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Unread 03-26-2008, 08:02 AM
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thompson center pro hunter as a long range rifle ?

hi guys
just having a look at the pro hunter rifle , so many to choose from lots of cals ,ack, 28 barrels , bull barrels , does any body know much about them ,looking to set up a mid range rifle for the boy to start with .. any first hand info would be great ,, and any ideas on how to trick them up .. apart from a trigger job

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    Probably one of the critical issues with Contenders and Encores is the relationship between the forend and the barrel. Getting a pillar bedded forend would help a lot.
    Also being very aware when field shooting to keep you forend pressure from shot to shot.
    Practice with typical bench set-up then change to field shooting and check to see if POI changes or not.
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    They look like a very nice rifle. What calibre were you thinking of ? Do they offer that gun in the CHEY-TAC offerings ? I believe that might work at medium ranges.. and beyond. You may want to look at a DE 338 edge and I'll just come and carry it for you. Those SE fallow would be in a world of hurt !
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    The encore couldn't handle the Chey-Tac or the Edge.
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    I like em, but have a hard time shooting them. If anyone shoots one of the prohunters at long range they have a better delivery than myself. I do not know why I have such a hard time shooting these guns, but I wouldnt shoot an animal past 500 with one, but I am sure the problem is with the shooter not the gun.
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    I agree, I just sent my 300WM ProHunter barrel back due to in consistent accuracy. I couldn't get groups under 2" everytime, the best group was .7" but that was out 20 three shot groups. The avg was 1.5". It was driving me crazy. Then I looked into the bore and noticed horrible tool marks near the crown. So I sent it back today.
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    thanks guys ,i think i will give it a miss . more research needed
    cheers
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