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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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weatherby vangaurds and savage axis

Anybody have any expierence with the new weatherby vangaurds?
A friend of mine is looking at them compared to a savage Axis in .223 for both.

any expierience with either of these? Any info is great. how do they shoot? how are they put together? any problems?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 02:57 PM
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Re: weatherby vangaurds

IIRC Vangaurds use a Howa action..... very dependable
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Re: weatherby vangaurds

I bought the Vanguard S2 25-06 but have not shot it yet
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Re: weatherby vangaurds

Thanks for the info guys. Just wondering what everyone thought. im not familiar with weatherbys.
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Re: weatherby vangaurds

Vanguard is the bottom of the Weatherby line and they used to be guaranteed at less than an inch moa, probably still are. I would pick the Weatherby out of the two. John
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Re: weatherby vangaurds

john,
any reason to not like the savage?

BTW its an axis he is looking at not a model 12.
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Re: weatherby vangaurds

Other than their lever guns which were always top quality when they went to bolt actions they seemed to start at the bottom and work their way up. Just my opinion though. Like their commercial says, this aint your fathers Savage any more. When I was younger Savage bolt actions didn't have much of a reputation and I still think of the old Savages today. Where Weatherby has always been top of the line and at one time one of the most expensive sporting rifles until the Vanguard made them more affordable. Just my opinion and not trying to change anyone's mind, I'm sure either would make a hunter happy, I would just go with the Weatherby myself. John
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Re: weatherby vangaurds

Great guns for the $$. I believe they are 1.5 moa Guaranteed now but they always shoot better than that with the right loads.

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The S2 is 1 MOA guarantee
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 03:43 AM
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Re: weatherby vangaurds

Maybe a dozen or so years back, Walmart was selling Weatherby Vanguard (Howas) synthetic stocks in 300 Wby. Magnum, for about what a walnut stocked Savage 110 sold for.

They could barely keep them in stock when guys figured out they could buy a new 300 Wby. for less than $400.

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