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Old 08-27-2013, 07:22 PM
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I had tried some reloading with the wby, but couldn't seat to the lands as the magazine length did not allow.

I currently have a 6.5 Sherman in the works, so not sure if I'll need the 30 cals, but just can't readily bring myself to sell one. I figured with the arrangement of big game calibers I would have, a 6mm, 6.5mm, 7mm, 338mm, there wouldn't be a gap to fill,
That is a standard situation with longer cartridges in factory rifles. Can't load to the lands and fit in the mag.

If you're considering a 7 LRM, it would work in the Vanguard barely, depending on what reamer you use. You would want a throat that would allow seating to the lands and with COAL that would fit in the mag box.

I just completed 2 builds on a Vanguard and S&W M1500 (same as the Vanguard) and as i mentioned another on the 700. The 700 cost several hundred more in parts and smithing to upgrade it to what I wanted for a good build.

If you go with the 7 on the Vanguard you have a somwhat limited selection of stocks, being B&C Medalist, McMillan and Manners. The Manners is not a true fit, I found that out the hard way, the tang of the action protrudes above the stock so the tang must either be ground down or stock built up, My smith just rounded the edges of the tang, but there is stil a shop time fee for that. I would recommend a McMillan.

The B&C Medalist is a full aluminum bedded stock and less expensive than the others. But in the standard (long) action, it is only available in a sporter style which doesn't allow for a heavier barrel than a #5. I put a Broughton Light Varmint Sporter Contour in mine which has a muzzle of .700-.720

Here is a pic... note, I had a tactical knob welded to the bolt handle and it does not have a final finish. When Nitrided it will be matte black.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:25 PM
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Re: Weatherby, Rem 700, Savage

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A lot of Weatherby's are free throated and the only way to reach the rifling is to shoot them like a single shot. Use the savage action since that is why you bought it or sell the action and get a custom gun start would be what I would do in your circumstance.
If he hasn't shot it, he could sell the Savage as NIB
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Re: Weatherby, Rem 700, Savage

Great looking rifle. Does it have the pressure point weatherby recommends, or is it free floated?

I bought the savage used, sorry for not clarifying it.

Anything other than upgrading stock on the 300 wby. What 2-10 or somewhere in that range scope will stand up to that recoil, without breaking the bank. (would love nightforce, but not on a factory rifle).

Thanks again.
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Great looking rifle. Does it have the pressure point weatherby recommends, or is it free floated?

I bought the savage used, sorry for not clarifying it.

Anything other than upgrading stock on the 300 wby. What 2-10 or somewhere in that range scope will stand up to that recoil, without breaking the bank. (would love nightforce, but not on a factory rifle).

Thanks again.
No, I don't believe in pressure points because they will never be constant. They are ok for turning a 2 MOA rifle into a 1 MOA rifle give or take, but not good for real precision. My smith bedded the action and barrel in front of the lug to where the barrel tapper starts.

If you do a build and get the action blueprinted, match barrel, good stock etc, you no longer have a factory rifle. It's basically a semi-custom. If you're going to shoot LR (1K and farther) my first recommendation would be the scope my rifle is wearing. A 5.5-22 NXS. If you want to get a good budget scope, get the best Vortex you can afford.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:41 PM
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Re: Weatherby, Rem 700, Savage

Plain and simple, weatherby 340 mag.
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