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Old 10-28-2008, 06:22 AM
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Default My new smokepole

Well finely broke down and bought an New smokepole for the upcoming hunting season next week. Just couldn't turn down the T/C Encore Endeavor went to the local BPS and pick it up on Sunday. Black/Stainless, 50 cal.
http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/encoreEndeavor.php


Took it up to my dad's farm to try it out yesterday. I'm shooting an 100 grs. of triple seven pelleted powder along with an 240 gr. XTP Hornery sabot slug. Took the first shot resting across the fence post from 75 yards, and hit 5" to the left but good up and down, Loaded again and hit just outside of the orange circle. Cleaned it up and try two more shots and one was inside of the cicle the other was just outside of it. Backed out to 130 yards with the same load, and it was still shooting right on just about 2" low now. I can live that for right now. But going to put an scope on it later, most likely right after the two week shotgun season but before the actual muzzleloader season arrives. The local BPS was out of stock of the scope that I was going to top it off with. Bushnell Banner Shotgun/Muzzleloader dusk-dawn 2x-7x*32mm.

If anyone has been thinking of buying an new muzzleloader or getting into the sport of black powder hunting I'd surely recommend this gun as it sure is and great shooter. Can't wait to see what kind of groups it is shooting once I put the scope on it. Sure is easy to clean compared to other black powdered guns that I have used in the past.

Matt
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