. I had the same vertical problems with swapping barrels pre hardwood/bedded forend. After the new forend there is no notcieable difference in zero after swapping barrels.

I also checked and reset my head space at the same time.

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Nice to hear this is working out for you guys. On my Encore the muzzle loader barrel keeps its zero and the 7mm-08 is an adventure every time I put it on. I'm wondering if its the barrel or the scope. I'm shooting a Leupold Rifleman scope with Leupold mounts. Everything is tight and horizonal zero seems to be fine. The verticle goes all over the map at 100 yards. Sometimes its high other times it can 6 inches low. Never know what its going to do. I'm ready to to send the scope back, but I don't know if its the problem. I have been told the 7mm family of bullets have issues in Encores and you need to handload to find the right combination that works. I'm shooting Remington Core lok factory loads. Any suggestions?
Pillar bed/washer bed the forend and make sure you do not have contact of the forend 'ears' with the frame. I had the same vertical problems with swapping barrels pre hardwood/bedded forend. After the new forend there is no notcieable difference in zero after swapping barrels.

I also checked and reset my head space at the same time.
This, and if possible, try to tighten the forend screws down to as close to the exact same tightness every time.

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