close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

Weatherby Vanguard Rifle of the Year

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 04-20-2008, 07:39 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2
Weatherby Vanguard Rifle of the Year

I'm looking at a used Vanguard Rifle of the Year. This model isn't made any more. Can anyone tell me what the differences are between the basic Vanguard, the ROTY and the Sub MOA?
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 04-21-2008, 01:24 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2002
    Location: Wyoming
    Posts: 2,612
    Yep, the Vanguard MOA is a shootin SOB. Wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it myself. A little higher and worth every penny. It is an exceptional over the counter rifle for accuracy.
    __________________
    Predictions are difficult, especially when they involve the future
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 04-21-2008, 04:47 PM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: WA
    Posts: 91
    I got my standard to shoot great........with some massaging. I've got the "one piece at a time" MOA. for about the same price.
    I have never held the gun you speak of but I was able to make a very respectable gun out of a brand new standard Vanguard. I replaced the stock, the trigger, floated the barrel and bedded the action. All on my time and my terms. Making sure it was exactly what I wanted.

    Things I would think about (just thinking out loud)
    How much do you know about that gun? How many rounds have been through it? Does the person take good care of their guns? Do they reload? What kinda loads have they been throwing down range?They may have shot hot round after hot round through it. If you can, ask that question and look at some reloading data to see where that falls in terms of hot to normal loads. If it's a private seller can you get them to throw in any brass, bullets, powder, dies?
    __________________
    Steve

    .................................................. .....................
    I'd rather be hunting with Uncle Ted!
    Backstrap fever!
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 04-21-2008, 10:14 PM
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Posts: 2
    I didn't buy it. It turns out the rifle of the Year is just a basic Vanguard synthetic with a soft, rubbery coating on it. It was in good shape, not abused but not much of a bargain given that it is really just a painted basic Vanguard. It did have a good looking test target with it, about 1/2 moa.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Weatherby Vanguard Rifle of the Year
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Weatherby Vanguard Magnumdude Equipment Discussions 29 11-05-2015 04:18 PM
    Weatherby Vanguard - 300 Weatherby Magnum - SOLD Reload 4 Less Guns For Sale 1 08-05-2011 08:41 AM
    Weatherby Vanguard SUB MOA bigbearhunter Equipment Discussions 2 08-14-2005 04:54 PM
    Weatherby Vanguard 300 Win Mag Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 1 07-10-2004 10:28 PM
    300 Win Mag Weatherby Vanguard????? Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 1 06-26-2004 06:36 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:46 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC