new gun?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Driftbuster, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Driftbuster

    Driftbuster Member

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    I'm looking for a new gun in 300 Win Mag. Anyone have some hands on time wth the vanguard s2, or the T/C Venture?
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  2. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    You can't go wrong with the vanguard, my sub moa 30-06 will shoot 3/8s moa all day any day with hand loads and about 1/2moa with factory ammo. I'm not a big fan of the thompson centers in any form, my picks are savage, howa(weatherby vanguard), and weatherby mk 5s.
     

  3. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    Jim See, Centershot rifles, "Coyboy" did a review. Send him a PM, or run a search. The thread's titled, Two upcoming reviews, or something similar. He rated the venture highly.
     
  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to LRH and enjoy!

    Of your two choices, I'd go with the TC Venture. I shot a co-worker's ICON and Venture in .270 Win and they performed extremely well in factory ammo ... very well built rifles.

    IIRC but might be wrong, there was a recall on Venture for something ... I don't think it's anything major but you might want to look into.

    Good luck!

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    Here's the safety recall notice ...

    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/...4_750001_750051_777653_-1_757978_757978_image
     
  5. Driftbuster

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    I can't seem to find this .
     
  6. Driftbuster

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    FENIX I have friend hat won a venture in 270 and it is also a great shooter, I like how the gun feels. The Vanguard has a following also, I don't like the squared off fore end but the new s2 looks different and I can't find one to put my hands on yet. I would also like to check out the new dimension.