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TC COMPASS first Range Report

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Whiteymin, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Whiteymin

    Whiteymin Member

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    Well I finally got my TC Compass 300wm set up. I put a Leupold Vx2 on it. I mounted it in Burris Signsture Zee rings medium. Found out in these rings they dont make anything lower than mediums. I installed a muzzle brake and a limbsaver recoil pad. I also done a trigger job in it which amounted to changing out a trigger spring and putting little great grease on sear.

    Took rifle to range yesterday with my cleaning kit and some factory ammo and reloads. I did the barrell break in procedure on it while sighting in scope. I had it sighted in pretty close at 50 yards where I was shooting with intentions to fully sight it in precisely when I moved it to 100 yards. My last 3 shots with factory ammo shot into a little under an inch group st the 50 yard line. I took the target on down range to 100 yards. I then pulled out some reloads. These loads worked good in my sons TC Compass and s Rem rifle I had. I shot first 2 shots right together about 1.5 inches high. I had one more shot to complete my 3 shot group. It would also be last shot for the day. I was anticipating and wanting it to hit with the other 2 but was afraid it would kick out a flyer. In my mind if this 3rd shot shoots to where first 2 were I would be very happy man. My eye sight as I've gotten older ain't what it used to be as further distance comes into play. I shot the 3rd shot and confirmed that it did indeed hit with the first 2 shots. A very satisfying day at the range and able to leave knowing my first outing with this rifle was showing it to be accurate. This is my second TC Rifle as I also have a Venture that is very accurate also. This Compass is at least as ac urate as the Venture. At this time I al sold on Thompson Center rifles. The next one i get may be horrible but so far so good. Here is a picture of that last 3 shot group.
     

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  2. DocRock

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    I have a Dimension (30-06), one of the most underappreciated rifles of recent history, ugly but ergonomically fantastic and super accurate, and Venture (270 Win) that is another extremely accurate and value for money proposition. Glad to hear the Compass is accurate. They aren't much to look at but they certainly are priced right!
     
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  3. mondocomputerman

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    The first time I shot my Compass in 6.5 cm I got dime sized groups at 100 yds. On rebate the rifle was under $200. Paid 3x that for the Vortex scope..
     

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  4. Buckeye63

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    At the range several guys own the
    TC Compass ... I have heard nothing but great reports .. Its amazing how many companies are producing budget rifles , that perform so dang well..
     
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  5. sparkyv

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    Very nice, Whiteymin. I hate this, but also find it exhilarating:
     
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  6. Captcurt

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    Seems like everyone that I sold a Compass to raves about them. I don't know what kind of groups that they are happy with but the main thing is that they are happy. I have shot only one. With cheap factory ammo, Whitetail I believe, it would shoot 1 - 1 1/4" three shot groups off of the bench. I am sure that I could beat that with some loading and trigger adjustment. Not bad for a $300 rifle.
     
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  7. Gordon
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    I bought a 6.5 Creed Compass wit a Leupold VX3i 3.5- 10 on a package deal for $500. I put a VG6 brake on it and one of those spring kits for trigger and used a diamond stone on rough parts. It now has a nice 1.5# trigger wit ittle travel. Funny thing about the package deal there were no rings. I splurged with the new Leupold back country ones.I broke it in in the approved way with the American Whitetail loads to get brass. I used sand bags as the stock is kinda springy for a bipod , my only complaint. I was getting under 2" groups at 200 yard zero at the end of 100 rounds. My son took it over for a " go to " deer rifle. I am urrently rebarrelling an old Remington PSS surplus police rifle in 6.5 Creed to show my son a high end build :)
     
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  9. Huntolive

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    I wouldn't trust a TC compass in 300 Win Mag the bolts are just so flimsy
     
  10. giggitygiggity

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    I’ve got one in .243 and 7-08. They’re both super accurate. The stock is cheap feeling. However, I got both rifles with Vortex Diamondback BDC scopes for less than $600 when KY Gun Company has them on sale a few years back and T/C was running $75 rebates.
     
  11. Huntolive

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    Yes I'll admit the TC compasses are dirt cheap that's why I bought one and because I was specifically looking for a threaded barrel
    My objection is with the bolts primarily as well as the bolt handle
    I just don't have confidence they'll cycle reliably when needed for a follow-up shot
    Bolt feels plasticky
    The more I live and learn the more I believe in buy once cry once.
    That said I'm still a cheap bastard but kind of wish I had saved the money on this to buy something better
    I guess you could still say it's a good rifle for the money but that's about it
     
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  12. Catshooter

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    My Compass in 06 has done quite well for me. I was shooting some 168 Sierra JHPs a while back and was getting inch and a quarter, inch and a half.

    I screwed the suppressor on and it put the next five into 7/16ths. Smallest group I've ever fired. :)


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  13. stillquietvoice

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    One of the guys at my rifle range, let me shoot his in 308 win with a muzzle brake this past fall. It was a pussycat as far as recoil went. I was expecting a lot more than I received.
     
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