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#6134971 - 01/14/16 06:42 AM T/C Encore rifle
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Kinda curious about this rifle. Would like to have a couple barrels to change out. What can you tell me about it, experiences, pros, cons, quality any pertinent info. Thinking smaller calibers like 22-250 range.
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#6135043 - 01/14/16 07:40 AM Re: T/C Encore rifle [Re: BassCat'99]
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I am not a fan. Never owned one but the few I have seen are marginal when it comes to accuracy. Plus I am not a fan of the "kit gun" look.

IMO their popularity is the product of relentless celebrity marketing. Kudos to them, but good marketing does not make a good rifle.

Others swear by them and will disagree, as I'm sure you will see.
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#6135057 - 01/14/16 07:45 AM Re: T/C Encore rifle [Re: BassCat'99]
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Originally Posted By: BassCat'99
Kinda curious about this rifle. Would like to have a couple barrels to change out. What can you tell me about it, experiences, pros, cons, quality any pertinent info. Thinking smaller calibers like 22-250 range.



Great Weapons BassCat..been running them for years and they are tack drivers
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#6135132 - 01/14/16 08:38 AM Re: T/C Encore rifle [Re: BassCat'99]
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Don't currently have an Encore but I do have several Contenders in various configurations. Very accurate and reliable.
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#6135181 - 01/14/16 09:05 AM Re: T/C Encore rifle [Re: BassCat'99]
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Had one, not for me. Didn't like the hammer, trigger pull etc

I think there are some bolt guns with inter changeable barrel systems now

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#6135224 - 01/14/16 09:30 AM Re: T/C Encore rifle [Re: BassCat'99]
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There are several bolt guns with interchangeable barrel systems. Most will cost you more than the Encore.

I have one Encore with 2 barrels 22-250 and 50cal front stuffer. Accuracy with me shooting it is around MOA just a little over or under depending on the day.

Over all a good system much like their older Contenders it is a good way to have multiple calibers without the outlay for multiple rifles and you don't mind single shots. With the short action length you can have a long barrel for extra velocity or talk about a handy truck or blind length gun put a 16 inch barrel one it. Versatility is a big part of the equation when talking Encore and Contender setups but they can be a money pit when buying new barrels in different calibers. Been there done that
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#6135229 - 01/14/16 09:34 AM Re: T/C Encore rifle [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Had one, not for me. Didn't like the hammer, trigger pull etc

I think there are some bolt guns with inter changeable barrel systems now


I have the Eabco Oversized Hinge Pins and recrown the barrel drop the triggers to a pound-pound and a half and I use the little Hammer extensions...
makes a already tight shooter just a little tighter
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#6135235 - 01/14/16 09:35 AM Re: T/C Encore rifle [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
There are several bolt guns with interchangeable barrel systems. Most will cost you more than the Encore.

I have one Encore with 2 barrels 22-250 and 50cal front stuffer. Accuracy with me shooting it is around MOA just a little over or under depending on the day.

Over all a good system much like their older Contenders it is a good way to have multiple calibers without the outlay for multiple rifles and you don't mind single shots. With the short action length you can have a long barrel for extra velocity or talk about a handy truck or blind length gun put a 16 inch barrel one it. Versatility is a big part of the equation when talking Encore and Contender setups but they can be a money pit when buying new barrels in different calibers. Been there done that



I don't change the Barrels...I just get my set up like I like it and buy another bang

Defeats the purpose i know roflmao
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#6135270 - 01/14/16 09:49 AM Re: T/C Encore rifle [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I am not a fan. Never owned one but the few I have seen are marginal when it comes to accuracy. Plus I am not a fan of the "kit gun" look.

IMO their popularity is the product of relentless celebrity marketing. Kudos to them, but good marketing does not make a good rifle.

Others swear by them and will disagree, as I'm sure you will see.


Center fire Mine is sub MOA. Both my buddies are Sub MOA. Will they out shoot the majority of my bolts... No but they are competing with literally 1/2 MOA or smaller bolts.

Only thing about a hammer gun is lock time is longer then traditional bolt.

I bought mine because I hunt ML season in Oklahoma a lot. I also like the absence of an action making a 26" barreled rifle 6-7" shorter in normal action rifles.

Lots more pluses to an encore then minuses. Especially if you want a light backcountry rifle or capitalize on a calibers strengths via barrel length.

Not for you cool, so people don't like lever guns, etc... No big deal

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#6135279 - 01/14/16 09:52 AM Re: T/C Encore rifle [Re: BassCat'99]
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Registered: 10/18/09
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I use one almost exclusively. The lock time is a little different than you have with a bolt action but have never had an issue. Good form alleviates that issue. I like the capabilities of being able to switch barrels and have a choice of calibers, rifle or pistol.

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#6135308 - 01/14/16 10:06 AM Re: T/C Encore rifle [Re: BassCat'99]
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Registered: 11/11/14
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Loc: Lubbock and Texas
I have an older one set up as a pistol. Only complaint would be the trigger pull which is fixable. I have not bothered mostly because I cannot find the time or opportunity to use my rifles.

If you get into one couple of good sites; EDSTC for barrels and parts and Greybeard's forum has active encore/contender forums.

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#6136048 - 01/14/16 05:20 PM Re: T/C Encore rifle [Re: trapperben]
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Registered: 09/11/12
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Loc: Allen Texas
I use encore and contender rifle and pistol set ups 90% of the time. Very accurate and versatile. I only wish I would have known about them years ago.

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#6136133 - 01/14/16 06:09 PM Re: T/C Encore rifle [Re: BassCat'99]
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If you get a rifle in anything larger than a .308, you're going to really want a muzzle brake or a recoil pad/shoulder pad. I had two in 30-06, a 45-70 barrel, and a .308, and they would beat you like a red headed stepchild.
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#6136371 - 01/14/16 08:04 PM Re: T/C Encore rifle [Re: BassCat'99]
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I have had many but have two right now. 338 wm and 22-250. Both tack drivers and easy moa. Easy to carry and easy in the stand. 338 is a hog killer.

My son in law has one in 300 wm. three shoots will touch each other at 100 yards.

I with they made a barrel in 338 Lapua. Is be all over that.
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#6136609 - 01/14/16 11:14 PM Re: T/C Encore rifle [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
If you get a rifle in anything larger than a .308, you're going to really want a muzzle brake or a recoil pad/shoulder pad. I had two in 30-06, a 45-70 barrel, and a .308, and they would beat you like a red headed stepchild.


My experience was similar. I had a Pro Hunter in 20 ga rifled barrel and it was very muzzle "flippy". I would shoot and that thing would jump all over the place. I know my way around a rifle and I know how to shoot, but I could never figure out how to shoot the danged thing accurately and keep the scope with 3.5" of relief from beating my brow to a pulp. That thing got sold.
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