Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

Vanguard Strength

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-03-2011, 06:00 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 103
Vanguard Strength

How safe is the the Weatherby Vanguard action for reloading in .300 wea.? Is the MK V worth the peace of mind or is the Vanguard more than good enough?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-03-2011, 06:06 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 935
Re: Vanguard Strength

my experience with the howa built vanguard has been very good in both 257 and 300 weatherby. the older belgin built mk v is "nicer", but the howa works fine, and has a very good trigger.

Last edited by MTBULLET; 04-03-2011 at 06:07 PM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-03-2011, 09:49 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mountians of SW NC, near Asheville
Posts: 1,596
Re: Vanguard Strength

"...is the Vanguard more than good enough? "

Do you really think Weatherby would put together and sell an inferiour piece of equipment with their name on it?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-03-2011, 11:31 PM
KRP KRP is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kuna, ID
Posts: 594
Re: Vanguard Strength

If you're seriously concerned about the strength of the action your loads are way, way, way too hot.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-04-2011, 01:03 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South of Canada and North of Wyoming
Posts: 5,954
Re: Vanguard Strength

wow... rough crowd

Weatherby sells the Vanguard in 300 Wby so you should be good to go. IME, they are every bit as strong as the 700... based on what my smith told me.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-04-2011, 02:47 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,105
Re: Vanguard Strength

Indeed they will hold anything a Rem 700 will hold and maybe a little more, in addition to the chamber vent, their bolt body is also vented. If your ok shooting factory weatherby brand ammo in it then you have no worries because you'll have a hell of a time matching their pressure and getting their kind of speed and accuracy.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-04-2011, 07:48 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 935
Re: Vanguard Strength

Quote:
Originally Posted by boomtube View Post
"...is the Vanguard more than good enough? "

Do you really think Weatherby would put together and sell an inferiour piece of equipment with their name on it?
anyone who has had the "luck" to work on either the P-08, or SA-08 will know the answer to that question, YES they do.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Vanguard Strength
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Browning BAR strength elkhide Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 4 01-28-2011 11:42 AM
Firing pin strength , to much? James Jones Gunsmithing 1 05-12-2007 07:50 AM
factory prooftesting rifle strength???????? 30-06 boy Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 2 07-30-2006 04:10 PM
Savage tang strength subsonic The Basics, Starting Out 7 07-05-2004 05:21 PM
416 Rigby brass strength? Brent Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 2 11-17-2001 12:24 AM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 31.35%
58 Votes
NO - 52.97%
98 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 15.68%
29 Votes
Total Votes: 185
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC