Re: Weatherby vanguard build advice
Just had a couple of these done myself... one was actually a S&W M1500 which is the same thing. your choices in stocks boil down to B&C, McMillan and Manners. If your barrel is heavier than a #5 contour, that eliminates the B&C in a long action. I used the B&C medalist for one and and a Manners for the other. The Manners stock is not a true fit to the Howa/Vanguard action. The tang of the action protrudes above the stock by about 1/4", so the stock need to be built up or the tang milled down. I opted for my smith to round the top edges of the tang. My next heavy barrel build will be with a McMillan. For #5 barrels and less< ill go with the Medalist.
I would recommend finding a good local smith who will work on this action - not all do. If you can't find such a smith, I would gladly recommend my smith. He's a great guy and does excellent work.
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