anyone have a TC venture?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 188MULE, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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    Looking at the TC venture in 6.5x.284. wondering if anyone has experience with these and if they shoot well. Would like it too shoot 130-140 grain into under 1" three shot. I drive 120 mile each day for work and like too have a rifle with me. With the influx of oil workers up here we also have had and influx of crime. Leaving my $4000 custom rifles in my car all day or night concerns me. I love my 6.5x.284 so when I saw they had one with 24" tube and adjustable trigger I thought I'd check it out. thanks
     
  2. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I have not shot one in 6.5-284 but I have shot a number of them in different calibers. I have a friend that owns a gun shop in North East NC and my hunting buddy does all the sighting in of rifles for his store. When I go over to deer hunt for a month every year I help do the sighting in. All the T/C Venture rifles, and that has been a good number because of the price and they seem to be a good rifle, I have shot have been very accurate for an out of the box rifle shooting factory ammo, Federal blue box. Easy under 1" at 100 yards. As far as I know there have been no problems with these rifles. None have been brought back with complaints while I have been there and I am in the store everyday during the middle of the day because I park my camper just outside the back door. Hope this helps you.
     

  3. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, this does help. I think I'll try one.
     
  4. kennygss

    kennygss Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of ICONs, the shoot sub MOA easily.
     
  5. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I thought they should shoot that well. Anyone know where to get a after market stock? I guess you could get one from the factory but then it wouldn't be that much more to go with the icon.
     
  6. kennygss

    kennygss Well-Known Member

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    Been there, researched that. Nobody makes a stock for it as far as an inletted deal with the bedding block. Manners makes the Warlord stock for TC ( awesome) but, will not sell them to the public. Make sure you torque the action screws correctly. Important on this rifle. I am sure Chad Dixon or some other reputable smith could bed one. The hogue on mine is decent, just a little limber in the foreend.
     
  7. kubitza123

    kubitza123 Well-Known Member

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    XLR builds a custom chassis for the ICON might check them out they are pretty sweet.
     
  8. kennygss

    kennygss Well-Known Member

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    I looked at those for a Venture I had. Just to spendy for an inexpensive rifle IMO. Maybe when the ICON is shot out. . . . .:)
     
  9. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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    Bought one in 6.5x.284 from wholesalehunter.com off of gun broker $474 shipped.
    I'll post how it shoots when I get it up and running. My hope is that it shoots well enough to get me out too 800 yards. The reason for buying it is too have a inexpensive rifle in that neat caliber that I can leave in my car that isn't worth more than my work car. Just in case someone feels they need it more than I, I won't be out as much.
     
  10. glewis

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    I own two Icons. A lot of people write really good reiews on the ventures on these discussion sites. I have only handled one years ago when they first came out and I was looking to buy one. It felt light and the stock seemed hollow and slick so I passed. Didn't really like the color scheme on the inserts. During my research on the venture the rags were comparing it to the Icon. So I began researching the Icon. I got sold on the interlok bedding concept and wound up buying one in .308, and later one in 30-06. More weight in the Icons and I can only assume less recoil. Love them both.