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Old 03-17-2005, 12:46 PM
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Re: Weatherby Vanguard

I think I would strongly look at a Vanguard over any other rifle but a Mark V. They incorporate a couple features and specifications not found on a regular Howa. They are proprietary to the Vanguard. They now have fully adjustable triggers and some have pillar bedded stocks.
<font color="blue">"The action incorporates many features of the Weatherby Mark V® action. For example, the one-piece forged, fluted bolt has three ports that allow high-pressure gases to escape in the event of an accidental case rupture. The bolt sleeve completely enshrouds the rear of the action to provide protection from high-pressure gases and brass particles, should the case rupture."
"Weatherby guarantees its new Vanguard® SUB-MOA hunting rifle to shoot a three-shot group of .99 inch or less at 100 yards when used with specific Weatherby factory or premium (non-Weatherby calibers) ammunition."</font>

You can read more about the differences here.
http://www.weatherby.com/products/gu...de=VMM223RR4O#
and here.
http://www.weatherby.com/products/pr...prd_sub_type=3
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:42 AM
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Re: Weatherby Vanguard

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"THE VANGUARD IS STRONGER THAN THE MARK V".

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Oh man, just when you think you've heard it all [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img].

The Vanguards are cheap pieces of junk from my experiences w/ them. I shot one in 270 win last year that was very inaccurate. The Vanguards look cheap, feel cheap, and from what I've seen on paper, I will not be owning one any time soon. Weatherby should be ashamed from putting their name on such a rifle.

If you want an inexpensive rifle that flat out shoots, get a Savage.

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Old 03-23-2005, 09:06 AM
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Re: Weatherby Vanguard

The Vanguard is the best rifle in the weathrby line IMHO. they are better out the box than aremmy 700 of a winnie 70. if you don't like a savage, the vanguard(or howa 1500, colt, or RWS 89) can make a nice rifle. I like em, ive owned em and they are accurate.
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Re: Weatherby Vanguard

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The Vanguard is the best rifle in the weathrby line IMHO. they are better out the box than aremmy 700 of a winnie 70. if you don't like a savage, the vanguard(or howa 1500, colt, or RWS 89) can make a nice rifle. I like em, ive owned em and they are accurate.
Pete

[/ QUOTE ] Pete: Over the years I have enjoyed showing the know nothing Wby. owners of the Mark V how little the much vaunted Mark V has for lug engagement. a clean bolt and lug recesses, some lay out fluid on the lugs = sick look on faces,PRICELESS! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Weatherby Vanguard

I have a 95 5.0 @ 300 Hp and a 74 Vette @ 430 hp. The vette is a POS but my son loves it. He can have it as long as I got my Stang.

With a Mark V,I have totally melted primers, blown case heads off, seen fire come out the holes in the bolt, had to use a hammer to open the bolt on several occaisons but still have all of my fingers and all of my eyes. And the gun would still shot sub MOA when I had enough sense to load bullets properly. I am still grieving over it being stolen 20 years ago. That gun was good to me. I no longer have a Mark V but still have a fondness for them.

I have no doubt that all of the lugs do not engage when you close the bolt. That does not mean that it is not a fine gun and that when you are young and stupid and drink too much Boones Farm Strawberry Hill while loading bullet that the gun will not absorb the bad things that happen and still shoot. Nine lugs held every time I needed them to.

You don't have to drive a good Ford mustang if you don't like them, you can drive a POS vette if you prefer.
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