Gun Report

Thompson Center Encore .22-250 Rem.

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Simplicity has its virtues, and the Encore makes the best of a simple design that flat-out works. Adapting it to other calibers is relatively inexpensive, and this gun is easy to shoot well.

Thompson Center Encore .22-250 Rem.

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Home Defense
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Weight Unloaded
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Trigger Pull Single

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While the Encore grip is pistol-like, we were more comfortable placing our weak hand on the forend than wrapping it around the strong hand, as with a traditional pistol hold.

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