Thompson LRR in 6.5 Creedmoor Tops July GUNS Magazine

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A Classier Chassis: T/C’s LRR 6.5 Creedmoor Tops July GUNS Magazine

( – Long-distance performance is within (affordable) reach thanks to the Performance Center Thompson/Center Long Range Rifle (LRR). Chambered in today’s hottest rifle cartridge, the T/C LRR 6.5 takes top billing in the July issue of GUNS Magazine.

July GUNS Magazine
July GUNS Magazine

Test gun in hand, Field Editor Mike Cumpston notes the LRR’s impressive features — including the skeletonized stock’s comb height, highly efficient muzzlebrake and distinctive fluted bolt knob — reflect the best of what Smith & Wesson Performance Center and T/C are known to offer. Mike found its performance equally sound: 1,000 yard 10-shot groups resulted in speeds as fast as 2,594 fps, and 100-yard 3-shot groups landing in as little as 0.43 inches.

“A soundly engineered and extremely accurate rifle is always its own excuse for being and the Performance Center T/C LRR certainly meets the criteria,” he observes.

Dreams can come true as Jeff “Tank” Hoover discovered with a Skinner Sights Bush Pilot in .45-70. In “Lotta’ Fun Survival Gun,” Tank details the Chiappa-built, Skinner Sights-tuned version of a takedown Winchester 1886 levergun — from its immaculate wood-to-metal fit and beautiful engraving to gorgeously fire-blued screws and excellent accuracy. Replete with an enviable survival kit, the Bush Pilot met Tank’s expectations and then some.

The self-defense-inspired Walther Arms PPQ-Sub Compact LE in this month’s Firearms Giveaway Package has a smooth single-action trigger, two drop-safeties and Picatinny rail. July’s winner will also receive a pair of Wiley X sunglasses, a La Griffe knife from Emerson Knives and a one-year membership to the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network. Readers are invited to enter the free drawing online for the prize package valued at $1,104 by visiting

Also in the July issue, the Rimfires column outlines “A Trilogy Of Ruger Specials” honoring the famed 10/22’s successful history. Resident knife expert Pat Covert delivers “Eight Great Straights” ready for your next field-dressing chore. When things go bump in the night it’s best to be prepared: Dave Anderson shines light on both handheld and mountable options in the Rifles installment. It’s a “Special” love … Mike “Duke” Venturino explains why “The Great .38 Still Makes Sense” in July’s Montana Musings.

For even more GUNS content, access this month’s Online Exclusive, “Survival Scatterguns — The Undisputed Self-Defense Champ Gets A New Life,” by Will Dabbs, MD, at Digital subscriptions and the July issue are available for purchase at