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Old 08-24-2009, 07:27 PM
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Hi everyone. I am considering buying a TC Venture in a 300 win mag, but before I do I wanted to see if anyone has any reviews. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:24 PM
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I have one in 270 win. It is CRAZY accurate!! I shot and honest to goodness 1/3 inch 3 shot group at 100yards. With credible witnesses This isn't internet commando/sniper talk..lol

I was shooting 130 grain Sierra GK BT, 56 grains of H4831SC Win LRP and Federal Cases. AOL I believe was 3.30 or whatever the Sierra manual calls for.

This combination has been crazy accurate in the few times I have fired the gun. I have a TC Icon in 308 and 1 in 243. Knowing what I know now I would not hesitate to buy a TC Venture when they come out in a short action. I would have saved myself about 330 dollars a gun.

Don't get me wrong the Icon is a great gun with a much nicer stock but its not any more acccurate then the Venture.

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Old 11-17-2009, 01:14 PM
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What calibers are going to be offered in the short action? I'd also be interested in other long action calibers
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:57 PM
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I have no idea. I am sure it won't happen till next year. They currently come in 270. 3006,7mm mag and 300mag. What they did with the Icon is brought it out in SA then later brought ot out in LA. With the Venture they did just the opposite.

I would like to see one in 260 rem but don't imagine that will happen. Or even 7mm-08.

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Old 11-17-2009, 03:01 PM
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Ok maybe I am putting that cart ahead of the horse and I am ASSUMING they will do the SA. I am not a insider and don't know for sure this is what they will do.I hope like heck they do!! I think if more people knew how they shot they would sell a ton. I think the Remington 770 would be in trouble if people find out just how good the Venture is. Granted there is a little difference in price and you do get a scope with the REm package but I have shot the Rem and I wouldn't spend 200 bucks for the package.

just my .02

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Old 11-18-2009, 04:44 AM
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When I was looking it up yesterday, the first article I found on the Venture the author had a Venture in .308 and he mentioned that the long actions were first with short actions coming in 2010 most likely (and obviously the .308 wasn't going to be released with the long actions).
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:34 PM
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I'm holding a TC Venture in one of the recently released calibers. I bought mine in .243. Overall firearm length was a bit shorter than the earlier chamberings, but same barrel length. These Ventures are now available in 22-250, 243, 308 Win., 30TC, and 7mm08 in addition to the earlier calibers. Was going to buy a Model 700 SPS DM, but the TC's price and the bolt smoothness vs. the Remington was too good to pass up. Purchase price was $399.99. The gun shop that I bought this from received this firearm on Dec. 7th, 2009. I'm going to shoot it this weekend and then take it predator hunting over the next few months. Given that a lot of components are shared with the ICON, I believe that its a 1 in 12 twist.

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Old 12-15-2009, 05:01 PM
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I bought a TC Venture in .30-06 last month. 46.5 grains of IMR4895 and a Hornady 165 gr SST= 5 shots into 3/4" and 5 shots into 7/8" at 100yds. This was the first load I tried, and I killed a 9 point with it a week later. I really like the gun!
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:42 PM
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Does anyone have any prior knowledge of the "R5" rifling they are using on these barrels? I read the blurb about it on the TC website, which makes it sound like the cat's meow, but do any of you have any real world experience with it? Have you noticed your barrels being any easier to clean?
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:07 PM
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Model 37 where did you get the gun? I can't find anything about the SA Ventures. I looked at TCs webiste and unless I missed it didn't see it. I looked at Buds Gun shop and they have nothing. I would like to call the place you got yours from and see if they will ship to my FFL.

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Old 12-15-2009, 07:43 PM
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Marshhawk: I got the .243 Venture at Grice Gun Shop in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. Yes, I couldn't find anything on TC's website either, but the Grice flyer had all of those short calibers listed, so I drove up and they produced one for me. I believe their phone number is 814-765-9273 (hours are 9A-9P). Thanks for your question and good luck.

