Gun Report

Thompson Center R-55 Benchmark Classic .22 LR

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Good trigger, accurate with at least one test ammo, lifetime limited warranty, and a slightly lower cost than the Ruger.

Thompson Center R-55 Benchmark Classic .22 LR

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The Thompson Center banana clip magazine was by far the most difficult to load.
The Thompson Center R-55 design includes a thumb lever safety on the right side of the receiver, which is very difficult for left-handed shooters to use.
The TC Benchmark Classic's receiver was drilled and tapped for scope mounts, but the two-part bases were not included with the rifle.
The TC Benchmark Classic’s sculpted Monte Carlo rollover stock was the most comfortable shooter, our test team shooters said.

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