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Old 05-31-2009, 06:09 PM
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What are some pros and cons on a Weatherby Vangaurd?
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:36 PM
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Good value for the price,made in Japan by Howa.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:40 AM
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Generally, they are very good shooters. On the negative side, I always thought they were heavy and not very "refined". Just my $.02.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:01 PM
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What does bugsNbows mean by ''refined''.I dont care where their made,if they are good rifles I want one!
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:21 AM
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To me their fit and finish wasn't great. They just seemed clumsy and "rough", but still shot well though.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:18 PM
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To me their fit and finish wasn't great. They just seemed clumsy and "rough", but still shot well though.
What are you talking about, the vanguard with a plastic stock ? because the one with a wood stock are just beautifull, I wouldn't traded for any other gun.
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:42 PM
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You can almost look at this gun in relation to a car.
This would be a honda civic a reliable car but fit and finish not top notch.
If you would want say a fully loaded honda you would pay more.
My Vangaurd is a awesome gun for the money. Mine is a 300mag that i paid $399
Trigger reworked to 3.5lbs thats all i did. Put a VXIII 4.5x14x50 and the gun is all I need for my out west trips. Now friends have the top $ guns and when you compare them side by side you will notice stock finish... bolt action smoothness. But at the range its who's shooting and the Vanguard holds her own even against guns costing over $1500.
Its the best in the price range under 500 that i have shot.
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:45 PM
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Would u prefer the vangaurd over the 700?
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:45 PM
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I have a Rem 700 mountain rifle in 30-06.......looks go to 700...range time they both shoot great. I bought the Vangaurd because of the value and going out west on elk hunt I needed all funds for trip and the 30-06 wouldn't cut it out there IMO. Wanted 300mag.
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:00 PM
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IMO Wby Vanguards are the best rifle for the money on the market. I've got a 257 and 300Roy and with handloads, groups from both land sub-moa as far out as I care to shoot.

The only drawback I see is the cheap tupperware stock.....easily fixed by a DIY paint job.

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