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Thompson Center Compass 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle

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    $399.00
    $379.99
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Product Description

What's in the Box

  • T/C Compass 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle
  • Detachable Box Magazine
  • Cable Lock
  • Owner's Manual

Introducing the T/C® COMPASS® - A great choice of rifles that can match any budget. Building on a heritage of accurate, affordable firearms - from a trusted American brand. Designed to deliver today’s sport shooters and hunters with a feature-rich bolt-action rifle at an affordable price point, the T/C Compass elegantly blends American-made craftsmanship and value into a professional-grade rifle.

Firearm Specifications

  • Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Finish/Stock: Blued/Black Composite
  • Trigger: Adjustable
  • Barrel Length: 22"
  • Rate of Twist: 1:08
  • Capacity: 5+1 Det. Mag
  • Length of Pull: 13.5"
  • Overall Length: 41"
  • Weight: 7.25 lbs.
  • Sights: None
  • Rifling: 5R
  • Model #: 11703
  • Scope Included: No

Customer Comments & Questions

Customer Reviews

(5 out of 5) Reachout and touch them
by from Warner Robins, -- on

I am shooting a 4 inch group at 500 yards with this rifle, that's sub MOA at that range. It shoots consistently from 50 to 500. Unbelievable accuracy.

(4 out of 5) Excellent value
by from Glasgow, MT on

For $250 the TC compass is a bargain with some caveats.
1. It is accurate but gets dirty quickly. This may get better. I recommend a break in session with the J&B method.
2. I can't single feed it well. The feed ramp and extra length magazine are nice, but I seem to get the round stuck on the feed ramp when I single feed the rifle.
3. If I slowly chamber a round it's about 50% chance of a malfunction. Maybe 6.5cm doesn't feed as well or maybe my rifle is weird.
4. The bolt towards the end of travel when it is close to fully closed and needs to turn 90° and cam shut has a sticky spot. Hopefully it will clean up with use.

 None of these issues makes the gun un-usable, it likes longer bullets as they feed better. Bore started to smooth out at 20 rounds and the group shrank to about an inch with really junky 120gr Winchester open tip. It's not anywhere near some of my match barrels but it's in at league of its own at $250.

(5 out of 5) Fantastic rifle
by from Madison, WI on

Picked one up after the price screamed buy me. I had not drank the 6.5 creedmoor cool-aid until now. Is this a custom precision rifle No. But..it functions well, is fairly light and is well made. Stock is pretty good for a standard plastic one. No flex. 5r barrel is completely free floated. Bolt isn't the smoothest, but it's not bad either.

 As for shooting......after a box of ammo to break in, I set off for some serious work. I popped off a couple 5/8 inch 4 shot groups at 100 yards from sandbags. I used Hornady 129 gr American Whitetail ammo not match loads. This is the most accurate entry level rifle/caliber combo I've ever owned.

(5 out of 5) Unbelievablely Accurate
by from Tyler, TX on

This rifle just keeps amazing me how accurate this rifle is for the price. Best group .171 MOA. It will routinely shoot sub .5 MOA with the right loads. Stock is the only drawback and bolt is not as smooth as more expensive rifles. But the proof is in how well a gun shoots and this one is amazing. I had to qualify for the 500 yd. Had to shoot at least a 2 group at 200. It shot a .750 .375 MOA. Needless to say it qualified. 

(5 out of 5) Worth the money!!!
by from Flat Rock, MI on

Bought this not expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. Bolt is smooth and finish on gun is good. Stock is a little flimsy at foregrip but not bad for price. Strapped on a scope and headed to the range. WOW! This was my first 6.5 Creedmoor and now I know why bench guys love this caliber. Super accurate. Winchester hunting ammo shot a .038 group at 100 yds and that is the truth! This is now my new hunting rifle. Hidden Jem!!

