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Old 12-05-2011, 06:29 PM   #1
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Would welcome any thoughts or comments on the Thompson Center Pro Hunter system. Pros & cons? Thanks in advance!

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Old 12-05-2011, 06:50 PM   #2
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Would welcome any thoughts or comments on the Thompson Center Pro Hunter system. Pros & cons? Thanks in advance!
Pros : multi barrels are ripe for the picking just pop on a new barrel an wam new caliber. The gun is very accurate. Its lightweight. Very well built. Plus single shot makes u really try to make the 1 shot u have. Also fewer moving parts to wear out. CONS: its a single **** but then again ok cool I like that so is this a con????? No other cons imho.
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It is nice that with a few barrels it will work good as for BP, shotgun and slug gun and a rifle or pistol. Pretty well covers every season hunting. If getting in to hunting now I would buy the handgun version in a 454 or 460 for staight wall case needs and buy a slug barrel and bp barrel then a rifle barrel from bullberry rifle barrel. In 45 years of hunting I have shot a second round 2 times so a single shot to me is not a big deal.

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It is nice that with a few barrels it will work good as for BP, shotgun and slug gun and a rifle or pistol. Pretty well covers every season hunting. If getting in to hunting now I would buy the handgun version in a 454 or 460 for staight wall case needs and buy a slug barrel and bp barrel then a rifle barrel from bullberry rifle barrel. In 45 years of hunting I have shot a second round 2 times so a single shot to me is not a big deal.
Thats what I said very universal
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Pros : multi barrels are ripe for the picking just pop on a new barrel an wam new caliber. The gun is very accurate. Its lightweight. Very well built. Plus single shot makes u really try to make the 1 shot u have. Also fewer moving parts to wear out. CONS: its a single **** but then again ok cool I like that so is this a con????? No other cons imho.
Single what? Lol and they are very good guns OP. Mulie was right on it all. Only other "con" i see about em is the other barrels are so expensive.
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Single what? Lol and they are very good guns OP. Mulie was right on it all. Only other "con" i see about em is the other barrels are so expensive.
Very true the barrels are not cheap, but hey u could look at the new handi grip handi rifle from h&r their barrels for rifle start at 96$ an bull barrel are $114
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Thanks for all the input. Brings me back to my teen years and our NEF single shot 20 gauge.
Barrel cost is relative...seem to be a top quality firearm. $250-$350 for additional barrel seems OK considering total cost for another complete high quality rifle!

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Good idea. not so good in practice. Lots of complaints on the accuracy with the encore. One guy has built a business in fixing the problem. Take a look at his site.

http://www.bellmtcs.com/store/

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I have a T/C Encore Pro Hunter. I bought one of the first ones when they first came out. As a hunting rifle, I love it! Mine is stainless with the synthetic camo stock. I don't worry about getting it all scratched up . I have the muzzleloader, a .25-06 barrel, a .300 Mag barrel, and a 7mm Mag barrel. It's very versatile, as others have said.

As far as accuracy, it's not designed to be a benchrest gun. Mine is just as accurate as my Browning A-Bolt .270. And for some reason, my muzzleloader barrel is insanely accurate! I can shoot tighter groups with the muzzleloader barrel at 100 yards than I can with any of the rifle barrels. My old man liked mine so much that he bought one the newer Endeavor models a couple years ago. He has several barrels for his too. We both hunt with the T/Cs primarily.

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