Thanks to Crubear! He’s gone through and written up a detailed explanation with pictures on the best way to ship a Thompson Center Encore/Contender barrel!
I’ve run into a problem lately where I didn’t have a box to fit a barrel I’d sold. Then, in chats with other folds here I’ve been reminded of times when barrels arrived that weren’t safely packed. You know, the barrels that arrive falling out of the box, or that fall to the concrete when you take them out when you pick the box up. Yep, doesn’t make for a good feedback score when that happens. So here goes, what I try to do when you buy a barrel from me.
First, clean the barrel. ’nuff said
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Tired of the recoil generated by the TC Encore 20 ga. slug barrel? I am!
First, I switched to a thumb-hole Flex-Tech stock, this significantly reduced the amount of muzzle jump, but the recoil from the slugs into your shoulder was still incredible.
Thompson Center Encore Thumb-Hole Flex Tech Stock
My 20ga slug barrel really kicks with the 3″ federal barnes expanders, so I added some lead shot using RTV (room temperature vulcanization aka culk) 🙂 to the forend.
Finished productI only added weight to the two sections, you could add as much as you want, in as many as you want.
I used my wet finger to spread the RTV, which I used to cover/secure the #7 birdshot that I harvested from some cheap small-game loads. » Read more..