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There was a time that it was just Ruger, Thompson Center, and Browning that made a single shot rifle... Now you have a lot cheaper models being made...Spartan, Rossi, NEF, CVA Apex. CVA Apex are saying they are better then Encore.. Of course anyone can say anything they want. The Apex has a Bergara barrel... Can't cut that barrel down..My CVA Wolf cheapo 209 magnum has a Bergara barrel and it shoots great.
Notice cabelas sales a Bergara 35 Whelen for the Encore action...Might be OK to have a 35 Whelen Bergara if you sit in a swamp and shoot close? I don't know how accurate they are.

Anyway.. sure is a lot of single shot rifles being made now.
 

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I always say,"I shot Encores when single shots were not cool yet" LOL

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HOGGHEAD said:
Heck I shot Contenders when Encore's were never heard of. Tom.
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and the TCR before that myself
 

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Heck,

I hunted deer one day with a single shot Remington Pump. (Left the clip in the truck!)
 

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Neat thing about the single shots that you can change the barrel out on? Once you get to shooting them.. The gun for obvious reason feels the same no matter what barrel you use..So even if it's a single shot.. You end up making outstanding running shots since your use to your firearm...
 

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When I was in highschool I would come home and grab my lever action 22 ,I think montgomery wards sold it but i would take it and hop in my lttle boat and go down river and squirrel hunt. The thing was was after every shot i had to take my pocket knife and pry the spent 22 shell out of the chamber, so i had one shot to get my squirrel. That kinda got in my blood so much that latter I bought a contender to do some single shot squirrel hunting.
 

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I've shot my trapdoor Springfield that was made before Bill Ruger was born. Still not giving up my T/C Contender for one of those new fangled encores. And my #3 in 30-40 shoots .6 groups all day long.

But the more the merrier!
 

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I recently read in Oct 2010 GUN TESTS magazine that the H&R 1871 Ultra 308 Win received a (Grade of B). The 308 Win CVA APEX 4502 and the CVA Scout 3006. They both received the grade of "C". I wonder what grade the GUN TESTS researchers would have given the T/C Encore?
 

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Wonder if they are testing accuracy, reliability or fit and finish?

Lots of rough finished guns shoot great.
some beautiful SS guns shoot terrible. Sort of need the criteria beside the "grade".
 

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Gun Test Report Card Grading:


Gun Test Grade: A

A gun with this rating functions perfectly, shoots accurately, and exhibits confortable , easy use for it owner. We may prefer one gun over the others based on its unusual accuracy, superior performance, unusual features, or nice cosmetics. We recognize such a gun for these traits without regard to its cost.

Gun Test Grade B:
We give rankings to a gun that functions appropriately for its category, but which meight not do as well in major areas as an A- ranked gun.

Gun Test Grade C;

We may have reservations about some aspect of a gun's performance or pricing, We express those reservations so the reader can balance our concerns with his or her needs.

Gun Tests Grade D:
Some aspect of a gun performance_ in particular, safety, function, or accuracy_ doesn't meet our standards and isn't easily resolved.

Gun Test Grade F:

Some aspect of a gun's performance is dangerous, inappropriate for the category, or is likely to fail.


http://www.gun-tests.com
 
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