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TCR safety #14279476 11/14/19
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I've never handled a TCR but always thought the were a nice looking rifle. I've read the safety is strange to use. Who could describe it to me? Is it a deal breaker for a hunting gun?

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Re: TCR safety [Re: blairvt] #14279704 11/14/19
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Been 35 years since I owned one but IIRC you have to push a button on the front of the trigger guard which allows you to release the crossbolt safety. Not really a deal breaker for a deliberate stand or stalking rifle since you can still do it with one hand but completely unnecessary and wasted motion. Not something you'd want if shot opportunities come up suddenly.

But overall it is a nice rifle.


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Re: TCR safety [Re: blairvt] #14280825 11/14/19
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Offered a free one in 22 hornet. Owner hated the safety.
Declined, as I hated it too.

Re: TCR safety [Re: blairvt] #14281778 11/15/19
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I passed on one at the LGS awhile back due to the safety. I'd never before heard of a safety for a safety on a gun.

Re: TCR safety [Re: blairvt] #14338378 12/04/19
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I've seen posts describing the removal of the redundant safety but it's been a while and I cannot remember where.

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Re: TCR safety [Re: blairvt] #14338536 12/05/19
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Had one that "someone" had glued the pushbutton at the front in the depressed position. The crossbolt safety worked just like a regular crossbolt after that. Dont know how well it would hold up on a hard kicker (though you could probably find an epoxy of some sort if you were so inclined) held up that way for several years and a few thousand rounds. Mostly 22 cal centerfires to 270. Was still going fine when the rifle walked off.

Re: TCR safety [Re: blairvt] #14338702 12/05/19
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I have owned 3 different ones over the years and they are beautiful, accurate, well made rifles. That said the safety system was about the strangest I have seen on any rifle let alone a single shot. That was the main reason they went down the road instead of still being in my safe.

Re: TCR safety [Re: blairvt] #14344432 12/06/19
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It's odd, but the one time I shot mine at game I don't remember even thinking about it, I just did it.

I too have heard about people gluing the little button in.


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