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TC Icon Vs. Ruger Hawkeye?

A friend is looking to buy a 6.5 Creedmoor and has it narrowed down to these two guns. Just curious as to what everyone's opinion is on them... Advantages/disadvantages, etc.

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Re: TC Icon Vs. Ruger Hawkeye?

The ruger is a quality gun, but my impression is that even though I've never owned one, the Icon is better built with nice features and seems to have a good record of accuracy. It comes down to personal preference.
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Re: TC Icon Vs. Ruger Hawkeye?

Ruger, it has a known track record. The T/C does not!

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Re: TC Icon Vs. Ruger Hawkeye?

I can assure you that you wont find a better built factory gun, than an American made Ruger..........

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I can assure you that you wont find a better built factory gun, than an American made Ruger..........
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Re: TC Icon Vs. Ruger Hawkeye?

Ruger by a long shot

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The ruger is a quality gun, but my impression is that even though I've never owned one, the Icon is better built with nice features and seems to have a good record of accuracy. It comes down to personal preference.
I agree. You also won,t go wrong either way.
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Re: TC Icon Vs. Ruger Hawkeye?

I also agree that if you're after accuracy, the Icon is probably the way to go.

I like the Rugers, and am the proud owner of one in .280, but they are not the best factory rifles out there in terms of fit, finish, and accuracy.

I would say what the Ruger has going for it is a hinged floor plate (my personal preference), CRF, a good (included) scope mounting system, a 3 pos. Win. style safety, and a history of rugged reliability.

The cons for the Ruger would be an investment cast receiver (if that matters to you) and fit and finish that leaves a little to be desired.

The pros for the Icon that I can see are better fit and finish, a better reputation for accuracy, and a machined receiver with integral Weaver style bases (this really appeals to me).

Cons for the Icon: I'm not really into detachable poly mags (I believe some do have a hinged floor plate), the appearance of the receiver (with large Icon logo), and a two position safety with separate "Bolt Lock".

Nearly all of these things come down to personal preference, but that is how I see it.

I don't think either would be regretted, but they have somewhat different features, so one needs to decide what they are looking for.

I almost forgot triggers. I don't have any experience with the Icons, but the Ruger's LC6 is not readily adjustable and is typically a little heavy, but is crisp and creep free.
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Re: TC Icon Vs. Ruger Hawkeye?

Let's pretend money is no question!!! Ruger is 10 times the better, and this will make many's day. Why not a Savage??? I'm not a Savage fan by no means but when I was in the market for my Cmoor I was very close to a Mk.II a very good shooter. All the reports I've read on the Cmoor Savages is real good, and the Ruger. Guess Hornady knew what they were doin they first chambered it in a Ruger. They could have tried Icon but didn't. And Savage as always rides the train of others...later
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Re: TC Icon Vs. Ruger Hawkeye?

No offense to the Ruger fans but I figure a Hawkeye may or may not be a good shooter but won't have a good trigger. The Icon comes with an adjustable trigger, better stock, and an MOA accuracy guarantee.

On the other hand, your friend better know of an Icon in 6.5 Creedmoor sitting on a dealers rack or he may not find one. They seem to have disappeared. I saw a few listed online early this year but none since.
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