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Old April 14, 2018, 08:26 PM   #1
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Thompson/Center Compass rifles @ cabelas

Hey guys, Cabelas has "Thompson/Center Compass Bolt-Action Rifles" in like most calibers, threaded muzzle, final price $249.99 after rebates and stuff. Looks like it comes with scope bases.... I am tempted because I have wanted a 243 gun for a while... how good are their rifles?
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Old April 14, 2018, 08:38 PM   #2
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I know 4 who have bought them. their guarantee of 1 moa has so far, delivered.

the exception is ammo. It requires precision ammo

For a budget rifle that will be dragged through the woods, it appears to perform very well so far. I can't say that many rounds have been put thru these rifles but initial impressions are positive. Of those I know of, various calibers have been purchased and all have performed.
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Old April 14, 2018, 09:35 PM   #3
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I have a Venture in .270 Win .... It is nothing short of amazing. Dialed in a load really easily. It hits well under 1 moa, more like about a half (and I'm not one to tweak loads to endless perfection). Pretty sure the Compass has the same barrel. Really good barrels. I plan to buy another Venture.
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Old April 15, 2018, 08:17 AM   #4
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Just bought a compass last Tuesday it the Finn feather fur . With tax and after rebate it will cost around 225 . I got a 308 have not scoped it yet though. Not a big fan of the safety but for the price I will deal with it


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Old April 15, 2018, 08:31 AM   #5
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I had a Venture , that was stupid accurate with the first handload I tried in it 7mm-08 , 130 Gr. Speer BT . I believe the Compass has the same 5-R rifling as the venture .
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Old April 15, 2018, 08:42 AM   #6
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Thompson/Center Compass rifles @ cabelas

I had a bushnell trophy scope on my 6.5 Creedmoor that was bad replaced it and sent the other one back for warranty work . I think I wait awhile before I shoot mine


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Old April 15, 2018, 08:45 AM   #7
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Mine is a fantastically accurate gun, and when you consider the price it is probably the best bargain to be had in the entire gun world right now.
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Old April 15, 2018, 09:01 AM   #8
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I was surprised the barrel didn’t have that cheap pencil look . For the money I think I will be happy .i just put a Boyd’s on my savage axis and am out if project money for awhile






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Old April 16, 2018, 05:39 PM   #9
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Trying to find a one piece mount . All I see listed is encore , contender , dimension


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Old April 20, 2018, 08:19 PM   #10
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I have a TC Compass 243. Completely satisfied with the rifle. Great backup or truck gun.
Pros:
Stock length and shape very well suited to medium-smaller shooters.
Trigger is virtually creep free and crisp.
Finish and machining on the metal is very nicely done
Accuracy is 1.1 moa with most loads, and MOA or better with handloads.
Smooth reliable action so far.
Black matte non glare finish.

Cons:
Plastic stock is somewhat soft, hollow.
This is a medium weight 22" rifle, not a lightweight.
Trigger pull weight is somewhat heavy.
Plastic mag catch ( works ok so far)
You can have any color you want as long as it is black.
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Old April 20, 2018, 08:28 PM   #11
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Sent the trophy scope back to bushnell , they should take care of it then just rings


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Old April 21, 2018, 04:05 PM   #12
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Just a FYI for people buying to catch the rebate . I did mine online and got it back in a prepaid card in 9 days


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Old April 22, 2018, 09:45 PM   #13
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Great choice, here is a better price if it is not too late.
https://www.cdnnsports.com/thompson-...l#.Wt1HFy7waot
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Old April 24, 2018, 10:19 PM   #14
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I like my Compass enough I am consideringvthrowing a Boyds laminate stock on it.
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Old April 25, 2018, 10:50 AM   #15
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Haven’t fired mine yet . Waiting for a scope to come back . Got my axis done out of play money for awhile


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Old April 25, 2018, 03:15 PM   #16
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Compass rocks

My 308 compass shot Aussie surplus about 1.5 moa,same as my savage heavy barrel,that's pretty impressive if this keeps up I'll have to re-barrel the savage to a different caliber.
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Old April 25, 2018, 06:27 PM   #17
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I got a slug gun that needs a scope and American predator that needs a bipod . Couldn’t resist the compass though


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Old April 26, 2018, 10:02 AM   #18
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My T/C Compass .223 is more than I expected.
I fired the first four rounds at 50 yards, and while the group was just barely on the 8 1/2 x 11 target, it measured .552".
After adjusting the no name scope that came in the deal from Sportsmans Outdoor Superstore, the second group measured .306", third group .356, and the fourth group was in the 10 ring and measured .382".
I was not using premium ammo.
I used my first ever hand loaded .223 Remington consisting of:
Once fired Lake City 5.56 cases.
Bulk Hornady 55 gr soft point bullets
H4895 powder
CCI 400 primers

Not bad for the first outing with the Compass.
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