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Thompson Encore a Good BP Rifle?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Kestrel, Aug 19, 2006.

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  1. Kestrel

    Kestrel Member

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    How does the Encore compare to the Omega, in terms of ease of use, maintenance, cleanup, etc.?

    Are there any drawbacks to the Encore?

    Thanks.
     
  2. sundowner

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    Well Ihave them both , both give me ragged holes at 100 years . the Encore is 45x209 with a 26" barrel , the Omega is 50x209 with a 28" barrel . I use the Omega for all-around The Encore because it is shorter , is a great brush gun but works very good all around plus I also have a 223REM barrel for it.
    If there is a difference in the guns , it is that the Encore has more options with the different barrels .
    Sundowner
     
  3. jbeltz7

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    I have the Encore and cleanup is a breeze using Triple7
     
  4. wanderinwalker

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    I think the Encore is a great blackpowder rifle. My Prohunter Katahdin cleans up quite easily, even when shooting Pyrodex and Goex. With lighter loads that don't give me any flow-back into the action, it is even eaiser. It's also wickedly accurate and easy to shoot. The Flex-Tech stock really takes a bite out of the heaviest loads and makes the rifle fairly easy to shoot.
     
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