Originally Posted by 112Savage
Thanks for the response. I knew that the triggers could be hit or miss and the replacement parts are rare as hen's teeth, but I couldn't understand why such a solid feeling pistol never formed its on niche. For a follow up I also don't understand how something can be accurate to 100yds but not afterwards unless there is a stabilization problem. I think I'm going to play with some 87 grain V-max's in the 243 to see what kind of groundhog devastation I can get out of her.
Unlike a Thompson Contender (T/C) the action is firmly attached to the barrel. You pay just about the full price (less stock) to do a caliber swap. I also find it's more difficult to shoot offhand in silhouette competition. The triggers on the older T/Cs were excellent by comparison. I own a Lone Eagle in 223 Rem but shoot it very little. My M1-S AR-15 and Carbon 15 semi-auto 223 Pistols give better accuracy. The Carbon 15 is lighter.
The barrel assembly itself is accurate enough but I never could get acceptable performance from the triggers. I have two guns with worse triggers. One is a Bushmaster M-17 bullpup, the other is the Swingline staple gun I use to hang targets.