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My new boy...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by saturno_v, Mar 28, 2009.

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  1. saturno_v

    saturno_v Member

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    Finally I settled on my first long range rifle...

    I flirted with the idea of the 338-378 Weatherby Magnum on a Mark V Synthetic or Accumark...but the price tag and the cost of ammo (at the moment I do not reload) convinced me otherwise, at least for the time being.

    So I was able to locate a gun shop with a Weatherby Vanguard Synthetic 338 Winchester Magnum just arrived from the distributor...Weatherby doesn't make many Vanguards in this chambering (especially the blued one) so it is a relatively highly sought after rifle...I immediately jumped in my car and drove 50 miles to get it.

    After a bit of hard haggling I was able to shave few dollars and get it for $390 out of the door.

    I'm in love with this rifle so far....Later on I did go to the range and fired half box of Hornady 225 gr. Heavy Magnum and 5 rounds of Double Tap 300 gr. Woodleigh....ohh boy.....this thing is worse than a 375 H&H...sharp quick recoil and an EXTREMELY loud bark....the rifle does let you know that is there....the 30-06 and Mosins that I regularly fire are no joke but this is on another level...

    Accuracy....hmm...let's say that I was able to get on paper at 100 yards...:D:D:D....all my fault so far....as you know every Weatherby rifle comes with a test target with the name of the technician...

    The Hornady Heavy Magnum 225 gr. averaged 3067 fps :eek:

    The Double Tap 300 gr. averaged 2533 fps :eek::D:eek:

    I cannot wait to see what kind of long range results I can get with the 300 gr. Sierra Match...but first I have to improve myself and get more confidence with the rifle...

    I was VERY close to get a nice scope bite...

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  2. indoorsoccerfrea

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    That's a really nice looking camera case you got there!


    but seriously, nice rifle!
     
  3. sarduy

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    Beatiful rifle, i would guess you got a Center-Point scope on it?
     
  4. saturno_v

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    Yes...I had a spare one...so far it took the recoil beating very very well :D:D:D

    I had nothing but good performance with them....hard to beat for the price...
     
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