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Weatherby Vanguard quality?

 
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:57 PM
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Re: Weatherby Vanguard quality?

Is free floating something anyone can do, or does a gunsmith need to take care of this?

Thanks to everyone for the help! I will consider looking for a vanguard. This will not be a regular hunting rifle. I just want one to have one and may shoot it here and there, but I do want it to hit where it is aimed! I am just fond of the wood stocks so I am leaning that way with for one.

Thanks again!

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Old 08-29-2009, 06:18 PM
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Is free floating something anyone can do, or does a gunsmith need to take care of this?

Thanks to everyone for the help! I will consider looking for a vanguard. This will not be a regular hunting rifle. I just want one to have one and may shoot it here and there, but I do want it to hit where it is aimed! I am just fond of the wood stocks so I am leaning that way with for one.

Thanks again!
You can't get the Sub MOA rifle in a wood stock. The Sporters are guaranteed to 1.5 MOA. With a little work you might get it to shoot .5 to 1 MOA. If you want a wood stock, I would recommend a pillar or full aluminum bedded block laminate. If I got a wood sock, I would get it from Joel Russo who is a member here. And if you are going to an after market or custom stock route, you may as well just get a Howa rifle and sell the original stock. You will basically get the same rifle as a Vanguard minus the Vanguard name on it for less $$$ unless you go with Vanguard stock which will still need to be pillar bedded and will be susceptible to warping with moisture changes.

The only reason that I would get a Vanguard instead of a Howa is the Sub MOA Vanguard has a less than 1 MOA guarantee with factory shot target.

-MR

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Old 08-29-2009, 10:19 PM
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Re: Weatherby Vanguard quality?

Hmm, gives me something to think about.

Thanks again for info!
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