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Unread 01-07-2007, 07:15 AM
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Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle

Ian, thanks again for the info. I am afraid I dont currently subscribe to north american hunter, but maybe I can track down an issue when the article comes out. Since you seem to have the inside track at Thompson Center, just wondering if you think we can expect more new products down the road? What I really mean is, can we expect to see Thompson Center continuing to branch out into areas that they have never been in before, such as perhaps shotguns, or maybe semi-auto centerfires? I understand if you cant reveal the answer to that question, but I thought I would ask anyway. Thanks for all the info you have provided. I feel like a kid on Christmas eve all over again.
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    Unread 01-07-2007, 08:22 AM
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    Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle

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    This is truly a unique action, it is not a JAFR.
    Anybody know what a JAFR is?

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    ..well, no one's had a go....I'll hazard a guess at it being something about copies of Remington actions. "Just Another 'something?' Remington" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    Unread 01-07-2007, 05:40 PM
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    Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle

    Jason,
    With T/C's recent acquisition by S&W that is an excellent question. T/C has amazing production abilities since they also own a fine casting plant. Check out SnipersHide, the Rifles section to see the ICON as a tactical rifle.

    http://www.snipershide.com/ubb/ultim...506;p=1#000005


    There is one big change that George's rifle doesn't have on it, there will be a bolt-lock that integrates with the safety. No bolt opening when you don't want it to, losing ammo etc. Push the safety to FIRE, off goes the bolt-lock.

    More products, they are going to happen no doubt and they will be interesting.
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    Unread 01-07-2007, 07:56 PM
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    Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle

    Wow that's nice, and I'm not even a rifle guy.
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    Unread 01-08-2007, 05:52 PM
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    Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle

    I predict that the Icon will be a huge success. I plan on ordering or, pre-ordering one in the next week or so. I think it has all the best features that hunters look for in a rifle. I have heard some people complaining about the weight, but I really dont think that will be a problem. I dont know about everyone else, but most hunters here in north carolina take their rifle out of the case, throw it in a gun scabbard on an atv, pull up under their deer stand, and climb the tree. With that kind of hunting, weight is not an issue at all. I have absolutely no need for a lightweight rifle, so the Icon will suit me just fine. As for future versions of the rifle, I would be willing to bet that we will see a synthetic stocked version before next fall. It should be fairly simple to drop the Icon action into a synthetic stock. Hopefully the stock will include some of the recoil reducing features of the new encore pro hunter stock. I would love to see an Icon with a realtree camo stock, perhaps in the new All Purpose pattern. I would also be willing to bet that Nikon will come out with a scope specifically made for the new .30 T/C cartridge, just like they did with their new Omega muzzleloading scope. There is just too much of a relationship between Greg Ritz and Nikon for that not to happen at some point. I also hope that there will be a predator hunter version of the Icon, chambered in .223 and .22-250, perhaps with a full camo job, a 21 or 22 inch barrel, and a tactical type bolt handle. That would be perfect, as predator hunting is one of the fastest growing segments in hunting right now. Only time will tell if any of these predictions will come true, but either way, it is an exciting time to be a gun nut.
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    Unread 01-09-2007, 11:51 PM
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    Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle

    Any word on the overall magazine length on the Icon. If it approaches 3.1 inches, this is a really well thought out action. Anyone know anything about the max COL the magazine will take ?
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    Unread 01-12-2007, 02:05 PM
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    Re: T/C Icon bolt action rifle

    Well, Thompson Center has updated their website with all the information concerning the Icon and Triumph, as well as their entire 2007 catalog. Also, the Hornady website has been updated with info. about the .30 T/C cartridge.
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