Thompson/Center has taken full advantage of its close relationship to Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center with the introduction of the Performance Center T/CR22 with Hogue Overmolded Thumbhole Stock. Rimfire rifles are coming back in a big way thanks to the consistent availability and affordability of .22 Long Rifle ammunition as well as the rise in popularity of precision and extended-range shooting games using rimfire platforms. The Performance Center T/CR22 offers this growing market an upgraded, yet still affordable, rifle well-suited for nearly any shooting pursuit. Features include: a 20" heavy barrel that is fluted and threaded; a stainless steel, fully machined bolt with an enlarged handle for easy manipulation; an integral Picatinny rail atop the machined aluminum receiver; and, of course, the Hogue overmolded thumbhole stock. The stock is smartly sculpted to provide purchase in all conditions, and comfortable hand rests aid in supporting and stabilizing the rifle from a variety of shooting positions. It looks really good, too, and the suggested price is still less than $500. tcarms.com
Editors’ Picks 2019: Thompson/Center Performance Center T/CR22
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