I've been looking into a 30-06 rifle for some time, and I've been looking at the Venture for a while, and was wondering if it's worth the cash. I would be getting it with weather shield the all weather protector.
Thompson Center makes very fine firearms. I am also interested in a 30-06 and possibly in a Venture as well. I guess I haven't picked one up to know if I would like it. I say if it feels good in your hands and the price is right than buy it because you can't go wrong with a TC. I own a TC Omega muzzleloader and love it.
I have a T/C Venture in 22-250 and I love it. Great acuracy for the price. Ventures had a recal so check the smith and wesson web site to see if yours needs done or is after that. It could be new old stock so check the S/N. The Venture is comparable to the Ruger American. Good no frills accuracy at a working mans price.
I must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really ever bode well for hunting equipment. When moisture (either rain or snow) gets into a firearms barrel, nothing good takes place. A couple rain drops down there can change the point of impact drastically and a barrel jammed with snow after a...