Thompson / Center Arms Icon Classic and Weather Shield

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Thompson / Center Arms known for their single shot pistols and rifles launched two new Icon bolt action rifles, the Classic and Weather Shield.

Classic Walnut and Blued, 24″ Barrel, 44 3/4″ Overall, 7 3/4 lbs

Wether Shield Composite SST, 24″ Barrel, 44″ Overall, 7 1/2 lbs

The beautiful high grade walnut, the intricate checkering and ribbon detail, the integral Weaver® style scope mounts, the stylized interchangeable bolt handle, the sleek feel and superb balance all add up to one beautiful gun, but that’s not all.

There are so many technical, mechanical and performance-enhancing features on T/C’s new Iconâ„¢ that it can’t really be compared to other bolt actions. From the revolutionary Interlok Bedding Systemâ„¢ to the innovative T-Slot Extractorâ„¢, the Iconâ„¢ is the ultimate in accuracy, precision and reliability. The Icon comes chambered in popular calibers (22-250, 243, 308, and the new 30 TC).

The Icons rifles are factory certified to achieve at least 1 MOA accuracy.

It is good for consumers that TC Arms are increasing their line up of bolt rifles. TC is owned by S&W who have a very limited offering. Only two models of the i-bolt rifle chambered in only two cartridges, the .270 and .30-06. With Remington, Marlin, H&R and Bushmaster now all owned by the same entity, Cerberus, the more competition the better.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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