Originally Posted by backwoods83
I have one in 30-06 that has shot every load I have tried under 1", most under .5" and a couple about 3/8", all is done is a free float and 39oz on factory trigger but that really didn't improve it much, its always been a shooter. Vanguards are good rifles for the money.
I was over at my brother's one day and he showed me his new 25-06 Vanguard. He had a Leupold 3.5x-10x scope on it, and shot like nothing I'd ever shot. The first group I shot thru it had all five bullets touching each other in a horizontal plain! We got in the car and went out to Cloverdale to order me one! I told him I wanted one in 30-06 with the prettiest wood they had. Jerry calls me about two weeks later and says He has one for me. Said they looked at about two dozen, and kept going back to this one. It was dark walnut (I wanted medium or blond colored wood). The stock on that rifles had about every color you could imagine in it! I told him to get me a 3.5x-10x Leupold scope while he was at it. We took the rifle out for a test drive, shooting Remington factory loads in 150 grain. The rifle shot 3/4" groups at 100 yards, and would pretty much do the same at 200 yards. What more could I ask for? I've never tried to work up a load fr it as it shoots so well out of the box.
Complaints? Well It's a little heavy and the skinny barrel does heat up fast. I also wish the gun had a satin finish instead of the gloss coat.