Weatherby Vangaurd

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Weatherby Vangaurd

Postby goosecaller » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:10 pm

Anyone shoot this rifle? Such a great price for a gun with a quality name behind it. I have been thinking about a new rifle for a long time. Anyone have some pro's and con's.
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Postby smitty07 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:25 pm

I shoot a 1960' weatherby mark V 300 weatherby mag and its a very impressive rifle got it passed down to me from my uncle and my older brother and dad shoot the same rifle. You can't go wrong with weatherby! 2 guys in our party have vangaurds and love them.
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Postby huntforfunnfood » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:00 pm

i have a howa which is the same gun with a different name
factory triggers need work but they are great shooters if you get some trigger work done
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Postby Old Wanderer » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:33 pm

I have a Weatherby Vanguard 300 Win Mag I bought in the mid 1970's. I have taken several elk with the gun. I added a KDF muzzle brake for working on loads off the bench, because the light gun and the heavy loads, just did not make for a good work day..The brake made all the difference. (I can screw it off for hunting. )

I must have 500 rounds through the gun, and it is still trouble free.
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Postby fenton_3 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:21 am

Good guns for the money! I have a Howa .223 and it is very acurate but the trigger out of the factory sucks. You can adjust it for traval and pull weight just check online. I would buy one again!!!
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Postby yellowlab » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:26 pm

i have shot them a couple of different times very nice guns for the money but as aformentioned the triggers do need some work
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Postby DKA » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:41 pm

Bought a new Vanguard in 30 06 this year. Very good rifle and very accurate.
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Postby duckcommanderfinstr » Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:44 pm

Yup, I got two Vanguards. One is a blued/synthetic .243 Win. which I taped up with white hockeystick tape for the coyotes.
The other is a stainless/ laminate in .300 Weatherby Mag. Both are very accurate and shoot better than the supplied factory target. I've heard the triggers arent so good on some,but the two I got are great! :thumbsup:

The .300 Weatherby has a fairly significant recoil!

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Postby jrockncash » Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:15 pm

Vanguards are not a bad gun at all. The weatherbys tend to have a ton of free bore which can be bad for accuracy. Also can give you trouble reloading. Overall I like them though.
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Postby duckcommanderfinstr » Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:34 pm

I reload both calibers without any real problems. With the .300 I load 180gr TSX bullets as long as the magazine will allow. The .243, I use the 58gr V-max and load those just long enough to get a good seat in the neck of the case. I don't crimp either. Both rifles shoot sub moa with almost anything i shove in them. not bad for a $700 gun.($400 for the .243)

Lets see a Tikka beat that! :banana:
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Re: Weatherby Vangaurd

Postby birddog crazy » Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:56 pm

i own several vanguards and , i think the world of them.
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Re: Weatherby Vangaurd

Postby DKA » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:59 am

Added another Vanguard, a 7mm Rem Mag, and it is a tack driver also. Both are .5" MOA @ 100yds.
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Re: Weatherby Vangaurd

Postby killmaster » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:43 pm

I have a Blued and Wood Vanguard in 30-06. Amazing rifle for the money, mine shot sub MOA straight out of the box.

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Re: Weatherby Vangaurd

Postby bgoldhunter » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:52 pm

Not my ideal platform, but not bad.

If I found a deal on one in 257 Wby, I'd buy it.
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