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#13335559 - 12/05/18 TCR 83/87 small caliber barrels  
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Fella's......Have the CRS (can't remember sh*) disease bad so please help me?lol Did Thompson Center ever make any small caliber chamberings for the '83/87 rifles other than .223? How about Bull Berry or Virgin Valley? Is there still a T/C Custom Shop or somewhere a guy could find preferably a Bee or 2nd choice a Hornet barrel? Any help or information sure appreciated. Thanks.

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Factory barrels were chambered in .22 Hornet and .22-250. The TC Custom shop is long gone and SSK no longer makes TCR barrels because there are no more monoblocks available.

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Originally Posted by SCGunNut
Factory barrels were chambered in .22 Hornet and .22-250. The TC Custom shop is long gone and SSK no longer makes TCR barrels because there are no more monoblocks available.


Thanks, was pretty sure they made a Hornet, at least for a few years. Guess it will give me 'a purpose' in life, that being trying to find an aftermarket used one.lol

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The standard 22 caliber factory barrel list included 22 Hornet, 222 Rem., 223, 22-250 and 220 Swift.

The Custom shop added a few more (i.e. 218 Bee and 221FB plus others). The TC custom shop has been gone for many years, and the TCR disappeared long before that after they had their fire.

The aftermarket makers you mention would do just about anything you wanted, depending in how much you wanted to spend.

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Originally Posted by gewehrfreund
The standard 22 caliber factory barrel list included 22 Hornet, 222 Rem., 223, 22-250 and 220 Swift.

The Custom shop added a few more (i.e. 218 Bee and 221FB plus others). The TC custom shop has been gone for many years, and the TCR disappeared long before that after they had their fire.

The aftermarket makers you mention would do just about anything you wanted, depending in how much you wanted to spend.


Thank You sir for the information. Will do some checking around. Wanted an '83 since they were introduced and an article on them in one of the shooting rags. Probably one of them 'be carefull what you wish for' experiences.lol

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Pops got one in .22 hornet w a decent amount of figure in the stock.
He also got a .223 bbl later.

Scoping them is funky, the base isn't ideal.

Worse is the safety.

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FWIW..............after messing w the TCR..........

I'd rather have a Contender rifle.


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I always thought the TCR was among the nicest single shot rifles of the day. They were trim, well balanced and lovely to look at but the safety, as hookeye said, was not a hunter's friend.


Shoot low Sheriff, they're riding shetlands.

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I liked the double trigger ones.....looked cool.
Aristocrat I think they called them.
Pops' has a single trigger.

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the wood and the blueing on the Aristocrat was very good.


Shoot low Sheriff, they're riding shetlands.

Bravo


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