Thompson Center (T/C) has made rapid inroads into the center fire rifle market in just a few short years. So good are these rifles that T/C guarantees the accuracy of their rifles with a 3-shot shot group within 1” at 100 yards. Not bad for a mass produced rifle, right out of the box. The T/C Venture has been a very popular rifle, that demonstrates the quality associated with any T/C rifle. During Media Day at SHOT Show I got a chance to shoot the new T/C Venture Compact in the very popular .308 caliber.
Very similar to the larger Venture rifles, the Venture Compact will only come in a 20” barrel, and in a handful of calibers. That barrel will have a match grade recessed crown, and the excellent 5R ratchet rifling. In addition, the lands and grooves are rounded in what the T/C guys said is a design that should improve accuracy and maximize performance while the bullet travels through the barrel.