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Old January 24, 2010, 04:43 PM   #1
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Weatherby Vanguard or Thompson Center Venture

Looking to purchase either a Weatherby Vanguard or a TC Venture. Both have 24 inch barrels, and adjustable triggers, both are in the 450-500 dollar price range. Would like to add a thumbhole stock later on. The 300 Winchester Magnum is the caliber I want, I just do not know enough about the TC Venture yet to make a decision. Anyone out there have experience with both?
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Old January 25, 2010, 12:29 PM   #2
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I'm in the same boat and awaiting input from members who know.

I'm leaning toward the Venture because of some of the added features: 5R rifling, 60-degree bolt lift, 1 moa guarantee vs the Vanguard's 1.5. At Sportsmans Warehouse here, the Vanguard is 399 and the Venture is 469. What prices are you seeing?
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Old January 25, 2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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isn't the weatherby vanguards 60 degree also man take the weatherby by far the better rifle in my way of thinking
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Old January 25, 2010, 11:18 PM   #4
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Pretty sure the Weatherby's a 90 degree lift - not that that's too big a deal, but it's just one more factor in the decision-making process.

Rudy - why do you think the Weatherby is by far the better choice?
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Old January 25, 2010, 11:22 PM   #5
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The Vanguard's are normal bolt lift since they are two lugs and not three. I would go with the TC based on their advertising (and looking at them). That rifling style is also interesting. I had a Howa (Vanguard action) and while it was a decent shooter it was not exceptional. The Vanguard would give you more caliber choices though I think.
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Old January 26, 2010, 04:30 PM   #6
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I'm hearing a lot of good things about those Ventures.

Exhibition quality 1911 grips!
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