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First Rounds with Wby Vanguard First Lite 300 Wby mag

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by army_eod, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. army_eod

    army_eod Member

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    093869A6-9D5A-4305-A32C-89689F3AEDA3.jpeg F05E5A04-D613-46C1-9BCB-5BFE0872EF37.png Very happy with this rifle. Extremely accurate. Got her dialed in with six rounds. First two at 25 yds and then final zero at 100 yds. Right on the money. 2.8 inches high at 100 yds.
    I used my lead sled. This rifle has the Accubrake.
     
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    I love mine, though the trigger needed a little work out of the box.:thumbup:
     
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  3. army_eod

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    I am thinking of improving the trigger. But I can deal with this. I did not touch the adjustment.
     
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    I took a little off the sear engagement, gently polished the mating surfaces, and liberally greased it- MUCH better, but then mine is a 1st Gen. Supposedly the newer ones only have a resistance adjustment, but they are supposed to be a big improvement over the early ones anyway.
    There always a Timney, lol.
     
  5. army_eod

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    These two-stages are a quantum leap above the old triggers.
     
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    It's an awesome round. I love mine although it's in a Mark V. Flat shooting and it really carries a lot of energy downrange. It's a bit spicy but I don't mind that in a hunting rifle.
     
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    Photo of the beast

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    Love it!

    Whats the glass?
     
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  9. army_eod

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    Just cheap Leupy VX Freedom 4-12x40 with CDS elevation knob. Plex reticle. All you need.
     
  10. army_eod

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    Basically a 375 yard rifle with center mass aiming.
     
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  11. marksman13

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    How’s recoil with that brake? Worst recoil I have ever felt in my life was from a Weatherby Vanguard in 300 Weatherby Mag. It belonged to a buddy of mine and he asked me to come shoot it for him to confirm that it wasn’t accurate. I put three rounds into a clover leaf at 200 yards and told him I’d never shoot it again. Stood back and watched him shoot it and the accuracy issue became quite apparent. This guy was literally closing his eyes and tensing every muscle in his body in anticipation of recoil. That rifle was not pleasant to shoot at all.
     
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  12. army_eod

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    I shot from a Lead Sled to zero. I have shot the 300 with a brake. Not a big deal.
     
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    I’ve got a pair of Ruger No, 1s in 300 Win Mag and I don’t feel like recoil is bad for either of them. I wouldn’t want to sit around for hours burning powder with either of them, but they aren’t painful to shoot. That 300 Weatherby experience was a decade ago. Maybe I need to give another one a chance.
     
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    300 Wby was my worst recoil experience - between the recoil and the shocking report - very unpleasant but I may also be a bit of a sissy.
     
  15. army_eod

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    300 Wby and 338 Win mag have about the same recoil energy.
     
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    My Youngest Daughter shoots a 300 Weatherby mag.
    She loves it, I do not...
     
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