Thompson/Center sets the standard for development and innovative thinking in the hunting firearms industry. Employing a professional staff of hunters, engineers, and craftsmen, T/C gathers essential design feedback from the field, the lab, and the factory. T/C’s engineers and gunsmiths then process all the information and data into new and practical features that real world hunters benefit from every day.
5R rifling’s unique design provides benefits to the shooter by causing less bullet deformation. How? By design, the edges of each land do not cut into and deform the bullet jacket. When the bullet jacket is less deformed, there will be less jacket fouling in the grooves. The results are better consistency of accuracy from shot to shot, greater bullet stability over multiple shots, and ultimately a rifle that’s easier to clean thoroughly. Standard on all Bolt-Action models including TC's Icon and Venture.
T/C’s technology department set out to design an advanced, tough-as-nails, corrosion protection system. This system, when applied to the barrel and other critical metal parts, makes the gun nearly impervious to rust. Environmental testing proves Weather Shield is 50x more corrosion resistant than Stainless Steel alone. Available on various Icon™, Triumph™ and Omega Z-5’s, T/C’s Weather Shield will help users protect their investment, because hunters never know where their next hunting adventure will take them.
Weather Shield is 50x more corrosion resistant than Stainless Steel (SS) alone. – Independent Environmental Testing Proves It. Available on various Icon™, Triumph™ and Omega Z-5’s.
The Interlok™ bedding block provides a stable and rigid platform for securing the barreled action into any T/C stock.
INTEGRA-BASE™ is a solid top receiver with integral Weaver® style bases which provide an unparalleled mounting platform.
A two stage safety that allows the shooter to load and unload his rifle with the safety on.
•Independent bolt lock secures the bolt from opening during field use.
•Bolt lock is automatically disengaged when the safety is removed.
The SWITCH BOLT™ removable bolt handle provides the option of interchanging handles with custom shop options.
S&K ULTRA WOOD™ Walnut stocks (patent pending) have a high grade wood and carbon fiber construction, yielding a wooden gunstock that is unmatched in looks and performance.
Ultra Walnut gunstock blanks consist of three pieces of hand-selected walnut laminated together with two sheets of carbon fiber.
SPEED BREECH XT™
Like the Speed Breech™, the XT™ reduces fouling by 95%, needs no cleaning, never seizes, and now it can be removed by hand. No tools, no mess, 90° and out... Available on T/C’s Triumph, and the latest addition to the Encore line, the new Encore Endeavor™.
A rubber coil of arcs, that when placed at a precise location in the stock achieves the maximum amount of shock absorption possible, more than any stock innovation on the market today.
T/C teamed up with Sims™, known for their recoil reduction technology, to develop a process that absorbs shock and vibration. The result is the FlexTech® recoil reduction system.
•Reduces felt recoil by 43%
•Absorbs harmful recoil and vibration that punishes the shooter and damages or loosens scopes.
4 synthetic recoil arches create a crush zone that allows the stock to compress during the recoil process. The limb saver recoil pad has dual compression chambers that displace the shock over a broad spectrum. All of this is built in to the stock of the gun to give you, the shooter, better performance and comfort in the field.
A rotating hammer design currently available on the Encore Endeavor™ and Pro Hunter™. It’s an adjustable hammer that can be off set to allow easy access to the hammer spur when the rifle is scoped, and can be keyed to allow the spur to be placed in the center, left or right hand positions.
Currently available on the Encore Pro Hunter™, the Speed Breech is a breech plug that can be removed with only a quarter turn. Snap on the wrench, turn 90 degrees and pull it out. It’s that fast and easy. No cleaning needed, and 95% of the fouling is eliminated thanks to 3 gas compression rings similar to those found on a piston in a gas engine. The Speed Breech does not get seized like other breech designs due to its unique opposing series of locking lugs which are similar to those found on a Howitzer cannon. It’s practical innovations like this that help to take the work out of the hunt.
T/C’s Power Rod is a patented pivoting handle that is integrated with a solid aluminum ramrod. With a convenient low profile T-handle, loading your muzzleloader is quicker and less painful than ever. The Power Rod® comes standard on the Encore Endeavor™ and Pro Hunter™ and is also available as a T/C Authentic Accessory.
Quick Load Accurizor (QLA®), is yet another T/C technology that is standard on all T/C muzzleloaders. QLA® makes loading simple and fast. Unlike other muzzleloaders, QLA allows the hunter or shooter to quickly and easily load their muzzleloader by incorporating a false muzzle design into the end of the barrel. In the midst of the hunt T/C technology’s QLA can help save you precious time when loading that second shot .
E-Z TIP EXTRACTOR™
A convenient feature that allows the primer extractor to be tipped out of the way by hand for easy removal of the breech plug. It comes standard on the Encore Endeavor™ and Pro Hunter™ and is a T/C authentic accessory available for all Encore muzzleloaders.