Mossberg or Weatherby?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Tjurgensen, May 25, 2013.

  1. Tjurgensen

    Tjurgensen Active Member

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    Im looking for a new rifle and have narrowed my caliber down to a 270 WSM. now im debating on the gun. My decision is between a Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 sporter or a Mossberg 4X4. Both are wood stock, both have a 24" barrel, and both look to be quality guns. Unfortunately I have never owned neither a Mossberg or Weatherby rifle so I don't know which is better or the qualities both hold. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I would go with the Vanguard.

    Just my opinion

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  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Weatherby, hands-down.

    I don't particularly care for Mossberg products, even though I have an 835 Ulti-Mag for turkey hunting. Had it since I was 10.

    I love my Weatherby Mark V Accumark .257 Wby Mag...It's a slick shooter.
     
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  4. Superzuki

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    I have to agree with them, Vanguard/Howa.

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  5. Tjurgensen

    Tjurgensen Active Member

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    Iv also heard that Howa was close to the Weatherbys but I havnt been able to find them in the 270 short mag.
     
  6. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Weatherby
     
  7. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    I too would go weatherby. Ive never owned a mossberg though but ive heard very good things about there accuracy.
     
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    rharfo Well-Known Member

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    Weatherby
     
  9. glewis

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    I think the previous responses are a clear indication of the attitude you'll find across the spectrum of rifle owners. With the long run of success at the entry level, and the recent improvements to the triggers, it's hard not to recommend the weatherby S2 vanguard(S1's aint half bad either, I'm very pleased with the two I own). Whether justified or not, it's tough for newer products at the entry level to overtake seasoned veterans like the vanguard line. Weatherby bolt actions are as respectably recognized as just about any gun manufacturer, even though Howa produces the vanguard line. The Mossberg should be cheaper, and you can find plenty of satisfied 4x4 customers on the net, but you can expect to find similar responses to the ones above on any forum. I would guess after market parts may favor the vanguard as well.