.308 to Get? Weatherby or Remington?


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msjayhawk
April 7, 2013, 10:46 PM
I am down to the Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 Stainless Synthetic, and the Remington 700 SPS Varmint. The first has a 24 inch barrel, and the second has a 26" barrel. Aside from the that they are pretty similar. The Remington is about a pound and a half heavier (a plus for me, range shooting mostly).

Which would you pick, or would you pick something else?

Just throwing around ideas for a range gun. I have a Barrett 50, and pistols in .327, 10mm, and .41 magnum, so I thought I would get something normal...

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Casefull
April 7, 2013, 10:49 PM
I have the Remington and would recommend it over the weatherby...especially for range shooting. Lots more options for changes to the rifle as time goes by. Will be more accurate most likely.

PlaneJain
April 7, 2013, 10:55 PM
I prefer the Weatherbys over Remingtons, but both are good guns. I will not buy a gun though from an Anti-Constitutional state, so no more sending my money to NY
My Vanguard 1
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af219/Planejain/Gun%20Stuff%20too/100_3643.jpg

jerkface11
April 7, 2013, 10:57 PM
So you'll send your money to Japan?

WNTFW
April 7, 2013, 11:01 PM
Flip a coin - they use the same scope mounts. I have both.

One consideration is in the long run more is available for the Rem 700 including gunsmiths that are set up for it. This may come into play if you need to replace a worn out barrel.

If you don't plan on changing anything get whatever suits your needs better. My WBY is more of a standard deer rifle and my Rem is more of a heavy range rifle.

I would have also considered a Savage.

PlaneJain
April 7, 2013, 11:03 PM
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So you'll send your money to Japan?


In a Heartbeat. :D

I would rather support a countries economy who isnt communist, like NY is. ;)

Robert
April 7, 2013, 11:06 PM
Of the two listed, Weatherby. If it were my money I'd get a Winchester Mod 70.

msjayhawk
April 7, 2013, 11:40 PM
I like some of those Savages. I will have to dig through them. I have not looked at the Winchesters much, although I love my Win model 12 20 gauge with a 37,564 serial number...

Robert
April 7, 2013, 11:55 PM
The Mod 70 may cost more, depending on the trim level, but I find them to be better than a similar Savage or Remington. Though I may be a bit biased. The last rifle I bought was a Mod 70 Safari Express.

msjayhawk
April 8, 2013, 12:28 AM
This gun does look pretty sweet. Has anyone spent much time with this one?

http://remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire/model-700/model-700-sps-varmint.aspx

mnhntr
April 8, 2013, 12:37 AM
Savage

jason41987
April 8, 2013, 02:50 PM
i cant comment on weatherby, and since im looking for a new bolt action soon ill have to consider them, but ive lost faith in remington products, ive been whitnessing poor quality control on a few products of late... i just cant put my faith in them anymore... maybe these were isolated bad apples, maybe theyve decided to cut corners to save costs, i dont know, but thats my experience

LNK
April 8, 2013, 03:04 PM
I am down to the Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 Stainless Synthetic, and the Remington 700 SPS Varmint. The first has a 24 inch barrel, and the second has a 26" barrel. Aside from the that they are pretty similar. The Remington is about a pound and a half heavier (a plus for me, range shooting mostly).



I have the Weatherby Vanguard 2 Heavy barrel Varmint in .308. I have shot the Remington and don't like the fit for me. I wont tell you not to get the Remington, but I really like the Van2. Mine shoots around an inch for 5 shots, but still looking for its favorite load.....I also have a Howa 1500 in .270 just so you know. I paid around $600 for the Weatherby, post Newtown.....

Good luck,
LNK

jmr40
April 8, 2013, 03:44 PM
Of the two listed, Weatherby. If it were my money I'd get a Winchester Mod 70.


Good advice

greyling22
April 8, 2013, 05:44 PM
just to throw something else in the mix, I came across a promo video for the new Mauser m12 today. It looks pretty sexy.

lightman
April 8, 2013, 06:32 PM
I'm a Remington man. The Model 700 is the same to the gun world as the small block chevy is to the hot rod world. Lots and lots of accessories. Lots of Remingtons win matches, not so much with Weatherby. My second choice would be Winchester. Good Luck, Lightman

PlaneJain
April 8, 2013, 07:07 PM
308 to Get? Weatherby or Remington?


Which would you pick, or would you pick something else?

In all honesty, get a Sako, and never look back.

LevelHead
April 8, 2013, 07:14 PM
I vote for Sako too, but then that's what I bought. I like Tikka's too. I do have a Remington PSS in .308 that's a tack-driver, but it's got $3000 worth of stocks, rings and scope to help it along.

msjayhawk
April 12, 2013, 08:49 PM
OK, Got it settled for now. Just ordered this for $819.... http://remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire/model-700/model-700-varmint-sf.aspx

dprice3844444
April 12, 2013, 08:51 PM
whichever is lightest

http://www.snipercentral.com/milspec5r.phtml

http://www.snipercountry.com/inreviews/rem_m700_stainlessspecial5rmilspec.asp

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