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Unread 12-16-2012, 09:10 AM
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Re: Why not Weatherby

I own Vanguards, Mark V's in various finishes and stocks including Accumark as well as a Remington Sendero. They are all great rifles in their own right.

The Accumark as well as Sendero can often be had for around $1000 to $1200 depending on caliber and condition. Ignore the MSRP on any of these rifles and don't be afraid to cruise Gunbroker looking for real world prices.

I very much like the Mark V action, short bolt throw and trigger. This year my 340 took an elk at 400+ yards, so they work well when you want them to.

Good luck in your search!
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Unread 12-16-2012, 11:47 AM
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Re: Why not Weatherby

i really like the mark v accumark. i picked up a 1998 lightly used 300 wby mag on gunbroker this past spring from a shop in Ga. then bedded the action from 1" in front of recoil lug to tang free floating the barrel. setup talley mounts and a 3-12x50 zeiss scope with 30mm main tube. otherwise a factory gun. she shoots great.

the attachment is from a 100 yd load work up from yesterday. this one seems to like the 178 amax over rl 25 or rl 22 with fed 215gm primer, wby brass collet neck sized, trim to 2.82". col is ~ 3.627". the factory weatherby 165 sp cartridges shoot well also.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 10:16 AM
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Re: Why not Weatherby

My 300 Weatherby, straight from the factory box, put the first three shots into a 1 1/2 group at 300 yards, using 190 grain Hornadys. It kills elk too.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 10:53 AM
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Re: Why not Weatherby

I love my Weatherby! I got a Vanguard SS in .243 Win. and I've been using it successfully for years now. Out of the box it shot half MOA with 55 grain Winchester Supreme Ballistic Silvertips, and around 3/4 MOA with 95 grain XP3's.

After I did a free-float, glass bedding job, and trigger job (all back when I was 16) the gun shot several 1/4 MOA groups with mildly loaded 69 grain Berger HBCFB Match bullets.

I really, REALLY prefer it to the Remingtons I've used and owned. The Vanguard is built like a tank, and it shows.

Only gripe is that the synthetic stock is made to be pressure bedded, and it's too flimsy to take a free float. After some goofing around, I just bought a Boyds' laminate thumbhole stock.
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