VAnguard Question

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by johnnyracer, May 21, 2009.

  1. johnnyracer

    johnnyracer Member

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    Is a Vanguard action desireable for a custom rebarrel and buildup. What would be the pros and cons ? Whats the difference in the high end and low end Weatherby actions?


    Opinions please. Thanks Johnny
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    From what I understand is that they are decent actions at the price point that they are sold at.

    The biggest con is that they use a metric thread pitch to attach the barrel. Not all gunsmiths are setup to cut metric threads.

    It is the same action as the Howa 1500 and S&W 1500. Howa makes them all.

    The other good thing is that they all use the same scop mounts as a Rem 700.
     

  3. johnnyracer

    johnnyracer Member

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    Thanks grinder.
    I did a search for howa and got a little more reading on this subject. I think its probably something I want to do . I,ll just have to figure out what I want it chambered in now . Seems like most all the smiths on here have a lengthy wait these days. Who are the reputable guys that like working on this style action?

    Any and all opinions appreciated.


    Thanks Johnny
     
  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I've heard that most of the good smiths are very busy right now.

    I'd try Nesikachad. He's back from the sandbox and is plumbing rifles now. From his helpful posts and pictures of his previous work, he's more than capable.
     
  5. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    what about Kevin Cram at Mountour county rifles he did my Vanguard
     
  6. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I have a S&W M1500 (Howa) and IMHO it is a solid peice of work. There may be better custom actions, but I dont think you can go worng with the Vanguard (Howa).

    -MR
     
  7. loaders_loft

    loaders_loft Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to build up a rifle from a howa 1500 varminter supreme. I'd like to do a .260 stainless fluted. There's a guy in florida who sells custom bottom metal that accepts standard 10 round accuracy int'l mag's.

    Does anyone know where I can pick up a varminter supreme stainless pepper laminate in .243, 22-250 or .308?
     
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    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    308 nate is my smith and he told me the more he works with them the more he likes them. As far as the smiths being busy, there is a reason for it. When spending $2000-4000 on a custom build you want somebody who knows what they are doing at least I do. Alot are single family businesses who take great pride in the end result. A year is not uncommon and well worth the wait in my opinion.


    Brent
     
  9. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    If you need bottom metal dont forget about Pete Lincoln over in Germany He is the HOWA man. He has an outstanding detachable mag system for the SA Howa action that uses AI mags and he told me about a month ago he was going to be pushing the LA version out veary soon.




    Roedale Precision - English Craftsmanship Made in Germany
     
  10. johnnyracer

    johnnyracer Member

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    Thanks for all the info . You guys are the best. Where s the guy in florida with the detach mag kits?
     
  11. loaders_loft

    loaders_loft Well-Known Member

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    I spoke with this guy but have not seen or used his products. I believe its black annodized aluminum.

    CDI Precision Gunworks - Home

    I couldn't find much on the Roedale site about detachable mags for a howa - where should it be?
     
  12. ejg

    ejg Well-Known Member

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    I fitted one of Pete Lincolns mag system to one of our stocks and a 22-250 howa 1500 stainless. They are very easy to fit, tiny bit of dremel or file work, max 5min. Aluminium system is extremely light and of very good quality.
    Try contact Pete, info@roedaleprecision.com



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  13. loaders_loft

    loaders_loft Well-Known Member

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    what is the price and lead time for that setup?
     
  14. ejg

    ejg Well-Known Member

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