Tndeer Logo

Page all of 2 12>
Topic Options
#459951 - 10/21/07 07:41 PM Encore ?
12 Point

Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 7138
Loc: Rhea County

Shot my encore today for the first time. Was a little disapppointed in the accuracy. I am shooting 120gr. of tripple se7en with a 200gr. 50cal sabot shockwave by TC.

@ 80 yards

Should I change the powder load to 150gr. could my bullet be too light? My knowledge of muzzle loading is VERY limited so any help / suggestions would be appreciated.
" You stay classy TnDeer"

#460013 - 10/21/07 08:20 PM Re: Encore ? [Re: TN RDG RNR]
Encore Eye Candy
10 Point

Registered: 08/29/00
Posts: 4639
Loc: 2 Chron. 7:14: Refs signature

Try heavier bullet 250 then 300 gr and reduce you powder load to 90 and work up. My load is 250 shockwave and an est. of 105 gr of T7 3f loose.
Sticks and stones may break my bones but I promise that I will hurt you.

#460600 - 10/22/07 08:08 AM Re: Encore ? [Re: Encore Eye Candy]
12 Point

Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 7204
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

Yep drop you powder to 90 or 100 grains and heavier bullets.
X Force is Bad!
Let em go and let em grow!
There is a difference in a turkey killer and a turkey hunter!

#460610 - 10/22/07 08:18 AM Re: Encore ? [Re: muddyboots]
RUGER Administrator
Bambi Killa

Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4105874
Loc: TN

Good luck. I never was satisfied with my encore muzzleloader accuracy.
Youth is wasted on the young.

#460633 - 10/22/07 08:41 AM Re: Encore ? [Re: RUGER]
8 Point

Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2167
Loc: Russellville

Try a little less powder and heavier bullet. I started out with 150 GR. of 777 in my Encore, and couldnt hit anything. Now I am shooting 100 GR. of 777 with a 245GR powerbelt.
A buddy of mine is using this same recipe and it seems to work in his Encore also.
Thank god for kids.

#460988 - 10/22/07 01:33 PM Re: Encore ? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
big jim
4 Point

Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 417
Loc: South of Norene, Wilson County

Funny, a friend had the same experience with the 200gr shockwaves. I don't know if the bullets are long enough with the 1:28 twist to properly stablelize. I'd recommend trying 250 or 300 gr and see what happens. My TC shoots 250's gr great. Others have good results with 300gr.
#461018 - 10/22/07 01:56 PM Re: Encore ? [Re: big jim]
Encore Eye Candy
10 Point

Registered: 08/29/00
Posts: 4639
Loc: 2 Chron. 7:14: Refs signature


Would love for you to try to shot my Encore for an accurate ML.
Sticks and stones may break my bones but I promise that I will hurt you.

#461163 - 10/22/07 03:43 PM Re: Encore ? [Re: Encore Eye Candy]
4 Point

Registered: 05/23/05
Posts: 176
Loc: Lebanon,Tn

I'm shooting Barnes 290 gr TMZ with 100 gr FFg 777 loose powder and it shoots great. Also, I had good luck with 300 gr Shockwaves and the same powder load. I'll be shooting the Barnes on my Iowa trip in Dec.
#461282 - 10/22/07 04:42 PM Re: Encore ? [Re: tndeer101]
TnDeer Old Timer
8 Point

Registered: 11/25/99
Posts: 1015
Loc: cookeville tn.

i shoot 100 grains 777 powder and the 250 grain shockwaves .
very accurate in my encore.
2 TIMOTHY 2:11 This is a faithful saying:
For if we died with HIM,
We shall also live with HIM.

#462188 - 10/22/07 10:46 PM Re: Encore ? [Re: SAWDUST]
12 Point

Registered: 09/30/05
Posts: 6824
Loc: Knoxville, TN

content Online
Try 110 grains of 777 and a 250 grain Barnes TMZ.
Winchester Model 70 Stainless Left Hand .270 Win.
McMillan Edge
Talley Lightweights
Zeiss Victory Varipoint #60 Illuminated

#468058 - 10/26/07 09:20 AM Re: Encore ? [Re: Model70Man]
4 Point

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 201
Loc: East TN

Some of the accuracy problems could stem from movement in the pin that holds the barrel and action together. I bought a pin that is held in place by a washer and allen head screw and it makes a world of difference. This is not an oversized pin, but a modified version of the TC factory pin. T/C's comment was "The factory pin gets satisfactory accuracy for us, but for pinpoint accuracy I can't tell you not to use the pin that doesn't move"
#468265 - 10/26/07 11:37 AM Re: Encore ? [Re: muzzymangler]
12 Point

Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 5094
Loc: Mississippi

My original encore wouldn't shoot the 250 grainers worth a poot. Never tried the 200 grainers, but when I loaded up some of the 300 grainers, presto, 1 1/2" groups at 100 yards.

With my new prohunter, I started with the same load I used in my old encore. 300gr XTP's over 120gr loose 777. 1 1/4" groups at 100 yards.

Bottom line, give the 300 grainers a try before you give up on the barrel.

#469678 - 10/27/07 07:09 AM Re: Encore ? [Re: Model70Man]
10 Point

Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 4904
Loc: Nashville, TN and Louisville, ...

As far as accuracy, I have had great luck with 110 grains of loose 777 and a 250 grain powerbelt.
Page all of 2 12>

Moderator:  RUGER, Tennessee Todd, Bobby G, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
Deer Assassin
Crappie Luck
Newest Members
TnDear, buckslayer85, crose84, Fisher 1959, AKeys
13384 Registered Users
Who's Online
78 registered (RodBone75, wrcox, TNRifleman, brandon125fd, medic, TNtrapper, 7 invisible) and 144 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13384 Members
42 Forums
95883 Topics
1122794 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.059 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.