Originally Posted by Seven Oaks
I wouldn't say the Vanguard is better for long range shooting. However, the few MOA rifles I have been around lived up to their guarantee.
I would think the Accumark would be an MOA rifle as well, with the features it has- a Kevlar re-enforced stock with an intergal aluminum bedding block. It also features a Krieger button rifled Bbl. if I'm not mistaken. This also explains some of difference in cost.
I don't know if they share the same actions or not.
If I was going to spend $1,800 I would look at a M52 Cooper Jackson Hunter or Excaliber. You'll get an accuracy gaurantee of .5" and they live up to it as well.
Hope this helps some.
The accumark is built on a MK5 action and has the 9 lug bolt the vanguard has a smaller bolt
with 6 recoil lugs (Doesn'T make it inferior just smaller) the vangaurd is normally chambered in
the standard calibers and the MK5 is chambered in Weatherby calibers.
The 1 1/2 MOA is the max guaranty and most will shoot less than 1 MOA .
All the other features are what makes the accumark more expensive.
If you put together a rifle that had all of the features you would spend as much so it is
just what you want and can afford. but if you can find a MK5 for less than $1500.oo it
would be a good deal.