Top 3 T/C Encore Big Game Hunting Cartridges! MatchGrade Machine

Top 3 T/C Encore Big Game Hunting Cartridges! MatchGrade Machine

The Thompson Center Encore Rifle is a very lightweight hunting rifle in a compact package for carrying into the woods or mountains to chase big game. These are Match Grade Machine’s top 3 cartridge choices for hunting big game potentially at long range. In addition to being high energy large calibers suited for big game they are still exceptionally accurate with factory ammunition or can be tuned with hand loaded ammo for peak performance.

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50 Comments

  1. Mark Chambers on September 17, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Do you build TC handgun hunting pistols ?? Iā€™m wanting one . Mark
    south Louisiana

  2. scott stutzman on September 17, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    There are many I would use on game in the Americas with no hesitation. What I need to do is start getting some of your barrels.

  3. Robert Carter on September 17, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    I really like 243 or 250 Savage on the light side, 6.5 Creed more, 7-08 or 308 middle, and Heavy bullets 30-06, 375 H&H for the tuff stuff.

  4. J. R. Mny on September 17, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    I drop the 6.5 for the 7mm-08, all day everyday! 7 rem mag n 300 win mag are my top favorites too!

  5. J. R. Mny on September 17, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Do you guys do any work on the frame or triggers?

  6. Adam Tedder on September 17, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    That was my 3 picks

  7. Mark Chambers on September 17, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Enjoy this , what optic did you go with ? Thanks šŸ˜Š newbie here .

  8. FlipFlopAnonymous on September 17, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    I guessed 2 out of 3… I wouldn’t have guessed the 6.5 ever…

  9. Wayne Chapman on September 17, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Do you think you can build me a 50 Alaskan barrel

  10. Myron Heyward on September 17, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Does it come in 308 round.

  11. Tom Nguyen on September 17, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    I just built a 6.5 prc with Bighorn action , 26 in proof research barrel and proof stock, trigger tech trigger, th gun is right at 6.4 lbs. the gun shoot 1/2 easily with hand load , 3045 FPS, enjoy it so much.

  12. Paul Harveu on September 17, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    6.5 PRC, 7mm Rem Mag, and 270 WSM

  13. Conrad Angel on September 17, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    6.5 Swedish would be my favorite, 9.3 x 74 R and 8 x57 R as close follow up . Rimmed cartridges are great in break open rifle. I am not a fan of magnum cartridges but thats not to say they are bad

  14. Demetrius Cooksey on September 17, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    I’d like to see a top 3 video just like this one for the Contender. A lot more limited in cartridge size and pressure so would like you to include cartridges that a guy might need to handload for.

  15. Charlie Jackson on September 17, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Hi logan. Do you make a 376 steyr barrel.

  16. two .02 on September 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    .270, .308, 6.5×55

  17. Randy Johnson on September 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    I’m going 260 rem 7mm08 and 308

  18. Tom Scardino Sr. on September 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    300 win 6.5

  19. brazzy146 on September 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    I have y’alls 300 WM barrel but I had it threaded and a dead air muzzle brake put on it so I can use my Silencerco hybrid suppressor on it. The recoil with my set is about the same as if I had my .243 barrel on my Encore Pro Hunter. It’s my favorite hunting rifle to hunt with.

  20. Concerned Aussie on September 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Hmmm my 3 would be
    6mm arc
    410 / 45 lc with a 460 S&W chamber fed in for woods & survival mode. That way I could fire 460 , 454 , 45 lc , 45 Schofield , all the 410 family. I would also find a way to fire the whole 45 acp line from 460 rowland, 450 smc , 45 super , 45 acp , 45 gap & any others I missed + any adapters that would fit in a 410 or 45 colt chamber.
    3rd would be a 375 h&h & preferably the 375 improved or 375 weatherby version with fast twist for long range & or anything large or dangerous .
    šŸ˜

  21. Robert Martinez on September 17, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    I have a 7mm Remington mag in the TC encore.

