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Old 01-18-2011, 12:43 AM
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Weatherby Vangaurd adjustments

Hey all this is my first time posting and what an awesome website. I am getitng very addicted to long range shooting after this past year of hunting. I statred out wanting a rifle that could shoot 600 yards and I built a cheap set up. I bought a weatherby vanguard in 7mm rem mag. I lowerd the trigger pull as low as possible according to the manual (hope i did it correctly). Added a nikon buckmaster 4.5-14 with BDC reticle. I ssighted in with 175 rem core lokt bullets and harvested a nice 300 inch bull this year. The shot was 483 yards! I am very proud but now I want to advance my rifle to shoot 1000 yards. What can I do to make my vanguard more accurate? Adding a timney triger or floating the barrel? Also should I look at a better scope. I have seen these scopes with adjustmetns up top that allow you to dial in to the exact yardage. I am really interested in those but dont know much about them. I do not load so should i switch to a better bullets like Hornaday? Any recomendations are apreciated. I am very new to this and am just looking for some guideance and realize this site has some smart people.

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Old 01-18-2011, 10:25 AM
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Re: Weatherby Vangaurd adjustments

How does it shoot now. Most of my vanguards are sub moa, and I am fine with the stock trigger. Mine are all older fashion wood stocks, that I floated and bed. Not familiar with your scope, but I have a B&C Lupy and I dial off the last hash mark, for 600+. Take what you have and see what you can do at the range at 500 and plus. My scope is 4-14 and I can see with it to easily 1/4 a elk in cross hairs at 800+, taken elk out to 850 w/3-10
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:06 PM
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Re: Weatherby Vangaurd adjustments

Thanks for the reply. I honestly have never shot it on the range at long distance so idk if i can answer that fully. I really am interested in floating the barrel and bedding it. Do you have any instructions on how you did that? Is it fairly easy?

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Old 01-18-2011, 04:12 PM
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Re: Weatherby Vangaurd adjustments

Do a search on this site and you will get plenty of info, think there might be a video
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Re: Weatherby Vangaurd adjustments

If I wanted to spend some money and make my rifle a little better I would get a new stock. make sure I have a good base and a great set of rings. Triggers are nice tuned but it can wait.

You have a great rifle to say the least. It will afford you many options to upgrade in the future
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:19 AM
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Re: Weatherby Vangaurd adjustments

Thanks guys. What are really good scope base and rings? I purchased Leupold dovetail base and rings. I was told those were top notch. Are those good for this application? Also, what is a good stock?
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:05 AM
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Re: Weatherby Vangaurd adjustments

replacing the barrel with a krieger will give you the biggest change per dollar invested.
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