What are your opinions on this rifle. Found one in 270WSM for a really good price. Don't need it, already have a 270 and just bought a 280 last week. Basically just trying to be talked in or out of it.
Bro had on, couldn't group in 4 inches at 100 yards. even with reloads and factory ammo tht 270 WSM wouldn't shoot. After a new trigger and a recround muzzle, it still wouldn't shoot. Nice looking rifle, he sold it cheap at a gun show.
Even thoough theya re made at the same factory, the Howas seem to shoot better. I understand that Weatherby culls out the good ones and sells them as their "MOA" model and the 2-3 inch grouping rifles are sold as just Vanguards.
There are currently 3 Vanguards in my family. Two in .308 Win and one in .300 Win. All group sub-MOA and one of the .308's groups 1/4 MOA (not a typo). All 3 guns are between 1 and 4 years old. None has had anything done to it....bedding, trigger.......nothing.
IMHO, the Vanguard is the best rifle buy for the money (or a lot more money) going today.
Ever since the prices on Savage bolt actions climbed up into the same realm as Remingtons 700's,I've been looking hard at the Howa rifles myself...My sole Howa, a plain synthetic Weatherby Vanguard in 257 Wby. is one of the most accurate rifles I've ever owned and I'd certainly try another at this point.