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Old 12-18-2009, 02:32 PM
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Bill, Any luck finding that SA Venture? Still can't believe that TC hasn't updated their website yet. Must be busy making guns.
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:48 PM
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Hi Model37,
I did call Grices and they have a couple in stock but they charge 50 to ship and told me the price was 419. I will be pushing 500 dollars by the time I pay my FFL his 25. I will call him and talk to him as he is a HUGE fan of TC Icons and Ventures and pushes them and sells a bunch of them. I am sure he can get one. I am glad they are making them as I think TC Ventures are a well kept secret. I wish they would advertise more but thats ok to. If guys new how good they shoot I think they would fly off the shelf. I will hopefully have 3 or 4 more before the end of 2010 because I am sure once people realize how good they really are the price is going to start creeping up.

I don't know how a gun can shoot much better then a 3 shot one holer out of my 270 Venture with handloads. For a little over 400 dollars its a sweet deal.

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Old 12-18-2009, 05:08 PM
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Bill:

Understood on the price issue, patience might be a virtue in this case. Yes, I wasn't sure why Grice charged me 399 when the advertised price was 419. I asked if that price was right and he said that it was... so I didn't ask again. What caliber are you going to get? .243? 7mm-08?

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Old 12-21-2009, 11:17 AM
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Hi Andy,
I am loking at a 22-250 and possibly a 7mm-08. I have an Icon in 243 and it shoots little tiny groups with 100 brain and 87/85 grain bullets. I also have the Icon in 308. I WISH and this won't happen but wish it was chambered in 260 remington or 257 Roberts.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:23 AM
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I guess I could buy one in 243 and have it changed to 260? Not real familiar who to send it to for something like that? Maybe I could talk to TCs custom shop and see what it would run. I would like to get into long range sillhoutte shooting.The club I belong to is working on a 300-400-500- and 600 yard range. I wouldn't be competitive( right away anyways) LOL but it would be a blast to become a better shot.

I have a 223 in a savage predator and it is crazy accurate as well. But I think the 22-250 would be the cats keester for coyotes out a bit farther then the 223 is good to. Someday I would love to move out west and I think the 22-250 and 243 will both come in handy.

Just loaded some 87 grain vmax in my 243( Icon) and it shot under an inch at 200yards. It has a 3-9 on it but I really like a bigger scope when shooting over 100 yards on targets anyways.

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Old 12-24-2009, 09:42 PM
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Yes,

I was waffling between a 22-250 and the 243 Venture . I decided on the 243 in order to add a new caliber to the collection. I already have a 22-250 in a 700 BDL that is set up for long range varmint, but it is too nice of a gun to drag around spot to spot, and I wanted a no frills gun with a detachable magazine.

I finally shot the Venture in today (only at 50 yds). Once, I got the adjustment dialed in, it produced two bullets in roughly the same hole and a flier about 1/2 inch away. I hope to test it out at a 100 and 200 yd. range soon. Right now, its good enough to take out for coyotes around my property.

I think this was a good purchase... we'll see how it fares out in the field. The 260 (or 6.5 - 08 A-Square) would be a good caliber to have also. But doubt they will roll out that caliber.

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Old 12-26-2009, 08:34 AM
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I wish the gun mfgs would read all these posts asking for 260 REM. I'd like to see more components available and published loadings in the manuals.

But, I've got about 200 cases and a couple pretty good loads worked up, so I shold be OK.
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:43 PM
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I agree Jake. I don't own a 260 but I want one badly. I think it would be an awesome deer cartridge with low recoil. I would like it a little better for my Grandkids when they get old enough. The 243 is a nice round but prefer something with a tad more bullet weight. I have a 243 and LOVE it but honestly I like 120 grains and bigger for deer bullets. Although I have shot several deer with 100 grain 243 bullets and they all died

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Old 12-27-2009, 09:01 PM
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Well... I went out fox/coyote hunting Saturday eve. Was going to take the Browning Gold 10 Gauge with #2 Hevi Shot. The farmer I was hunting with told me to expect only red foxes at long distance and take the rifle. The TC Venture in .243 was the only rifle that I had on this trip (70 gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip). Wouldn't you know it, a grey fox ran in at 15 yds. with the scope on 9X. The 70 grain messed him pretty good on the entry point... Need to take a lighter, less explosive load. It was my first fox though and first kill for the Venture.
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