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.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....