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Weatherby Vanguard Reviews

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by roc1, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. roc1

    roc1 Well-Known Member


    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
  2. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    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.

  3. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Well-Known Member

    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!
  4. roc1

    roc1 Well-Known Member

    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
  5. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    I picked up a sub-moa version (not wood stock) a few years ago for under $500.
  6. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. mshootnit

    mshootnit Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member


    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

    Last edited: Aug 8, 2010
  9. roc1

    roc1 Well-Known Member

    It has a high gloss finish with the black ebony forend. I will get him to give the model.

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