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#3707258 - 07/10/14 11:03 PM Encore
strutter rutter
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Anyone know the secret load for these! I can't get mine to shoot worth anything
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#3707358 - 07/11/14 07:01 AM Re: Encore [Re: strutter rutter]
Jcalder
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A friend shoots 120gr bh209 and a 250gr Barnes. It's right at an inch with that load
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#3707414 - 07/11/14 07:46 AM Re: Encore [Re: Jcalder]
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110gr bh and 250 shockwave or 300 harvest pt gold..
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#3707439 - 07/11/14 08:13 AM Re: Encore [Re: Roost 1]
Kentzavol
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I also had alot of trouble with mine. I went to 100 gr 777 pellets and 250 TC shockwave. Shoots awesome now. The yellow sabots load alot easier.
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#3707457 - 07/11/14 08:32 AM Re: Encore [Re: Kentzavol]
SKFOOTER
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The Encore barrel is known to be a little tighter than most other front stuffers thus making it a chore to load the bullet. So I went with both the Barnes Spit-Fire 250 and 290 grain T-EZ bullet with the blue sabot over 110 grains of Blackhorn 209. These have been the most accurate and tightest grouping loads that I have found for my .50 caliber Encore.
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#3707543 - 07/11/14 10:01 AM Re: Encore [Re: SKFOOTER]
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I always used a harvester black crush rib sabot no matter the bullet...
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#3709208 - 07/13/14 08:36 PM Re: Encore [Re: Roost 1]
JW1
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Mine will shoot 3 touching at 100 yards. I shoot 100 grains of pyrodex pellets and a 300 grain Hornady XTP hollow point. I'm shooting the green sabot .44 cal bullets. Probably not breaking any speed records, but it will flat stomp a deer.
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#3709223 - 07/13/14 08:44 PM Re: Encore [Re: JW1]
rem270
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Mine shoots 1" groups with 100gr Triple 7 Pellets and 250 gr Hornady SST or TC Shockwaves. Them 2 bullets shoot just the same.

If your shooting powerbelt then just throw the gun away. They absolutely suck. I tried 195 gr, 223 gr and 225 gr and they were horrible.
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#3709244 - 07/13/14 08:59 PM Re: Encore [Re: rem270]
JW1
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I totally agree with rem270. If you're shooting power belts just give up till you can get some quality bullets. Some people really like power belts, but I ain't one of them. Seen several guns that wouldn't shoot a consistent group with them. Steered those guys towards some good ole Hornady sabots and problem solved.
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#3709293 - 07/13/14 09:40 PM Re: Encore [Re: JW1]
landman
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150 grams, 250 gram TC shock waves I truly believe in using bore butter between shots

Have killed bull elk 175 yds
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