Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle
Yes. Some info, not very comprehensive but interesting slipped out this week onto the internet. The guy who posted it removed it after being contacted by T/C. But someone else cut and pasted it onto 24 hour campfire's rifle section so there is some info out there. You can do a search on T/C Icon and you will get that link.
This new rifle is superb. I am shooting it in the above image. It is for real. Lots more info as I can provide it. Going to be nice for the Long Range community. We will be getting a new option for our type of hunting. Reason I am not going to go into details right now is that there are still some significant design decisions being made, might as well get the final specs. Will all be finalized pretty soon, it will be at the SHOT big time. Also the .30 TC will be discussed, but again it is still being worked on. So is the slickest new muzzleloader design ever released - even slicker than the Omega!!! The T/C guys have been very busy this year, I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with them on some of these rifles etc.
I put this over on KIFARU's site,
Pretty exciting new rifle - you are right, I have shot it a bunch. I have been in on the development of this new rifle since it was a blank piece of paper. Shortly after Winchester shut down I was asked to help with this project, pretty exciting to have such an opportunity. Even more exciting to have the rifle in your hands - I did not want to put it down it is so nice. Absolutely superb, handling, accuracy, innovations, built like a typical T/C product - simple, robust, fine tolerances, innovative, very few parts, gives the shooter what he wants. Walnut and blued steel initially - the wood is beyond good. Guys who are on this project are doing it right, amazing ingenuity and determination to design a winner. The release that got out does not have much for details because the guy who wrote it had never handled an Icon, not many guys have. They will be at the SHOT show, and they will be right up there as far as stealing the show.
An interesting basis for this rifle - if it is good enough for the tactical guys it will be a hell of a hunting rifle. The other way around does not always work, as can be seen with the many problems of the Remington M-700. Taking a deer rifle to war is not a great idea. I was fortunate to be in a position to arrange a bunch of input from some of the best tactical rifle folks in the U.S., was a blast moderating a meeting with those guys and the T/C R&D guys.
Understand that there will be another new bolt action rifle, this time from an old-line handgun maker who has dabbled in rifles in the past - not Colt. We've never had it so good!!!
Lots of stuff planned for this new puppy - stay tuned. Patience is a virtue!!