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Muddly
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Keep your butt tight
Apr 20th, 2017 at 3:40pm
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Gotcha with that one...
Anyway. The last couple groups, with my .270 Encore were a tad vertical. Haven't had her long, but previous range trips , all groups were nicely triangular. Was fiddling around with her today and noticed the buttstock was slightly loose. Tightened it up and we're back to nice triangular groups. All the stuff I've read lately and no mention of loose buttstock. Thought to check it from my experience with No4 Enfields. Hope it helps someone out there.
  
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Reply #1 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 4:21pm
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Indeed,
a bit of Medium, threadlocker Locktite on the threads of the thru bolt helps peace of mind.
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Reply #2 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 4:29pm
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There is space between the buttstock ears and the frame. I used a shim to keep it centered while I tightened the bolt. Any benefit to glass bedding this area? That area abounds with lock points. Perhaps using veneers to take up the space would be simpler. 
Always nice to have some small amount of work to do on a rifle. Nothing should be perfect as is...
  
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Reply #3 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 11:18pm
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Muddly,
It is certainly a good idea to glass bed the contact points
at the end of the stock "ears" that butt up to the receiver
next to the tang. Also, doesn't hurt to "Dremel" out" below the surface around the end of the tang area of stock and glass that area at the same time. This all helps with firm solid fit of stock to receiver.
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Reply #4 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 3:51pm
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Hi Muddly,

Not sure if you know about his site already but MikeBellm is an excellent resource for getting maximum accuracy out of the Encore and Contender platforms.

Mike
  
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Reply #5 - yesterday at 2:32am
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Hi All.
Been to Mr Bellm's site. A lot to digest and even more trouble for me to get into!
  I am enjoying this Encore hugely. For awhile, I thought the Savage 110 series was perhaps the ultimate no gunsmith needed rifle. It is if you want/ need a repeater, but I must admit the Encore is the better rifle for that niche. I do have some points of curiosity though. Things like action durability and stock strength under recoil. The wood gets pretty thin... Makes me wonder if a thumbhole might be better. Anyway. The journey is the fun!
  
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