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THOMPSON ENCORE 308 SUB MOA rifle ?

 
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:57 PM
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THOMPSON ENCORE 308 SUB MOA rifle ?

has any one done any long range shooting with the Thompson Encore or Contender single shot rifles ?. I was wondering if they are a sub moa gun and long distance shooting. like to get a review on guys that have shot them 600 to 1000 yards in a 308. what kind of groups you are getting. thanks. marty
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:41 PM
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Re: THOMPSON ENCORE 308 SUB MOA rifle ?

No experience at all with the 308 buy I've had very good results with my Match Grade Machine 6.5 x 284 and 142 grain SMK's.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:17 PM
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Re: THOMPSON ENCORE 308 SUB MOA rifle ?

Look up Mike Bellm, he provides trigger parts, sheadspace shims and more products for accurizing the TC's.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:55 PM
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Re: THOMPSON ENCORE 308 SUB MOA rifle ?

With a proper trigger job you should get sub moa.
After a trigger job mine in a heavy 26" barrel will go into 1.25 inches at 200 yards all day long if I do my part. That's in 25-06 and only 200 yards.
There's good info on mike's sight that will give you ideas on things to try.
One thing to look for is a good scope mount, my wife has talley bases on hers and it looks to have much less gap under the front of the scope mount than most of mine.
My Encore has the black plastic stock on it. This seems to be the cheapest made of all of them. The fore end is very sensitive to the torque applied to the front screws.
It will open up the group size double just by over tightening them. I bought a torque wrench in inch pounds just for this. My wife's has a different stock and hers doesn't seem to be affected as much.
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