.300wby vangaurd

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by outdooraddict, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. outdooraddict

    outdooraddict Well-Known Member

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    Hello all, This is my first post on this forum. I have never hunted anything larger than white tail in southern michigan ( a shotgun only zone ) so I have little experience with rifles I shoot very regularly mostly clays and handguns. My dad, brother and I are planning a elk trip to Idaho next year and I am looking for a rifle. After doing alot of surfing on ballistics and cost I have come to like the .300 wby in the vanguard sub moa with a accubrake. Is it worth the extra money to buy the sub moa model ? I wont have much extra money after I get the rifle and scope which I am looking at a leupold vx-3 6.5 - 20. I want to know if this is a capable long range gun? I will be purchasing this just after the first of the year and will shoot 1 night a week until we go in october. I am concearned in that this will most likely be my one chance at going on a elk trip so if I have to make a 5 to 6 hundred yard shot I want a sufficiant rifle thanks all.
     
  2. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I can tell you first hand that myself and 3 other friends bought the 300 vanguard in the std, not sub moa and they all shoot like a house on fire.

    My rifle is the stainless, synthetic stock and routinely shoots sub .5 moa with a compressed load of h 1000, fed 215 primer and 168 tsx barnes. I have successfully shot large game out to 500 yards with devastating effect.

    I don't know anybody who owns one that was unsatisfied with the way it shot out of the box.

    I think they are a great rifle for the money.

    Good luck !
     

  3. ks270

    ks270 Active Member

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    I would get the sub moa.I like the stock alot better and the way it looks.I have a ss vanguard in 270wsm and it shoots great but I dont like the stock.