700 vls or ICON percison

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Booney, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Booney

    Booney Well-Known Member

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    I feel like the icon is the better rifle out of the box, but the 700 has more assesories and is easier to up grade later just wondering what you guy think? on a side note if any one wants to sell a vls 6mm I want it.
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I'm kind of a crumudgen, and am very opinionated about what I do and don't like, and/or trust. For me, I like what has been tried and true, and proven itself for quite a number of years.

    Of those 2, the Remmy 700, hands-down, in my opinon.

    I like Thompsons, but I am really only a fan of their single-shot rifles.
     

  3. SaskShooter

    SaskShooter Well-Known Member

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    I'm a bit less curmudgeony. I'd say both actions have their advantages-
    The M700 has quite the track record, and an abundance of aftermarket parts and mods available. It's been used by everyone who's anyone, and there are a number of fairly affordable models for the financially challenged 99%.

    The Icon, on the other hand, is far more modern, and features a number of small improvements the M700 does not. Things like a three-lug bolt, interchangeable bolt handles, guaranteed MOA accuracy, and standard aluminum bedding block. But, you won't be picking up any Icons for $450 either.

    Prices aside, with the recent downward turn in Remington's quality control, and TC's excellent features, I'd pick the Icon hands down for an out-of-the-box hunting rifle.

    Now, if I were just buying an action to have trued, barreled, stocked, bedded, and turned into a custom rig... the M700 gets the nod.
     
  4. Booney

    Booney Well-Known Member

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    I kind of want to get the icon, but you can't get any thing for them. As far as I know there is no one that even makes a after market trigger for the Icon.
     
  5. westcliffe01

    westcliffe01 Well-Known Member

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    Read this before you even consider getting an Icon. TC has discontinued them, and the factory has refused to provide parts or service on my rifle since what spares there are are "for warranty repairs only".

    The barrels on them were atrocious too. TC is done and over under S&W, they will never see another penny of my money.

    BTW, I have an Icon in 308 I will give you a smoking deal on...