September 22, 2010
By Dick Metcalf
The new Thompson/Center bolt-action Venture rifle is designed to deliver top-end quality and accuracy at an entry level price, with a 5R-rifled match-grade barrel and match-grade crown, adjustable precision trigger, and a classic sporter style composite stock with traction grip and forend panels.
Standard features include a free-float barrel, 60-degree three-lug bolt throw, an externally adjustable trigger, two-position safety, Nitride-finish fat-bolt design (for smooth cycling), a drilled and tapped receiver (with bases included) for easy installation of optics, QD sling swivel studs, and a detachable three-round magazine. And it's guaranteed to deliver 1-inch groups at 100 yards! All of this for a recommended retail price of only $499.