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  1. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    i was just looking at them because a friend of mine just bought 2 of them, nice looking firearms anyone here have one?
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    StoneChimney New Member

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    Quite a few, yes. German Mark V rifles in various calibers.
  3. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    Got pictures?
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    I'll take a couple this weekend at the show.
  5. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have a Weatherby Vanguard rifle in .223. It is the low priced version made in Japan. Still a very good shooting rifle. I am putting up a picture but it is a plain jane rifle with black synthetic stock.

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    Go with a Savage.
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    My best friend has two Vanguards: one in .300 Weatherby and the other in .257 Weatherby. Both of these rifles shot 1/4" groups with the Barnes TSX. He loves 'em. He has a Mk V in .340 Weatherby that shoots 1" 300 yard groups with a 225 gr. TTSX. It's AWESOME on elk.

    I much prefer either of these rifles to the Savage just for feel and ergonomics. I wouldn't own a Savage myself for that reason (had one and got rid of it).
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    Hunting buddy swears by them, so I found a mark V made in 2001 in 30-378 on our local computer list. Macmillan Stock, bedded, super light trigger, and had a decent burris scope. Sub MOA gun for sure and I only paid $1000 bucks for the gun; after shooting it; I'd paid way more if I had to. My buddy has half a dozen of them all accumarks that he bought new for around $1600 each but might be cheaper other places. I'd buy them used if I could and hear to steer clear of the vanguards, but who knows.

    I like some of their calibers and nice guns to hand down to the kids. Look on brandx, you'll get a better idea on pricing.
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  9. anthonymsga

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    gdmoody thats a beauty. Love the Vanguard series 2 rifles though.
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    I wanted a Weatherby when I was in the market; but due to the dealers near me not having a new Weatherby, I bought a Howa instead; which has the same action as a Weatherby Vanguard.
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    I have a laser mark in 270 why magnum amazing looking and shooting rifle.
  12. BETH

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    expensive little gun
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    a mates son with my Weatherby in 30-06

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    nice shot Jack
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    I have a Vanguard in 243 and really like. The first and only time I hunted with it I killed a nice little buck. Amazed at what that 95gr Speer SPBT did to that deer. Handles very well and quite accurate. My first synthetic stock but may get used to it.
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    Just shot a friend of mine's Vangaurd 270 shot mag seemed like a nice gun. I shot three rounds and two of the holes were touching and the third was just barley off the mark. not bad for a guy who has only shot Bows and shotguns for the last several yrs.
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    3 shots at 100 yards as fast as I could work the bolt on my 300 WBY Mk V. I like it.
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    Does the Weatherby Vangaurd have the floating barrel? I realy haven't looked into them. I'm looking at getting the Howa which makes the Vangaurd. It's a little more expensive than the Vngd I think but it has the floating barrel which I like and the trigger is pretty much good to go out of the box.
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  19. Inthewind1976

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    To the best of my knowledge, a Vanguard is a Howa is a S&W 1500 and there arent any actual differences, other than maybe the appearance of some of the stock options. I have two and love em.
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    Side by side the only diferrence I noticed right off was the rear of the bolt. I thought the trigger assembly was diferrent but I'm only assuming because folks boast about the Howa trigger which so far I have only dry fired but I like it as well. Then I've heard some negative feedback on the Vanguard trigger. Like you said, I believe stocks are interchangeable but no surprise there.
    I'm still shopping for my .380 and so far I'm sold on the Howa in this price range, but if I were to find they were in fact the same gun it would expand my deal/price opportunities.
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