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Vanguard Strength

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Unread 04-04-2011, 12:35 PM
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Thanks for the help. Just worried about the low price of the Vanguard = low quality.
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    Thanks for the help. Just worried about the low price of the Vanguard = low quality.
    Nobody is going to intentionally sell a weak action these days, just too many lawyers out there. The Vanguard is a perfectly strong action, no doubts about that. They do, however have their limits, as do all actions. The difference, and where the extra money is saved, is in things like fit and finish, or things you really can't see, like barrel quality. They're strong, just don't expect them to be as finely finished or crafted as one of their top of the line models.
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    Nobody is going to intentionally sell a weak action these days, just too many lawyers out there. The Vanguard is a perfectly strong action, no doubts about that. They do, however have their limits, as do all actions. The difference, and where the extra money is saved, is in things like fit and finish, or things you really can't see, like barrel quality. They're strong, just don't expect them to be as finely finished or crafted as one of their top of the line models.
    I own two Vanguards, and two or three MK. V's. The fit and finish is only what the others wish they could do
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    Re: Vanguard Strength

    These Howa actions, IMO, have been one of the best bangs for your buck out there. Well, they were until alot of others started buying them up for donor actions. Now they cost almost, if not, as much as a comparible Rem. M700 donor.

    Built a 6.5-06AI from a 270win Howa donor. Thru everything away except the receiver and bottom metal. Now it wears a Lilja tube, sits in a Manners stock and uses a Timney trigger and it is easily one of the most accurate rifles in the safe.
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    These Howa actions, IMO, have been one of the best bangs for your buck out there. Well, they were until alot of others started buying them up for donor actions. Now they cost almost, if not, as much as a comparible Rem. M700 donor.

    Built a 6.5-06AI from a 270win Howa donor. Thru everything away except the receiver and bottom metal. Now it wears a Lilja tube, sits in a Manners stock and uses a Timney trigger and it is easily one of the most accurate rifles in the safe.
    Did you toss the bolt? IMO, that's one of the big advantages the Howa has over the 700. Single piece, M16 claw extractor, 3 gas ports.

    some of the Howa triggers can be tuned very nicely, especially the old S&W M1500's. I have two of those and have tuned them so they break like glass @ about 1 lb. And it was real easy to do.
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    Nope. Kept the receiver, bolt and bottom metal intact. This donor I used came with the super cheap plastic POS stock. The Timney was a cheap and easy way to go.
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