Re: T/C Encore 45 or 50 caliber?????
It depends on what you are hunting. If its deer sized game, the .45 will work just fine. In fact the .45 will work for elk sized game also with the proper bullet selection, but many states have .50 caliber minimum for elk.
I have both .45 and .50 caliber ML guns. When I want to shoot elk, I grab my .50 Omega. I shoot a 300 gr SST with 120 gr BH209. This gives me 4" groups at 300 yards.
If I am after mule deer I will grab my Knight Disc Elite in .45 cal. A load of 110 gr of BH209 and a 200 gr SST shoots flat, and is more than accurate enough (4" groups) to do the job at 250 yards. It gives lighter recoil than the .50 cal.