Re: Timney trigger for Weatherby Vanguard
So once the bolt came back I went straight to adjusting the trigger creep and pull wt. Once I got it where I liked it and tested it for safety I was ready to shoot. I had to wait a couple weeks for a decent opportunity to shoot. Last Saturday I was able to use some of the 180gr Winchester FailSafes to get it "on paper" out to about 150 yds. Then I took the gun over to my father inlaw's to do some shooting with him and some others. Now keep in mind, this will be the first time I have ever shot any gun over 200 yds (except the 2 220 yd kills I have with my muzzleloader).
I break out my first box of HSM 168gr Berger VLD's and but 3 down range @ 200yds. About a 4" group shooting about 10" high. So I make a 20 click adjustment and take a little more time and send 3 more down range. 1.75" group 1/2" right of the bull @ 200yds! Wow, awesome, I love how much this trigger is helping.
We moved back to 300 yds and my numbers ran through the ballistics calculator said with a 200yd zero I should drop 5.96" @ 300yd. So I didn't touch my CDS dial. Sent 3 down range . . . . . 3" group 6.25" low of the bull. Exceeding my expectations, this is my first time shooting @ 300yds!
Back to 400yds. Numbers say 17.06" of drop. So I decide to try the CDS dial to keep it on paper. 17.06 / 4 = about 4.25 MOA, my budy says, hey this is 421yds, so I give it and extra click for good measure, making 17 clicks for elevation. I held on the right side of the paper for the crosswind we had . . . . . Printed a 4-4.25" group about 6" straight right of the bull, elevation was dead on!
I could not have been any happier, this was about twice as far as I had ever shot before. And I forgot to mention, these were all shot laying on the ground shooting off of a bipod attached to the sling stud!
Weatherby Vanguard 7mm Rem Mag
Leupold VX-III CDS 4.5-14 x 40mm
HSM Trophy Gold w/ 168gr Berger VLD
Last edited by Tater1985; 11-23-2011 at 10:39 AM.