Thompson Custom Shop LRR 6.5 Creedmoor Review

Thompson Custom Shop LRR 6.5 Creedmoor Review

Today Joel reviews the TC/S&W Custom Shop Long Range Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. He breaks down the specifications, features, and gives a professional opinion on the positives and negatives of this weapon system.


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  1. Joshua Zierk on December 9, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    What rifle at roughly the same price would be better to compete with and why?

  2. Candelario Sanchez on December 9, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Really enjoyed your review on this T/C LRR in 6.5 Creedmore how does this compared to the Bergara 6.5 Creedmore rifle as I would really like this both rifles for hunting thank you very much , really like you review on this rifle new subscriber

  3. austin eubnks on December 9, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Did you just say snow isn’t normal in Missouri ? What Missouri are you talking about weve got half a foot in the last few hours

  4. tushifukato kato on December 9, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Hi is their any after market trigger for this rifle ?

  5. Andre Eric on December 9, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Do fn fal vs ak47

  6. Jason Thomas on December 9, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    I am giving this 2 stars for the reason that there have been a great number of people on forums having the exact same problem that I am having with the trigger sticking. Some people reported that it fires after releasing the trigger. S&W will put a new trigger in of the same type however that doesn’t take care of the underlying safety issues with their trigger. This is a huge safety issue that S&W will not remedy. Mine has already been to the shop and still has the same problem.

    Don’t waste your money on Thompson Center Rifles. I wish that there was a lemon law for firearms.

    Possible safety issues with this rifle!

  7. Lucian Marin on December 9, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    This guy is too much of a snob to do factory rifle reviews. 2.5 trigger not good enough for you?! Rounded forend not good for PRS?! You do realize this is a $1080 gun? This rifle shoots as accurate as some of your snobbish 4-7k guns

  8. Steve Shanklin on December 9, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Well…. You sure are a gun snob. Guess it has to be a $5,000 gun for you…

  9. Kyle Mostat on December 9, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    I’m sure this guy is bang on with his review. But I disagree. I come from a place of limited funds. And more me this rifle has performed amazing! Accurate. And good for hunting. Sure it’s not perfect but it’s also half the price of the guns he’s talking about that are better.

  10. ciwhamc on December 9, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    I just took a long range shooting class with this gun in 6.5 Ceedmore and was blown away with how well it shot. I was shooting hornady match 140 grain eld. I would say that the bi-pod that it comes with has to go but other than that I really like it . It fits me very well and it shoots very accurately. In our class I was the only one able to hit the bowling pin that was set up at 1000 yrds. My best group with this is just under 1/2 inch at 100yrds.

  11. bench175 on December 9, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    kinda useless review when you don’t mention other rifles for comparison.

  12. Derrick Bunn on December 9, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Nice review. Not planning on buying one.. But T/C have dropped the ball on this again…..what’s wrong with US marketing? The other calibres available – .308 in a short barrel with 1/12 twist ( no thanks, toooo short and should be 10 twist for long range shooting) and .243 with a 10 twist. Not for long range either. Should be 1/8 for 105/107/115 grain bullets. Come on T/C look what Savage, Begara, Tikka and custom gun makers are doing. It’s not rocket science! …oh, actually it is. My bad. and please – Remington pattern triggers, so that an aftermarket choice is available.

  13. matt roulston on December 9, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    This dude really shudnt do reviews all he does is shit on guns all video lol just stick to your ars

  14. David Cole on December 9, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    You can do better…try.

  15. Force Multiplier on December 9, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Cooper fouling being a bad thing is a myth…it fills in the imperfections of the machining and rifling processes. People always say stupid shit like, "fouling increases pressure," or some other stupid shit. Matter of fact, speeds will increase slightly, and your accuracy will also increase. I say again…to anyone that isnt a moron…copper fouling is good.

