weatherby vanguard

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

  1. mw185

    mw185 Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    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

    Aug 16, 2007
    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

    Jul 27, 2008
    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

    Feb 12, 2008
    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

    Apr 5, 2008
    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.

  6. Wachsmann

    Wachsmann Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2008
    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.