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I was thinking about buying this gun for blackpowder and then buying the rifle barel in 30.06. Anybody have this gun or reviews of it. Ive talked with 2 people about it and they both said it was bad ass and you would never need to buy another gun. Just curious on some more hunters opinions.
 

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I would have to agree, it's a upgraded Encore that's about as nice a gun as it feels or looks. As long as you have the receiver you can add more calipers as needed. I have been shooting these Encore rifles for a few years now and have been very pleased with every caliper I have used to include the 50 cal black powder version and feel it's one of the better choices.
 

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A friend of mine has one, and likes it. I think they're overpriced, but then again, I'm cheap.:yes: They are pretty versatile with the ability to get rifle and shotgun barrels for them.
 

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I've been thinking about getting one for years but something always seems to be getting in the way. Right now I'm prolly gonna get another AR15 with a Democrat run government on the horizon. Perhaps next year.
 

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bought the Endeavor this year!

I upgraded from the Omega (Thumbhole, SS barrel, HD Hardwoods pattern) this year to the Endeavor.
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Sweet gun.
Took two nice does during the early muzzleloader.
Here is one with a pic of the gun:
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I am just debating on which caliber to get for the rifle part - something that can take deer and elk and have a longer shooting range while maintaining good knockdown power.

I sold my .270 since the Endeavor can play the part of my muzzloader and rifle.

Expensive - yes.
Worth it?
So far I'd definitely say yes.

Jim
 

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I have an Encore. I have literally shot an Encore and a Pro Hunter side-by-side with the same barrel size. The Pro Hunter was easier to cock being that it has an extension on the hammer. I didn't feel any noticable differences in recoil. Both nice guns.

I have it in .50 cal muzzleloader as well as .300 Win Mag. I've shot the .50 cal with groups at 200 yards.

 

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I like my Encore. I sold the 50 barrel and bought the new 28 inch fluted 50 endeavor barrel with the hand twist off breech plug. Shoots like a dream.

While you are at it, you might want to try the new Blackhorn 209 powder. Its a Pyrodex/Black Powder substitute. Smokes nice and pretty but is non corrosive and leaves almost no residue in the barrel. You can shoot 20-50 times at a range and NEVER have to swab the barrel between loading. Shoots a little faster than Pyrodex or 777 for equal grain load.

I have a 300 whisper barrel that I shoot sub sonic loads for urban deer. About as loud as a 22 short and kills head shot deer nicely. I have a 270, 243, and 308 Win. All shoot well. I rarely shoot my other rifles anymore.
 

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Worth it

I have the original Encore in .50 and 300 Win Mag, I have been very happy with it and it shoots fantastic. I feel a little jilted they came out with the Pro-Hunter the year after I bought mine. They really are great rifles and the customer service is fantastic. You may look at the new 30 TC for it.
 

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I do not own one but several of my friends do. They are very very nice. I shoot a sidekick muzzleloader which was about $170 and along with a decent scope shoots just as many deer as my buddies. BUT there is no comparison in the two and the Pro-hunter is simply an awesome firearm. The quality and versatility make it a very smart choice, assuming the cost is affordable to the individual. That's my opinion. Good luck.
 

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If you piece an Encore together here's how it breaks down using my E. Arthur Brown catelog.

Black composite stock and blue frame - $351
Black composite forend - $27
.243 blue barrel - $250
total : $627

That's the base model stuff (composite black with blue finish) with no scope and before transfering fees (when you buy a frame you have to get it transfered from EABco to a FFL).

For stainless frame add $12. For stainless barrel add $ 31.

I use Nikon Pro Staff scopes which run around $150-170. So for the base gun with that scope it's right around $780-800.
 

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I've been shooting my Pro Hunter for about three years. I love that gun.

One thing about TC is they never rest on thier laurels. The Endevaor has one nice featcher I wish I had with the hand removable breech plug. The breech plug on the Pro Hunter takes a quarter turn but you need a special tool that comes with the gun. Either gun is a fine weapon that you will be glad to have. If you take care of them they will last you a lifetime. Would I trade mine? NO!!!
 
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