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Old 01-22-2013, 07:04 PM   #11
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I have a prohunter with the 204ruger and 7mm-08 barrels. Both will shoot well under an inch. The 204 will put 5 shots under a dime any day of the week with bergers or blitzkings. Here's a couple pictures of some 204 groups.

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Thats some good shootin, if I could get those results I be happy as a pig in mud. Are those from custom or TC barrels? Is your frame stock or do you have trigger work done and oversize pin?
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Thats some good shootin, if I could get those results I be happy as a pig in mud. Are those from custom or TC barrels? Is your frame stock or do you have trigger work done and oversize pin?
Those are just TC pro-hunter barrels. The only thing that has been touched is the trigger. I ordered a spring kit from mike Bellm. I didn't fool with the oversized pin. The barrel to frame gap can be a pain with some barrels, instead of shimming the breech face out I simply use each barrels chamber as a gage. I use a lee neck sizer die and a redding body die for this. Most people will tell you that you must full length resize for the encore but I found that by doing that I was way overworking my brass. What I do is neck size the brass, load em up and shoot them. Next time I resize I check the sized brass in the chamber. If the barrel doesn't lock up nice and tight I know my brass is beginning to grow and will soon need the shoulder put back with the body die. I don't blame all this on the barrel to breach gap. A break action rifle just isn't as rigid as a bolt action allowing your brass to stretch more. I'm no expert on encores but this is what has worked for me over the last 3 years. I have loaded 204 cases 8 or 9 times with this method and have yet to have any case head failures. Accuracy increased in both barrels as with this method as well.
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The shoulder bump thing is something I am not yet familiar with, I haven't done much loading for serious benchrest shooting yet, mostly just full length sized hunting shells but I do want to make up some good shells once I get my Encore barrel, I will need to learn the ropes with this. Currently I only have regular Lee or RCBS 2 die sets for rifle.

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