  22. Coy Leigh on September 17, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    I have this rifle in .270 Win and love it šŸ™‚

  23. Bryan Overturf on September 17, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Have you tried .30 Bellum

  24. Demetrius Cooksey on September 17, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    270, 7mm mag, and 30-06 if you are looking at ammunition sales for the last 4 decades or so, until the last few years when the 6.5 Creedmoor took over the world.

  25. Capt. J. Todd Walker on September 17, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Awesome choice

  26. david white eagle on September 17, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    the 280 Ackley will do anything the 7mm mag will do with less especially in a Encore frame

  27. Roger Marshall on September 17, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    I see you use a Magneto speed chrono would that be your suggestion in a chronograph?

  28. SouthWest Grandpa 65 on September 17, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    7mm rem mag, 6.5 Creedmoor & 300 win mag?

  29. Ronald Fox on September 17, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    What about the 264 win.mag

  30. Wayne Chapman on September 17, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    If you install a muzzle brake to the 300 Winchester mag it will kick less than a 308

  31. Everett Reid on September 17, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Where can I get a Thompson Center Scout rifle chambered in the 350 Legend for decent price

  32. Roy Yeager on September 17, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    I have a .264 Encore that I have had for years done by Fox Ridge. Strange that companies try to keep inventing the mouse trap. I had a 26" 7 Rem Mag and with the hottest ammo and handload the 7 Rem Mag never broke 3100 fps with a 140 grain bullet. The .264 with a 140gr breaks 3200fps. Strange that the 6.5 PRC is getting all the love. By the way I love my MGM full bull pistol .260 barrel.

  33. Edward Abraham III on September 17, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    I want 1 chambered in 7mm rem mag

  34. Theprfesssor on September 17, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Anyone looking for more power then 300WM or 7mm Rem mag they MGM does make a barrel in 8mm Rem Mag…….
    ….

    ….If you dare

  35. BananasFroggy on September 17, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Gotta be Ā½" y’all!

  36. Terry Britton on September 17, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    I would have thrown in .243 win for low recoil option for up to whitetail and mule deer. The low recoil knocks down flinching for precision shooting especially for youth, women, or someone who has been shooting magnums and heavy waterfowl/Turkey loads too much. My son took a trophy whitetail at 296 yards last fall.

  37. Tom Nguyen on September 17, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    300 wm and 6.5 prc

  38. Jesse360J on September 17, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Shot a TC encore pro hunter in 300 win mag 180 grain bergers today. Absolutely loved it. Recoil was more like a good push to the shoulder, not a real snappy feeling recoil.

  39. Mike A on September 17, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Love the 300wm……..

  40. AA 5744 on September 17, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    I would have guessed a 25-06 with a 26" barrel would be be in the top 3. Guess I was wrong…

  41. Kenny McGrath on September 17, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Hey guys , I shoot an encore pro hunter in 338 win mag. 250 grain grand slam speer reload that I have shot for years!!! I’ve killed a lot of great bulls with it and it is my last till I die elk rifle!!!
    I love it . If an animal is dead out running it’s dead. Love this gun.
    I also have a 204 Kruger in this rifle and am considering a 6.5 creedmore barrel.

  42. Brandon Brown on September 17, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    I really like this video and the information you presented… could one be built in .338 win mag?? Just curious.

  43. K Walsemann on September 17, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    How about a35 Whelen

  44. Dan Hughes on September 17, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    300 win mag…it does everything well

  45. Wayne Chapman on September 17, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    I need a 24 in 50 Alaskan barrel probably about a 850 diameter stainless steel

  46. John Adams on September 17, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    It’s awesome that you guys are putting out videos! Would love to hear your thoughts on the 338 federal, and what cartridge you would choose for an all around big game Encore PISTOL.

  47. Diamond Fred on September 17, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    300RUM…

  48. HOMETOWN TRANSPORTATION on September 17, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    8mm

  49. Ervin Ruddick on September 17, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    7mm mag I like…

  50. Eugene Cota on September 17, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    What about a break for the 300WM? Iā€™m a 7RM fan but thought about trying a 300

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