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Thompson Center Encore??????

Old 12-09-2002, 04:03 PM
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Default Thompson Center Encore??????

I was seriously looking into getting a Thompson Center Encore for my big christmas gift. I want to get the hunters package, it comes wiht scope,mounts,rings,and a locking hardcase. I want to get it in .308 Win for some PA farm hunting/ Drives on teh weekends. Other then being single shot I really like the gun.

So heres the question....

Does anyone have one? Do you like it? And is there many downsides to having it?

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Old 12-09-2002, 04:13 PM
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i herd there an awsome gun im savin up to get one in a 300mag

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Old 12-09-2002, 04:46 PM
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Cord, That is the caliber i would get but here in PA that is too much gun for the houses taht close together. And thats an over kill for our deer, But i do like that round.
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Old 12-09-2002, 05:16 PM
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DL55...I bought an Encore when they first came on the market...execelent gun! I own a &quot;few&quot; barrels and everyone is accurate,my 25-06 26&quot; barrel took a woodchuck at 503 yards last summer! The only thing I had done to the Encore was get a trigger job..it was around 5lb. and I sent it to www.virginvalleyguns.com to adjust it to 2.5lb. You won't be sorry if you get one...<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 12-09-2002, 06:29 PM
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My cousin owns a encore contender and he wanted to change it to a rifle and they cost at least $400 to convert them over from a .308 to a .243. I have shot it before and it is awesome.
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Old 12-10-2002, 01:17 PM
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Thanks alot guys. I will look forward to getting one . And i will keep u posted on how much i like it ,.
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Old 12-10-2002, 01:32 PM
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Honna,

The Encore and Contender are two different guns both made by Thompson Center. I don't believe the Contender will handle the .308 round although that one is available in the Encore.

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Old 12-10-2002, 04:36 PM
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I have the Encore with the 50 cal muzzleloader barrel in stainless steel. I have a Leupold 3x9 Vari-x-II scope on it.

The rifle is exremely accurate, durable, well made.

This year and last year, sighting the gun in was a 1 shot thing, but I fired a few extre rounds just for the fun of it.

Two 50 grain pyrodex pellets and a saboted 240 grain Hornady XTP bullet...all you could ever ask for to hunt deer.

Thompson Center has outstanding customer service.

I am looking forward to purchasing a varmint barrel soon...just can't figure out which one I should buy.



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Old 12-11-2002, 07:02 PM
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Thanks guys ill look forward to geting one
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Old 12-11-2002, 08:37 PM
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I have a Contender and an Encore and I love both. I use the Contender with several hand gun barrels and the Encore with a Bullberry 22-250 and a T/C 223. They are probably the most accurate firearms I've ever used. And there's some kind of lure to a single shot piece for me.

I'm going to go for a set-up like VC111's next.

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