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

  1. hoodedmonk

    hoodedmonk New Member

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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.
  3. fuzebox40

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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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  4. 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.
  5. fuzebox40

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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.
  6. zkovach

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    Howa makes weatherby and aftermarket parts are interchangeable, so they are basically the same
  7. UncleFudd

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    I don't shoot the siege guns any more.:D

    But I git my second Weatherby recently along with some other guns and a Ft Knox safe.
    Did not know that Weatherby made a semi auto 22 and further the lever on the rt side converts this little gun to a single shot or semi auto. I have not been able to shoot it yet but am really anxious to do so. It is the model XX11.
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  8. Bindernut

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    Oh man, you've got a nice looking MarkXXII there UF!
    (that's Mark 22 if you do the roman numeral math) That's what their new bolt-action 22 is called as well, but it ain't nowhere near as purty as the old semi-auto.

    I had a chance at a tube-fed one quite a few years back but didn't have the cash at the time...that was back when they were still affordable.
    Nowadays, everyone around here thinks the old semi-auto Weatherbys are collectible or something. :rolleyes: I just want one for a "sunday-go-to-meeting" bunny gun. :D
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  9. gun-nut

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    Thats why i have my Howa insted of the Weatherby I saw them laying right becide each other at a gun show asked what was the diff. the guy said just the name. Both made in Japan. For $250.00 cheaper and the simmons scope on it i took the Howa 1500 .223! :D
  10. Frogtop

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    According to "Shooting Times" there is a new version of the Vanguard out called the S2. Supposed to have an improved trigger among other changes. My Vanguard is about 4 years old and I am quite content with the trigger on it.
  11. zkovach

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    Howa is a great firearm coupled with the price, accuracy, and aftermarket weatherby parts that fit. It's a great deal!!
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