weatherby vanguard deluxe 300 wby


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gspsteel
January 10, 2011, 12:15 PM
I came across a wby vanguard deluxe with the fancy stock in 300 wby mag with a vx-II leuopold scope for $700. less than a box through it. good deal?

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JDMorris
January 10, 2011, 01:04 PM
Yeah, if you like the caliber, a new in box Vanguard or Howa 1500 in .308, .30-06, or .300 win mag, will be about the same price with a used scope.

Damon555
January 10, 2011, 05:33 PM
Not too bad. That thing is going to thump the shoulder pretty bad.

Arkansas Paul
January 10, 2011, 06:46 PM
That thing is going to thump the shoulder pretty bad.


Maybe. Maybe not though.
Vangaurds are fairly heavy and they come with a pretty good recoil pad as well. I'd wager that it isn't as bad as you'd think.

pbrktrt
January 10, 2011, 08:38 PM
It's a $700.00 rifle and a $300.00 scope. And probably will shoot very well. Weatherby now sells ammo for about $40.00 a box. I say go for it.

gkdir
January 11, 2011, 12:03 AM
Being a "Weatherby nut", I would have to say the price isn't bad, but could be trimmed a bit. I have a Vanguard Deluxe in .300Weatherby, and really don't find the recoil objectionable. Make sure it is in fact a "Deluxe", serial # starts with VGX I seem to remember.

Hunt480
January 11, 2011, 05:43 PM
I have a 300 Weatherby, it is an awsome gun. I bought it to use on hunts in the northwest if I ever get to go. I tried it out on some whitetails here in Ga. It didnt take me long to figure out its a lot more power than you need for whitetails. I like the gun, and the recoil aint as bad people think. It is very accurate along with all that power.

Durty
January 11, 2011, 11:00 PM
If you think of it as an investment... It is a good investment that you could get your money out of if needed. Good gun, good scope--neither of which will go down much in value if they are taken care of. Not to mention a classic cartridge.. I say go for it.

GooseGestapo
January 12, 2011, 03:43 AM
I think the price is a little high.
Before Christmas, the Walmart in Opelika, Al had a Vanguard with tan/black spiderweb synthetic stock on clearance for $350.00. You could also get a 3-9x Leupold Rifleman scope for $199.
The .300wby won't be too bad in the Vanguard. Yes, it'll recoil, but then so does the Rem.870 pump with 1.5oz-2.0oz. turkey loads.

If you reload, you can down-load the .300 to .308 level loads for about the same cost as .308.

I've got a Vanguard in .257wby mag and I enjoy shooting it. Also, a Savage M110 in .300RUM.
FWIW, though, I do prefer to hunt with lighter firearms.

gspsteel
January 12, 2011, 09:10 AM
Thanks for the input. I am looking at it as an investment and to add a magnum to my safe. currently have 4 model 94s in 30-30 and 32 spcl, Browning bar .280, hope to use it to hunt out west for elk this year with my dad.

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