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#2034469 - 11/03/11 03:54 PM tc venture or howa ranchland compact?
frankr Offline
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Registered: 10/20/08
Posts: 218
Loc: usa
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
Or
the tv venture for $378.00

Both are blued
Synthetic stock
1:12 twist
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?

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#2034497 - 11/03/11 04:21 PM Re: tc venture or howa ranchland compact? [Re: frankr]
getfoxy Offline
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Registered: 07/06/05
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Loc: USA
Howa.
TC customer service SUCKS

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#2034501 - 11/03/11 04:28 PM Re: tc venture or howa ranchland compact? [Re: getfoxy]
jlutcher51 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/10
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Loc: Nottoway, VA
Howa!! The are great rifles for the money.
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#2034519 - 11/03/11 04:54 PM Re: tc venture or howa ranchland compact? [Re: jlutcher51]
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howa for sure
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#2034522 - 11/03/11 04:56 PM Re: tc venture or howa ranchland compact? [Re: bigsky_songdogs]
harvey nez Offline
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Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 142
Loc: nez from the rez, arizona
howa bout that, i pick the howa too.

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#2034537 - 11/03/11 05:10 PM Re: tc venture or howa ranchland compact? [Re: harvey nez]
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Howa!
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#2034539 - 11/03/11 05:12 PM Re: tc venture or howa ranchland compact? [Re: pahntr760]
Mark2 Offline
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Registered: 06/11/09
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Loc: Western, Massachusetts
Howa ranch land compact. I have one in 22-250. It's small light and accurate.
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#2034546 - 11/03/11 05:18 PM Re: tc venture or howa ranchland compact? [Re: Mark2]
jlutcher51 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/10
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Loc: Nottoway, VA
I wouldn't cut it to 16.25 right away. Cut it to 18 first let it ride around with you for a while and see how you like it. You can always cut more off the barrel if you want. Both my truck guns have 20" barrels and I have no problem getting them out the window in a hurry.
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#2034549 - 11/03/11 05:19 PM Re: tc venture or howa ranchland compact? [Re: jlutcher51]
2muchgun Offline
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Howa........
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#2034667 - 11/03/11 08:16 PM Re: tc venture or howa ranchland compact? [Re: 2muchgun]
frankr Offline
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Registered: 10/20/08
Posts: 218
Loc: usa
Wow sounds like howa is a lot better rifle.

What is wrong/inferior with the tc? I am not a bolt gun guy (and want to learn) but other than a heavy bolt lift and plastic mag what else is wrong?

On the howa compacts how is the accuracy for 1 shot vs 5 shots (how many shots does it take to get it to wander)?

How is the vogue stock? Can th flimsiness be improved?

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#2034674 - 11/03/11 08:21 PM Re: tc venture or howa ranchland compact? [Re: frankr]
jlutcher51 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/10
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Loc: Nottoway, VA
I'm am not a fan of the hogue stock. But there are plenty of stocks available bell and carlson makes a good replacement stock.

I have heard the Thompson center costumer service sucks the guns seem ok I just like my howas better they have a decent stock trigger that is easily adjustable. Accuracy is great and the action is built like a brick sh!@ house.
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#2034705 - 11/03/11 08:41 PM Re: tc venture or howa ranchland compact? [Re: frankr]
VAhuntr Offline
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Registered: 09/06/10
Posts: 395
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: frankr
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
Or
the tv venture for $378.00

Both are blued
Synthetic stock
1:12 twist
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.
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#2034719 - 11/03/11 08:59 PM Re: tc venture or howa ranchland compact? [Re: VAhuntr]
SShooterZ Online
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Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 1387
Loc: McHenry, IL
4 Howas here... 1 TC rimfire.

My vote, HOWA!!
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#2034813 - 11/03/11 10:04 PM Re: tc venture or howa ranchland compact? [Re: SShooterZ]
frankr Offline
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Registered: 10/20/08
Posts: 218
Loc: usa
The prices are without rebate.

The howa is supposedly from 2008-09 and been stuck in the back the had a heavy barrel howa 223is blued from 2008 but wanted $569.00 + tax I just don't know if the added "rigidity" and weight merit the extra $240.00.

What kind of rebate does tc have going on?

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#2034814 - 11/03/11 10:05 PM Re: tc venture or howa ranchland compact? [Re: SShooterZ]
ksyotehunter Offline
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Registered: 06/13/09
Posts: 448
Loc: Kansas
My vote is HOWA. I have a Howa 1500 Varmint in .308 here is a picture of a 100 yard 3 shot group (last 3 shots out of a box of 20 during sight in at the indoor range). These were shot with Factory Federal 150 grain soft points. Have a Mueller Sport Dot Scope mounted on top.

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