The Thompson Center Encore Pro Hunter Rifle is a single-shot, break-action firearm. It’s also a switch-barrel rifle, meaning the barrel is interchangeable. Any Encore barrel will fit, which lets you customize the gun to fit any need. Whether you’re looking for a gun suitable for hunting, target shooting, or self-defense, the Encore Pro is great for all types of shooters.
Thompson Center Encore Pro Hunter Accuracy
Thompson Center Encore Pro Hunter Reliability
rifles are known to be of great quality, and Thompson Center
is a reputable company. The Encore is one of the best break-action on the market, with no misfires to report, and extreme durability and robustness. However, there’s one downside: loading the gun with a dirty barrel. A couple of bullets get stuck and have to clean the gun in order to get them out. For the most part, however, it’s a reliable gun you can count on no matter what you’re using it for. You can maintain optimum control in any conditions, wet or dry, with the over-molded pistol grip. It’s definitely a stand-out in comparison to similar models.
Thompson Center Encore Pro Hunter Handling
This is a well-built, well-machined gun. The fit, the feel, and the balance are all fantastic, and the pistol grip stock fits perfectly in your hand. It’s one of the most comfortable grips I’ve ever experienced! One of the coolest features of the Thompson Center Encore for sale is the interchangeable barrels. It’s pretty simple to change them out:
Just remove two screws from the forearm, pull out the hinge pin, switch the barrels, replace the pin and screws, and… done! It’s quick and easy to transform it from a muzzleloader, to a slug gun, to a centerfire rifle.
It also comes standard with an ambidextrous Swing Hammer. A couple of downsides:
Thompson Center Encore Pro Hunter Trigger
The Encore’s trigger is pretty good. It’s firm but crisp, which helps to offset the heavier pull—around 5 to 6 lbs. There’s a little inconsistency with the trigger pull, but other than that, it’s pretty impressive! No take-up, no sand, no creep, and no grit to speak of. The travel before the hammer snaps is minimal.
Magazine & Reloading
Length & Weight