This is a T/C Encore that I built for my daughter-in-law, Cati, to use on her first elk hunt. I wanted it to be simple and straight forward for her to use. I also wanted it to produce low recoil so that she could shoot it enough to become proficient. The 6.5 Grendel cartridge is the lowest recoil cartridge with enough power to humanely take a mature bull elk. The Encore is one that her husband, my oldest son, Bobby took his first elk with, but at that time it was outfitted with a 50 caliber muzzle loader barrel.
Now, it wears a Match Grade Machine 26" 1:8" twist barrel. I also replaced the hinge pin and all springs with Mike Belm replacement parts to insure a strong and repeatable lock up. On top of the barrel is a Nikon Prostaff 3-9X40 scope with the BDC reticle.
This Video is of myself, Bob Stokes, shooting the rifle to insure it is ready for Cati. The range is 100 yards and the load is the Hornady 123 grain Super Shock Tipped bullet propelled by 28 grains of IMR8208XBR powder.