How to ship a Thompson Center Encore/Contender Barrel

Thanks to Crubear! He’s gone through and written up a detailed explanation with pictures on the best way to ship a Thompson Center Encore/Contender barrel!

I’ve run into a problem lately where I didn’t have a box to fit a barrel I’d sold. Then, in chats with other folds here I’ve been reminded of times when barrels arrived that weren’t safely packed. You know, the barrels that arrive falling out of the box, or that fall to the concrete when you take them out when you pick the box up. Yep, doesn’t make for a good feedback score when that happens. So here goes, what I try to do when you buy a barrel from me.

First, clean the barrel. 'nuff said

First, clean the barrel. ’nuff said

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First look at the Vortex Viper PST 6-24×50 first-focal plane rifle scope

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Vortex Optics, out of Middleton, Wisconsin seems to be taking the field by storm. Competing and taking market share from companies like Luepold, Nightforce, Sightron and others who’ve been around much much longer!

I have a new Thompson Center Dimension in .308 Winchester on the way, so I was looking for a scope in the 6-24 range, and the First Focal Plane (FFP) functionality of the Vortex PST was very attractive.

To explain, First Focal Plane means that the reticle size adjusts with the zoom level. So the reticle at 6 power will be smaller than the reticle at 24 power and vice versa.

 

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Vortex 6-24×50 FFP

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