Thanks Fred, its $500.00 with a 4-16x50 Buckmaster on it. I figure the scope is as new as the rifle and they go for about $250.00 new. The guy didn't like the recoil, I figured I would brake it..As always, it depends on the price and what your long term goals are.
24" for a 300Wby is OK, not ideal but Vanguards only come 24" or shorter AFAIK.
If it's less than $500 OTD, I would consider it strongly.
If it's less than $400 OTD, I would not wait long.
If it's less than $300 OTD, get it quick but watch for cops in your rearview mirror
It is an immensely strong action. Generally very true. All the same ad-ons that you would find for a Remingon 700 are available.
Many barrel makers that do prefit and lots of smiths will not make the barrel tenon/prefit. Pac-Nor does and they are very high quality, very accurate.
26mm X 1.5mm
I am tinkering with the idea of pulling my 300WSM barrel off the short action and putting it on the long action then using the short action for a 6.5 Sherman Short Mag.
So many rifles, so little time.....
I never looked to see if it was a S2, but I'm going to go pick it up shortly. I have 400 208 grn Amax that would be perfect. I never bought a rifle for a Lot of bullets, i always bought a Lot of bullets for a rifle. LOL.3006, if it is that new it may be a Vanguard S2 which has a far better trigger. That, along with the 4X16X50 SF scope the $500 sounds great. Good luck
Yea that scope is the first thing to go, i have a .17 wsm that it will go on, probably a Viper will be ordered..You can't go wrong with the Vanguard, especially an S2. They hold their value as well as the other brands in their price range. Personally, every one I've had was a killing machine. For a relatively inexpensive gun they are remarkably accurate and the 300 "B" will kill stuff out to 500 yards all day long. They do kick a little though, but they are supposed too! When I hear people complain about recoil I tell them to get another gun or learn to play golf. If you have a magnum rifle like a .300 in a relatively light rifle and it doesn't kick there is something seriously wrong with it. It will be interesting to see how that scope holds up to the recoil. But like you said, put a brake on it and it will be fine.
Yea that would hurt even if it was a 30-06. I think I'm going to get this rifle up around 10-12 pounds with a heavy scope, bipod, and maybe some weight added in the hollow stock, but im also thinking about a Boyds Pro Varmint. Definitely adding a brake not sure which one yet, probably one of JE's if he will sell me one uninstalled.Correction: The rifle weighed 5# w/o scope. Sorry.