(5 out of 5) A wonderfully accurate rifle.
by from Tyler, TX on

Despite its bare bones appearance and dirt cheap price, this rifle is absolutely fantastic and is probably the best deal and best rifle you could get not just at this price point, but for under $400 period. The first day I had this rifle, I fired some factory ammo through it, Hornady BLACK from Academy, and was able to get the best 5 round group of my life. At 75 yards, I shot a group well under 1/2. For a $300 rifle, this is absolutely incredible.
 As for the round, I like it. The 6.5 Creedmoor is a very accurate round that is extremely capable. I have taken a deer with this rifle, and the round did its job beautifully the 140gr Hornady Interlocks perform well. The recoil is also quite moderate. Comparable to a .243, and certainly far more pleasant to shoot than 30-06. My one complaint is the stock. It's kind of flimsy. It's certainly usable, but I did end up replacing it with a Boyds thumb hole stock.

(1 out of 5) In good faith
by from Denham Springs, LA on

Every firearms dealer has their own rules, but IF you follow their guidelines it will work out. Purchased firearm in 6.5 creedmore I have not received it yet but Im sure it will be great for a budget 6.5 rifle. Father bought it for me for Christmas he went down and did his background check, as I already had Done mine over a week ago. Of course He cleared as well. I have faith that the rifle will be in good Condition.

(5 out of 5) Thompsons Awesome Deal
by from Mt. Gilead, NC on

I purchased the 6.5 creedmoore for long range shooting. I am pleased with the performance of it so far, a great shooting firearm and shoots groups under 1 MOA at 100 yards as advertised. Great price on a nice little firearm. I think I'll enjoy it for years to come!

(5 out of 5) Wow
by from Stockbridge, GA on

Better rifle than expected! Shoots sub MOA at 100 plus yards with good ammunition! Best factory trigger I have ever seen!

(4 out of 5) First Box
by from Montgomery, TX on

Today I sighted in my 6.5 Creedmoor. It grouped nicely at 25 yards with several bullet holes touching, or going through the same holes. After several adjustments at 100yds, it did the same thing. I'm happy for the first time out, but the rifle was very dirty out of the box and was cleaned before it was shot. Secondly the bolt was tight, and will be polished. The trigger is very firm, 5 pounds, and needs further work. A single bullet cannot be put into the barrel without using the magazine. Getting it loaded needs some practice, and can't be done quickly. The range manager couldn't believe the groups shot. I put an entire box through the bore, waiting between 5 shot groups as it was hot and so was the barrel. All in all very good, but there is a learning curve. RR

(5 out of 5) Great Value Gun
by from Whitestown, IN on

This gun is my first venture into the 6.5 Creedmoor world. Sighting in my scope at 50 yards put most of the shots in groups touching each other. At 100 yards the first day out, I almost had all 5 shots touching. I was using a cheap gun rest for the front of the gun only. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting an easy gun to shoot accurately. I'm sure the more I shoot it the smaller my group will get. The recoil was also less than my AR-15 with the crumby butt stock. I could almost see all of my shots hit the target.

(1 out of 5) Safety Switch Terrible and not for Lefties
by from Reisterstown, MD on

The safety switch is the most difficult to operate I've ever used. I shoot left handed and I am unable to use this rifle for hunting. Not just because its on the right side of the bolt but also because it really takes a lot of effort to move it to FIRE position. It is a 3 position safety but after a shot is fired the only way to get the bolt back into battery is to have the safety in the FIRE position. I asked T/C and they confirmed as does the owners manual that this is the way the safety switch is supposed to work. To me it seems unsafe to chamber a round with the safety in FIRE. My Savages with 3 position safety switches do work this way. I have not shot the rifle as of now. Otherwise the price of this rifle cant be beat.

(5 out of 5) T/C Compass 6.5 Creedmoor
by from Roaring River, North Carolina on

Same trigger as the others. Not very adjustable. Own 3 and have had to have trigger jobs on all of them. After trigger jobs, outstanding shooters.

