I am also an Encore fan . I have 2 stainless frames with a 12 GA custom shop slug barrel, 50 cal BP , and a 223 heavy barrel. I upgraded the hinge pin to a 1X Bellm unit and also used their next step up hammer spring ( recommended with installed hammer spur extension) .---- http://www.coyoteguns.com/bellm_home.htm ... One frame wears Pro Hunter stocks and the other has the factory walnut stock with a gunsmith added Limbsaver. Oh yeah- the slug barrel with Hornady SST''s is a real kicker. I filled the forearm with BB's and epoxied them in place . This really helped reduce the barrel flip. After deer season , I am sending the barrel to be magnaported. For a 260 barrel, try EABCO ( E Arthur Brown Co ) . They sell them in their 'accuracy series ". ---- http://www.eabco.com/barels01.html I checked and they have one listed in stock .
Oh yeah--- I also have a 26in smoothbore 12 GA barrel with a Truglo adjustable choke ( adds 2" in length ) that I use to shoot an occasional round of trap. It actually works very well.
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