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Old 11-21-2006, 09:07 PM
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i just ordered my first Thompson single shot rifle. i can't wait for it to come in so i can shoot it. does anyone else have one of these? how do you like it? i bought the "Pro Hunter" Edition with the Real Tree Hardwoods Camo and Stainless Steel in the .25-06 caliber. i wanted something for whitetail hunting that didn't kick as hard as my Wby. .300 Mag. but still shot flat. i have heard nothing but good things about the .25-06 caliber. from what i have read about them, you can pretty much sight them in at 1-2 inches high at 100 yards and your good up to 300 yards. i held on of these rifles for the first time last week and it was undescribable. perfectly balanced, light and just felt "right".
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:10 PM
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They are really good rifles, BTW did you ever kill a deer with your .300 Weath. Mag?
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:17 PM
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yeah, i shot this one at 328 yards with the Wby...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/ruffnupcriminals50/Hunting/100_0531.jpg

i love the Wby., but was looking for something with less kick and lighter.
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:20 PM
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I definently see what your getting at. The 25-06 is a fine caliber, I hunted with one for 2 seasons, very minimal recoil, and a flat shooter.
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:24 AM
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well.....you went and bought my gun!! lol im looking to retire the Mauser. big, heavy and the gunsmith that "sporterized" it made it look good to sell quick...but man am i paying for it now. i cant get it to quit rusting[:@] inside and out. i could pack it in grease and it would rust..no other gun in the house rusts except it!! it gets more care than my other guns because i know it rusts...oh well lesson learned..i was really leaning towards the encore in 25-06..see what i decide on this summer when i got the cash..hopefully got the cash..let me know how you like it!
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Old 11-22-2006, 01:57 AM
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well.....you went and bought my gun!! lol im looking to retire the Mauser. big, heavy and the gunsmith that "sporterized" it made it look good to sell quick...but man am i paying for it now. i cant get it to quit rusting[:@] inside and out. i could pack it in grease and it would rust..no other gun in the house rusts except it!! it gets more care than my other guns because i know it rusts...oh well lesson learned..i was really leaning towards the encore in 25-06..see what i decide on this summer when i got the cash..hopefully got the cash..let me know how you like it!
maybe they'll come off the price for you by then. just the rifle alone is costing me $780.00. i still have to include another $100.00 for the Leupold scope mount and rings. for now, i'm just going to take the scope off my Wby. and put it on the T/C. i'll buy the Wby. another scope down the road.
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:06 AM
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Before you buy the Leupold bases and rings, do a little investigating. I think the Leupold is too short. The rings are too close together. I like rings as far apart as you can get them. Go to the EABCO web site. There is some good information there about your Encore, and about bases and rings. I like the mounting systems they sell, and it is less than $100, but I believe the Leupold mounts are also less than $100. I have a 30-06 Encore and I really like it. It is the left handed thumb hole stock.
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:21 AM
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dang 780 well...then again you bought the prohunter..i dont know what model ill buy yet....
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:26 PM
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i have 3 encores
one is a hand canon(5 different barrels),one's a 209-50, the other is a 300 mag ,7.62X39(fr)did have other's barrels, liked them all but now i only have just the 2 rifle barrels.
one thing i did discover is that it is far easer to use a rimed case cartridge than a rimless , there just easer it get out of the breach than is a rimless ,in fact a rimed cases will fall right out when the gun is opened up .
put a good scope on what ever you get ,slapping the gun shut can put weird vibrations in to the mix.
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:10 PM
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I have an Encore in 7mm-08. I really like it. Still trying to pot a deer with the thing. Have had it out 4 times now, then let the girlfriend use it, since its the only oneI own that fits her. Going at it again tmw, it seems that everytime I carry the bow, I kill deer, they just won't step out before the encore!

By the way, I used a Talley one piece base/rings. One solid chunk of machined steel. It holds on to a VX-III, and with my handloaded TSXBs it shoots well under an inch!


Next barrel purchase is probably going to be a varmint caliber, 17 mach IV, 20 Tact. or 223.
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