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weatherby vanguard deluxe 300 wby

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by gspsteel, Jan 10, 2011.

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  1. gspsteel

    gspsteel Member

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    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?
     
  2. JDMorris

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    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.
     
  3. Damon555

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    Not too bad. That thing is going to thump the shoulder pretty bad.
     
  4. Arkansas Paul

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  6. gkdir

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    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.
     
  7. Hunt480

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  10. gspsteel

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    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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