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Unread 05-20-2009, 10:01 PM
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Weatherby Accumark vs Vangard

So why is an accumark cost $1800 and a vangard cost $900, but Weatherby states that the vangard will shoot sub moa 100 yds and the Accumark a 1 1/2 at 100 yds but it costs about $1000 more? So for shooting long distance is the vangard better?

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    Re: Weatherby Accumark vs Vangard

    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.
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    Re: Weatherby Accumark vs Vangard

    The Vanguard is built on a HOWA action they are from Japan veary strong. The Accumark is built on Weatherbys MK5 action.

    I think both rifles are great but for my money I would go with the Vanguard and trick it out with a good scope and rings.
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    I've owned an Accumark and my father has one now. I really like them when I purchased them years ago. Mine shot 3/4moa with factory and 1/2 moa with reloads. My dad's shoots even better. They are great entry level long range rifles but..... at $1800 i'm not so sure. That's way to close to custom rifle cost. If I could get one for $1300 then it would be a no brainer.. Having said that I picked up a Vanguard sub moa today at a shop and was very impressed. Seems like a well built rifle and they guarantee they shoot. To me the Accumark feels better but your mileage may vary. If you can get to a gun shop that has both and see which one feels better to you. As long as your doing that though pick up a Rem Sendero it's priced right in the middle and I like it quite a bit. If you really love the Accumark wait to pick one up used unless you can find a good deal online.
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    Re: Weatherby Accumark vs Vangard

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    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.
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    Re: Weatherby Accumark vs Vangard

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    The Vanguard is built on a HOWA action they are from Japan veary strong. The Accumark is built on Weatherbys MK5 action.

    I think both rifles are great but for my money I would go with the Vanguard and trick it out with a good scope and rings.
    +1. Topic should have been Vanguard vs. Howa.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Weatherby Accumark vs Vangard

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    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 Excalibur. You'll get an accuracy guarantee of .5" and they live up to it as well.

    Hope this helps some.
    The vanguard sub moa also has an integral aluminum bedding block block
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