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Weatherby’s Newest Vanguard: The Series 2 And The .257 Weatherby Magnum

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Like Tom Cruise’s character, we all have a need to go just a little faster whether we’re talking about horses, cars, airplanes or rifles: Especially rifles.
In my own case there was the .257 Roberts, a fairly quick stepper with good manners: Easy to load for, little muzzle blast, but nothing really pulse-quickening either. A change to the .25-06 Remington, with its ability to push 100-grain bullets just past the 3300 feet-per-second mark, accuracy, and lack of recoil set my heart fluttering, especially when it was chambered in one of Weatherby’s Vanguard rifles.
The Vanguard and I hunted hard over a period of three years, from Wyoming’s plains to Oklahoma’s wheat fields, and I never found the rifle or the cartridge wanting, but…there was something bothering me, a little nagging detail, really.
I was shooting a Remington cartridge in a Weatherby-branded rifle, a situation akin to building a Shelby Cobra replica and then dropping a stock small-block Chevy motor in it. Something had to be done. Read More...
This is a thread for discussion of the article, Weatherby’s Newest Vanguard: The Series 2 And The .257 Weatherby Magnum , By Dan Arnold. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
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    Unread 04-24-2012, 10:31 AM
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    Re: Weatherby’s Newest Vanguard: The Series 2 And The .257 Weatherby Magnum

    Curious if the new stock is stiff enough to get the barrel to free float with some DIY mods.

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    Re: Weatherby’s Newest Vanguard: The Series 2 And The .257 Weatherby Magnum

    Good write-up but it would be hard to use 40% more powder for 100 fps over my 25-06.
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    Re: Weatherby’s Newest Vanguard: The Series 2 And The .257 Weatherby Magnum

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    Good write-up but it would be hard to use 40% more powder for 100 fps over my 25-06.
    Agreed. Especially the part about the "good write-up". You got the good, bad and the ugly. I also appreciate knowing it was a random purchase tracked by the Author, from "anywhere America". That's how I get a gun.

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    Re: Weatherby’s Newest Vanguard: The Series 2 And The .257 Weatherby Magnum

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    This is a thread for discussion of the article, Weatherby’s Newest Vanguard: The Series 2 And The .257 Weatherby Magnum , By Dan Arnold. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
    Dan, I too recently bought the same rifle. I am curious on how you were able to fit a Timney trigger. I was told by Timney that the current Timney trigger designed for the Howa / Weatherby would not fit the Weatherby S2 Vanguard. Let me know how you made it fit.....Timney told me it wld require some machining . I put my new S2 in a Bell & Carlson Medalist. I have not shot it yet.......put a Weaver Super Slam 3 x15x 42 with talley lw rings. I bought Nosler brass and have some loads with Ramshot Magnum and 100 grain swift scirocco II . Also will try your RL25 load. What was your oal on that load. I will let you know how mine does. Goodshot

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    Re: Weatherby’s Newest Vanguard: The Series 2 And The .257 Weatherby Magnum

    Great article! Tells me exactly what I want to know about the new Vanguard AND the difference between the .257 Weatherby and the .25-06. I'm sure the Weatherby Mag are great for many folks but I think I'll keep shopping the .25-06 and .257 Roberts. Again...good read. Thanks for the info.
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    Timney Trigger on S2 Weatherby does not fit. I spoke with Timney again yesterday and they confirmed that the current Timney trigger for Vsnguards and Howas etc does not fit the S2. I just want folks to know so they do not try to do this. I do not understand how Dan Arnold got it to fit. Goodshot
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