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Old February 10, 2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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T/C Dimension

Just wondering about the new Dimension from Thompson/Center. Its an interesting concept.

Anyone have one, shot one? What did you think of it? Was it accurate? Is the interchangeability on a bolt gun a good idea or does it hurt the gun overall? Is it worth the $600 or so otd for a new one plus the cost of additional barrels, bolts, and magazines? Or are you better off buying up a bunch of Ruger Americans or something in that price range in each caliber you want?

If I'm not mistaken T/C gives their MOA guarantee with this rifle just like their other bolt actions.

Im slightly skeptical of it but if it works as good as T/C says it does it would be nice
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Old February 11, 2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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I can't get excited until they release a few pistol receivers.
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Old February 12, 2013, 05:22 AM   #3
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That would be cool, it seems as though either nobody on here has one or they dont think enough of them to waste their time posting. That may be a sign...
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Old February 14, 2013, 01:04 AM   #4
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The fault of the Encore is really that by the time you pay for the barrel and optics you aren't that far off a dedicated bolt gun. If there was a way to easily use the same optic for each barrel and adjust the zero it might work better. Economically you don't end up ahead with the set-up and you really have LESS utility than dedicated guns.
With the dimension you add in bolt and magazine costs.
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Old February 14, 2013, 11:10 AM   #5
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Until they bring down the cost of their barrels, I don't think they will sell. At $320 a barrel, you can get a good dedicated bolt rifle (ex. ruger american) for just $30 more. No fuss about changing barrel, just grab and go. About the only benefit right now is saving a little space in you safe.
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Old February 14, 2013, 05:35 PM   #6
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I agree PTS1. I like the idea if it were cost effective. I'd like to hear from somebody that has one to see if they are satisfied with it for the money they spent.
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Old February 16, 2013, 06:46 AM   #7
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TC has done a fabulous job of marketing their over priced products. I fell for the Encore hype only to be let down by poor accuracy. No way would I part with my cash for possibly the ugliest bolt gun ever invented.
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Old February 17, 2013, 05:15 PM   #8
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Yeah, but Jim Shockey uses one.....
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Old February 17, 2013, 07:54 PM   #9
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Jim Shockey gets them for FREE and gets PAID to use them
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Old February 17, 2013, 09:29 PM   #10
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Too ugly for me to shoot. Reminds me of those old Pappoose rifles.
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Old February 18, 2013, 07:01 PM   #11
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Well I can't wait to get one
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Old February 18, 2013, 07:07 PM   #12
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I probably should get one myself for a collectors item. Their sales are going to be so low they will be extremely rare one day.
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Old February 18, 2013, 07:14 PM   #13
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Good point reynolds
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