Weatherby Vanguard at Walmart, questions


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fgr39
December 6, 2008, 03:59 PM
I have a buddy who asked me about a deal on a Vanguard at Walmart. It's a 30-06 and has a tan spiderweb stock. I know the Vanguard is very similar to the Howa 1500, but has anyone bought one of these or checked them out. I plan to check it out when I get to walmart next but just thought that maybe someone here has one. So whats the word on these.

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LJH
December 6, 2008, 04:04 PM
I picked one up at a different retailer. It works just fine, shoots just over 1MOA. The price is hard to beat :)

Geno
December 6, 2008, 04:04 PM
Exceptional rifles, and come with a factory target showing 3-shot group at 100 yards. The price may vary wildly because WalMart may want to sell. The last one I bought at WalMart was $250.00, and they now sell for $399.00 to $425.00 in most sport shops. Excellent rifle!

Texas Colt
December 6, 2008, 04:05 PM
I have a Vanguard Sporter (wood stock) in 308 Win. I love it! It is a very accurate gun. All Vanguards come with a test target and are guaranteed to shoot 1.5" groups at 100 yards. Mine does slightly better.

wally
December 6, 2008, 04:31 PM
The only real knock on the Vanguard is the barrel heats up quickly opening up the groups considerably in rapid fire. Since it only holds five shots, its not really a major issue.

I have one in .223 and like it, but I'm not much of a bolt gun guy, but I will probably pick one up in 30-06 eventually.

Nice touch is the test target says what brand of ammo they used for the test.

--wally.

bddeuce
December 6, 2008, 05:15 PM
IMHO this is the best rifle for the money! I strongly recommend this rifle. I purchased a 7mm Remington Mag Vanguard from WalMart about 10 years ago. I mounted a Leupold VariX2 on it. With factory nosler balistic tip loads, I could consistently get all shots, in a (3) shot group, to touch at 100yds.

HOLY DIVER
December 6, 2008, 05:21 PM
they are fine rifles
did anybody see the write up field and stream did on deer rifles?

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