Thompson bolt rifle question

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  1. Skip808

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    I’m looking at possibly getting a bolt 223 mainly because my current one has a 1:12 twist and 60 grain bullet groups look like I’m shooting buck shot.

    browsing around I saw the Thompson Compass and Venture rifles and seems like they are hunting accurate and can use 5.56 in a pinch.

    Anyone ever shot one or have any input on the quality and reliability? Unfortunately it would be an ordered purchase so I can’t look and feel. Our gun shops are relatively small and don’t carry a huge stock.

    Thanks in advance for any insight!
     
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    No experience with them but I got an email today about a fall rebate. I know they're now owned by Smith and Wesson, I want to get one of their tcr22 rifles one day.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up about the rebate. Hmmmm Makes it even more tempting.
    Those tcr22s look nice. Surprisingly our lgs had a couple in stock and they looked solid.
     
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    I have a compass in 308. It’s a decent rifle. Can tell it’s a budget one but overall it’s good. The barre is thin so it heats up fast. I did a trigger kit on mine from mcarbo. It has a great pull now. I did get MOA from two different factory ammos so it did meet its guarantee. Overall depending on the price if you can catch it on sale it’s a good buy.
     
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    Thank you for the review the accuracy guarantee sounds good. This pushes it up a notch for the let’s give it a try.
     
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    Figured I’d follow up on this one. Well, I ended up going in a different direction. Turns out I found one of my childhood dream rifles and ordered a Browning x bolt in 308. Always wanted a Browning so I couldn’t resist the temptation.
     

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