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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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weatherby vanguard...composite stalk...

I noticed that the barrel will not slide a dollar down it without stopping the dollar...doI need to sand it out? Surprized as I thought weatherby was a great gun?
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shoot the gun before altering anything. a lot of rifles perform better with a pressure point in the stock.

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It's a vanguard, not that it's bad but that is a budget gun for weatherby.
IMHO I doubt it makes much difference on that if you do or don't. Those composite stocks aren't the same as high end synthetic stocks or fiberglass ones like real long range guns have. They are basically plastic and even if you channel them out they flex and shift really easily.
If you want to make this gun a shooter, but an after market stock of better quality and bed the action into it and float it. Then you have a chance to see if your barreled action is capable of whatever long range your trying to accomplish. Boyd's is a really in expensive option that is pretty darn good without breaking the bank.

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It's a vanguard, not that it's bad but that is a budget gun for weatherby.
The Vanguard may be a budget gun. But they are shooters. Some of them are INSANE accurate !!! My older daughter has a Vanguard Youth .308 Win with a 20" barrel. It's still in the black-painted beechwood stock. It is a bona fide 1/4 MOA shooter for 3 shots at 100 yards. No trigger work....no bedding work....just a Burris 3-9x40 on top. It's CRAZY accurate.
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The Vanguard may be a budget gun. But they are shooters. Some of them are INSANE accurate !!! My older daughter has a Vanguard Youth .308 Win with a 20" barrel. It's still in the black-painted beechwood stock. It is a bona fide 1/4 MOA shooter for 3 shots at 100 yards. No trigger work....no bedding work....just a Burris 3-9x40 on top. It's CRAZY accurate.
Yes in a wood stock you can get a real shooter sometimes.


They are generally good shooters, and the likely hood of getting a good one goes up a lot in a wood stock vs the cheap plastic one. but for long range and a plastic stock one you can only ask so much.

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Not sure about vanguards or the current mark Vs, but the older weatherby mark Vs have a pressure point against the barrel near the end of the forearm by design. A dollar won't slide down any of mine, they shoot, I'm keeping 'em.
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Pa Teeny,

Weatherby Vanguards are available with two different types of "synthetic" stocks. The higher cost models come with a true glass/resin stock. Those stocks are very rigid and I believe they are supplied to Weatherby by B&C. The lower cost Vanguard models come with injection molded (plastic/tuperware) stocks. Those stocks are very flexible and if you tried removing the pressure point and/or floating the barrel, most likely the forend would flex under pressure and touch the barrel at random times/points and cause a loss in accuracy.

I would make my decision on the free floating/bedding of the stock based on what stock you have on your model Vanguard.

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What tony said! And if you haven't shot it, do that first!
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I have a 2000 era Vanguard synthetic in 300 WBY. It is the most accurate gun I own. If I thinkered with loads and got a trigger job, it would be shooting 1/2" MOA or better. It's already shooting .75" groups with my hunting loads and a crappy trigger.
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Yep shoot it first I bought an Weatherby vanguard wilderness in 240 WM this gun is insanely accurate right out of the box.shoots cloverleaf groups with 100 gr Nosler partitions and H4831sc.

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