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Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter XT 50 Caliber… Ba-Boom Well, hello there. My, it's been a long, long time

10/25/2020 – The attraction to muzzleloaders Why would anyone want to own and/or shoot a muzzleloader? They are fun. It is almost impossible to not like a firearm that can generate five feet of smoke and muzzle blast, while launching a .50 caliber projectile accurately and at a more than respectable clip. Muzzleloading firearms can…

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Performance Center Thompson/Center Long Range Rifle Part 1 An exercise in Form Follows Function...

Winter is barfing up its last feeble attempts at snow, the thermometer no longer reads “You don’t want to know” and Maine is heading convincingly and confidently into spring… or as we call it, mud season in Maine. No longer do I have to put my 29″ inseam legs through 36″ snow drifts running back…

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Thompson / Center’s Venerable Contender Pistol in 7-30 Waters Part III A little smoke and noise to conclude a project...

I have to say, this project really renewed my interest in the Thompson/Center Contender. It reacquainted me with its recreational potential, its usefulness as a hunting firearm, its portability, and its accuracy. Subsequently, my own Contender is out of storage and the subject of a series of related projects that will appear on Real Guns®….

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Thompson / Center’s Venerable Contender Pistol in 7-30 Waters Part II Kickin' ass, makin' brass

Rodney Dangerfield was one of the funniest comics ever. Live stand up, or movies, he was the sharp witted but classless sad sack, who came out on top enough times to make success look possible for… anyone. So after watching the first day of the Supreme Court Justice confirmation hearings, I tore the big screen…

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Thompson / Center’s Venerable Contender Pistol in 7-30 Waters Part I A combination that makes handloading fun

Creative genius in people seems to manifest itself as the good ideas many people have, but with an ability to turn those good ideas into successful realities. The combination of Thompson / Center Contender and 7-30 Waters cartridge seems to be a culmination of lots of good ideas, although I am not sure either evolved…

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