My new boy...


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saturno_v
March 28, 2009, 02:48 AM
Finally I settled on my first long range rifle...

I flirted with the idea of the 338-378 Weatherby Magnum on a Mark V Synthetic or Accumark...but the price tag and the cost of ammo (at the moment I do not reload) convinced me otherwise, at least for the time being.

So I was able to locate a gun shop with a Weatherby Vanguard Synthetic 338 Winchester Magnum just arrived from the distributor...Weatherby doesn't make many Vanguards in this chambering (especially the blued one) so it is a relatively highly sought after rifle...I immediately jumped in my car and drove 50 miles to get it.

After a bit of hard haggling I was able to shave few dollars and get it for $390 out of the door.

I'm in love with this rifle so far....Later on I did go to the range and fired half box of Hornady 225 gr. Heavy Magnum and 5 rounds of Double Tap 300 gr. Woodleigh....ohh boy.....this thing is worse than a 375 H&H...sharp quick recoil and an EXTREMELY loud bark....the rifle does let you know that is there....the 30-06 and Mosins that I regularly fire are no joke but this is on another level...

Accuracy....hmm...let's say that I was able to get on paper at 100 yards...:D:D:D....all my fault so far....as you know every Weatherby rifle comes with a test target with the name of the technician...

The Hornady Heavy Magnum 225 gr. averaged 3067 fps :eek:

The Double Tap 300 gr. averaged 2533 fps :eek::D:eek:

I cannot wait to see what kind of long range results I can get with the 300 gr. Sierra Match...but first I have to improve myself and get more confidence with the rifle...

I was VERY close to get a nice scope bite...

Few pics...

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indoorsoccerfrea
March 28, 2009, 02:57 AM
That's a really nice looking camera case you got there!


but seriously, nice rifle!

sarduy
March 28, 2009, 03:00 AM
Beatiful rifle, i would guess you got a Center-Point scope on it?

saturno_v
March 28, 2009, 03:51 AM
Beatiful rifle, i would guess you got a Center-Point scope on it?


Yes...I had a spare one...so far it took the recoil beating very very well :D:D:D

I had nothing but good performance with them....hard to beat for the price...

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