Thompson/Center Adds Two Performance Center Heavy Barrel T/CR22 Rimfire Rifles

Thompson/Center Arms, the Performance Center T/CR22 rimfire rifles

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Thompson/Center’s T/CR22 rimfire rifle is an impressive rival to the dominant Ruger 10/22. See our review of the T/CR22 here. We really loved the features-for-the-dollar the T/CR22 offers. Given the rifle’s extensive compatibility with 10/22 mods and aftermarket parts, you had to know that Thompson/Center would be expanding the line.

Now American Outdoor has turned the Performance Center people loose on the .22LR T/CR22 and they’ve come up with two new models featuring heavy fluted barrels and Hogue thumbhole stocks. Here’s their press release…

Performance Center® Expands Rimfire Offering with New Performance Center T/CR22® Rifles

Performance Center T/CR22 rimfire rifle line to include specialty stocks, heavy barrels

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (January 2, 2019) – Performance Center announced today that it has expanded its rifle line with the addition of two new .22LR rimfire rifles.  The new Performance Center T/CR22 rifles feature ergonomic Hogue® Overmolded® and Laminated thumbhole stocks as well as precision rifled heavy contour barrels.  Co-developed by Performance Center and Thompson/Center Arms, the Performance Center T/CR22 rimfire rifles will operate using the reliable T/CR22 semi-automatic rifle action and ten round rotary magazine, while maintaining compatibility with most aftermarket 10/22® parts and accessories.

Tony Miele, General Manager of the Performance Center, said, “For the second time in 2018, the Performance Center has partnered with Thompson/Center to develop the Performance Center T/CR22, a new, cutting-edge rimfire offering.  Building upon the success of the Thompson/Center T/CR22 rifle, we have designed and developed this specialized rifle for competitive shooting and small-game hunting, engineered to deliver the supreme accuracy and ergonomics that Performance Center is known for.”

The Performance Center T/CR22 is offered in two configurations: a Hogue® Overmolded® Thumbhole synthetic stock and an Altamont® Laminated Thumbhole stock. The rifles feature 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.

Additional Performance Center T/CR22 Features include:

  • Available with Hogue® Overmolded® Thumbhole stock or Altamont® Laminated Thumbhole stock
  • Last shot bolt hold open when using factory magazine
  • Easy-to-use push button safety
  • Oversized bolt handle for easy manipulation
  • Fully machined 6061 aluminum receiver
  • Fully machined stainless steel bolt
  • Heavy contour stainless steel 20” fluted barrel, 1:15” twist rate
  • Optics-ready with built-in picatinny rail

Chambered in .22LR, the new Performance Center T/CR22 rifle ships with one 10-round detachable rotary magazine andincludes Thompson/Center’s limited lifetime warranty.  The new Performance Center T/CR22 rifle with Hogue®Overmolded® stock will carry an MSRP of $497, while the Altamont® Laminated Thumbhole version will carry an MSRP of $616.

To learn more about the new Performance Center T/CR22 rifle, please click here.  To stay up to date on all of the latestnews and events, follow Performance Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Smith & Wesson®

Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands.  Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

comments

  1. avatar possum says:

    That’s a whole lot cheaper then I thought it would be.

  2. avatar JMR says:

    Man U was hoping for a 22 Mag.

  3. avatar Pmac says:

    What’s going on with all this Performance Center stuff? What happened to the days when firearms manufacturers built ALL their weapons to the highest standard that they could.

    1. avatar Esoteric Inanity says:

      Custom shops have been around for quite sometime. Colt even did made to order Single Action Army’s for the likes of Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp.

      S&W merely extends the more popular wants as custom shop options at a higher cost due to certain features (If only they would do a modern Model 29 or 629 without that godawful “safety” feature). Nothing wrong with their regular offerings, as most don’t want to pay a premium for a trigger with a tad better break at .5-1lbs less or porting on a pistol that will never be used for competition. Others like Jerry Miculek would sooner do his own trigger work and mods to a stock firearm. Some people however, would rather spend the extra money for the added/refined features.

      If one wants the “finest”, then Freedom Arms and Nighthawk Customs can be had at a premium. However, even they have varying degrees of features available for a corresponding price. Each to their own.

  4. avatar That Jason says:

    When your fake background deletes the trigger on your press release glory shot, you should probably find another line of work.

  5. avatar Donnie Vaquero says:

    Make a Lefthand rifle and I’ll buy one ASAP!!!

  6. avatar Anymouse says:

    How does it compare to a TacSol or Volquartsen?

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