Well after the great input on my other thread for a truck gun I have decided to keep the build cheaper.
I went to the local gun store and handled two guns in 223.
The howa ranchland compact for $325.00
the tv venture for $378.00
Both are blued
The tc does have more clearance between the barrel and stock
But the howa magazine seems better than the plastic tc one.
Both would be cut to 16.25"
Which would you recommend and why?
Is that price for the Venture including the factory rebate?
You should pick the one you like best as it is your money. FWIW, I had to use TC's customer service within the last year and it was excellent.