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Unread 09-23-2008, 11:31 AM
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weatherby vanguard

Those who have purchased a vanguard with three shot group target attached, have you been able to reproduce the groups? Do you believe these targets are a true representation of the potential of a rifle?
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Unread 09-23-2008, 01:48 PM
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Re: weatherby vanguard

My Vanguard shot better than the target showed. I do shoot reloaded ammo tailored for each rifle.
If your shooting factory ammo, some rifles will be fussy from one brand of ammo to the other.
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Unread 09-23-2008, 02:06 PM
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Re: weatherby vanguard

I do not have the rifle any more, but my 300 WSM Vanguard(non SUB MOA) came with about 1/2" 3 shot group. I was able to get there or very close with handloads. Never factory.
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Unread 09-24-2008, 12:45 PM
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Re: weatherby vanguard

My 270 wsm shoots as good as the factory sheet but after tinkering with loads to find out what it likes. I have also replaced the trigger, bedded the pillars, & floated the barrel.

My 223, that is still stock other than the trigger, gets a little testy at times. But can shoot as good or better than the shooter.

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Unread 09-24-2008, 05:31 PM
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Re: weatherby vanguard

my 257 weatherby mag shot a group as good as most customs. I took several different loads but I had a .39" group. The triggers now are a different story, some ok and some not so ok. I would replace them.

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Unread 09-24-2008, 05:49 PM
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Re: weatherby vanguard

I own the 257 stainless sub MOA version and it shoots about 3/4" at 100yds with the factory 115 grain bulletts that weatherby loaded last year. It still hold very tight out to 300yds. 200yds was 1.2 inch on a 5 shot group. 300 yds was 2.3 inches. I have not shot it much past the 300 yards to check it out. This is all with the factory ammo. I topped it with a ziess conquest 4.5X14X44 millidot scope. As it sets it a 1750 dollar package. I like it and I think it shoot pretty well but I do feel some of the custom builders on this form could probablly build a great rifle for this much.
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