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#3024053 - 11/08/12 09:21 PM T/C Encore Loads Needed
Andy S.
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I had a buddy contact me tonight about his 50 caliber Encore shooting all over the place at 100 yards. He is shooting 100 grains of 777 pellets and 250 grain bonded Shockwaves. As you might expect, he is not satisfied and definitely not that confident in the field. I am writing to ask some of you Encore shooters to tell me what load combination (primer, powder, sabot and bullet) you shoot in hopes of passing it along for him to try. Any information provided will be very much appreciated. Thanks so much!
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#3024093 - 11/08/12 09:38 PM Re: T/C Encore Loads Needed [Re: Andy S.]
wsm
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I shoot 100 grains BH209 and 300 grain shockwave,i/2 inch high at 100 yards.My encore shoots loose powder better than pellts.
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#3024095 - 11/08/12 09:39 PM Re: T/C Encore Loads Needed [Re: Andy S.]
WMAn
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Andy,

Has he tried new pellets? The reason I ask is a buddy of mine was having the same issue with a CVA. The gun shot fine in May. Week before muzzleloader, and it's all over the place. He tried different bullets to no avail. Bought new powder, and problem solved.

I have also had the same issue with bad pellets causing a slight delay (barely noticeable) in the past.
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#3024141 - 11/08/12 10:02 PM Re: T/C Encore Loads Needed [Re: WMAn]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: WMAn
Andy, Has he tried new pellets?
I am not sure, but I will ask him and relay your suggestion if not.
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#3024233 - 11/09/12 02:22 AM Re: T/C Encore Loads Needed [Re: Andy S.]
reloadxx
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the last encore i had i shot 150gr of 777 and tried the tc shockwaves and my encore would not shoot them i was lucky to just put them in a 12in circle if that. ended up shooting tc xtp mag in 250gr and it would touch bullet holes out to 175yrd. now i shoot the new fx encore and im running the same thing 150gr of 777 and xtp mag. 250gr and at 100yrds getting 1inch groups.
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#3024246 - 11/09/12 04:04 AM Re: T/C Encore Loads Needed [Re: reloadxx]
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I currently shoot 150 grains of 777 and a 250 shockwave. I did shoot 100 grains of 777 and 350 Hornady ftp.
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#3024355 - 11/09/12 06:29 AM Re: T/C Encore Loads Needed [Re: reloadxx]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: reloadxx
ended up shooting tc xtp mag in 250gr and it would touch bullet holes out to 175yrd.
I looked on Hornady's website and I only found a 240 grain XTP-MAG bullet, but I did find a 250 grain HP-XTP bullet. Which one of these are you shooting? See this link to see what I was referencing. Hornady Bullets (bottom of page 2)
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#3024404 - 11/09/12 06:59 AM Re: T/C Encore Loads Needed [Re: Andy S.]
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i shoot 90 grains 777 with 245 grain barnes spitfire. Tell him most of the time it is a scope problem. I am replacing a leupold today on mine that wont hold zero.
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#3024499 - 11/09/12 08:03 AM Re: T/C Encore Loads Needed [Re: muddyboots]
reloadxx
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sorry about that they are 240gr but they are not hornady here is a pic of what i use.
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#3024503 - 11/09/12 08:06 AM Re: T/C Encore Loads Needed [Re: muddyboots]
reloadxx
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
i shoot 90 grains 777 with 245 grain barnes spitfire. Tell him most of the time it is a scope problem. I am replacing a leupold today on mine that wont hold zero.

you are right alot of the time it is the scope or rings. but the encore i had i did try the scope and rings first it did end up being the bullets
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