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THE RAVEN
April 7, 2012, 09:46 PM
Has anyone bought a Thompson Dimension yet ??? They are a VERY interesting rifle from what I can see.....I am thinking about getting one in a Ruger .204 format......Thoughts anyone ??

Scorch
April 8, 2012, 04:22 AM
They are brand new, introduced at SHOT. I doubt they will appear around here before this summer. I must say I am intrigued, but they are not the most attractive rifle, judging from the pictures I have seen.

g.willikers
April 16, 2012, 09:25 AM
According to their Shot Show video, the rifle is already being shipped to stores, by now.
It sounds like a neat idea.
Interchangeable calibers, very reasonable price, both for the gun and the conversions, (under $600 and $250).
And T.C. says they guarantee 1 MOA.
I'm gonna' give them a look-see.

taylorce1
April 16, 2012, 01:11 PM
Interchangeable calibers, very reasonable price, both for the gun and the conversions, (under $600 and $250).


For that price you could buy two T/C Ventures, Stevens 200's and Marlin X rifles and not waste time swaping out barrels, bolts, and magazines and probably have some money left over. I haven't paid more than $375 new for any of the rifles I mentioned even though I don't have the Marlin or Venture anymore. I've got four of the Stevens 200 rifles now.

I think the Dimension is doomed to fail, just because of the design. I don't care how good it might shoot I think it is going to rank right up there with the M710/770 that Remington put out. People will buy it and some will love it but it will never gain a huge following. Heck even a ugly old Savage with it's barrel nut looks like a sleek sports car next to that abortion of a bolt action. They should have just went with a barrel nut and more traditional look of a bolt action rifle like Marlin and Ruger (American) did.

g.willikers
April 16, 2012, 02:50 PM
Never a complaint with Savage and Stevens.
Good guns and good prices.
Here's a road test of the 200:
http://www.biggamehunt.net/reviews/stevens-200-rifle-review.

But there's something extra neat about one gun that converts to many calibers.
Especially at an affordable price.
Other makers are very expensive.
Hardly a necessity, but it's definitely something different.

hoffbill
April 16, 2012, 03:30 PM
One advantage that occurs to me is that with 1 receiver you could spend more money on optics since you would not be equipping 2 or 3 guns.

taylorce1
April 16, 2012, 04:21 PM
One advantage that occurs to me is that with 1 receiver you could spend more money on optics since you would not be equipping 2 or 3 guns.

BTDT and it doesn't work that great IMO, or at least it didn't for me. It was a good theory but you still have to go and confirm zero every time you swap a barrel so a trip to the range. I found that for me at least I always had to fine tune the adjustment as things never lined up quite right every time to put me right on zero after swapping a barrel and cranking on the turrets to readjust to the settings for that cartridge both with Savages and T/C Encore. I found that just sticking with one barrel/scope at a time works better for me but of course YMMV.

I know I'll get asked this question, the scopes tried were Leupold VX-II and VX-III, Nikon Monarch, Burris FFII, and Bushnell Elite 4200 series. All have proven to have repeatable tracking. So I know it wasn't the scopes fault.

THE RAVEN
April 16, 2012, 07:51 PM
I think you missed the part where I said I wanted it in a .204 Ruger....:) I looked at the Stevens,not a bad price for what you get but they don't come in a .204 Ruger according to thier website....

AllenJ
April 16, 2012, 08:04 PM
Heck even a ugly old Savage with it's barrel nut looks like a sleek sports car next to that abortion of a bolt action.

Taylorce1, stop beaten around the bush and just say what you're thinking!!

taylorce1
April 17, 2012, 03:31 AM
I think you missed the part where I said I wanted it in a .204 Ruger....*I looked at the Stevens,not a bad price for what you get but they don't come in a .204 Ruger according to thier website....

I didn't miss it at all, I just said what I would do. Besides you can just buy a Savage 10, 11, or 12 if you have to get the .204 Ruger. Swap a barrel, bolt head, and magazine same parts as the Dimension more or less. It is just a little more involved than the Dimension but easy enough to do with a little practice.

g.willikers
April 17, 2012, 12:00 PM
Apparently the Dimension can be switched to a left handed rifle.
If it can, some folks would be interested just for that.

johnwilliamson062
April 21, 2012, 03:01 AM
at two rifles it may not be a great deal, but at 3-4 it starts looking pretty nice. I find it interesting that MSRP on the switch seems to be less than an Encore barrel.

taylorce1
April 21, 2012, 10:41 AM
Apparently the Dimension can be switched to a left handed rifle.


They make it in a lefty but you can't switch them from right to left handed.