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Old 05-20-2008, 09:58 PM
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I know very little about these rifles..other than what the sales guy told me.
I went to the range tonight and in the shop they have the Thompson\Center R-55 All-Weather...I fell in love and it includes 4mags . Seriously I've had an eye out for a iron-sight semi-auto .22lr , can't believe I'm considering spending more on guns but this R-55 felt like it was made for me and its on sale of ~$365.
Should I grab it???

edit: here's a link
http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/rimfireR55AllWeather.php

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Old 05-21-2008, 12:49 AM
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I have a R55 in 22lr I bought last summer and I love it. Shoots better than my stock 10/22. Deep blue finish with a real American walnut stock. Cant remember what I paid for it at Bass Pro.
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:44 AM
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yea, I'm going nuts..trying to make the decision
I promised myself no more guns!, but I've always felt like I should have an iron-sight semi-auto rifle(for pactice or plates) to go along with my scoped bolt Savage MkII and I like the I idea of two, so family or a friends can shoot when they come.
Its such a totally sweet gun ...ahrrr!
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:01 AM
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All you have to do is take it apart! You will see not one bit of plastic.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:52 AM
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These rifles are all steel, threaded barrel into a steel receiver with thick side walls. Most will shoot MOA or better right out of the box. Most will shoot just as well as a good bolt action. Did you pick up a magazine? They are the strongest mags I have ever seen for ANY firearm

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Old 05-21-2008, 01:07 PM
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Well, let's put it this way, I have 2 Contenders and one Encore frame, the calibers are .22 LR, .243. 7mm/08 .357 Rem Maximum, .22 Hornet and .44 Mag. Barrels range in length from 10" to 26" some have iron sights and some are scoped. All of them shoot better than I can and I have'nt shot my Model 54 Anschutz sporter in quite some time. Stocks ain't fancy, but fancy stocks don't make for any more accuracy. The .243 and 7mm/08 shoot 1moa consistantly with Remington cheap ammo and the game ain't any deader that that taken with a $3000.00 Weatherby Magnum. Thats my opinion on the TC's.
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:30 PM
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The T/C is great little rifle. And to top it off, Williams has just come out with an aperture rear sight (and globe front) for it. Have one on order (their part number 70888) and was told that they should be ready to ship next week or the following week. Parts are out being anodized at the moment.
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I have a TC 22 Classic and I'll second everything that's been said. Great rifle.
Hey 541X what globe front are you getting to go with that Williams aperture rear?
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Hey 541X what globe front are you getting to go with that Williams aperture rear?
Surprisingly, Williams could not tell me which one to purchase, so I bought their .300" screw-on ramp and globe. They have a 'no-cost' (you pay shipping) return policy if it doesn't match up.
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Thanks for the replys....
This would be the 5th gun purchase I'd make this year(since Feb.) I came to my senses and decided not to fork out ~$400 for another gun now. I will likely get a iron-sighted semi-auto in the future...T\Cs are definately on my list.
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"Senses..."

Actually, if you really came to your senses, as you say -- you'd be shooting a T/C by now!!!Then again... 4 in as many months is a pretty good record too!Have fun looking!Old No7
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here are a coupla groups with the new R-55 sporter @ 25 yds, and some 1/2
decent match ammo. haven't tried it @ 50 yds yet, but imagine the groups
will open up a bit,



not too bad for a new gun, and a shooter who does not know what is going
on with these guns and the two TD screws and the torque on each.

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Old 05-23-2008, 06:28 AM
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Actually, if you really came to your senses, as you say -- you'd be shooting a T/C by now!!!Then again... 4 in as many months is a pretty good record too!Have fun looking!Old No7
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here are a coupla groups with the new R-55 sporter @ 25 yds, and some 1/2
decent match ammo. haven't tried it @ 50 yds yet, but imagine the groups
will open up a bit,



not too bad for a new gun, and a shooter who does not know what is going
on with these guns and the two TD screws and the torque on each.

Rico....
Ok, you all are making me feel bad....
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You know I could not take it any longer...I had to have it

I didn't have to be at work untill 1100 this morning...which gave me enough time to run down and pick up the gun. Ok, what I thought was an R-55 was actually a Silver Lynx and it was on sale for $325 incl. 4 mags two 5rd and two 10rd. I now own it. I'll get some pics up this week end..till then here's a link:
http://www.impactguns.com/store/SS-11716.html
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:58 AM
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The T/C is great little rifle. And to top it off, Williams has just come out with an aperture rear sight (and globe front) for it. Have one on order (their part number 70888) and was told that they should be ready to ship next week or the following week. Parts are out being anodized at the moment.
I can't find that part number... but I'd order a set of receiver mounted aperture/globe sights for my Classic .22 in a heartbeat.

Any help finding the critter would be appreciated!

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