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#337543 - 08/12/07 01:26 PM Thompson Center Encore Muzzle loader.
J Hartman
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Does anyone here own one? I really am interested in one and I would like to know more about it.
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#338821 - 08/13/07 07:16 AM Re: Thompson Center Encore Muzzle loader. [Re: J Hartman]
Model70Man
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I love mine. Started out with a CVA Eclipse Magnum, then upgraded to a CVA Optima, then upgraded again to the Encore. The Eclipse Magnum took 20 minutes to clean and had too many parts to keep track of when cleaning. The Optima was easier to clean, but was so HEAVY and I wasn't fond of the cheap piece of aluminum that is used to open the action. The Encore is lightweight, easy to clean, accurate, and the frame IMO is better made than the Optima. I would recommend you go out and see which one you like the best and which one fits your budget. The Optima is about half the price of an Encore, but it will still get the job done.
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#338879 - 08/13/07 07:54 AM Re: Thompson Center Encore Muzzle loader. [Re: Model70Man]
iowavf
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I got an Encore because I'm a lefty and I really liked the way the gun fit me. They do cost more than other guns, but they also hold their value. Just depends on what you're wanting in a ml and if your bugget will match. The gun is very accurate and easy to clean and I've never had any issues with mine.
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#341947 - 08/14/07 03:57 PM Re: Thompson Center Encore Muzzle loader. [Re: ]
Gravey
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I love my encore and wouldn't trade it for the world. It's a stainless 50 cal. muzzleloader. Bought my first extra barrel (.243) for it earlier this year but if I never would have bought the first extra barrel, I'd still be thrilled with my decision to buy it. I agree with everything Model70man said about it.
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#342023 - 08/14/07 04:27 PM Re: Thompson Center Encore Muzzle loader. [Re: J Hartman]
CZ284
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My son and I both have one. I primarily use the muzzleloader. When my son turned 12 I had a custom 7mm-08 barrel made (from the TC gun shop) in about 20 inch barrel- he loves it. Handles like a carbine, sub 1 MOA groups with Barnes X Bullets. He's 17 now and still prefers it over anything else. Can't go wrong with the Encore.
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#342211 - 08/14/07 06:36 PM Re: Thompson Center Encore Muzzle loader. [Re: CZ284]
Encore Eye Candy
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I have a few and I'm trying to pick up another one from Tim who lives in Memphis. I love them and will be my first pick of all my firearms.
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#343068 - 08/15/07 07:52 AM Re: Thompson Center Encore Muzzle loader. [Re: Encore Eye Candy]
J Hartman
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anyone have one for sale? =)

I haven't done much research yet... What kind of price range is the encore?
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#343075 - 08/15/07 07:54 AM Re: Thompson Center Encore Muzzle loader. [Re: J Hartman]
Encore Eye Candy
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TiminTn has one, might want to pm him. I'm wanting to purchase it but I do not know if I'm going to hook up with him. Look in the ad forum. It is at a great price also. If you go buy a new one you will spend 550 to 650 depending on where you purchase it at.

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#343130 - 08/15/07 08:31 AM Re: Thompson Center Encore Muzzle loader. [Re: J Hartman]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: Interlunium
anyone have one for sale? =)

I haven't done much research yet... What kind of price range is the encore?

You might check with Bass Pro right now while they're Fall Hunting Classic is going on. I think it goes through Friday or Saturday. I bought mine there a couple of years ago and think I paid mid 500's or low 600's. I can't remember. Here's mine. The first pic is with the .243 barrel and the 2nd one is the 50 cal. muzzleloader.


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#343407 - 08/15/07 11:11 AM Re: Thompson Center Encore Muzzle loader. [Re: Gravey]
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Overpriced IMO!
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