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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Just wondering how many TCR 83/87 owners are there on the Gray Beard forum and what do you have Are there enough of us to have our own forum like the Handy guys, may not be enough of us.

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I have four receivers; one Aristocrat with set triggers, one '83 with the single trigger and two '87s marked mag with the single trigger. Barrels in 22K Hornet, 5.6X50R magnum (started life as a 223) a 7X64 Brenneke, two 30-06s, an 8mm-06 Improved (all altered to accept a rimmed case; make cases out of 7X65R brass), and a 356 Winchester (started life as a 308).

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I have 3 Receivers a 83 Aristocrat factory mag frame double trigger, 2 87 and 16 barrels. Barrels range from22 hornet all the way up to 32-40 in the original factory run of barrels. 4 custom shop barrels 25-06 heavy barrel a 257 Roberts med conture a 38-55 SSK heavy barrel and a 45-70 SSK heavy barrel a 22 inch 12 gage slug barrel smooth bore with sights that I have a 18 inch rifled 45 long colt insert for. still on the hunt for the last one I hope 7x57. all wear scopes ready to hunt.

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I have one receiver.
In the process of getting out of the TCR platform.
Barrels left that I will move on are 270 Win and 225 Win ( rechambered from a 223).
Right now Iím keeping the one gun in 32-40.
I just like the Contender & H&R stuff better.
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These have been a grail gun for me for decades. I almost bought one many many years ago when shopping for a deer rifle as a young man. My father pretty much over ruled my decision. #1 for him was it was a single shot #2 it was a 243. No one wanted a single shot and the 243 was not a 308. 😉

Some twenty years later. ANOTHER 243 came into the store. But as usual at a bad financial time and it was sold.

I actually bought a 280 barrel some time back knowing I would have this rifle one day and the price was too good not to buy. But as it sat for ten years almost and I was offered nearly three times my cost. I sold that too.

Its on my radar and might look harder once a couple more items sell for me.

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That is the way my life has been something comes along that I am looking for but don't have the extra cash at the time. Been looking for a 7x57 barrel for the TCR and about 5 or 6 years ago a whole rifle TCR 87 with a factory 7x57 barrel came up on Gun Broker buy it now for 700.00 it was located close to me in Kansas and of course I did not have the money at the time last one I have seen for sale. Tom you need to let me know when you have TCR stuff for sale, I just bought a 270 barrel and maybe could have bought yours, shoot me a pm as to what all the TCR stuff you have left to unload may be something That I could use never can tell.

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TCR 87 with .22 K Hornet( recent rechambering), .223 custom shop, .243, and 12 gauge rifled barrels. The 12 ga kicks a bit with Hornady SST Sabot loads. Working on fire forming some .22 Hornet cases. Discovered that Sellier and Bellot cases have a smaller flash hole than my small RCBS decapping pins.....drilling required.

Also have a ?80% monobloc but so far have not found a smith who would be willing to put a barrel in it.
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I bought the 12 gage 22 inch with the plan to have it rebarrel to 7x57 but no takers so I put the 45 colt rifled 18 in insert in it shoots ok but long way from a tack driver you can hit the 12 inch paper target at 75 yards but that is about it.

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Had 10 and 12 gauge barrels and a 22 inch 12 gauge slug barrel. Traded all of them off some time back. Never got comfortable using my TCRs for wingshooting, and decided I preferred my muzzleloader to the slug barrel for hunting in restricted areas.

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Yes I would sell this slug barrel in a minute if I could find a taker. I put it on Gun Broker but no takers and I see them on Ebay as well as Gun Broker so they really don't seem to sell very good.

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