T/C Compass long term? Savage scout 308 too!!

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  1. 08H3

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    Considering one for cheap accurate woods hiking rifle in 308. Curious if any of y'all have one with a considerable amount of trigger time?
     
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    I have no experience with the compass but have owned numerous TCs. I had a 308 contender some time back that was a nail driver.
     
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    I don't think you can compare any of the old tc products to current production. Not with S&W now in the driver's seat.

    I'm not saying that the current offerings are not up to quality, just that they are not the same. They might be better than the old tc stuff.

    I'd like to know more about the compass too. It might be a good option for an up and coming grandson.
     
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    I was playing with some today at cabelas and they seemed nice for the money and the sub moa guarentee is nice. The 7.25# weight is the only draw back to me at this point
     
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    I have had better than average luck with the Ruger Americans. My sole complaint the Compass addresses and that a locked bolt.
    Mi have always had good luck with T/C guns but that was pre S&W. I have herd both good and not so good.

    Have you looked at the Rugers?

    I think by and large I would still try one if the need arose.

    CW
     
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    Yeah, I tried a american predator in 308. It only shot 165-168gr ammo well. 208 gr subs sucked, 150-155gr sucked. And the 168 it shot the best wasnt a cheap load or any good for hunting.

    Best lightweight 308 I've had is a 22" savage model 10xp but walmart used to carry them and doesn't anymore, and i done want another axis.
     
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    We shot this yesterday with a 150g SST & 4895 powder @ 100 yards. (Yes its only three shots. If thats a problem get over it quick. )

    My buddies and he is pleased. He traded a brand new Mossberg tagt would almost and sometimes bit 1”.

    Cw
     
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    Is that a predator or regular american?

    Should add: I want the T/C for the lightweight ish and threaded barrel so I can shoot suppressed if I want to.
     
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    Its the Predator 18” threaded bbl.

    Cw
     
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    I had a 1st gen with the rotary mag that shot anything great! Then got a second gen for the acis mags that sucked. I even put it in the Magpul stock and it didnt help with anything other than 168s and that was marginal since it was shooting groups like yours above.

    American's are good guns, I enjoyed the 7.62x39 ranch rifle I had and it was plenty accurate. But part of the attraction to the T/C is also that when on sale they are about half the price of a american
     
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    It's backed by both a lifetime warranty and a 1MOA guarantee by Smith and Wesson. That alone would make me pretty comfortable with it. Then add the threaded barrel and detachable magazine and nothing in its price range is a direct feature to feature competitor.

    In the end it's a budget rifle that's rough around the edges and limited aftermarket support. To me it's the cheapest feeling of the budget centerfires and has a lousy trigger pull.
     
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    My axis 2 was a lil rough but smoothed out so did the rugers I had. If I'm going to spend more than $300 ish then I'm going Tikka or Kimber... but I really dont feel like spending that kind of money on a rifle right now. I may just watch after deer season next month and see what comes up...
     
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    @Cwlongshot

    Well I scratched the itch tonight.... kinda. I had a Ruger Police Service six in 38 special I picked up cheap and well I made a trade!

    Savage Scout in 308, with cheap (replacing asap) scout scope and 2 mags straight up for my $400 38.
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    Better pics tomorrow
     
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    I have come very close to a Savage HOG hunter two times. Never owned a “big” framed Savage.

    Looks good! Post up how she shoots!!

    CW
     
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    I've always liked savage rifles, had a couple of the hog hunters and they shot about everything great. I'll get some trigger time on this sometime this weekend for sure.
     
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    Man I love it when things work out. Even though I have had a Squirrel moment and went the opposite direction lol.

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    I dont know that I would have spent the $700+ the other guy spent on this setup but for $400 I really like it.
     
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    Nice! So how much does she weigh all kitted up?
     
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    I'll have to find my scale, the bipod excluded about 8 pounds give or take tho
     
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    Nice! Let us know how it shoots, I contemplated one of those for a while before I did my "practical-rifle" Tikka.
     
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    No doubt that it will out shoot me. I have a long standing love of savage 308 rifles. I've had somewhere between 8 and 12 of them I think. One thing or another led to them being sold off but I've been playing my cards better and keeping some miscellaneous stuff around as trade or recoup sale items lol
     
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    8.75# by the fish scale lol no bipod.
     
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