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Old 02-21-2011, 04:17 AM   #1
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I had a Thompson Center R55 Target Model .22 rifle for a while, but sold it. (what else is new?) Magazines were very expensive and the stock felt a bit unwieldy. It came with fiber optic sights from the factory and was very accurate out of the box. That rascal could shoot.

I'm kind of thinking that I may want to try one again when my ship comes in. However, I think I'd go with the R55 All Weather model next time.

Does anybody here have one and what are your thoughts about them?

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Old 02-21-2011, 05:45 AM   #2
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Is the R55 the same as the TC Classic? I have one of those and love it. It is an adult .22, designed to shoot great.

Is it like the one in this pic? 2nd one from the top?

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Looks like the R55 is the updated version of the TC Classic. Su-Weet!

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The stock was like the top one in your pic. I didn't care for the foregrip, I was talked out of the Sporter model.

So, I take it you like yours?

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The stock was like the top one in your pic. I didn't care for the foregrip, I was talked out of the Sporter model.

So, I take it you like yours?
The top one is an old 10/22, but I sold that last year.

The TC Classic/R55 is a great rifle. I've only fired it a couple of times, but it is very accurate. Mine is not 100% reliable, due to the match grade chamber, but TC says it is an easy fix if I want to return it. I traded a guy my Marlin 880SQ bolt gun for it.
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The foregrip was grooved like the top rifle and being the target model, it wasn't a friendly rifle to carry or shoot offhand. If and when, I'll get something that's friendlier to carry. Although my 10/22 fills that niche pretty well.

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The foregrip was grooved like the top rifle and being the target model, it wasn't a friendly rifle to carry or shoot offhand. If and when, I'll get something that's friendlier to carry. Although my 10/22 fills that niche pretty well.
The standard versions are much better for carry.
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