What do you yall think.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by sniperjwt, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    I have a chance to trade a 22-250 Remington 700 SPS for a Weatherby Vanguard 257 weatherby mag. I have had the 700 for a couple of years and had intended on having it rechambered to a 22-243 but its a 1-14 twist so in order to take advantage of the heavier bullets i would have to get another barrel anyway do you think its a good trade. Let me know thanks.
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Personally I would rebarrel the current rifle unless you really want a Weatherby... which I can't blame you for that. I think you have a great platform to build off of. In my opinion, I would hold out for the Mark V and build a great long range rifle. The other factor is that there are better bullets for the .224 caliber than the .257 caliber for long range shooting.

    Tank
     

  3. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Tank. Depending on the model, those Weatherby's can be had for $399. Not saying your 700 was a bank breaker, but I would rather build on the Remmy. I like the amount of aftermarket items available for the 700. Just my opinion.
     
  4. McKinneyMike

    McKinneyMike Well-Known Member

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    You are probably looking at approx. $500.00 to rebarrel your Remington and that would be with a great quality barrel. The Weatherby would not have a similar quality of barrel on it for $500.00 :)
     
  5. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    Somehow I knew you guys were gonna say stay with the 700 BUT I am leaning toward going for the 257. I don't have a 25 caliber yet and I already have a 250
     
  6. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I have to disagree that the 700 would be a better platform to build from than the Vanguard. The Vanguard is a Howa action and IMO it's a better action than the the 700. I have both and the Howa (actually a S&W M1500) is a smoother action and is very well built. I like it's built-in recoil lug also.

    Just my $,02

    -Mark
     
  7. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I keep forgetting that they use the Howa action. So the Vanguard would definitely be one to consider. I know they have after market parts to fit that action and rifle.

    Tank
     
  8. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Tank,

    I think the 700 is a good action but I think the Howas are a little better. At least in my rifles. My S&W M1500 is very smooth. Whether they still make them that smooth these days may be a different strory. but IMO they are every bit as well made and I like the built-in recoil lug especially after getting some other opinions on that here in the forums. I also like the trigger on mine a lot. I've read some comments where some dont like them, so I dont know if that due to factory tuning or what, but mine is very easy to adjust and very crisp @ about 1 - 1 1/2 lbs. And yes there is a good amount of after market parts available for them.

    PS. The top of the receiver is the same shape as the 700 and any bases that fit the 700 will fit the Howa's.
     
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  9. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    LOVE my 257 WM, 85 nbts for varmits and 110nab for speed goats, still tryiny to ge t 115 berger vld to fly for me
     
  10. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Like I have said before, I have shot the Howa. I think it is a good and strong action. I am still considering a Magnum build with one using the .375 Ruger action. I believe it to be a little longer than the normal action used for Win. Mags.

    Tank