weatherby firearms

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by BETH, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    i was just looking at them because a friend of mine just bought 2 of them, nice looking firearms anyone here have one?
     
  2. StoneChimney

    StoneChimney New Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Quite a few, yes. German Mark V rifles in various calibers.
     

  3. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    Got pictures?
     
  4. StoneChimney

    StoneChimney New Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    I'll take a couple this weekend at the show.
     
  5. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    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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  6. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    Go with a Savage.
     
  7. myfriendis410

    myfriendis410 Member

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    Mar 30, 2011
    Lompoc California
    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).
     
  8. Zhurh

    Zhurh Active Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Upper Yukon, Alaska
    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

    anthonymsga New Member

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    Feb 7, 2012
    gdmoody thats a beauty. Love the Vanguard series 2 rifles though.
     
  10. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman Active Member

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Ohio
    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.
     
  11. phinsnfur1

    phinsnfur1 Member

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    Jan 28, 2009
    Virginia
    I have a laser mark in 270 why magnum amazing looking and shooting rifle.
     
  12. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    expensive little gun
     
  13. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    a mates son with my Weatherby in 30-06
     

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  14. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    nice shot Jack
     
  15. Frogtop

    Frogtop New Member

    219
    Jan 24, 2012
    NE Tenn
    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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