Thompson TCR 22; Buyer’s Guide

If you take a very close look at the TCR 22, and you are a 22 lr nerd like me, it won’t take long to see that it closely resembles the Ruger 10/22 action….only better.

After all, the 10/22 is and has been the icon of the rimfire world for years and for good reason. It is the most consistent performer on the market. You can’t improve on perfection so why try.

Or can you. Most shooters will start with a standard issue 10/22 and add / replace components to yield a tack driver that more often than not ends up as a completely new rifle with only the action / reciever having he original parts.

I have seen people invest more than $2500 arriving at just the right combination of components to meet their desires.

The Thompson T/CR22 comes right out of the box with most features serious rimfire shooters are looking for.

Thompson Center Arms, T/CR22, Semi-automatic, Rifle, 22 LR, 17″, Blue, Magpul, Right Hand, 1 Magazine, TC-101 Red/Green Dot Sight Included, TC Rifle Case, TC Rifle Sling, Threaded, 10Rd, Fiber Optic Front Sight

The Thompson/Center T/CR22 rifle delivers exceptional out-of-the-box performance through a feature set that appeals to both recreational shooters and hunters.

The T/CR22 includes a green fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear peep sight for quick target acquisition, while the built-in picatinny-style rail allows for the mounting of an optic for precision shooting at longer ranges.


Model: T/CR22
Action: Semi-automatic
Type: Rifle
Caliber: 22 LR
Barrel Length: 17″
Finish/Color: Blue
Grips/Stock: Magpul
Hand: Right Hand
Accessories: 1 Magazine, TC-101 Red/Green Dot, TC Rifle Case, TC Rifle Sling
Type of Barrel: Threaded
Capacity: 10Rd
Sights: Fiber Optic

Below is an excellent review by Olde English Outfitters.

Check the latest price and get more information here at Cabela’s

Below is the Performance Center version of the TCR22 which is built for both hunting and competition. With a carbon fiber barrel, this rifle is super light.

Designed for competitive shooting and hunting applications, the Performance Center® T/CR22® rifle has been engineered for supreme accuracy and ergonomics. Featuring a light, crisp trigger pull, button-rifled heavy contour barrel, and a threaded muzzle that allows for the use of a suppressor or other muzzle device.

Here are some of the features of the newer “lite” model.

Fully-machined 6061 aluminum receiver – with hole at rear to allow
cleaning from breech
• Fully-machined stainless steel bolt
• Heavy contour stainless steel 20˝ fluted barrel
• 1:15˝ twist button-rifled barrel provides outstanding accuracy
• Built-in picatinny rail on top of the receiver for easy, secure mounting of optics
• Sculpted, ambidextrous Hogue® OverMolded® Thumbhole stock
• Large bolt handle provides easy operation
• Ergonomic stock design for a steady hold
• Easy-to-use push-button safety
• Crisp trigger right out of the box
• Easy-to-push magazine release lever
• Hand-filling forend with textured grip panels and .920˝ barrel channel

This version is hard to find in stock but if you will get your name on a list, you stand a good chance of getting one. Check price and get on the list at Impact guns by clicking here.