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Title: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard® Stainless
Post by: admin on July 27, 2007, 11:28:37 AM
The Vanguard® Stainless is the ideal choice for the hunter who wants legendary performance, rugged durability and exceptional value all wrapped up in a well-balanced package. Eliminates game-spooking glare while fighting off the effects of rain or snow.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard® Stainless
Post by: Jim on November 05, 2007, 02:33:05 PM
I have noticed that this rifle-line , in the past, has been available with either of 2 different stock designs. One with the typical Weatherby high-comb stock and the other was a more "classic" style. Was there a manufacturing problem at that time or was this an option?

Thanks,
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard® Stainless
Post by: keith on January 03, 2008, 01:58:09 PM
I won this gun in a raffle and have not fired it yet! I am a little up in the air about optics for it yet. thinking Zeiss conquest, leupold vxl, or I also like the burris black diamond titanium. !!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard® Stainless
Post by: Matte on February 25, 2008, 11:32:52 AM
I´m from sweden and I bought this rifle in july, and then i went to the target range 12 shots perfect i thought. Then it was the moose hunt, it came a cow and double calves i shot 4 shots and it broked.. 16 shots with a brand new 300 win mag and it broked.. very disappointed at this rifle..the whole hunting season was destroyed:(
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard® Stainless
Post by: John on February 25, 2008, 01:46:43 PM
Westholm,
Let us know some details.  How and what broke??
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard® Stainless
Post by: Harvey on February 26, 2008, 06:34:36 AM
uff!  :o

Ok, I'm thinkin' maybe someones handloads that were "really hot"?

Bummer to hear about the "ruined hunt" maybe next time try and take a backup rifle just in case. Anything can happen, just say you drop your rifle on a rock and crack the scope...good to have your favorite #2 around.

Enough speculation and lecture....What happened?
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard® Stainless
Post by: Matte on March 01, 2008, 09:04:05 AM
the bolt broked when i reloaded i got it in my hand..and it was only factory ammunition..norma jaktmatch and oryx.. my backup rifle is a Carl Gustaf 6,5x55..
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard® Stainless
Post by: Harvey on March 01, 2008, 05:51:13 PM
Geez,

Soory to hear that Westholm...total bummer.

How does that 6.5 shoot??
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard Stainless
Post by: Eagle Rider on April 25, 2011, 08:22:37 PM
One of my two go - to rifles.  Its actually a Back Country Model.  In custom loaded ammo it will take the wings off flies at 100 yds.  It likes 61.5 grs of Ramshot Magnum in Federal Brass (COAL 3.460) with a  Nosler 130 gr Ballistic Tip, WLR primers.  I only use a 3-9x50 Nikon Prostaff with a set of Leupold bases and rings.  It is deadly medicine on whitetails and antelope.  Just take a at my trophy room photos. 
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard® Stainless
Post by: tpifher on September 30, 2011, 11:02:56 AM
I won a WBY 270 WSM, mounted a used Leupold scope on it, went to sight in at Bass Pro Shops range. At 25 yards it was an easy job, 3 shells and it was a perfect center in the 10 ring. I have also had the barrel ported, Sweet.I think I'm in love.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard Stainless
Post by: terminator on September 30, 2011, 02:07:39 PM
Congrats on the Wby and to top it off, you won it.Where is your Bass Pro that has a 25 yd range to sight in?
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard® Stainless
Post by: bill4winds on October 12, 2011, 11:25:48 AM
I bought this rifle a couple of years ago at the Sportsmans Warehouse I got it in .300WSM,W/Nikon 3-9 BDC Prostaff scope.  I have taken it to the range a couple of times and it shoots very well. I shoot Winchester Ballistic Silvertip 150 Gr. . I have not had any bad reactions to shooting this rifle whats-so-ever.......
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard® Stainless
Post by: bustinbirds on October 12, 2011, 12:43:00 PM
Bill, glad you like the rifle and welcome to the nation. That sounds like a great set-up, both for value and performance. Let us know how it does in the field.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard® Stainless
Post by: buzz350 on January 01, 2012, 02:37:11 AM
Hi i'm from down under Australia. Just purchased .223 Vanguard S1 stainless. I changed the stock over to a Howa camo stock. Just wondering if floating the barrel would it affect the guns accuracy. I just figure when it comes to guns may as well ask the Americans seeing they make and shoot them alot.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard Stainless
Post by: NMARKANITE on January 01, 2012, 08:20:40 AM
I would think bedding the action would more beneficial than floating the barrel but Weatherby claims if it is smaller in diameter than their #3 contour barrels that they have had better luck with the barrels being supported with pads about 2 inches from the ends of the fore grip? Not sure about Howa stocks as i was under the impression they were cheaper made than factory stocks and unsure of their bedding or lack of it? and i assume it fits the barrel tightly or you would not be concerned about it's accuracy? So what kinda groups were you getting with factory stock and what kinda groups are you getting with the Howa Cammo buzz?
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard® Stainless
Post by: buzz350 on January 03, 2012, 01:57:59 AM
as yet i haven't been to the range waiting for my mate to return from holidays then when i get the results i'll defently post them on here. But i thort Howa use the Houge stocks and from the write ups i seen thort they were good quality. I'm defently no expert as i am new to shooting only just aquired my guns. And looking at guidance from the ones who shoot weatherbys. Its a beautiful rifle and feels solid and firm.
 
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard Stainless
Post by: wetduck on November 01, 2012, 02:13:57 PM
Bring this back to life.  Been looking for a 257 for a while and found one a cabelas last month. Vanguard with the 26"ss barrel.  Had the barrel and action and scope duracoated OD green and the stone coated the stock.  Just shot it the first time this weekend and love this gun.  It has made the travel team for sure this year.     Any one shot the hornady 90gr gilded bullet at texas sized white tails?
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard Stainless
Post by: ccc23454 on November 01, 2012, 03:23:50 PM
My buddy played with the GMX in a 243 and didn't care for the groups and expansion, he swapped to Barnes and loves them.  I think that if your going lead free Barnes are the way to go i like lead bullets so until law says so I am using them.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard® Stainless
Post by: silvertipCO on October 12, 2014, 04:55:53 AM
This Vanguard .270 Win was my first sstl rifle and I'm amazed at how slick the action is. It's also crazy accurate, shooting 1" groups at 100y and 2" groups at 300y and 3" groups at 425y. Just an amazing rifle.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard Stainless
Post by: ssterling90 on November 16, 2014, 01:31:49 PM
I dont know how much it effects the gun but on my 300 wby mag i put the safety on and i still can open the bolt safety still works fine gun shoots fine just worried if it might be a problem that could cause injury any info out would be appreciated
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard Stainless
Post by: galamb on November 16, 2014, 04:17:35 PM
You do have the three position safety? correct??

All the way to the rear, bolt won't open AND trigger won't (fire)

Middle position - trigger won't fire BUT you can operate the bolt to unload (while safe) if you want

Fully forward, she will fire and the bolt will operate...
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard Stainless
Post by: ssterling90 on November 23, 2014, 10:40:39 AM
No I dont have the 3 position safety so how critical is it I've been shooting it,just dont want it blowing up in face with deer season a week away
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Vanguard Stainless
Post by: Stopp429 on February 04, 2017, 10:00:34 PM
Just got a vanguard accuguard and noticed the follower is plastic but is the trigger guard plastic to?