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Changing stocks on a vanguard

Changing stocks on a vanguard
« on: September 27, 2014, 07:42:32 AM »
I have been looking at putting the new vanguard S2 stock onto my vanguard with a laminate stock in hopes of decreasing the weight as well as getting away from the laminate stock, I am wondering if there are other options other than the S2 stock like the back country stock or an ultralight stock, if anyone has done this and has any input would be great thanks!
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Re: Changing stocks on a vanguard
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2014, 09:19:18 AM »
You can contact the custom shop by phone and find out what they have in stock which may suit your needs and tastes. They may well have Bell & Carlson Medalist stocks with full bedding blocks but may also have the pillar model, which might save you a few ounces. Alternately, you can source stocks from various manufacturers at prices ranging from affordable to astronomical, and just about anywhere in between. Check out Stockysstocks.com for some options but there are plenty out there.
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Re: Changing stocks on a vanguard
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 01:26:04 PM »
I have been looking at putting the new vanguard S2 stock onto my vanguard with a laminate stock in hopes of decreasing the weight as well as getting away from the laminate stock, I am wondering if there are other options other than the S2 stock like the back country stock or an ultralight stock, if anyone has done this and has any input would be great thanks!

Like Dubyam said contact Weatherby Custom Shop. I put the Backcountry stock on a S2 257 and it is frighteningly accurate and kills deer dead like the hammer of Thor.

Re: Changing stocks on a vanguard
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2014, 11:01:28 AM »
One of the first things that I did when I bought my .300 Weatherby Vanguard was to replace the factory wood stock with AA Fancy Claro Walnut from Richards.  This is not a project for everyone, but it was not the first stock that I have built.

The stock that I got from Richards was semi-inleted, so I finished inleted it, then I pillar and glass bedded the action, glass bedded then free floated the barrel channel, installed an Edwards recoil reducer in the stock, and fitted a Limbsaver recoil pad on it.  I then finished the stock with about 10 coats of hand rubbed Tru-oil, and I hand checkered the stock with my favorite multi-panel wrap around pattern.

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Re: Changing stocks on a vanguard
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017, 07:15:27 AM »
I put a Griptonite stock on my old .300 Wby and it fit perfect, not sure if that's the kind of stock you're looking for, but it's an inexpensive quality replacement if cost is a factor