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Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter XT 50 Caliber… Ba-Boom Well, hello there. My, it's been a long, long time

10/25/2020 – The attraction to muzzleloaders Why would anyone want to own and/or shoot a muzzleloader? They are fun. It is almost impossible to not like a firearm that can generate five feet of smoke and muzzle blast, while launching a .50 caliber projectile accurately and at a more than respectable clip. Muzzleloading firearms can…

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Thompson / Center’s G2 Contender 30-30 WCF Single shot pistols, Bob Dylan and things I can hit at a distance

The Thompson/Center Contender has been part of my association with firearms, on and off, since 1971. Probably like every other Contender long term owner, my pistol’s frame has the company of numerous factory and custom barrels of different length and caliber and an assortment of grips, forearms and sight systems. After some recent work with…

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Thompson / Center’s Performance Center T/CR22… 22 LR A solid rimfire

The 22 LR firearm is the linchpin of the modern shooting society. If it isn’t, it should be. The associated firearms and ammunition are relatively low in cost, there is a myriad of both to choose from all are widely available. Where population density and over regulation restricts outdoor shooting, readily accessible indoor ranges afford…

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Thompson / Center’s Venerable Contender Pistol in 7-30 Waters Part II Kickin' ass, makin' brass

Rodney Dangerfield was one of the funniest comics ever. Live stand up, or movies, he was the sharp witted but classless sad sack, who came out on top enough times to make success look possible for… anyone. So after watching the first day of the Supreme Court Justice confirmation hearings, I tore the big screen…

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Thompson / Center’s Venerable Contender Pistol in 7-30 Waters Part I A combination that makes handloading fun

Creative genius in people seems to manifest itself as the good ideas many people have, but with an ability to turn those good ideas into successful realities. The combination of Thompson / Center Contender and 7-30 Waters cartridge seems to be a culmination of lots of good ideas, although I am not sure either evolved…

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