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Old 01-20-2013, 06:41 AM
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Re: weatherby vanguard series 2 range certified

Weatherby's Newest Vanguard: The Series 2 And The .257 Weatherby Magnum Review

Chew on that for a while...It isnt the "range certified"version ..but I saw it on the right side of the forums page and decided to grab the link.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:05 PM
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Re: weatherby vanguard series 2 range certified

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A year or 2 ago, Weatherby had the regular Vanguards and the Sub MOA Vanguards. The differences were the reg had a plastic stock and no factory fired target and was "guaranteed" to fire 1 1/2 MOA or less. The Sub MOA had a much better B&C pillar bedded stock and came with a factory fired target. I have one in 300 WBY with a target group that measures .4"

Now, it appears that WBY has morphed the reg and Sub MOA Vanguards into one Series 2 Model with a plastic stock and no target, but "guaranteeing" Sub MOA accuracy. And have also come out with the "Range Certified" rifle with a good stock and factory shot target for about $1000 more than the previous Sub MOA model.
The old "Sub-MOA" line is now the Range Certified line since technically all Vanguards now have a sub moa guarantee. The stock is now green instead of tan, and you get a "verified" target. Same B&C stock, pillar bedded and not full bedding block, with the RC logo on the floor plate instead of the old "Sub-MOA" logo. They are not $1000 more than the old Sub-MOA line as they currently retail for about $875 to $1000 total. The old Sub-MOA retailed for $750+ so there is a price increase but it's not huge.

The target used to come with all Vanguards but they got rid of that a few years back.

The new Vanguard Series 2 retails for $479 or so. If you order a B&C stock from Stockys or others it's $270 to your door in your choice of colors - but you now have the full aluminum bedding block and not just the pillars. In the end you'll spend about $100 more for the RC than if you "build your own" - but only you can decide which way you'd rather spend your money.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:27 PM
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Re: weatherby vanguard series 2 range certified

Like some others I havent had any experience with the newer vanguard or the range certified but I did own an older vanguard in 243. Bought it for 399 and it was a great gun. Didn't notice any issues with trigger or safety and the gun always shot 1/2 moa with anything handloaded. As others have pointed out I think the rc or submoa are pointless just a reason to hike the price. I feel the normal was just as good as any base 110 savage or rem 700 and all have plenty of upgrades available to make them even better. I ended up getting rid of mine due to it being sop heavy. Not even a varmit model and with 3-9 scope and 6in bipod it was over 10 pounds. Improvements on the series 2 should make them even better but still not sure I can justify the extra $$ for just a target some guy at the factory shot.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:53 PM
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Re: weatherby vanguard series 2 range certified

I have yet to find a howa or vanguard that didn't shoot sub moa no matter what they called it or what series it was.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:11 PM
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Re: weatherby vanguard series 2 range certified

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The old "Sub-MOA" line is now the Range Certified line since technically all Vanguards now have a sub moa guarantee. The stock is now green instead of tan, and you get a "verified" target. Same B&C stock, pillar bedded and not full bedding block, with the RC logo on the floor plate instead of the old "Sub-MOA" logo. They are not $1000 more than the old Sub-MOA line as they currently retail for about $875 to $1000 total. The old Sub-MOA retailed for $750+ so there is a price increase but it's not huge.

The target used to come with all Vanguards but they got rid of that a few years back.

The new Vanguard Series 2 retails for $479 or so. If you order a B&C stock from Stockys or others it's $270 to your door in your choice of colors - but you now have the full aluminum bedding block and not just the pillars. In the end you'll spend about $100 more for the RC than if you "build your own" - but only you can decide which way you'd rather spend your money.
Sorry, my bad... The MSRP is 1,199. I thought I read 1,999. I still like the 26" barrel on the Savage Varmint and they are still about 60% the cost of RC Vanguard, and I am a Vangurd fan.

Vanguard® Series 2 RC (Range Certified) Varmint | Weatherby.com
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:20 PM
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Re: weatherby vanguard series 2 range certified

Well I ordered one in 308 tonite. we shall see what it will do.
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Re: weatherby vanguard series 2 range certified

If I was a betting man, I would bet you will be grinning from ear to ear.
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