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Old 03-27-2008, 08:14 AM
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Factory barrels can be bad sometimes as mentioned, but the forend/barrel relationship is a big issue sone one can't free float that area. Many things are tried but probably a pillar-bedded system works best for field shooting.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:21 PM
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TC's quality control has seemingly slipped a good bit since these guns came out , I certainly don't see what the cost is at , their barrels seem to be ok for a factroy barrel but their frame to barrel ift genraly sucks and the triggers are very inconsistant and all the ones I've worked over took alot more time and effort to get to a good trigger than the old Encores.

You can get factoy barrels from TC in the regulay size in several differant calibers with heavy barrels like 22-250 , 25-06 , 7mm mag ,308 , 300 win and all of these I have owned and shot a good bit and all will shoot well after a little load tuning.
The Encore will benifit from a forend bedding job , a trigger job and good hand loads like any other rifle. I have a 300 win barrel that I woulden't hesitate to shoot a deer at 1000yds with , it will consistanly shoot 3" groups at 500yds with good hand loads.
For a new shooter I'd reccomend a 25-06 , you can get the 115gr Ballistic tips out at 3100fps pretty easly and with a .450'ish BC that will be more than any deer can stand out to 500yds and the recoil woulden't leave any marks , or the 7 mag or 300 mag with a good break and that would make it a 1000yd deer rifle if the shooter is up to it.
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:54 AM
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i will keep at it ,nice idea with the 25-06 ,
thanks for the input
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Hi Bob, I Am Currently Looking Into A T/c Also, Actually Have Been For A Few Years Since I Played Around With One In Texas. There Is A Company In The States Called Robert W. Hart And Sons That Offer Custom Accurizing Work On The T/c Models. I Am Considering Having One Sent To Them And Then Sent Out To Me Here In Australia. For A Small Cost They Will Get It Ready For You, And Also Fit Brakes Etc. Hope This Helps
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:18 PM
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Are you sure its RW Hart? or was it EA Brown. Hart boys generaly cater to the benchrest crowd and EA Brown is a single shot specialist but the Hart's will probably work on anything.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:24 PM
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Yeah the Hart guys will do the work, Ea brown is another possibility, just the T/C I saw in Texas was a Hart job, and the guy was really happy with it
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:17 PM
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Re: thompson center pro hunter as a long range rifle ?

I know it's an older thread but, I am all for one to learn as much as I can absorb about the Encore.

I have a ML barrel and a 22-250 ProHunter for mine right now and am looking at something a lil bigger like a 7mm or .300 Win for my next purchase.

Can someone explain to me just how much better a TC Custom Shop barrel is than the regular TC barrel or a ProHunter hunter?

I want a good barrel but, am really wondering if theses Other "Custom Barrels" are really $300- $500 better than the T.C. Custom Shop versions are....
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