Originally Posted by grampayeehaa
I would like some information on the Thompson Center pistols. What I am most interested in is the accuracy of the pistol, the quality of the trigger, and anything that you don't like about the pistol. I am looking for a large bore, (460 or 500 S&W), to to hunt with and double as a long range paper puncher.
First, I am not sure that you can run full pressure loads with the 460 & the 500 in the Contender/G-2. TC does not chamber for those 2 rounds.
The Encore would handle them just fine though. For LR shooting I would prefer the Encore over the Contender, since you can use cartridges that have a 308 Win head size at rifle pressures safely.
What distances are you considering when you mention a "long range paper puncher?"
What I do not like about the the TC system is that you cannot free-float the barrel.
Second, when pushing the capability of the action there is quite a bit more flex in the action barrel/relationship than there is compared to a bolt rig or falling block.