Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter: Best Features

Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter: Best Features

Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter: Best Features

With hunting season around the corner, some of you are likely in the market for a new hunting rifle. The first hunting rifle we look at is the Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter. This single-shot hunting rifle comes in a variety of calibers and configurations. The Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter is available in .243, .30-06, or .308 as a complete rifle or chambered in .223 or .308 as a pistol. The interchangeable firearm system is fully supported with accessory stocks and barrels ranging from .204 to .500 S&W Magnum along with an additional shotgun, slug, and muzzleloader barrels. You talk about a cool looking firearm that can be used for all kinds of hunting scenarios, and you’re talking about the Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter.

Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter:


  1. Tom Thomas on November 2, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    A lot of choices for barrels but the only bad thing you have to have a scope for every barrel. I own a encore so I’m not knocking them.

  2. Porkchop's Papi on November 2, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    It looks cool? It looks like it was designed by a 6 year old who wanted to design a cool looking rifle stock.

  3. Green Hornet on November 2, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I ordered one of these in .243 Win but it is going to take 6 to 8 months to get here. Can’t wait!

  4. crowbranch on November 2, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    I had one of these in a 308 pistol version. Later I bought a rifle stock, forend, and a 243 barrel for it. I loved the concept of the versatility of this gun. However the 243 was not accurate for the money I put into this rifle. Over 1.5"-2" groups at best. Not accurate for the investment and still only a single shot. Ended up selling off the rifle components and traded the pistol to a friend for a shotgun. I believe the barrels are overpriced at over $300. In the end I figured I could have bought 2 rifles for the investment I made. A few year later I bought a Ruger American Predator in 243 for less than the cost of the conversion I made with the Encore. I get 1/2" groups with the American, and it’s a repeater on top of it. Wish I had kept the pistol though and bought a predator caliber barrel instead for it. Due to overpriced barrels (even used ones sell high), I don’t see this as a cost effective multi-purpose firearm. I can get AR upper assemblies for a price similar to one Encore barrel. And AR uppers are easier to swap out than Encore barrels. If money is no object and you love single shots, it can be a fine firearm for you.

  5. DeerGearTV on November 2, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Do you shoot the Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter as a rifle, pistol, or both?

  6. Steve Metzger on November 2, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    I have one and love it!!!! The best gun out there