  16. Michael W. Urban Sr. on December 9, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Where do the custom stocks come from?MDT or do they manufacture there own on site during production?I have a Savage Axis in 6.5 Creedmoor and will have to find out what kind of rifling it has?i can ask Savage myself.I have to say it looks a lot like an MDT chassis?They say there chassis add about 40% accuracy to the rifle.Same at Boyds.Im looking to get into long range competition and my firearm is just not ready for anything else but local friends at the range for a case of beer or box of ammo to the winner that everyone pitched in for to start with! lolIts fun every week lolMy problem is the cost of the rounds.About 6or so years ago i got back into this hobby after a lot of years.I graduated H.S. in 1981 at the age of 17 and wanted to go into the military and my mom wouldn’t sign the papers.So of course that Sept. after graduation i was able to sign up and did.a few years there and after that i for some reason just never tounched a firearm again.Mainlt due to the fact i never owned one.In school i used my Gramps shotgun for hunting B4 and after school we would keep them in the window of our pick ups.Had a .22 pistol/rifle club and had an Olympic style competitions with all the other high schools in our Central Jersey school system….basically all the same schools we played basketball and football against and so on.It was one of the most popular groups after school!The good old days,back when you never heard of a school shooting.They would have had a problem B4 the cops were ever even on site! lolthere would have been at least 40of us with our .22s and another 20 or 30 with the 12 gauge’s from there trucks because none of us would have run we would have stormed back in to find the guy!Thats how my Generation was raised! sorry to spout off i Guess im venting although idk why?lolThanks for the video very interesting?OH one question i do have…..I heard gathered that if shooting multiple rounds in competitions and the barrels get a chance to get warm to hot.That if the barrel is supported is stays much more accurate as it gets hot VS the free floated barrels.Which do you prefer?Free Floated vs supported barrels?

  17. BILL P on December 9, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I like your honesty

  18. philippe didomizio on December 9, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Excellent and honest review. Coul’d you do the same for the Bergara B14 BMP. Thank you

  19. Cedric Stevens on December 9, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    I have one, best group so far was a .41in with 140gr Hornaday Match ELD. I have enjoyed the rifle quite a bit, I havent found the trigger gritty myself and mine has a crisp clean break. I find the stock adjustments to be easy to fine tune, and as he said, the rifle can shoot. I feel as though the gentleman is spoiled by his access to 5k glass and 10k rifles. Most of us in the shooting hobby cant justify or afford that kind of cost. In general, if he was doing reviews for only competition high end rifles, then I would be fine with it. But this feels like a general manager of a Bentley dealership reviewing a Honda Accord. Condescending and not at all representative of the intended market

  20. Rory J on December 9, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    He isn’t wrong. I bought this rifle and out of 40 gun purchases over the years this one was the biggest let down. Mine has been sitting at S&W repair dept for a month now. Only 20 rounds in after unable to zero I found the threads in the action were stripped from the factory. So the barreled action was unable to properly secure to the chassis. It was wobbling around. It scratched the bolt and magazine. Horrible quality control. I don’t even think they shot it before it left the factory. Otherwise I had high hopes for the gun. It looks great, came with a nice case. The chassis is nice. 20moa base. Bolt was smooth. You can fix the trigger and add a rail and use a standard bipod. You have to remove the cheek pad to get the bolt out. This rifle needed minor tweaking and it could have been amazing! All the reviews I’ve seen show sub-moa even sub 1/2 moa with good ammo though. I’ll shoot it once more when it gets back. If I’m not happy it’s as good as gone and a Bergara HMR will take its place.

  21. Performance Reviews on December 9, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Why would you have a trigger button safety on a precision rifle?

  22. Channel Cat Chaser on December 9, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    T.C is a dying brand.

  23. anvior45 on December 9, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Paul Harrel puts guntoobers to shame with his dedication to go on whatever the weather. 🙂

  24. Harlan S on December 9, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    How does this compare to the Ruger precision rifle in 6.5 creedmoor?

  25. foxtroth1 on December 9, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    aand the 6.5 Creedmoor shill strikes again…

  26. fillupread on December 10, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Love how everyone kisses his ass over being "honest" Most of what he was "honest" about is opinion…..No one gets a cookie for being honest with opinions…. This rifle has a HUGE market which has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 5 years. People are enjoying the longer range precision shooting and dont feel the need to spend $10,000 on a custom rifle. The RPR is a great example and this rifle will be no exception.

