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#2542076 - 09/27/11 08:16 PM T/C Encore 45/70 Conversion Almost A Go (pics)
Howa
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I'm converting the Encore Pro Hunter to smokeless. I got my T/C custom shop heavy contour 24" matte black 45/70 barrel in the mail today. Sending it to SMI for the breech plug install tomorrow. Should be a smokeless .45 muzzleloader by next weekend. I mounted her up this evening just to see what I would have. Very pleased with this little lightweight gun. It will be my boy's muzzleloader but Dad may borrow it for heavy cover and stalking. Here's a pic beside my Savage .50 just for size comparison. I bet it weighs 1/2 what the Savage weighs.





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#2542162 - 09/27/11 08:43 PM Re: T/C Encore 45/70 Conversion Almost A Go (pics) [Re: Howa]
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Nice. wished they made that barrel stainless. What length barrel is it?
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#2542873 - 09/28/11 09:47 AM Re: T/C Encore 45/70 Conversion Almost A Go (pics) [Re: SAWDUST]
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They will make it stainless if that's what you want, all it takes is money.
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#2543463 - 09/28/11 04:36 PM Re: T/C Encore 45/70 Conversion Almost A Go (pics) [Re: Howa]
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What kind of fps are you expecting out of that set up? As short as that gun is it would be perfect for a ground blind.
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#2543724 - 09/28/11 07:36 PM Re: T/C Encore 45/70 Conversion Almost A Go (pics) [Re: Rubberduck270]
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
What kind of fps are you expecting out of that set up? As short as that gun is it would be perfect for a ground blind.


I'm planning on about 56-58 grains of H4198 getting me about 2500-2600 fps with a 200 grain Hornady SST. Guess I won't know for sure until I shoot it, hoping it doesn't shoot flames out the end. lol
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#2543952 - 09/28/11 09:04 PM Re: T/C Encore 45/70 Conversion Almost A Go (pics) [Re: Howa]
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Let me know how it works out
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#2554696 - 10/05/11 05:32 PM Re: T/C Encore 45/70 Conversion Almost A Go (pics) [Re: landman]
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I'm curious as well. Have a plane jane encore right now...thinking of making a change by next year. This might be easier than selling and getting a savage. Love the feel of my encore and trigger it has going on.
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#2556461 - 10/06/11 07:54 PM Re: T/C Encore 45/70 Conversion Almost A Go (pics) [Re: BowGuy84]
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I've never heard of converting a 45-70 to a .45ca. muzzleloader. Can u explain more on the conversion?? How will it shoot?
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#2556499 - 10/06/11 08:16 PM Re: T/C Encore 45/70 Conversion Almost A Go (pics) [Re: 280longshot]
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You plug the breech and shoot it. Just wondering.....does TC endorse this kind of conversion?
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#2556523 - 10/06/11 08:26 PM Re: T/C Encore 45/70 Conversion Almost A Go (pics) [Re: Wobblyshot1]
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Endorse it???? Why the heck would they? It doesnt make a whole lot of sense. (1) it wasnt meant for that purpose and (2) they wouldnt be selling you something in the process.

No. Im sure there is an army of lawyers to tell you why the answer is no way.
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