My personal personal opinion and recent experience:
Weatherby Vanguard "Series 2"
I have broken in two of these so far and also own one (in addition to a Vanguard Series 1 with the horrible trigger but otherwise great super accurate rifle)
Here are my thoughts:
The Vanguard 2 has a fantastic match grade 2 stage trigger now. I compared this with someone that has a very expensive custom rifle
. The Vanguard 2 series trigger is almost exactly comparable if not exactly the same!
The Vanguard 2 all around quality is just remarkable. the asthetics, balance, bolt feel, 3 stage trigger among other incredible features.
Weatherby gaurantees it will shoot .99 or less at 100 yards. This is confirmed for both a 30-06 (165 gr) and a 7mm-08 (140 gr. and 120 gr custom load) Both shooting Wally World Federal $18.95 ammo and yup, always under 1". The 7mm-08 also shoots the Federal Fusion consistently at .88 at 100.
No I do not work for Weatherby. Yes I like my fellow hunters to get an incredible bang for their buck!! Most places selling them for approx $469.00+ tax. Personally I think they blow away the competition.
Thanks all for allowing me to state my personal opinion