Encore encore

Discussion in 'Muzzleloaders' started by Underclocked, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Underclocked

    Underclocked New Member

    Jan 27, 2003
    Greenfield, MO. USA
    Rifle Magazine in pdf form so need Acrobat Reader.

    Rifle Magazine LINK

    Some details and pics regarding the new Pro Hunter variation of the Encore. One thing that isn't shown specific to the muzzleloader models is a new type of breechplug. The addition of the rotating hammer (serrated section) eliminates need for a hammer extension.
     
  2. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    Interesting but I don't think I'll be running out to buy one.

    Jack
     

  3. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
    Thanks for the link.

    I'm gonna have to read it later, but one question, if'n you don't mind:

    Are the only changes in the hammer spur & fluted barrel?
     
  4. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    The new MLer barrels will be different and will not fit the old Encore receivers supposedly. Probably a whole new reciever so you can't use anything new on anything old. So Thompson can make more money.:bangin:

    Jack
     
  5. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
    Well ~ they're gonna have to make more money off someone else...

    I'm very happy with my White ML's! :wink4:
     
  6. Underclocked

    Underclocked New Member

    Jan 27, 2003
    Greenfield, MO. USA
    Since the Shot Show will be underway Wednesday, more details should be public soon. When you read that pdf, you will know as much as I do - except for a rumor about the new ml breechplugs. I think the barrels will work on existing frames and with existing stocks, but am not totally sure.

    copy and paste entire url to address bar: http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.c...ro&submit=Find+it!&typ=All&mfg=00031&dept=Any

    if that url works it will take you to Midsouth where they have a number of the Pro Hunter barrels available. No ml yet that I could see.

    Here's another interesting tidbit at Midsouth that more or less confirms the rumor of a new G2 in stainless....

    http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=000318770

    ah dun edited muh brain:fart:
     
  7. Underclocked

    Underclocked New Member

    Jan 27, 2003
    Greenfield, MO. USA
    The new Pro Hunter muzzleloader variation


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    The above showing the new rifle's action. A new fully rotating extractor is incorporated (not like the EZ, the whole thing rotates out of the way). The pivoting hammer (right or left) appears to be a nice touch that eliminates need for an extension.

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    The new barrels are 28" in total length.

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    The new (but old concept) staggered 'threads' on the Pro Hunter breechplug allow a 90 degree turn and remove feature.

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    New stocks on the rifle incorporate a Limbsaver recoil pad and inserts. Should make shooting heavy loads much more pleasant.

    Pictures and information courtesy of Randy Wakeman. Randy is shown holding the new rifle in the second picture and had a favorable opinion overall.
     
  8. ourway7

    ourway7 New Member

    85
    Feb 2, 2005
    UC, I have an Encore Pro Hunter Barrel 243 on my older Encore frame shoots real good
     
  9. RAKMAN

    RAKMAN Active Member

    Oct 25, 2005
    Cape Girardeau
    What are these going for?
     
  10. ourway7

    ourway7 New Member

    85
    Feb 2, 2005
    Got mine for $ 243 they are selling on E-Bay for $ 280When I said older frame my Encore is probably 5 years old, I can't see why the Pro Hunter barrel would't fit. Works fine on mine!
     
  11. Underclocked

    Underclocked New Member

    Jan 27, 2003
    Greenfield, MO. USA