I'm in agreement with this too, I just wish the Encore had a better trigger. I had to have both of mine worked on because they were too heavy. I sent them off to Bulberry Barrels and after that they were good, then found out later that Mike Bellum (sp) sells reduced power trigger springs to go in the Encores. The old Contenders had excellent triggers and were available in some deer cartridges and some were even kid sized I think. Nothing wrong with a single shot for a kid, or a grown up for that matter. I have an Encore in .280 Rem as well as a Ruger No. 1 in 25/06. Both of those have accounted for several deer, and the 25/06 has a bunch of coyotes to its credit.