I'm considering a future purchase of a Thompson/Center Encore. The purpose of this rifle would be for recreational precision shooting and as a general hunting rifle. I want to start out with a .30-06 Springfield barrel and expand from there. I know the advantage of buying a pistol receiver vs. a rifle receiver so we don't need to cover that(I'll likely buy the pistol receiver just to leave my options open though it's unlikely to be used as a pistol). My idea is for a practical, extremely versatile, comparatively short/light, and accurate rifle. I'd like to get some input from Encore owners on the accuracy and quality of these rifles. Who are your preferred barrel makers? Are these rifles rugged, even when using magnum rounds? My interest is only in centerfire rifle usage. I'm not interested in ever using it for black powder and I'm more interested in using it as a rifle.