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#3148883 - 02/02/13 06:38 AM Might be a stupid question?
rem270
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I hear all the talk about switching remington mz's and Encores to smokeless mz's. What are the steps in doing that? Dont think ill do it, or maybe one day i will i dunno? But just curious how in the world its done. I guess i could read up on it just hadnt ever took time to do it.
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#3148947 - 02/02/13 08:08 AM Re: Might be a stupid question? [Re: rem270]
mike243
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If i had a Encore id buy the 45/70 barrel & have the conversion to put a plug in it,on the rem I think the barrel has to be changed.I have kinda been looking for a used 45/70 handi or nef rifle to have it done but don't let my wife find out lol
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#3148983 - 02/02/13 08:52 AM Re: Might be a stupid question? [Re: mike243]
Rubberduck270
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To do a Remington ML you have to replace the barrel with a Pac-Nor or McGowan barrel that has been drilled and tapped for a breech plug. A new recoil lug is also recommended as well. To do an Encore or H&R Handi rifle you need to have a 45-70 barrel drilled and tapped for a breech plug. Most use Savage ML-II breech plugs but there are a couple custom breech plugs available from different companies.
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#3149812 - 02/03/13 07:20 AM Re: Might be a stupid question? [Re: Rubberduck270]
Nhill
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You can also buy a dedicated smokeless mz barrel for the encore.
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#3149826 - 02/03/13 07:42 AM Re: Might be a stupid question? [Re: Nhill]
smyrnagc
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Here is a thread where a Remington was converted:

http://www.tndeer.com/tndeertalk/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2485721&page=2
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#3149828 - 02/03/13 07:44 AM Re: Might be a stupid question? [Re: smyrnagc]
smyrnagc
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and a Thompson Center:

http://www.tndeer.com/tndeertalk/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2542076&page=4&fpart=1
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#3150430 - 02/03/13 07:01 PM Re: Might be a stupid question? [Re: smyrnagc]
TN Larry
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I now have that barrel. Super impressed, see my thread below about shooting it.
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