weatherby vanguard

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by mw185, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. mw185

    mw185 Member

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    Those who have purchased a vanguard with three shot group target attached, have you been able to reproduce the groups? Do you believe these targets are a true representation of the potential of a rifle?
     
  2. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    My Vanguard shot better than the target showed. I do shoot reloaded ammo tailored for each rifle.
    If your shooting factory ammo, some rifles will be fussy from one brand of ammo to the other.
     

  3. GlennRMK

    GlennRMK Active Member

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    I do not have the rifle any more, but my 300 WSM Vanguard(non SUB MOA) came with about 1/2" 3 shot group. I was able to get there or very close with handloads. Never factory.
     
  4. roundss

    roundss Well-Known Member

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    My 270 wsm shoots as good as the factory sheet but after tinkering with loads to find out what it likes. I have also replaced the trigger, bedded the pillars, & floated the barrel.

    My 223, that is still stock other than the trigger, gets a little testy at times. But can shoot as good or better than the shooter.
     
  5. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    my 257 weatherby mag shot a group as good as most customs. I took several different loads but I had a .39" group. The triggers now are a different story, some ok and some not so ok. I would replace them.

    Brent
     
  6. Wachsmann

    Wachsmann Well-Known Member

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    I own the 257 stainless sub MOA version and it shoots about 3/4" at 100yds with the factory 115 grain bulletts that weatherby loaded last year. It still hold very tight out to 300yds. 200yds was 1.2 inch on a 5 shot group. 300 yds was 2.3 inches. I have not shot it much past the 300 yards to check it out. This is all with the factory ammo. I topped it with a ziess conquest 4.5X14X44 millidot scope. As it sets it a 1750 dollar package. I like it and I think it shoot pretty well but I do feel some of the custom builders on this form could probablly build a great rifle for this much.