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This is a discussion on 6.5 Creedmoor, TC Compass vs. Ruger American Predator within the Ruger Bolt Action forums, part of the Rifle & Shotgun Forum category; Originally Posted by BritishDriver Thank you. I want the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber rifle for the dual purpose of hunting PA game and target shooting at ...


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Old January 23rd, 2019, 06:52 PM   #16
 
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Thank you. I want the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber rifle for the dual purpose of hunting PA game and target shooting at the range. One of the clubs I belong to has backstops up to 600 yards (so that would be the furthest distance). The RPR is heavier than I want to carry in the woods. The TC Compass is heavier than the RPR according to specifications posted on their respective manufactures websites.
I meant the TC Compass is heavier than the Ruger American Predator.



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I’m voting for the Ruger, tho I have shot both types of rifles and liked both for the price range. Here’s my evaluations for what it’s worth:

Ruger: heavier contour barrel is more likely to be accurate and less fussy. Better harmonics and heat management. Great trigger

TC: LOVE the wing safety. That’s why I have M77 Hawkeyes and M70 Winchester’s, I’m a wing safety guy. To me that’s a big plus.

All in all I like Ruger as a company. I’ve had good experience with them. The Compass is no doubt a good rifle for the price, as is the Ruger. But looks and likely accuracy is in favor of the Ruger.
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Thank you. I want the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber rifle for the dual purpose of hunting PA game and target shooting at the range. One of the clubs I belong to has backstops up to 600 yards (so that would be the furthest distance). The RPR is heavier than I want to carry in the woods. The TC Compass is heavier than the RPR according to specifications posted on their respective manufactures websites.
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The RPR is heavier than I want to carry in the woods./QUOTE]

Iím not saying get the RPR and yes it is heavy, the FTW Hunter is an excellent platform as it the Ruger V/T.
No, I didn't think you were saying get the RPR. I understand the point you were making. Thanks for the input.
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Iím voting for the Ruger, tho I have shot both types of rifles and liked both for the price range. Hereís my evaluations for what itís worth:

Ruger: heavier contour barrel is more likely to be accurate and less fussy. Better harmonics and heat management. Great trigger

TC: LOVE the wing safety. Thatís why I have M77 Hawkeyes and M70 Winchesterís, Iím a wing safety guy. To me thatís a big plus.

All in all I like Ruger as a company. Iíve had good experience with them. The Compass is no doubt a good rifle for the price, as is the Ruger. But looks and likely accuracy is in favor of the Ruger.
I already have the Ruger model in question and know I like it. Another reason why I'm reluctant to branch out, even though the TC is more cost effective. Thanks for the reply.
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Thank you for the input. I like the looks of those Boyds Gunstocks. I wouldn't mind having one for my RAP .243 win. That being said I think the TC Compass stock is a bit spongy compared to the Ruger American stock. I think both safeties have their advantages. Do you have any pictures to share of the TC Compass in the Boyds stock? I can't comment on the comparison of the magazines being I haven't used or owned the Compass.
To the OP I did a thread in the rifle section or long arms forum here on the Ruger Forum. If I remember correctly I titled it TC Compass diamond in the rough. There I posted some picture’s. I have seen several threads on the RAR with guys glass bedding the fore arm stock on the RAR to stiffen them up. I cannot say that the TC Compass stock is much different vs the RAR/RAP stock. I cannot see why a Ruger American Rifle or RAP would be any more accurate vs the TC Compass. In fact Thompson Center TC Compass are guaranteed to shoot under 1 inch at 100 yards with use of premium ammo! I don’t think the RAR/RAP carries a guarantee like this! Personally I really like the RAR/RAP and the TC Compass. The main reason as stated before was I much prefer a 3 position safety. I bought my TC Compass at the LGS was first looking at the RAP they had both Ruger RAP & TC Compass in stock. They could have sold either rifle to me. But came right out and told me more bang for the buck aka dollars spent. The TC Compass had more features for less cost $$$. My Son in-law recently bought the Ruger RAP in .22/250 he is having issues with the magazine on his rifle. But this wouldn’t stop me from buying a RAR/RAP. The TC Compass is heavier then the RAR/RAP this is one thing I would have like to have it weighing closer to the RAR/RAP.Hope this helps each rifle has some advantage to some point. One other rifle I would mention is the Winchester XPR series if I have got this model right the Winchester XPR does also have some great features, I would buy this rifle over a RAR’RAP my main complaint with the Winchester XPR is I would like to see a greater variety of calibers offered!!! My main driving force in buying my TC Compass was the price and S&W’s $75.00 rebate.........but in the end I am extremely satisfied!!! But with most of today’s centerfire bolt action rifles have ugly composite stocks........end results I would put a Boyds Stock on!!!

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I cannot see why a Ruger American Rifle or RAP would be any more accurate vs the TC Compass. In fact Thompson Center TC Compass are guaranteed to shoot under 1 inch at 100 yards with use of premium ammo!
I would say they are similar in accuracy.

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I donít think the RAR/RAP carries a guarantee like this!
Ruger claims MOA of accuracy, but no gaurantee. My .243 win. shoots well for me and I am average at best

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They could have sold either rifle to me. But came right out and told me more bang for the buck aka dollars spent. The TC Compass had more features for less cost $$$.
I don't know about more features, but I would say different features. One I see, as we discussed, is the safety is different. Another is the barrel, but both I believe will produce MOA accuracy. No, question the difference in MSRP is $130 in favor of the Compass and a possible rebate. I am not eligible for a rebate. I think it is great TC is offering Veterans a rebate and hope they continue to do so. For me, right now there is a $60 difference in favor of the Compass.

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.........but in the end I am extremely satisfied!!! But with most of todayís centerfire bolt action rifles have ugly composite stocks........end results I would put a Boyds Stock on!!!
Great to hear! Also, that is one good looking Compass. I really like the Forest Camo.
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The Glass Is Half Full

The great thing about this discussion is we have options, in affordable price brackets, for American made, good shooting rifles which offer competitive features. I read somewhere:

We are spoiled with the features and accuracy of today's rifle market at the price point they are offered. Years ago, if you got your hands on a rifle that shot well you better hold on to it. Now we demand everyone to be that way out of the box.
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The great thing about this discussion is we have options, in affordable price brackets, for American made, good shooting rifles which offer competitive features. I read somewhere:

We are spoiled with the features and accuracy of today's rifle market at the price point they are offered. Years ago, if you got your hands on a rifle that shot well you better hold on to it. Now we demand everyone to be that way out of the box.
Yes and truth be known these rifles mentioned are all good in so many ways!!!
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Thumbs up I made a decision.

Well, I decided on the RAP! I just like my RAP .243 win too much not to try it in a new caliber. I will be shocked if I am disappointed. I ordered it without a scope.

Glass wise I will probably look at Leupold, Redfield, Bushnell or Hawke.
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Thumbs up It Is A Go

Went with a Vortex. Now all I have to do is go to the range.
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Finally Went To The Range

I know, it has been awhile. I did my best to sight this rifle in at 200yds. I then dropped back to 100yds and I have attached that target. I didn't try any other ammunition because I plan on reloading this brass.
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Nice shooting there, you will enjoy your Ruger!!!
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