(5 out of 5) 3/4 inch MOA out of the box
by from Sanford, NC on

First let me say thanks to Sportsmans Outdoor Superstore for getting the 6.5 Creedmoor rifles back in stock before the T/C rebate ended. This rifle was delivered and I checked the action screws and scope base for proper torque. They were very loose. Potential problem fixed. I had purchased a few boxes of Hornady ammo to try with this gun, 120 gr A-Max, 140 gr ELD, 147 gr ELD, and 129 gr White tail. I wanted some of the 123 gr ELDX but couldn't find any. Using three shots to sight in gun at 100 yards, proceeded. The best 5 shot groups came with 140 gr ELD at .76 inch and 120 gr A-Max at .97 inch. Sub MOA out of the box!

For a rifle that after rebate cost me less than $225. The gun was very comfortable to shoot and the trigger, while heavy, was repeatable. I don't think I will adjust the weight of trigger pull since the gun will be used for hunting and utility shooting. Great gun for a great price!

(3 out of 5) Tough bolt
by from Billings, Montana on

Bought this as a Christmas gift for my 9 year old son who can start hunting next season. I love the look weight and ballistics of the 6.5, however I had a really hard time working the bolt action stiff and almost loose in the hole after passing the gun around to all family members who hunt they all agreed so I went back to Cabelas and tried a couple different tc compass rifles and same thing....so I cant say how well it shoots but it was nice looking and cost efficient but just didnt feel right

(5 out of 5) T/C Compass 6.5 Creedmoor
by from Cincinnati, OH on

The best shooting rifle I've ever had. Four shots at 100 yds. They almost touched from a bench with a lead sled.

(5 out of 5) Boyds making stocks now
by from Palo Alto, CA on

BTW just got my Boyds laminate stock, they are inletting for the Compass. Drop in. Little finagling but it is a SWEET looking and shooting piece now!

(5 out of 5) Wow
by from Palo Alto, CA on

My custom Bartlein and Liljas are great, they better be. But this for around 200 after rebate is stupid amazing.

Good: shoots AS WELL or better than my TIkkas, Savages, and customs. Like a ragged hole and doesn't seem to throw shots even with the thin barrel. Had it out 4 times. Cold and clean, bull. Like center dot. Hot after 10 rounds Eh, maybe grows to a one inch group. I bought the 6.5 and the 223, trying not to buy another...

The bad which is good for me, is that the trigger needs a little breathing-on. Which is ok because after you do an easy fix, you feel like a champ with a very nice adjustable trigger. The trigger secret? Remove a big chunk of metal. I won't tell you which, but there are 3 pieces, and one you straight-up remove. Then it's a great trigger. Will it go off with the safety off on a chambered round if you drop it on a hard surface? Yup! Should you ever walk around cocked and locked safety off? Up to you, but I don't so no problem. Stupid stupid accurate rifle that makes inexpensive RPRs look foolish, which is fun!

(4 out of 5) Not perfect yet
by from michigan city, IN on

Almost a wonderful gun from the factory. After fixing, it is a WOW gun, as good as my RPR. I received a TC Compass in 6.5- cleaned it well, re-tightened the loose stock and scope base screws and headed to the range. As advertised, 1 inch groups at the get go. Went home. After careful glass bedding the rear pillar and the front pillar area and putting a Win 70 target spring in the trigger, it was back to the range. Holy cow- of the 4 groups it was .318/.330.91/1.1 inch. Note the last two were due to two thrown shots, as I got REALLY excited. If TC/S&W makes a solidwood stock for this gun it would eclipse all others. I paid a total of $240.00 take home price!

(3 out of 5) Really Bad Trigger
by from Winnsboro, TX on

I have a TC Dimension with various caliber barrels that I really like, so I bought this Compass in 6.5 Creedmoor believing it was steal at the current price and rebate. Big mistake. This rifle has the worst trigger of any of the over twenty bolt guns I've owned. Its adjustable in theory, but the reality is that it won't go below 4.5 lbs, and its basically impossible to get the creep out of it. I've talked to TC about this twice and basically been told that's the way it is. They'll let me send it back, but won't promise the trigger will improve. Furthermore, I sent the rebate in around July 24 and still have yet to receive confirmation that they're even processing it September 18. You are much better off going with Savage, Ruger or Mossberg.