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Wiszard
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Oct-17-14, 
09:10 AM (MST)
"T/C Venture Certer fire"

I am looking into buying my son his own deer rifle in .280. My Dad sent me a link to this inexpensive (in comparison to other center fire rifles). I didn't know that T/C even made center fire rifles. Does anyone have anything bad to say about how this gun performs? Has anyone bought a T/C centerfire rifle here? Thanks!

Steve

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: T/C Ventur...  WVHUNTER      Oct-18-14   1 
  RE: T/C Ventur...  Wiszard      Oct-19-14   2 
   RE: T/C Ventur...  sniper14      Oct-20-14   3 
    RE: T/C Ventur...  fatrooster      Nov-28-14   4 
     RE: T/C Ventur...  Wiszard      Dec-01-14   5 
      RE: T/C Ventur...  NMChem      Dec-02-14   6 
       RE: T/C Ventur...  fatrooster      Dec-06-14   7 
        RE: T/C Ventur...  Wiszard      Dec-09-14   8 

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WVHUNTER
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Oct-18-14, 
04:35 PM (MST)
1. "RE: T/C Venture Certer fire"

I bought one on impulse and the more I looked at it the less I liked it.
It had been recalled to the factory twice before it got out of the store.
The trigger pull is supposed to be externally adjustable. But it has a small hex screw and you are supplied with a small hex wrench but there wasn't any way that wrench was going to loosen that screw without breaking or stripping something.
I thought the one I had was stainless steel but it turned out to be just a weatherized coating on it.

There is a $75 rebate on them now. I think that's because they can't get rid of them. With the rebate you might get a blue one for $300 or less.

I took a $50 loss and traded mine before I ever shot it.

I would get your son a better gun than that.

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Wiszard
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Oct-19-14, 
01:59 AM (MST)
2. "RE: T/C Venture Certer fire"

WV- Thanks for the info....my Dad sent me a link to a company selling them for $441 which is about $100 cheaper than anywhere else. I may go with the Ruger M77 just to be safe. Probably worth spending the extra $$. That's what I've been shooting for the past 18 years.

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Oct-20-14, 
05:21 PM (MST)
3. "RE: T/C Venture Certer fire"

My brother-in-law bought two for his sons in the .270. They both love it. It shoots very very well for them with factory ammo.

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Nov-28-14, 
12:19 PM (MST)
4. "RE: T/C Venture Certer fire"

I bought one in .204 2 years ago. A nice sporty looking rifle and shot true. But after every shot I had to tap the bolt back open with a rubber handled screw driver because I could not open it with my hand. Did some internet research and found that several other people had this problem. So my gun dealer sent it back to TC and when it came back it was not fixed but they did perform a trigger recall. So I sent it in again and it still was not fixed. Only this time, for some unknown reason, I decided to look down the barrel. I've never done this on a new gun or one that just came back for repair from the factory. I could not see light through it. I gently tried to get a cleaning rod through it but could not. Took it back to the gun dealer who forced a cleaning rod through it and got a ty-rap out of it. This time I called TC myself which is Smith and Wesson. They gave me a light hearted apology. My gun dealer gave me a brand new one which I traded back to him towards a Savage and haven't looked back. And I will not buy another TC/Smith and Wesson product. fatrooster.

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Wiszard
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Dec-01-14, 
08:34 PM (MST)
5. "RE: T/C Venture Certer fire"

A tie rap meaning a plastic fastener type of thing? In the barrel?
I see Savage makes a cheaper priced gun so I may look into that as well. My Dads been on different sites pricing different manufacturers for me. There are a couple in the $430-$500 range. Thanks guys...

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Dec-02-14, 
05:01 PM (MST)
6. "RE: T/C Venture Certer fire"

I have purchased 2 TC Venture with synthetic stocks: A .338 Win and a 30-06. Both easily shoot 1" groups with hand loads. The bolt actions are smooth. I like the integrated scope bases and clip. For the money this is a very good gun.

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Dec-06-14, 
07:26 AM (MST)
7. "RE: T/C Venture Certer fire"

LAST EDITED ON Dec-06-14 AT 07:27 AM (MST)

LAST EDITED ON Dec-06-14 AT 07:27 AM (MST)

Yes Wiszard, a plastic fastner. I was told that when a rifle is being worked on they stick a ty-rap down the barrel with a flag on the end of it as a safety practice. Well they got the flag but not the ty-rap.
NMChem, i will definitely agree with how well they shoot. Based on the one I had experience with, it definitely was a sweet shooter.
My gun dealer still likes these guns and stands behind them. Personally, I was not happy with the service department and how they took an obstruction in the barrel very lightly. Im not a guy that knows a lot about guns but if I had shot it with the obstruction I'm wondering if the barrel would have come apart. fatrooster.

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Wiszard
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Dec-09-14, 
04:18 PM (MST)
8. "RE: T/C Venture Certer fire"

Fatrooster....I agree. I'd be a little worried what would've happened if you'd have shot the gun with the tie rap in the barrel as well. I guess it's a lesson learned to always check the barrel. LOL

Steve

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