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THOMPSON CONTENDER VS. ENCORE

Old 10-23-2005, 08:30 PM
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERANCE BETWEEN THE TWO?
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Old 10-23-2005, 08:51 PM
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Default RE: THOMPSON CONTENDER VS. ENCORE

The encore is designed for higher pressure cartridges.
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:30 PM
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please explain what is high pressure cart.?.243/22.250/.308 where does it start ?
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:50 PM
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About 45,000 psi. More than that is generally considered a high pressure cartridge.

The contender fires cartridges such as the 30-30, 45-70, and hand gun cartridges. The 30-30 maximum average pressure is 42,000 psi and the 45-70 is a low 28,000 psi.

The encore fires cartridges such as the .270, 30-06, 300 Win mag, 375H&H. Take the .270 Winchester. It's maximum average pressure is 65,000 psi. In fact all of these I listed have maximum average pressures of over 60,000 psi.


Basically the encore is a stronger firearm than the contender and is designed to safely fore these high energy cartridges.
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Old 10-27-2005, 08:27 AM
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Also you can take some of the letters from Contender and spell Encore it doesnt work the other way around. Im sure that will help with you decision.
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