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

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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.”

T/C Dimension rifle profile right
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.

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Comments (4)

  1. I couldn’t imagine that T/C did not offer this from the get go? Can you give us any idea when these will actually be available???
    I for one will own one.

  2. This article is actually an advertisement for Thompson Center rifles with an aside about the 6.5 Creedmore cartridge. If I remember correctly the 6.5 Creedmore was a cartridge developed for fitting in the action of an AR-10. Actually it does not measure up to the “old” 6.5 x 55 whch was used by several Scandinavian countries as a sniper cartridge during WWII. If you have a M96 sniper rifle save your money! Mine has a 30 inch barrel with a synthetic stock, but the Carl Gustav Mausers in 6.5 x 55 have 23 inch barrels which are more coducive to hunting. Note: the 6.5 bullet has one of the highest ballistic co-efficients of any bullet available.

    1. An advertisement? Not quite, but you will notice that it is tagged as a press release. With new models being introduced at the SHOT Show, these are very common. We just want readers to know what’s out there. ~Dave Dolbee

    2. I agree. 6.5 x 55 is in my opinion a highly underrated cartridge that has been doing everything the 6.5 Creedmore can do for over a hundred years now. I wish some of the American gun makers would offer rifles chambered for it. The only advantage I can see that 6.5 Creedmore has over 6.5 Swedish is its shorter length. That does not seem like that great of an advantage to me.

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