I have had a T/C Encore for 20 years and have had 2 stocks brake for me. The first one split in half after about 3 years of shooting 50 caliber muzzleloader loads. Today I had another one split at the pistol grip, shooting 357 max loads.
Thinking about going plastic thumbhole. Any toughts?
Wow. I have had about 30 barrels, from mild to wild, and never cracked a stock. My bigger boomers now all have muzzle brakes. I have shot both wood and plastic thumb holes, and think the plastic ones feel good in the hand. Wood, too big in the grip. Good luck.
T/C Encores. Smokeless Savage and Remington muzzleloaders. Excalibur and Ten Point Crossbows
I've always felt that big dip in the wrist was a weak point. But also, I haven't had any problems with mine. Including a kicked like a mule 20ga rifled slug barrel. I tend to shoot light to moderate loads and have had it almost 20 years.