Thompson/Center Arms' 2020 Rifle Lineup

Thompson/Center Arms' 2020 Rifle Lineup

Thompson/Center Arms has introduced an extensive centerfire rifle lineup for 2020 to include its new T/C Compass Utility, T/C Compass II, and T/C Venture II bolt-action rifles. The new T/C Compass II, T/C Compass II Compact, and Venture II rifles incorporate T/C’s new Generation II trigger system: a crisp, light trigger pull that delivers legendary T/C accuracy in the field.

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  1. Ed GentleBear on November 28, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    So, what is the difference between Compass and Compass Utility?

  2. thelocustemperor on November 28, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Give me stainless steel, all stainless and you’ve got a winner!!

  3. Mike Lovin on November 28, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Bring back the Venture Predator and the .204

  4. Dusty V on November 28, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    This is literally the only video I can find information for on the compass utility rifle , has anyone bought it and if so Is it worth it ?

  5. ronws2007 on November 28, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    These are great rifles. I have a Compass II in .308 Win that I got a month ago. Finally got to shoot it. First two shots out of the barrel were 1/2 inch apart at 100 yards. And I mean, measured with a measuring tape, not just estimating by the lines on the target paper.

    The barrel heated up and I switched to another brand of ammo and specs and got 1 MOA in 2 and three shot groups. That is dead on accurate for 98 percent of whitetail or coues deer hunting. I paid 400 plus tax, free shipping, and 35 dollars for transfer.

    You can put on your particular flavor of optic and I have gone back to basics. I did have my Diamondback Tactical 6-24/ 50 mm on there. Great scope with big tactical turrents on there. Where I hunt, I will actually do better with my Crossfire II 3-9/ 40 mm Dead Hold BDC (second focal plane. I hunt in a heavily wooded and brushed public land. The longest shots average about 50 yards. Nice thing about switching to the Crossfire II is that it is a little shorter and a lot lighter. My rifle with a loaded mag was 10 pounds 8 ounces. Now, it is 9 pounds 4.4 ounces. About a pound and I swear I can feel the difference.

    The value I see in this rifle is precisely that is not "gucci" or "bougie." It is all about tack driving accuracy where it counts most. In the first 1 to 3 shots. When you are hunting deer, it is normally 1 shot, maybe two. Usually at distances less than 300 yards, quite often 100 yards or less. This is the rifle I can drag through the forest. Even though I like the looks of it, I don’t think of it as pretty. But I do think of my MVP LR-308 Thunder Ranch with the Kuiu Camo print as pretty. And my Mossberg Patriot .308 in the MDT Chassis as pretty.

    This is a rifle that you can carry all day hunting and you don’t have to worry about scuffing the stock. And what if you did? So what? You are paying for a really good craftsmanship where it counts. If you scratch the stock, get some rattle cans and paint it, anyway.

    The Utility is no frills, so, no threaded barrel. The Venture II is the Compass II with Hogue furniture and even more weatherizing treatment. The compact is good for smaller framed people who want to shoot deer cartridges or for people who like clearance you can manage with the slight shorter barrel.

  6. ObYagTxha on November 29, 2021 at 12:06 am

    so the only different between the compass and compass II is the accutrigger. the compass utility has stainless steel bolt, with a straight bolt handle, but then barrel is not threaded and no accu trigger. what’s the reason for all these mixes that’s going no where?