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kboggs 08-04-2011 03:30 AM

Remington M700 300 Win Mag vs. Thompson/Center Icon 300 Win Mag
 
I'm looking at buying a new 300 Win Mag. Does anyone have any experience with the Thompson/Center Icon rifles? The M700 BDL is a proving. Rifle!

Txhillbilly 08-05-2011 01:25 AM

Remington makes a good rifle,but if it were me,I'd get the T/C.Those rifles shoot excellent,and I think that their quality is better than Remington at the present time.

What are you planning on hunting? Unless you really need the range of the 300WM,there are many other calibers that will not punish the shooter in a sporter weight rifle.
I love shooting the 300WM,but my present one weighs around 14lbs,and isn't very much fun toting around on long hunts.I had a Ruger #1 in 300WM and without a muzzle brake,it would really let you know what it was.With the brake it was pretty tame,but what you lost in recoil,you gained in sound from the muzzle blast.

ninjatoth 08-05-2011 01:52 AM

Thompson all the way.Remington 700's have had safety issues,I just don't trust a 700.

kboggs 08-05-2011 01:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Txhillbilly
Remington makes a good rifle,but if it were me,I'd get the T/C.Those rifles shoot excellent,and I think that their quality is better than Remington at the present time.

What are you planning on hunting? Unless you really need the range of the 300WM,there are many other calibers that will not punish the shooter in a sporter weight rifle.
I love shooting the 300WM,but my present one weighs around 14lbs,and isn't very much fun toting around on long hunts.I had a Ruger #1 in 300WM and without a muzzle brake,it would really let you know what it was.With the brake it was pretty tame,but what you lost in recoil,you gained in sound from the muzzle blast.

The T/C 300WM weighs 7 3/4lbs. I want more range than my 30/06, and the option of a higher grain cartridge. Thank you for your help. All I have really heard about the T/C is they make a great muzzleloader.

mrb1982 08-07-2011 04:07 AM

I know a lot of people are supporting the Thompson, and I've seen a few and they are a nice weapon. I've only had Remington 700 bolt actions and I have never had a problem nor a complaint about either of them. I have a 270 and sold one 7mm Rem Mag to buy a Sendero in the same caliber. Really, I don't think you can go wrong with either weapon.

Marthor 08-07-2011 04:13 AM

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Originally Posted by ninjatoth (Post 556233)
Thompson all the way.Remington 700's have had safety issues,I just don't trust a 700.

I bought a Rem 700 300 WIN Mag last year. I did a lot of research on the alledged trigger problems and made sure to get the new X-mark pro trigger system. Really love my Rem 700!

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rugerlover53 08-07-2011 04:48 AM

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Originally Posted by ninjatoth (Post 556233)
Thompson all the way.Remington 700's have had safety issues,I just don't trust a 700.

And your experience with either platform is what? You don't trust the 700 because of the nightly news?

rugerfreak 08-07-2011 04:55 AM

I have a TC Venture--excellent rifle and better than any Remington I ever owned.

The Icon is another step up from the Venture.


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