I am curiuos as how good is the wood version of the vanguard compared to the Remingtons,Winchester,CZ,Ruger etc? I was offered one in trade and really do not know much about them as far as how good they are. They are made in Japan and this one shot well when I tried it yesterday. It is 30-06 with wood stock limbsaver recoil pad and a Nikon Prostaff scope. It is a pretty gun but is this package worth anywher near $800 or more like $500?
Thanks for help
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August 8, 2010, 08:51 PM
There are different grades of wood-stocked Weatherby Vanguards. The old VGX was pretty expensive, as in the range of $800.00 a few years back. You will need more details for an accurate feedback.
Weatherby, in general (Howa) is a good rifle. But, the question here is dollar value, and we don't have enough information to make an informed assessment.
August 8, 2010, 08:53 PM
It is made by Howa, in Japan.
I would lean towards the $500 end, just because it says Weatherby on the firearm, doesn't warrant the extra cash, it is still just a Howa!
August 8, 2010, 09:58 PM
How do you tell which model it is? Ruger remingtons have the model on them. I did not see the model on it. The gun only said vanguard that I could tell.
Thanks for help
August 8, 2010, 10:44 PM
I picked up a sub-moa version (not wood stock) a few years ago for under $500.
August 8, 2010, 10:58 PM
I really like the Vanguards, but $800 is to much in my opinion. The owner may have paid $199 for the scope but it's the cheapest scope made with the Nikon name and really does not have the glass quality of something like a Nikon Monarch. I would think somewhere in the range of $500-600 would be about right.
August 8, 2010, 11:31 PM
I've got a Vanguard synthetic 257 Weatherby and it was around 500, but it shoots really good, and the trigger is better than the older Vanguards, mine has no creep and breaks clean with a light weight (it surprises you) . The wood ones are nice, but not worth 800.00.
August 8, 2010, 11:40 PM
Please describe the stock's finish, and design. Is the stock's fish high gloss, satin? Is the stock a single color, or does it have a fancy foreend, such as rosewood or ebony? Try to locate the model here: http://weatherby.com/product/rifles/vanguard Also, check the serial number to see if it begins with "VGX", or "VX", etc. I located this used Vaguard at Williams Gunsight: http://www.williamsgunsight.com/gunsights/808usedrifles.htm