thompson encore in 22-250

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by stephen, Dec 25, 2003.

  1. stephen

    stephen Member

    Dec 12, 2003
    I am looking a Thompson Encore that an individual has that is asking a very low price. I am going to purchase it, but would like to have some input as to accuracy that I can expect. It has a 15 in. barrell and is all factory. It hasn't been shot more than 50 times. What type of accuracy am I to expect. The poor guy is going thru a divorce and is dumping all his firearm. I want to use if for fox squirrel hunting. Please help if you can.
  2. former naval person

    former naval person Active Member

    Aug 3, 2003
    TC's are extremely accurate for their cost...out shoot most rifles. IMHO, 22-250 is too much velocity for squirrels..including fox. .22Mag or at most .223 with FMJ (head shots only) are what you want. The Encore with a decent scope...the TC 2 to 7X is a good one...will give the practiced hunter head shots as far as you can see in the woods. My 2cts worth. Paul
  3. weaverism

    weaverism Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2003
    I have had 2 contenders and an encore. They all shot superbly. One was a .222 with a 10" barrel. Anything inside 200yds was toast. Crows, groundhogs, cats, and one 4 point heart all bit the dust between 150-225yds to that little thing. You'll love it. You can't beat a 22mag or 17HMR for squirrels but I would not shoot a 22-250 up in the trees without worrying about who I killed four miles away.