Is this a good trade?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Tikkamike, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I have a winchester supershadow in 270 wsm (blued/synthetic) there is a guy with a weatherby vanguard stainless in 300 wby value for value is that a good trade?
     
  2. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    I'll admit my bias right off - I like Weatherbys.

    Having said that, I'd do it because there is more bullet choice available for a 30 caliber than a 270 - part of the reason I sold my 270 WSM rifle. And, you'd move up from blued to stainless. If the Vanguard comes in a plain black stock I'd then go ahead and order a new B&C Medalist from Stocky's, bed the action to the stock and start having fun.

    But, that's me.
     

  3. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I plan on selling the rifle anyway I just went with the trade to help a guy out and thought the weatherby would be easier to get rid of. I just wanted to know if it was good as a dollar value trade. I cant find the stainless vanguard on the weatherby website.
     
  4. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    Buy it now price on Gunbroker is 795.00 for new SS 300 WBY Vanguard.
     
  5. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    They stopped making it, that's why.
     
  6. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Why did they stop making it?
     
  7. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    Who knows. They cite both cost and demand depending which time you hear an explanation. Over on the Weatherby boards there are plenty of customers who would like to see it return.

    I suspect that in X number of years, once any remaining new ones are cleared out of gun stores, it may return.
     
  8. BurlyCamo

    BurlyCamo Well-Known Member

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    I own both guns. It will be harder to get rid of the Vanguard. The Winchester is a hotter caliber. I love them both. So i don't have a dog in the hunt. :D