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Old 09-02-2002, 05:13 PM
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im going to buy a new 300wby mag at walmart is this a good gun and is it accurate? and what x scope do i need to see a bullet hole at 200yd's?
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Old 09-04-2002, 10:10 AM
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I have a buddy with a van in 7mag. It is accurate, at least after trigger work. The factory trigger is poor.

Scope power to see 200 yds. It depends on glass quality a nd environmental conditions. If there is a lot of shimmer you will have a tough time. At a range I go to, with there spotters, I can't see a .25 with a 30x but I can with my Leupold 10x. Under proper conditions I can make out the hole at 300 yds.
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Old 10-16-2002, 09:18 PM
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I think what you are trying to say is you are going to buy a Weatherby Vanguard in the 300 Winchester Magnum? If they make the Vanguard in the Weatherby Magnum I don't know about it.

The Japanese company that makes them also made the S&W line for the short time Smith was in the Long gun business. I have one in the .06, a buddy has one in the 7mm mag. Both are great shooters and while not as tight as the Remington 700's I have seen coming out of the box, they come within 1/8" in tightness of pattern at 100 yds.

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Old 10-16-2002, 09:37 PM
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Old 10-18-2002, 11:57 AM
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The Vanguard does not come in the 300 Winchester Magnum only the 300 Weatherby Magnum. Actually it comes in 270, 30-06, 7mm Remington Magnum, and 300 Wea. I've heard that the recoil is pretty stiff.

My brother has one in 270 and likes it.
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Old 10-22-2002, 02:25 PM
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I believe that under the Weatherby Vanguard name it is chambered for the 300wtby. The same rifle but with the Howa name is chambered in 300 win. Both are made by Howa.
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Old 10-31-2002, 06:06 AM
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i bought a weatherby mark v stainless in .300wbymag about 3 years ago and love it. no need to worry about the weather and metal rusting. i got it for a hunting trip i was taking to wyoming. i mounted a bausch & lomb 4x16x50 scope on it. it shoots great out to 400 yards. never been to a range long enough to shot past that so far. ive killed 2 mule deer, one at 300 yards and one at 260 yards, an antelope at about 120 yards and a coyote at 402 yards according to my laser range finder. this gun isnt the lightest thing to carry all day but it shoots like a dream. i even took it to my gunsmith and for $150.00 he installed a muzzle brake. has less recoil now than my winchester md 70 30-06.

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