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Old 05-04-2011, 12:24 PM   #1
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I was looking at getting a thompson center encore, but my father in law has one in 22-250 and his brass has this weird bumb on the back tords the lips. It looks like to me like the chamber is to wide or something. Is this a regular thing that happens with these barrel systems or what, I was thinking about getting into reloading so ya.

It looks worth the money but I really don't want to waste the money just to be able not to reload the brass.

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First of all would you happen to have a close up picture of a couple of the cases? Second are they reloads. If we can establish these two things we may be able to help.

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I couldn't get a hold of him so I found a pic on the internet and ya I know it's not a 22-250 the far left is what best looks like it. He doesn't reload he just get new ammo from the gun shop down the road, I am looking into reloading. I shot it a couple of times it's really nice gun to shoot and feels great but ya.

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Have you seen the classifieds here lately?

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First of all that is a rare problem for a TC Encore to begin with. My good friend owns one and loves it. All the hunters I know that have one rave about them. My good friend hunts with his every year. I had Thompson Contenders that I did competition shooting with. Both Pistols. One in 10" 22 cal. And the other 10" 30-30 loaded up to almost to 308 specs. Did the 200 yard metal silhouette shooting with it. Never had a minutes problem with them ever. My thought is if the chamber is good and clean regarding the casing problem. I would call Thompson. Have him check to make sure the chamber is clean and spotless first. If it continues after that I would be sending it in for evaluation and repair. Some have referred to frame stretch? Guess if possible it would be due to an exuberant amount of a high recoil rounds being fired over time. Should not be doing that with new ammunition from the factory. Has he tried other ammunition. It is not impossible for a company to make an error when they load ammunition either.
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sorry I'm looking for a full rifle not the pistol version, ya all factory ammo we ran through a few different brands all did the same thing. Thanks I'll be sure to tell him hopfully he can get this problem fixed, the rifles are great shooters, really nice guns over all. I'm just glad this isn't a wide spread problem.

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