TC Encore .45-70 Gov’t First Range Trip

This is the first trip with my new Encore. It is a New Hampshire TC before S&W bought them. It has a Bellm #3 trigger spring kit which typically results in a 2 1/2-3 lbs trigger pull. Bellm triple lock hammer extension, Bellm #1 oversized hung pin, Revolution Laminate Birch 12 Guage stock Set, SSK 24″ Bull Barrel chambered in .45-70 Gov’t, Harris Bipod, Custom Leather Sling, and Osprey 3-9×42 Compact Scope.

It seems to shoot the 41.5gr and 42.5gr of Shooter’s World Precision Rifle behind a Hi-Tek coated Accurate 46-415S bullet in Hardball and gas checked at 408gr.

51.5 & 52.5gr starting to stack in

So in the end I’m very happy.. the data for 54-55 gr is completely bunk as the forestock and bipod both loosened up.  It’s possible it happened even a bit earlier but… the lighter loads really seemed happy so gonna work on reloading technical issues and numerous dies that I got for this and see what we can do.

Expected Velocities in the 1750-1900 fps zone. Did not Chrono at this time.  Next trip…

So no you can not have mine, make your own!

Special shout out to HausOfArms, SSK, and Bellm TCs…

BigE

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