I like my Encore but it's not without problems. Firing pin & spring needed replacing after only a couple years and not alot of shots. I believe this was due to the blackpowder. Pin would stick in the fired position and impale primer making it impossible to open action without taking barrel off. Got a new pin and spring from T/C for no charge (actually got two of each because first shipment got lost). Haven't shot blackpowder yet so don't know if I'll have the same issues. I have a .50 cal m/l, 12 ga. slug, 12 ga. turkey & 204 Ruger barrel. .270 Winchester is next on the list. Custom trigger job and also customized and dipped an aftermarket stock (Choate) and had the blued barrels custom dipped to match the Realtree Hardwoods. Nice system, but barrels can be quite expensive. Nearly as much so as a completely new gun.
I suggest looking up Bellm as they are a great source of info and parts for T/C guns. Trigger jobs can be done yourself with little effort. They also offer many barrels including Bergara's.
[This post was last edited on 11/20/10 at 7:35 PM]