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Old 09-08-2010, 06:41 AM
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Adding weight to a T/C Encore Pro Hunter


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So, the easy way is to use a heavy/bull barrel and/or a long barrel, obviously. Anyone know of other ways of modifying one to add weight (to help dampen recoil)?
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:24 AM
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I filled the synthetic PH thumbhole stock with lead shot for 375H&H bench work.
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:25 PM
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Did the same with a plastic stock on muzzle loader too make recoil bearable from the bench. Really did nice job in that application but increased weight too around 10-12 lbs.
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:46 AM
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You might also consider one of the mercury recoil reducing slugs that can be inserted into the butt stock on your Encore. Are you using the Flextech stock, already? What cartridge are you firing? One of the mixed blessings with the Encore is that you don't have a magazine, thus reducing the overall length (and weight) of the gun. This can be looked at several different ways, but unless you go with a heavy/long barrel, usually results in more recoil.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:28 AM
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You might also consider one of the mercury recoil reducing slugs that can be inserted into the butt stock on your Encore. Are you using the Flextech stock, already? What cartridge are you firing? One of the mixed blessings with the Encore is that you don't have a magazine, thus reducing the overall length (and weight) of the gun. This can be looked at several different ways, but unless you go with a heavy/long barrel, usually results in more recoil.
Yeah, the Pro Hunter comes with the recoil pad butt stock. It seems to work pretty good. With my .260 barrel, I got the heavy contour and 24" with no fluting. That made the rifle with sling and scope 7.5 lbs. and it's a great shooter. Now that I have the 28" (fluted) .338 Win Mag barrel, I'm hoping to get it to 8.5 lbs total. I haven't weighed it yet (no scope for it and just got it in last night) but the barrel feels pretty heavy. I bought the barrel from someone instead of ordering it because the seller put a good deal on it, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten the fluting. Of course, I probably would have ordered it in 26" as well. I'm also hoping the Flextech stock will cut out some of it. I've shot the muzzleloader with 250gr bullets but with 100gr of powder in tablet form and that wasn't bad at all (yeah, it throws them a lot slower than the .338 will throw the 225gr I intend to shoot).
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