Thompson/Center (T/C) introduced the new Venture rifle at the 2009 SHOT Show. The Venture is designed to be an affordable rifle at only $499 MSRP (street price less), yet it offers the same T/C quality enthusiasts have found in their other firearms.
The Venture is available in four popular calibers: .270 Win, 7mm Rem Mag, 30-06, and .300 Win Mag.
The T/C Venture has an externally adjustable trigger, allowing the user to tweak the pull to 3-5 lbs. A factory tool is included with the rifle so the user can adjust the pull.
The Venture does not ship with sights or a scope as some other rifles at this price point do. However, the T/C does come with Weaver-style bases mounted to make it very easy to drop your favorite scope into place.
The stock is a composite stock in a sporter-style with textured grip panels.
T/C guarantees the Venture will shoot MOA groups (1″ at 100 yards.) Recently, Massad Ayoob posted in his blog that the 30-06 version of the Venture was shooting sub-MOA groups with the right ammunition.
T/C claims that the great accuracy in the Venture comes, in part, from the match grade barrel. The barrel is tapered with a match grade crown. T/C uses 5R rifling, which they claim “increases shooting stability and reduces fouling.”
T/C offers a lifetime warranty on the Venture. That means if you have problems with the rifle, the company will stand behind their product. To many people, including myself, this is an important aspect to purchasing a rifle.
- weight – 7.5 lbs
- overall length – 43″
- length of pull – 13.5″
- action type – ‘fat bolt design’ with 60 degree lift
- barrel – 24″ tapered, match grade with 5R button rifling
- sights – none, Weaver-style bases installed
- stock – composite
- magazine – single stack, three round detachable
- safety – two position
- calibers – .270 Win, 7mm Rem Mag, 30-06, .300 Win Mag
The Venture is now shipping.