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Old 05-05-2021, 08:59 PM
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So, I picked up a used all stainless Thompson Center Pistol with a 10" bull .22LR Match barrel for $240. In all the semi-auto rage this awesome pistol was discounted back and back until it went home with me.

I topped it with a Burris 3-12 and finally had a quite time at the range to test it out. I have a 14" Match .22LR barrel and it is a bullet stacker, however this may even out shoot it.

Here are some 50-yard groups using SK-Pistol Match.

The left group right above the scope is a 10-round group and the right is a 5-round group SK-Pistol Match.

Always amazed at this platform.


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Old 05-06-2021, 05:54 AM
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very nice
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Old 05-06-2021, 06:19 AM
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I picked up a G1 Stainless carbine in .22lr a couple of months ago for about the same price, then a 7x30 Waters barrel for $150 OTD, so just under $400 total. Now have added a .204 Ruger Bull Barrel and a SSK Threaded stainless in .30-30. Have to make myself stop now, the T/C's are infectious...

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Oh my! What a great deal.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:06 AM
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They certainly are a very versatile firearm. Having collected 5 actions and numerous pistol and carbine barrels and various other parts over a 40 year period I still cannot pass them up without a look . I've been looking for some load data for a 17/222 and a 17 Ackley Bee . These were 10 inch octagon early production barrels that I acquired somewhere along the line . As far as I am concerned they are king of handgun hunting and informal target shooting .
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Old 05-06-2021, 04:11 PM
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Yeah - They are a screaming deal

You guys are right. They are addicting. I have 14" .22LR, 14" 45-70, 410, and TC Custom Shop 30-30 that will hold 1" groups at 100-yards, and 10" .44 Mag, .357 barrels.

I have picked up the 45-70, 44 Mag and .357 barrels for all at or under $150 a barrel and unfortunately have not shot them yet. Thinking based on what all the anti-gunners want to ban that this Thompson single shots will be the only thing left.

Gotta say I was really shocked to see a 10" barreled pistol match the accuracy that day from a tricked out 10/22.

There so many 7-30 waters barrels out there, I have almost wanted to give one of those a try.
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Old 05-06-2021, 04:25 PM
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There so many 7-30 waters barrels out there, I have almost wanted to give one of those a try.
Might want to source some ammo first, it's easy to make from 30-30 but a bit tedious, I have 200 rounds of factory and some formed cases from my Super 14 25 years ago, still have the dies too.
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Old 05-07-2021, 08:55 AM
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I need to get this barrel threaded.

Anyone used Long Rifles Inc?

https://www.longriflesinc.com/produc...nt=11313326913
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Just acquired a 22 match carbine barrel I have 3 Contender frames and 2 Encore.
They are addictive. Great price
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I need to get this barrel threaded.

Anyone used Long Rifles Inc?

https://www.longriflesinc.com/produc...nt=11313326913
Long Rifles made custom in-house specialty fixtures for threading TC barrels properly on their 5 axis CNC machine. I am planning to send him some business in the future and put those fixtures to use as their work is done right and quickly, a rarity in the gunsmith world.
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FYI, E.A. Brown sells 7-30 brass made from 35-55 Win. cases.

https://www.eabco.net/7-30-Waters-Br...t_p_13370.html
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forming 7-30 brass

I've used a T/C 7-30 Waters for whitetail, coyote, bobcat and IHMSA silhouette competition. Rather than look for factory Federal 7-30 brass would buy Rem 30-30 brass, run it in through the 7-30 die and fire form the altered case to blow the shoulder out. No problemo in a T/C
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I've used a T/C 7-30 Waters for whitetail, coyote, bobcat and IHMSA silhouette competition. Rather than look for factory Federal 7-30 brass would buy Rem 30-30 brass, run it in through the 7-30 die and fire form the altered case to blow the shoulder out. No problemo in a T/C
Exactly, most of what I shot in my Super 14 was .30-30 fire formed.
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BOUGHT ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO, 2506 WITH A BUSHNELL 2.56. JUST RECENTLY GOT THE 44 MAG BARREL WITHA LUMINATED RED DOT

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