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I am putting together an Encore for a spring bear hunt. I started with a stainless receiver and added pro-hunter stocks. I installed a Bellm 1X hinge pin www.bellmtcs.com/store/index.php?cid=1 and hammer spring.
As a note, for anyone with an Encore, I highly recommend these upgrades. The 1X hinge pin solved a small accuracy inconsistency issue I was having with my 50 cal blackpowder Encore . It simply prevents any "wobbling" of the frame to barrel fit.
I decided to go with the 20 inch katahdin 45/70 pro-hunter stainless barrel .My load of choice is Buffalo Bore's 350 gr fodder at around 2100 fps . I've used this round out of my Marlin 1895SS on bear before and it is amazing. Here's my conundrum -- On my previous bear hunt, my scope's cross hairs ( 4200 Elite 1.5-6) were a bit tough to make out on the bear's dark hide. I've considered the Firefly version, but my father-in-law's admiration of his red dot turkey set up has led me to consider the same for my new bear rig. I have some 20+ riflescopes, but no experience with the red dot variety. The 2X Truglo caught my eye with the available selection of cross hairs, illumination colors, and I like the 2X power. Budget wise I would like to keep it under $350 or so . In a nutshell, what do ya'll think ?? Anyone used a similar Truglo before ?? thanks
Edited by martin3175