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#5449400 - 11/30/14 08:06 AM Encore Pro Hunter
Stickchunker Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/25/08
Posts: 1308
Loc: Montgomery, Tx
Who has one, and how accurate is it?

Thanks

Donny
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#5449434 - 11/30/14 08:35 AM Re: Encore Pro Hunter [Re: Stickchunker]
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 2845
Loc: Abilene
I never had a pro hunter, but I had standard Encores and they were all sub MOA.
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#5449580 - 11/30/14 10:15 AM Re: Encore Pro Hunter [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
MoTex Offline
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Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 294
Loc: Allen Texas
All of my Encores and Contenders are accurate. It is better if you reload.


Edited by MoTex (11/30/14 10:16 AM)

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#5449775 - 11/30/14 01:02 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter [Re: Stickchunker]
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Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 1124
Loc: Hutto, TX
I have an Encore frame and use Pro Hunter barrels. 50 Cal muzzle loader and 25-06 see the most use and are MOA shooters when I do my part.

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#5449808 - 11/30/14 01:33 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter [Re: Stickchunker]
trapperben Offline
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Registered: 11/11/14
Posts: 149
Loc: Lubbock and Texas
Mine could use some trigger work but is way more accurate then I am able to shoot it.

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#5449826 - 11/30/14 01:43 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter [Re: Stickchunker]
Stickchunker Offline
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Registered: 08/25/08
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Loc: Montgomery, Tx
Thanks for the info guys. I just bought one from a friend, with a .243, 7 Mag and 50 Cal muzzle loader barrel, he's only shot the 7 Mag 3 times, killed a few deer with the .243

I have heard that they wont shoot MOA, but from the sound of it, most will.
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#5449908 - 11/30/14 03:04 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter [Re: Stickchunker]
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41119
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Stickchunker
Thanks for the info guys. I just bought one from a friend, with a .243, 7 Mag and 50 Cal muzzle loader barrel, he's only shot the 7 Mag 3 times, killed a few deer with the .243

I have heard that they wont shoot MOA, but from the sound of it, most will.


Usually it's not the gun it's the shooter. All hammer gun have a longer lock time then standard bolt action.

Once you get use to it's pretty accurate little gun and very blind friendly

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#5450221 - 11/30/14 06:31 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter [Re: Stickchunker]
trapperben Offline
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Registered: 11/11/14
Posts: 149
Loc: Lubbock and Texas
Yep what BOBO said

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#5450431 - 11/30/14 07:51 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter [Re: Stickchunker]
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Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 1124
Loc: Hutto, TX
And of course you will have to find what it likes just like any other firearm. Took me a couple of different loads in the 25-06 barrel to find what shot best.

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#5455895 - 12/03/14 10:37 AM Re: Encore Pro Hunter [Re: Stickchunker]
Stickchunker Offline
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Registered: 08/25/08
Posts: 1308
Loc: Montgomery, Tx
Appreciate it fella's. I plan to reload for it after season closes and see how i can make it shoot!
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#5457203 - 12/03/14 08:35 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter [Re: Stickchunker]
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Registered: 08/17/07
Posts: 2456
Loc: Fort Worth
I have a pro hunter with 2 barrels. Both barrels shot moa. It's a light gun that's easy on a 4wheeler and in the stand. Great guns
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#5458869 - 12/04/14 09:59 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter [Re: trapperben]
passthru Offline
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Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 10871
Loc: Saginaw, Tx
Originally Posted By: trapperben
Mine could use some trigger work but is way more accurate then I am able to shoot it.

That's a good way to put it. I have two barrels and they both shoot really well with most of the ammo I've tried.
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#5460388 - 12/05/14 07:34 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter [Re: Stickchunker]
bcranch Offline
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Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 180
Loc: Ft. Benning, GA
My son and I just fired our Pro Hunters this afternoon getting ready for a New Jersey bear hunt. With harvester sabots and bullets they are both 1 inch guns at 100 yards, mine has a pro hunter barrel and his has a regular Encore barrel.
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#5461384 - 12/06/14 02:26 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter [Re: Stickchunker]
Reloder28 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 276
Loc: Deer Park, Tx
I have hunted with Contenders & Encores for 100 years. Started as soon as I could and still love them. Up until 2003 (started at age 18 and am now 56) I didn't even own a bolt gun. I also have several model 1885's. All told I have killed far more critters with my single shots.

I have owned & hunted with: 6.5 JDJ, 309 JDJ, 270-06JDJ, 280 JDJ, 30-06 JDJ, 35-06 JDJ, 7mm/08 Improved, 280 Remington, 308 Winchester & 300 Win Mag. My preferred choice is 280 Remington.

All of my custom barrels are one hole accurate. My two commercial barrels are sub MOA. That said, I am currently working with a 280 Rem Shilen barrel from SSK that is giving me fits.
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#5466037 - 12/08/14 08:06 PM Re: Encore Pro Hunter [Re: Reloder28]
Reeder Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 766
I had a pro Hunter in 25-06 that shot 1/4" groups off a led sled when I took out as much as human error as I could. Why I let it go, I don't know. I have nothing bad to say about these.

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