Well, you've asked, so here goes. I have handled a T/C Venture and was very disappointed in the build quality. The bolt was stiff and the rifle has way too much plastic for my tastes. I've handled a Browning X-Bolt and although I'm still a bigger fan of the older A-Bolt, the X-Bolt is a much nicer rifle than the Venture IMHO. Now, the T/C Icon is a higher grade gun than the Venture, by a good bit IMO and with the sale prices and rebates available on them, I'd look at one of the Icons way before I'd settle for a Venture. Have you looked at the Icons at all? A friend of mine just got one and after the rebate is applied he's getting a blue/walnut Icon for about $470. total NIB.
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage.
Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
I started with a platform that I love...