  27. AussieBlokeGordo on December 10, 2021 at 12:02 am

    I’m after a reasonably priced 6.5 and I’m thinking between this and the Sauer 100 Fieldshoot

  28. Thomas M on December 10, 2021 at 12:02 am

    So Smith and Wesson/Thompson ripped an MDT Skeleton Stock? Makes sense. Smith and Wesson likes to rip things off from time to time.

  29. Scott inohio on December 10, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Thank you for being so honest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Ryan Bieberich on December 10, 2021 at 12:05 am

    SO WHAT’S THE WEIGHT? Keep hearing this gun is heavy but, no one says what it is. I’ll go to their web site and see but, I would expect this in a gun review. Good review over all. Love the honest opinion.

  31. Dan Ross on December 10, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Who makes the barrel & what’s the rifling process? S&W isn’t known for precision barrels?

  32. Z1000 Kawasaki. on December 10, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Thumbs up for sure. And you are a snob lol

  33. Heart-Under-Blade 忍野 忍 on December 10, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Wish this review had gotten a little more detailed on the specs and how it compares to the RPR and other offerings

  34. Your Name Here on December 10, 2021 at 12:08 am

    > won’t say "ass" on camera
    > says cocaine is falling from the sky

  35. Tommy on December 10, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Cocaine falling from the sky? Sounds like my type of wheather. Lol awesome video brother.

  36. Jody Wilson on December 10, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Well I just bought one in 243 I love it.

  37. M3D13V4L on December 10, 2021 at 12:13 am

    It’s not heavy enough. It’s too heavy. Avoid like the plague, got it.

  38. Al on December 10, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Good review. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Rat107 on December 10, 2021 at 12:15 am

    So in other words you’re saying it’s good for nothing.

  40. Jason Paul on December 10, 2021 at 12:17 am

    I’ve found this trigger to be better then my factory Tika & 700 PCR. They all shoot very much the same but the LRR seems to group slightly closer even at 1000 yards. Overall I bought it for fun and really for my wife to use and I find myself using it a lot more then my other toys. Different folks, different strokes, personally I thought this was a hell of a deal at $999 (on sale) and the scope I have on top is 3x the price of the LRR if you want to know what I think of the rifle. The biPod does kinda suck tho, not bad for free but it’s not a deal breaker either. Few tweaks and this is hella fun.

  41. Craig House on December 10, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Love TFB TV but this gun snob really pisses me off. He acts like any rifle less than 10k with a 5k glass is crap. Go F÷@c& yourself. Maybe he sucks if he can’t shoot any rig less than 20k worth a damn.

  42. Mr Me on December 10, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Execellent review! Very nice to see someone that’s knows what a review is and how to do it.

  43. Angry iSLANDER on December 10, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Great gun… iffy review.

  44. michael collins on December 10, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Would you choose the Bergara hmr over this?

  45. Indefinite on December 10, 2021 at 12:26 am

    If the front rails are too slim and light, you can and should just get something to fill the space for your desired wide/flat/heavy profile you desire. Panels come to mind, but any machine shop would jump at the opportunity to cut two mlok slots into a hefty billet then smooth it. Best thing is, you can abuse the hell out of it and you’re not damaging the chassis (directly).

  46. matt roulston on December 10, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Can you prove the 5r rifling boosts accuracy or just reading off paper ?

  47. Mark Thompson on December 10, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Barrel for .62 should be same as 6.5 and 243 and twist 1 in10.

  48. Bobby Troxel on December 10, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Are you still located in Missouri?

  49. James Callahan on December 10, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Am I the only one here who loves TFB TV but doesn’t own a gun?

  50. Chris Boren on December 10, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Kinda sound like that 50yr old guy who takes his 250k ferrari out racing and gets his doors blown off by a 16yr old kid in a hopped up honda civic. You just inspired me to buy this rifle…thank you.