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. Â That means if you have problems with the rifle, the company will stand behind their product. Â 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.