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Vanguard S2 in 257 Weatherby?

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Old 03-27-2013, 11:16 AM
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Re: Vanguard S2 in 257 Weatherby?

The Weatherby cartridges do have freebore but the 257 case is only 2.549" long. The mag box of a Vanguard is 3.565 on the insde. That leaves 1.016" for bullet projection. If the freebore is less than .300, that should allow available bullets to be seated to the lands and still fit the mag. That said, the Weatherbys seem to shoot well with freebore and a good jump.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:39 PM
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Re: Vanguard S2 in 257 Weatherby?

had a older generation stainless vangurard in 257. I sold it and bought a cdl because the weatherby would foul out so badly in just 10 shots that groups would double in size. I have absolutely no fouling problems with my cdl.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:49 PM
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Re: Vanguard S2 in 257 Weatherby?

I have a S2 vanguard in 257 and I love it. you wont get to the lands at all. I even lightly pushed a bullet into a once fired brass and cambered it into the barrel and it still didn't touch with only 20-30 thou of the 110gr accubond in the neck. that being said I load mine to 3.300 with the accubonds and it shoots great.
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