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Old 09-01-2009, 08:00 AM
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I have an original [pre R-55] TC Classic I bought in the Fall 2008. I finally got around to doing the break in and all I can say is WOW! I had several 1/2" groups at 50 yards with an 8X scope. The part that blew me away was that these were shot with 20+ year old Federal 510 (Lightning) that I was using for the break in.

Can't wait to see what it does with some better ammo.

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Old 09-01-2009, 09:53 AM
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Indeed, the Contender is great. I've had one since 1993 with 10" .22lr barrel. I've used it for squirrel and groundhog with good results; only limitations are those common to handguns--needing to find a brace and good firing position.

Your groups are great. May improve with match quality ammo.

"One good shot"

God bless & good shooting,
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:52 AM
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I don't have a rimfire barrel for mine, but do have a 223 barrel and a 4x scope. I have shot more than one 3 shot group under 1" at 100 yards. Pretty darn good accuracy considering who's shooting it.
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:57 AM
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The OP is not talking about Contenders.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:28 PM
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Maybe a "contender" for one of the most accurate rimfires out there, regardless of action type.

I hope to finish off that brick of 510's this [long] weekend and try something better.

I cannot believe that a factory stock semi-auto could get any better. This thing looks like it will shoot right there with my Cooper (and that thing is a tack driver).

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Old 09-02-2009, 01:49 PM
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My old Classic (5-6 years old) is amazingly accurate
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:27 PM
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RandyG, this is something we can easily agree on, the TC semi-autos are incredible, my Silver Lynx has completely changed how I think about a semi-auto .22lr. That's something that can't be said for the several 10/22's I've gone though or still own. The TC will shoot with or better than 80% of the .22lr bolt guns you'll see.
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I have an original [pre R-55] TC Classic I bought in the Fall 2008. I finally got around to doing the break in and all I can say is WOW! I had several 1/2" groups at 50 yards with an 8X scope. The part that blew me away was that these were shot with 20+ year old Federal 510 (Lightning) that I was using for the break in.

Can't wait to see what it does with some better ammo.

Randy
try some wolf match, it really shoots great in my classic
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:51 AM
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I use mine strictly for squirrel hunting and the occasional plinking, so I really never run much target ammo through it. But even with hunting ammo, it shots as good and if not better than other guns shooting the good stuff.

I really love every feature on the TC except the magazine. Maybe its just a personal grip I have, but they seem to be bigger than needed and my rifle seems to have a little play in how the magazine mounts. Maybe I should send it back to have it fixed, but I hate to give it up with squirrel season being right around the corner.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:06 AM
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I really love every feature on the TC except the magazine. Maybe its just a personal grip I have, but they seem to be bigger than needed and my rifle seems to have a little play in how the magazine mounts.

The mags are my least favorite part of my new R55 "all-weather." I prefer the mags on the Ruger 10/22's. On the other hand, there's not much else about the 10/22's I like.

The R55's are elegant-looking rifles, but the part of the 10-round mag that hangs out the bottom...well, it spoils the lines. They also seem to take more time to load than other 10-round mags I have.
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i have a Benchmark R-55 and i am able to shoot empty 9mm cases...ear plugs ...22 mag cases... acorns...paint balls...and other small targets pretty easily off the 50 yard back stop...cool thing is my friend Mastercaster was there to witness the event!...usually when you do something cool or amazing ...no ones there but you to see it!
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As much as I love my Classic and the out of the box accuracy. I still like my 10/22s' a bit better. With deluxe walnut stocks, a simple and cheap barrel change and simple DIY trigger work, my two 10/22s' are more accurate and I do like the mags much better. Sure the Rugers need a little work but it's simple and can be done without breaking the bank. I like both the T/Cs and Rugers! Just saying
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The OP is not talking about Contenders.
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I have an original [pre R-55] TC Classic I bought in the Fall 2008. I finally got around to doing the break in and all I can say is WOW! I had several 1/2" groups at 50 yards with an 8X scope. The part that blew me away was that these were shot with 20+ year old Federal 510 (Lightning) that I was using for the break in.

Can't wait to see what it does with some better ammo.

Randy
went to see my brother in law and we went shooting. I took the tc classic because I knew it would shoot good. He had a friend along also. I was shooting wolf match and sk match and also eley sport. All I saw was smiles and eagerness by both to keep shooting the rifle. They were hitting small pieces of clay targets and golf balls on the berm at 50 yards. We also had a target set out at 50 yards. We were shooting handguns also, it was the last firearm that was put away. He has a remmy 552 bdl now but is weighing whether to buy a cz 452 or one of these. I tried to sway him a little but the cz is tough to beat since he wants a left hand version. He is going to the gunshow this weekend. time will tell
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shoot this last weekend with my classic. wizzr[IMG]classic[/IMG]
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