Thompson/Center Arms Launches New T/CR22 Rifle – Rimfire Redefined

New T/CR22 .22LR semi-automatic rimfire rifle includes Magpul co-branded stock, precision-machined aluminum receiver, and stainless steel bolt with last shot hold open.

Thompson/Center Arms T/CR22 Rifle
Thompson/Center Arms T/CR22 Rifle

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., –-( Thompson/Center Arms today announced that it has introduced a new semi-automatic rimfire rifle: the Thompson/Center T/CR22 rifle. Expertly crafted for hunters, plinkers, and first-time shooters alike, the new T/CR22 rifle integrates a variety of high-end features into an innovative rimfire package.

The new Thompson/Center T/CR22 rifle was on display at the Thompson/Center Booth (Booth #8555) during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits on May 4-6 in Dallas, Texas.

Danielle Sanville, Brand Manager of Thompson/Center Arms, said, “Thompson/Center has a long, storied history of innovation in firearms, from muzzleloaders to bolt-action rifles. When we decided it was time to develop our next rimfire rifle, we wanted to be sure to continue that trend.”

“The new T/CR22 rifle incorporates upgraded features right out of the box – from its enhanced materials, to its ergonomics, to its compatability with aftermarket components. We’ve taken the opportunity to contemporize a classic through advancements in design, and we are confident that our customers will appreciate the features in the new T/CR22 rifle.”

The Thompson/Center T/CR22 rifle delivers out-of-the-box performance through a feature set that appeals to hunters and avid firearms owners. The new T/CR22 rifle includes a green fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear peep sight for quick target acquisition, while the built-in picatinny-style rail allows for the mounting of an optic for precision shooting at longer ranges. The rifle features a light, crisp trigger pull, button-rifled barrel, and a threaded muzzle that allows for the use of a suppressor or other muzzle device. The T/CR22 rifle is compatible with most aftermarket 10/22® accessories, and it’s modular design features a rugged, lightweight Magpul co-branded OD green composite stock for quick handling.

Additional T/CR22 Features Include:

  • Last shot bolt hold open when using factory magazine
  • Easy-to-use push button safety
  • Oversized bolt handle for easy manipulation
  • Fully machined 6061 aluminum receiver
  • Fully machined stainless steel bolt
  • 17” button-rifled barrel, 1:15” twist rate
  • Molded-in sling swivel studs
  • Slots in forend to accept M-LOK® accessories

Chambered in .22LR, the new T/CR22 rifle ships with one 10-round detachable rotary magazine, includes Thompson/Center’s limited lifetime warranty, and is priced at an MSRP of $399.

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  • 11 thoughts on “Thompson/Center Arms Launches New T/CR22 Rifle – Rimfire Redefined

    1. Never been a 10/22 fan but have many T/Cs so I saw this deal I couldn’t say no. Nets out shipped for $149.52 Brownells had it for $299.99- $40 instant discount code LX4 (had to add a filler to hit $300) + 10 FFL processing charge -$60 Brownells gift card I’ll get – $50 T/C rebate -$10.47 Active Junky rebate = $149.52 Total! How can I beat a deal like that? Hope I like it. I wanted a threaded barrel Semi Auto & like the idea of using Ruger mags, barrels & the peep sight & it’s a T/C which I’m sure is better much better than a 10/22. I’ve had great service out of & must own 40+ different T/Cs total. Brownells stands behind everything they sell forever also. I love a good deal 🙂

    2. A 10/22 for $200 less, humm?
      Well, that would put that 10/22 at right about $40 then. I just ordered a T/CR22 for $289, before a $50 rebate.
      So, the T/CR22 is a much upgraded 10/22, for quite a bit less than an equivalent model 10/22.
      As far as copies goes…yeah, Ruger has NEVER copied any Kel-tec pistol, have they?

    3. A 10/22 for $200 less, humm?
      Well, that would put that 10/22 at right about $40 then. I just ordered a T/CR22 for $289, before a $50 rebate.
      So, the T/CR22 is a much upgraded 10/22, for quite a bit less than an equivalent model 10/22.

    4. I’ve had my Thompson Center Classic 22 since they were introduced. It has the same accuracy as my heavy barreled 10/22. A beautiful classic rifle in every respect. A hundred dollars spread over the rifle lifetime is less than a high end coffee per year. I love the idea of a similar field rifle with a tough composite stock.

    5. Kudos to Rock! He took the words right out of my mouth. I also have a couple of Ruger 10/22 and they did not cost me no $400.00!! All I can say with out getting myself in trouble is good luck if you have a warranty issue. They try to fix it over the phone. Then they will fix it but you get stuck with the S&H both ways! They will not ship it back unless you send them a pre-paid S&H sticker! BUT, they do make good copy cat products and this is one of them. There are others that are the same way!!

        1. same, lost an action bolt they immediately responded 2 day free shipping and sent me 4 replacements and I love my Compass 308, less than 1/2 moa for $200 post rebate, a rebate they actually sent fairly quickly

    6. Sooo, Thompson Center has now copied Rugers 10/22…. Add them to the Volquartesn, Armscor, RIA, Magnum Research, AMT and others list. You can get the original Ruger for almost two hundred less than the T/C knockoff… Ironic how many manufacturers copy the 10/22 Ruger and say it’s their “new design” or “rimfire defined” and give it their own name and brand. BUT, in the same breath or ad they state that most 10/22 accessories/ parts are compatible… IT’S A RUGER DESIGN, the same 10/22 in a different wrapper……. PERIOD ! Design your own .22 from the ground up.
      They say “Imitation is the purest form of flattery”, you want to sell a rimfire rifle…. I guess you copy the BEST.
      I have a few of them, love’em !

      1. A 10/22 for $200 less, humm?
        Well, that would put that 10/22 at right about $40 then. I just ordered a T/CR22 for $289, before a $50 rebate.
        So, the T/CR22 is a much upgraded 10/22, for quite a bit less than an equivalent model 10/22.

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