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Wife bought me a Weatherby Vanguard, 257 Wthby Mag

Old 12-27-2007, 05:06 PM
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I had that exact same gun in .257 wby. I recently traded it in on a vgx deluxe same caliber. Both guns are - were excellent shooters. I pay about $35.00-$40.00 (price went up about a month ago) for 100 grain spire points and low $40's for 115 grain ballistic tips from a local gun shop. You wont be disappointed with the performance of the cartridge or the rifle. I would like to hear how those tsx group in your rifle. Also, both my guns shoot better than the factory targets indicate.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:17 PM
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I had that exact same gun in .257 wby. I recently traded it in on a vgx deluxe same caliber. Both guns are - were excellent shooters. I pay about $35.00-$40.00 (price went up about a month ago) for 100 grain spire points and low $40's for 115 grain ballistic tips from a local gun shop. You wont be disappointed with the performance of the cartridge or the rifle. I would like to hear how those tsx group in your rifle. Also, both my guns shoot better than the factory targets indicate.
Are they both the standard vangards????
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:10 PM
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Save your brass!!!! Good luck.
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:15 PM
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^ That brass aint cheap either thats for sure!
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:36 PM
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You better go put some scratches in that stock in a hurry or you will forever be paranoid about marring the finish. Just kidding. That is one beautiful rifle. I have a .25-06 and like it very much. It is nearly perfect for deer and pronghorn antelope. The .257 Weatherby is the same only more. I have thought in the past I might like to have a .257 Weatherby also. Seeing your rifle adds fuel to that fire! YOu lucky dog. Enjoy.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:49 PM
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Are they both the standard vangards????
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The one that got traded was a sporter, the one I have now is a deluxe.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:20 AM
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Buy some dies and hook up with someone who reloads.Use 7 Rem mag brass to form .257 Weatherby it's a lot cheaper............RE22 or H4831 SC and Mag primers..............Harold
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:00 PM
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I just got back from the range, it performed exceptionally well given the wind and cold I dealt with.

I only bought 1 box of ammo since Gander had it priced so high ($119.00) and I made sure each shot counted. I had it sighted in at 50 yards with 6 rounds, then when I moved it to 100 it was 3.5 inches high so I backed it down a little and went for two 3 shot groups. This was my results at 100 yards.



I pulled that last shot, I was so hoping for a 3 shot group with all the bullets touching and I'm certain that the gun and myself are plenty capable.



My 100 yard group versus the viced down factory sheet

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Old 12-28-2007, 03:16 PM
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Looks like it shoots pretty good for factory ammo. I'd bet you could shave another 1/4 to 1/2" off those groups with handloads (hint hint).

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Old 12-28-2007, 10:34 PM
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She sounds like a keeper. Congrats on both!
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