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Old 09-24-2008, 09:37 AM
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Thanks gentlemen. I can see that TC is good but bolt guns are better. Looks like I am going to have to save up a bit more money.

Do you have any suggestions for a cartridge that will give me long accuracy and can double as a large dear hunter?
Many cartridges to choose from:
What caliber(s) are you interested in?
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:46 AM
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Re: Thompson Center Pistols

I'm not really sure. My long range shooting with rifles has taught me that the 30 caliber has a lot of good bullet selection. Long range handgunning is new ground for me. I would like some thing that I can really reach out there but I would like a caliber that can cleanly take dear at at least three hundred or more yards.

Paper punching bores the hell out of me. I like the instant gradification I get from the target reacting to the bullet stike, (clay birds, water jugs, knock down targets and things like that).
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:21 PM
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FWIW- My hands down fav's for SP's are: 6', 6.5's and 7mm.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:20 PM
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Re: Thompson Center Pistols

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Paper punching bores the hell out of me. I like the instant gradification I get from the target reacting to the bullet stike, (clay birds, water jugs, knock down targets and things like that).
I know just how you feel, that's why silhouette shooting appeals to me. Get in touch with Joe and he can send you a cd to watch which explains our steel shooting.

Mike
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:40 PM
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Re: Thompson Center Pistols

I had a T/C 35 rem. that I had rechambered to 358 JDJ, what a fantastic round ,point of aim at 100 yds. and 7 in. low at 200 yds,and it grouped sub-moa all day long.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:04 PM
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I guess I will chime in on this. I am not an expert by any means but I love my Encore in 7mm-08 (15") it has HALF the recoil of my 12" 454 barrel!!! It is very easy to load for if you like. It will shoot almost anything over the counter good and the proper handload will put em all in 1 hole @100yds off a rest. Mine likes 140grain and up bullets. I think anything a ".308case" is a winner in a 15" handgun. I also like the 7mm IMHSA and the 7mm Bench Rest as well but don't have one right now. I have 5 other barrels for my Encore in different calabers but none of them shoot as good as the 7mm-08. I have a 28" pro hunter in it as well and it is a tack driver too. I guess I am a 7mm-08 "homer" if you will but it is a mild recoiling,great shooting cartridge that is very versitie for vermin or busting steel to Elk. Yes I would shoot an Elk with it without worrying if he was 150yds or so. My personal beast is a whitetail at 175 but hey this is central Texas and 100yds is a long shot here. Just my .02............Jim

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Old 09-28-2008, 09:51 PM
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Re: Thompson Center Pistols

Thanks for your reply Jim. Lately I have had a hankering to do some longer range hand gun shooting and hunting. I have a Tauras Raging Bull 454 with an 8 1/2 inch barrel that will shoot under and inch, with open sights, at 100 yrds but I am having a hard time convincing myself to put glass on it. My first thought was to go with a TC Encore Pro Hunter because it would not bankrupt my wallet but everyone tells me that I should be going with a bolt pistol. Have you seen the price of those things? They may very well be worth the money but it would hit my back pocket a bit too hard. I can get in to a TC, fully equiped, with a trigger job, for less than a grand. 7mm-08 was one of those calibers I have been considering. Another consideration was a 30 caliber because of the vast bullet selection.
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