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Thompson/Center Arms Adds 6.5 Creedmoor to the T/C Family

Thompson/Center Arms, has announced that it has added the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber to its line of products. Danielle Sanville, T/C Brand Manager, said, “The flat-shooting caliber has found a home. The master gunsmiths at Thompson/Center have added the popular caliber to four of our award-winning product lines, ensuring that T/C and Creedmoor fans are ready for a once in-a-lifetime shot.”

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The T/C Dimension opens a whole new world of hunting possibilities, with interchangeable barrels that put every type of hunt within reach. But the first step is selecting the Dimension platform that best suits your hunting needs.

The Thompson/Center Compass rifle is now available in the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber, the Thompson/Center Compass rifle is now chambered in 11 calibers, ranging from .204 Ruger to the .300 Win Mag. This rifle takes the long-range characteristics of the 6.5 Creedmoor and matches it with an adjustable trigger, 5R rifling and a threaded match-grade barrel for guaranteed MOA accuracy. These and a host of other features allow the T/C Compass to point users in the right direction – every time – all with an MSRP under $400.

Recognized by the NRA with a Golden Bullseye Award, the Thompson/Center Venture Weather Shield bolt-action rifle has earned a reputation as a high quality American-made rifle. Now chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, the rifle comes with an MOA guarantee. The corrosion-resistant Weather Shield coating offers superior protection whenever and wherever the hunt requires. The Venture rifle has a 22-inch barrel with 5R rifling, a 1:8 twist rate and an adjustable trigger.

Thompson/Center Dimension rifle fans can now purchase a 22-inch blued accessory barrel in the 6.5 Creedmoor. The Dimension rifle platform extends its versatility by adding this popular caliber. T/C Dimension rifle owners already love the Dimension’s interchangeable system as it allows hunters to change calibers without changing rifles. The new barrel has a 1:8 twist rate and comes equipped with a magazine kit.

The Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter rifle owner can also choose a new barrel option in 6.5 Creedmoor. The Encore Pro Hunter rifle, with the addition of this accessory barrel, offers new opportunities for Encore Pro fans and collectors, making it the top choice of hunting enthusiasts everywhere. The stainless, fluted 28-inch barrel comes with a 1:8 twist.

Carrying and protecting a T/C firearm is easy with the new T/C soft-sided rifle case, which is reinforced along the sides and edges and is fully padded. The case will fit any scoped T/C muzzleloader or T/C family firearm and the zippered pockets are perfect for carrying T/C accessories and ammunition. This rifle case is a must-have for the serious competitive shooter, hunter and rugged outdoor enthusiast.

The 6.5 Creedmoor is the big news caliber for 2017. Do you own a 6.5 Creedmoor? What has your experience been with the caliber. Share your answers in the comment section.

Proposition 63 new California laws sign

California Proposition 63 — Magazine Bans, Ammo Licensing, and More!

The election of November 8, 2016, caused in elation to many and sorrow to others. Regardless whom you voted for in the Presidential election, we should all be feeling more than a little sorrow for the residents of California. In fact, we should be downright outraged. While California has never been known as being overly friendly to gun owners or manufacturers, new laws have truly changed the game and made it easier than ever for residents or travelers to run afoul of the law.

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NSSF Video: Shotgun vs. Handgun for Home Defense — Thunder Ranch

The argument between which firearm is best for home defense is almost as old as the 9mm vs. .45 ACP debate. However, we are still debating it because neither camp has conceded. The primary argument against the shotgun is a longer length leading to less maneuverability. On the other hand, the pistol offers better maneuverability, but lacks the stopping power of a shotgun and you may be giving up some accuracy according to the critics.

In this video, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Clint Smith, president and director of the Thunder Ranch training center, talks about why the comparative length of a handgun—when used properly—is insignificant to that of a shotgun and that length alone should not be a deterrent when choosing a firearm for home defense.

Did the video change your opinion or strategy for protecting your home? Which do you depend on—shotgun, handgun, or both? What caliber, or gauge? Share your answers in the comment section.

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Reader Comments of the Week — January 7, 2017

Even regular readers of The Shooter’s Log can’t read or respond to all of the comments, so we have started a new weekly feature that will recap a sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected comments from the previous weeks. Feel free to respond with your two cents at the bottom of this article or by clicking the story link and adding it directly to the discussion.