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I have an MGM 24". Same issues here. Found a couple fixes. One is 454 Casull rounds. Virtually everything I loaded shoots great. Another fix I stumbled on, is H4198 powder. You lose some speed over the faster pistol powders, but it really made mine 100% consistent now. You dont get such a violent crack of recoil either. It does require a heavier bullet tho, like 300gr. I have found a longer bullet to get closer to the rifling helped too. I wanted one so bad, thinking I would conquer the world and make everyone look stupid who coudnt get them shooting right. Ha! It is a beast for sure. Good luck.
I'm curious if the 460sw mag loads are just over taxing the TC frame? But I see they sell barrels in 300 Win Mag for the same frame, so how could that be?

Honestly since I had the muzzle brake installed, it's a joy to shoot. I shot 30 rounds today with zero sore shoulder at all. Previous to the muzzle brake, after few rounds and I thought the fillings in my teeth were going to rattle loose.

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Where in Michigan are you located?

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West Michigan. A bit north of Grand Rapids.
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West Michigan. A bit north of Grand Rapids.
Wow small world! I live just east of Zeeland so about 20 minutes west of Grand rapids.

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I have a TC Encore Katahdin in 460SW Magnum. The rifle won't stop stringing shots vertically.

I emailed TC customer service. They emailed me back today saying I could print out a prepaid shipping label and send it in for them to look at it. But if it is determined that it is not warranty work, I would be charged.
Hmm. Wonder if this is a new policy. I know I have sent in more than one barrel and gun and was never charged even though they said it was "within spec". I too have had issues with rifle barrels in my Encore not shooting well. The pistol barrels have always shot well, but for some reason the longer barrels give me a fit. I am almost to the point to only use the Encore and Contenders as pistols and sell off the rifle barrels.

Having had your barrel modified by a gunsmith will probably void your warranty though and may not be a good idea to send it in if that is the case.

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Wow small world! I live just east of Zeeland so about 20 minutes west of Grand rapids.

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Rockford here! You happen to want to buy a 460SW Magnum TC Encore? Shoots great! Super accurate I promise!


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Hmm. Wonder if this is a new policy. I know I have sent in more than one barrel and gun and was never charged even though they said it was "within spec". I too have had issues with rifle barrels in my Encore not shooting well. The pistol barrels have always shot well, but for some reason the longer barrels give me a fit. I am almost to the point to only use the Encore and Contenders as pistols and sell off the rifle barrels.

Having had your barrel modified by a gunsmith will probably void your warranty though and may not be a good idea to send it in if that is the case.

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I hear ya. If I try some 454 Casull ammo like some suggested and that doesn't shoot any better, somebody might be getting a good deal on this rifle because I'll be selling it. I've put in way more effort trying to get it to shoot than a person should need to do on a $700+ rifle.
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No thanks! I already have one and it is very accurate.

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No thanks! I already have one and it is very accurate.

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Do you think the Leupold dual dovetail mount could potentially fix my vertical stringing issues? I've already put so much money into this rifle, don't really feel like wasting another $40 for no reason. Thanks! Appreciate your opinion.
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What mounts and base do you have now?

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I have been into Encores since their inception. I have use several mounts over the years, but prefer the MGM steel base. I use either Warne or Burris XTR rings.

I have the twist in ring mounts on the lesser kickers. Only issue with the short setup like the TC duomount, is such a short clamping area on a long rifle scope, but they work great.

The one piece style like Talley and Dead Nutz work good too, but I have had heavy scopes slip, even after lapping.

I had my buddy put a brake on my 460, but it didnt help much. Then had it ported behind the threads, and it was better. So I had him make a thread protector or collar over yhe threads, same diameter as barrel. Then drill thru that for more porting holes. It has lessened the muzzle rise to almost nothing now.

T/C Encores. Smokeless Savage and Remington muzzleloaders. Excalibur and Ten Point Crossbows
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