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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