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Old 11-30-2006, 10:24 AM
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Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle

No mention of hand-cannons, they probably want their break-open models for that use. I am also a composite fan, just don't have to worry about protecting the stock from scratches. I get more abuse going in and out of my gunsafes, just plain clumsy. Knowing T/C they will turn out some models down the road that will be huntin' tools. Even one for us LR types called the - oooops, not supposed to talk too much. When I can release the goods I will, just have to play the game for a while.
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:56 AM
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Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle

Thanks for the info Ian, and of course I'll get at least one in 308 Win when they come into production, most other chamberings don't interest me. Will they come with a free lifetime supply of ammo or at least a pumpkin or two??



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Old 11-30-2006, 11:21 AM
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Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle

Will it intially be offered in short action only?
I already think I want one.
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:43 PM
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Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle

Short action initially, it is very smooth and has some interesting features. You can dissassemble the bolt in about fifteen seconds, bolt handle style can be switched, detachable magazine and it is easy to remove, will not fall out accidentally. Did I mention the trigger is exteriorly adjustable from 2.5-4 pounds - ooops another slip to the LRH crowd.

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You will not sleep well until you have one in .308 Winchester. This is a carrying gun that will shoot way out there even with a standard weight barrel. Your type of rig is just over the horizon - that is when this gets interesting.
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Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle

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Sounds good.
Any hints it might be used as a action for a bolt specialty pistol???

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Nice question!!!!!
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:41 PM
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Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle

Ian, very interested in this rifle and always expect good things from T/C. Without losing your "top secret" clearance can you tell me: Will WSM's be available in the first short action chamberings? Is a 7mm/08 a sure thing? Will other configurations be available before Fall 2007? Varmint .17 caliber (new Remington .17 Fireball) possible? Also, can you give up any secrets on Nikon scopes that may be of interest?

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Old 12-02-2006, 09:31 PM
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Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle

No WSM's initially, just the four calibers mentioned in the 24 Hour cut and paste. No doubt they will happen. 7-08 is also a natural but not initially, hope they do a .260 also to really round out the .308 case based cartridges. Some final decisions just being made that will bring the rifle closer to reality. It will be a dandy. Going to be a heavy one for tactical/LR use too. They are moving fast but not rushing into anything - doing it right rather than cheap. Amazing amount of design decisions to be made when you start from scratch, have to relate lots of thought to ability to manufacture, material, etc.

T/C is good at making simple, reliable, accurate rifles in my experience - the ICON will carry on that tradition but add a bit of style and really good looks. Plus some design features that have never been used in a boltgun that are very slick in my somewhat biased opinion. I would not be surprised to see the production rifles being the most accurate on the market for several reasons.

Have some info and images to share with your guys that are very unigue, but just have to wait a bit for sharing. Am writing a piece right now for North American Hunter readers, you guys who get that mag will get the skinny that no other writer can provide. Was a real special deal for me to have the opportunity to work so closely with T/C on this boltgun project. Probably the only time I will get so much inside vision and input into the creation of a new rifle. Pretty neat stuff, been sitting on it for some time and want to share it with you guys since we have gunnies here. Plus the .30 TC and new muzzleloader are very significant new toys for 07.

T/C has been working on production capability for super-accurate barrels, nasty accuracy, shot some amazing groups during a test a while back using another bolt-action receiver. That is another can of worms.

Nikon tacticals are overdue, I am really looking forward to them. The previous tacticals are fine scopes, bet the new ones will be even better. Other new optics? I think many.



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