Opinion of Weatherby Rifles

fatbacks

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I personally don't own a weatherby, but I was helping a buddy with his rifle before our moose hunt this year with his. He showed up to the range with his 300 WM Weatherby Vanguard Weathermark and pulled out of the case from which he had left it in after last years moose hunt. Rusted and corroded everywhere and I assume inside the barrel is not much better. Start talking to him about gun care yada yada yada... might as well shoot it while we're here. Pulls out a box of Precision Hunter 200 gr ELD X.... .75" group at 100 yds. Proceed to tell him to wait and clean the bore until after our moose hunt hahah!
 

FLAK

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The MKV I speak of did it from day one with the original stock. I free floated the new stock because it was still stair stepping after installation.
I like my Rems cause I don't have to perform any voo doo rituals to get them to shoot straight.
 

Michael54

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I have a stainless vanguard deluxe in 7mm rem mag and its a tack driver with factory ammo.
 

Spiral Horn

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Have both a 1960s vintage W. German made Weatherby Mark V and a newer Vangaurd. Both are chambered in 300WEA and both shoot SUB-MOA. Took the Vanguard to Alaska in 2016 and took a 9ft Brownie with one shot from a 180gr TTSX. Agree with the trigger comments on the Vanguard and will be replacing it with either Timney or Triggertech.
 

Bsnyder

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I have a back country In 6.5-300 wby and it shoots under 3/4 although I’m not a fan of the trigger it’s like and shoot good I also have a mark 5 and it’s a half moa gun and the trigger is better but heavy I like both both have their place in the line up but there is nothing wrong with the vanguards for the price
 

JoeDirt

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The Mark V's are the best designed rifle receiver, a magnum Mark V is a tank. 9 recoil lugs, silky smooth and a bolt safety.

I have dabbled with Mark V's thinking about building a custom using that receiver.

Used Weatherby's can be a good buy if you have sticker shock!

I will never understand why the Remington 700 became so popular.
 

Trr15

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I have a wood stocked vanguard in .338 win mag that I purchased around 15 yrs ago. The trigger sucked and I replaced it with a Timney, but it’s very accurate and I’ve killed several elk with it over the years. If I remember correctly, the older vanguards (and perhaps the new ones too) are basically Howa rifles with a weatherby label.


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Olyhunter

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Haven’t owned a Christiansen Mesa but had a Ridgline. It was a shooter, couldn’t have been any better for a shooter with my skills. However, I could not get over the bolt throw, had to mount the scope too high for my liking. Picked up my second Weatherby, a Mark 5 Ultralight, able to mount the scope nice n low. So far it shoots, and buttery smooth action. Think it’s going to fit the bill😁
 

khuber84

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I see ag composites is making stocks for Wby oem rifles, I've always liked the action. I think a 6 lug opened up for wsm or saum cases would be badass with a carbon barrel. I'll have to start looking for a cheap donor I guess!
 

bill_eb

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Have a Vanguard 2 in 300WM - Shoots very accurate. Magazine length is limited on the heavier bullets with the longer ogive, Limits what length you can reload to. Only drawback I have experienced.
 
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