Just a question. What is the deal with the Thompson Center rifles in my 20yrs of hunting I cannot remember a rifle so popular. Are they tring to cornner the hunting gun market? It seems that every hunting show or hunting professional is using one. I know they are a one gun battery but holly crap they are still single shots. Are they really that good or just alot of hype? I have no prejudice against them it just seems to me they are overly popular. Did Thompson center give them away for free to everyone on television? cdn1
It is called paid advertising and "promotional consideration." If you notice TC has a spot on every show where you see their rifles being used. Normal mortals, with a few exceptions, still seem to prefer rifles with magazines.
I'm sure that if I ever sold the idea of a "Hunting with the shaman" show, TC would be at my door offering me a free rifle or two. What's more, it would not benefit me any to actually show up with what I really hunt with:
A Savage 99--Last 99 was made . . . ?
A Winchester 670-- The company's toast, the factory is closed. The name has been sold. The rifle itself was the low-end version they sold at K-Mart.
An M1 Garand-- Yep, I'm sure somebody is going to pay me to hunt with that.
A TC Hawken in .54-- no longer made
A Remington 7600 in 35 Whelen-- Remington! There is one, but I don't think they're offering the 7600 in 35 Whelen anymore.
. . . so when I meet with the reps and start talking about a package, guess what?
When I show up with the cameras to hunt the REAL monster bucks, I'll be packing whatever the top bidder came up with.