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Anybody shot the Thompson Center TCR 22 yet?

Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by perfor8, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. perfor8

    perfor8 New Member

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    Searched but didn't find a thread on the TCR 22. Anyone own one of these yet? I'd be curious to hear thoughts of anyone that has actually fired one.

    I've always loved the Ruger 10/22, and was looking for another one but ran across this new (2018) gun from Thompson Center. I've read a few reviews on it and it seems to be an improvement on the 10/22.

    It's basically a clone of the 10/22, with many parts being interchangeable, including magazines. Some factory differences/improvements include: larger bolt handle, last round bolt hold-open, larger sight radius (with aperture on rear), Magpul stock with M-lock, better fit/finish, integral machined picatinny rail on receiver, and threaded muzzle.

    I ordered one from a FFL friend for $320 out the door.

    I'd be interested to hear recommendations for a scope. I tend to like high quality gear.

    Here's Jerry Miculek shooting it:


    I still love Rugers; I also ordered a Ruger PC9...
     


  2. Big Green

    Big Green Active Member

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    Wasn’t familiar with that one. I’m a big fan of the 10/22, though the TC seems to have paid attention to some of the gripes.

    Look forward to a range report.
     
  3. Charlie

    Charlie "I can't think of one thing that I don't know." TGT Supporter

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  4. gshayd

    gshayd Ugliest house on the block.

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    I would recommend a Vortex scope. I would put a 2x-7x on it.
     
  5. jetcycles

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    I hate to refer anyone to another forum, but if you want information on the rifle from a larger demographic of real world users, there is quite a bit of chatter about these over on rimfirecentral.


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  6. perfor8

    perfor8 New Member

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    Thanks! I'll check it out.
     
  7. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 Well-Known

    Quality scope to dedicate to a 22LR.

    https://us.hawkeoptics.com/vantage-riflescopes.html#reticles

    Check the Hawke line.

    Choose the reticle calibrated to the type of ammo you are using.

    I have one on my 10/22 with the Gemtech MIST barrel that shoots pretty much exclusively CCI subsonic and the thing works great for the mortar like trajectory out to 200 yards

    Great clarity for a great price point
     
  8. perfor8

    perfor8 New Member

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    Agreed, Vortex makes great scopes.

    I wanted a true 1x low power variable optic for this .22. It will be a quick-shooting, rabbit/squirrel/snake killer plus see some plinking and non-competition target shooting. I went with this Leupold - lightest 1-6x I'm aware of at 13 oz:

    https://www.opticsplanet.com/leupol...-riflescope.html?_iv_code=LU-RS-VX6HD1-171554

    Yup, that's a lot of money for a .22 scope.
     
  9. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 Well-Known

    You cannot go wrong with a good Leupold.

    I'll also observe that you cannot be wrong spending far more for the optic than for the rifle.

    The "Firedot" motion sensitive lit reticles are great. I have a couple.

    The joy will be finding its favorite ammo and getting that adjustable turret calibrated to that ammo.
     
  10. gshayd

    gshayd Ugliest house on the block.

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    Too much money for a .22 scope I want to shoot some squirrels not be a Designated Squad Marksman.
     


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