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Old 11-19-2004, 11:38 AM
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TC Encore Pistol Shooters

I'm looking to have discussion with fellow Thompson Encore pistol shooters. Wanting input on other calibers,etc.... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-19-2004, 01:03 PM
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Re: TC Encore Pistol Shooters

look at this site they have a long range section that pertains to hand guns http://specialtypistols.infopop.cc/6...m&s=9066056864
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Old 11-19-2004, 03:06 PM
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Re: TC Encore Pistol Shooters

BoBros,

I have Encore pistol barrels in the following rounds:

221 FB
223 Rem
270 Win
7mm-08 Rem
7.21 Tomahawk(bad idea)
7mm RUM(another bad idea)
454 Cas.
50 A.E.

I have harvested big game with all but the 221 and have been very happy with the results.

Since I opened my own gunsmithing shop, I have moved over to the XP-100 because of their added strength and accuracy potential in the field.

Good Shooting!!

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Old 11-19-2004, 04:37 PM
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Re: TC Encore Pistol Shooters

Prior to the advent of the Encore I probably barreled about 500 T/C Contenders. Might even have had something to do with the development of the Encore. From the 17 Bumble Bee to the first 45-70 and the Jurras Howdah cartridge line....However in LR Pistols, (tech pistols if you please)..I'll echo Kirby's seniments , strength, and accuracy potential the XP or Striker...FWIW [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-20-2004, 08:56 PM
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Re: TC Encore Pistol Shooters

Kirby, I see you've had a .270 and a 7mm-08. Much difference in performance? I'm looking for a caliber that I can use mostly for deer but might also use for elk. What species did you take with these calibers?
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Old 11-20-2004, 11:16 PM
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Re: TC Encore Pistol Shooters

Bobros,

With the 7mm-08 and the 270, the largest game I have harvested were mule deer at ranges out to 300 yards.

With bullets in the 120, 130, 140 and 150 gr class, the two are basically identical in the handgun barrel.

The 270 may offer 40 to 50 fps more velocity as mine did but this really means nothing as far as on game performance goes.

TO be honest, while both are perfectly mached for deer, I would have to go with the 30-06 if I were going to be hunting mature bull elk with an Encore simply because of the added bullet weight and frontal area.

Between the two rounds in the factory Encore barrels, I would have to go with the 7mm-08 because of the 160 gr Accubond which would be a great elk bullet out to 250 yards in the Encore handgun.

Still for mature elk, I would have to recommend more bullet weight and frontal area.

I use an XP-100 chambered for the 338 WSM wildcat for my elk hunting with a handgun. It will drive the 210 gr Partition to just shy of 2800 fps with groups in the .4" at 100 yards. Still I would limit shots to 300 yards on mature bulls.

I thought I heard T/C was offering the 280 Rem in the Encore, this would be a better round then either of the two you list simply because of the 160 Accubond at higher velocities and it would be a better deer bullet with the 140 gr Accubond as well.

Good Shooting!!

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Old 11-21-2004, 06:49 AM
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Re: TC Encore Pistol Shooters

While the Encore gives up points for accuracy to the XP-100 etc., it has more than enough accuracy for medium game hunting at under 300yds.

My WORST Encore pistol barrel easily will provide MOA accuracy for me. That's a whole lot better than I can shoot in the field while hunting.

They're cheap too. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Mark Hampton has hunted and killed game all over the world with an Encore pistol in 308 and that inspired me to get one too.

I'm nothing short of thrilled with it and get 2615fps with a 150gr Nosler Ballistic tip handloaded with Varget and that's plenty of power for whitetails and wild hogs.

Mine will shoot right at 3/4" at 100yds if I take my time and "steady down" before I shoot. Those are 5 shot groups witnessed by several people and this pistol is box stock except for a 2 pound trigger job.

Don't get me wrong... I'd like to have one of those long range whomper stomper XP-100's with a screaming wildcat cartridge for 500yd elk but I just can't afford it now and in the mean time I'm hoping to take whitetail and coyotes with my 308 Encore this year at 200+ yds.

I already got my hog... [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

I really don't think you'll ever be disappointed with the Encore pistol and I fully intend to keep mine even when I get an XP-100. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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