So, with a Contender in the 7-30 and .223 I wanted a 'little more'. :wink: I just got my Encore and the 15" 7-08 and the 15" 22-250. They match the components of my contender, (neat eh?). I was worried about the trigger, as I like the feel of my contender and had heard the Encore may need a trigger job. I guess I must be lucky because after fifty rounds of reloads I couldn't be happier! Crisp yet smooth out of the box, what more do you want? Did i mention the 1.5 inch group? I know that doesn't sound that great but for a first load, windy conditions, hood of my truck shooting, it isn't too bad. :lol: I have enjoyed everyone's posts on this site, that is a big way I learn about the 'real world' of these great guns. Thanks to you all.