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New to Weatherbys.

New to Weatherbys.
« on: December 18, 2015, 04:51:02 PM »
New to Weatherbys. New to hunting. Looking to buy one. Been doing a lot of research. I'm thinking about getting the Weatherby Vanguard Deluxe in 30-06. It be nice to have the Mark V, maybe some day. Thinking that 30-06 is a good all around caliber. Maybe get different caliber later.

Any suggestions you guys can give me are much appreciated. Suggestions or opinions.

Thanks   
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Re: New to Weatherbys.
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2015, 05:27:15 PM »
What cha hunting? Hard to beat a 257 or 300 Wby.
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Re: New to Weatherbys.
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 05:43:01 PM »
I guess just looking for a good all around caliber. For a first hunting rifle.
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Re: New to Weatherbys.
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 03:18:51 PM »
Pretty hard to go wrong with a 30-06, especially now a days with all the premium bullets offered in Factory ammo.

I'm a diehard Weatherby Fan and love Weatherby cartridges and rifles but have shot countless animals with my Husqvarna H5000 30-06 using Federal Premium 165gr Nosler Partitions.

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Re: New to Weatherbys.
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 01:36:01 PM »
Welcome to the Nation!  Lot's of knowledgeable individuals here.  You can't go wrong with the 30-06.  The 257 is another excellent option, kills like a laser, recoil is about the same as a 30-06 (maybe a bit more), and the factory ammo is not too expensive either.  Deadly combination for white tails. :D

Re: New to Weatherbys.
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 02:31:39 PM »
First, welcome to the Nation.  You can't go wrong with a 30-06.  It is one of the best all around calibers for hunting.  That is why it has been around for 110 years.  Not to mention, you can buy ammo for it anywhere. 

My Vanguard Deluxe is in the 257 Wby Mag.  It is, without a doubt, the most accurate gun I've ever owned.  It even outshines my pre-Garcia Sako 243.  Did I mention that it hammers whitetails?  Just be sure that the caliber you get is really what you want and will be happy with. 

Again, welcome aboard. 

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Re: New to Weatherbys.
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2016, 05:01:44 AM »
IDFtrooper, have you purchased your new hunting rifle yet? Just to breath a little more life into this post, I'll add my $.02 cents. I agree with the other posters almost to the man. The 30-06 is hard to beat as a first hunting rifle in standard caliber Weatherby, and the 257 Wby as a first Wby caliber. The -06 can be loaded up or down for small or large game, ammunition is easy to find, cost not an issue, and the recoil(generally speaking can be handled by most hunters and some huntresses)is manageable. Generally the -06 is very accurate with good brand name cup and core, or premium ammo with usage depending on what you will be hunting. The 257 Wby is an excellent choice for first Wby cal. (although the large caliber bug may bite you after shooting the -06, and you may want to go with a 300 Wby, who knows.) As a medium game caliber, you won't find anything that will dispatch game with more authority. It will flat impress you. The 257 will drop whitetails, mulies, antelope, black bear, etc, just don't try to extend its range or capabilities, and you won't look back. If you intend to hunt large game, the -06 is the better choice with the heavy bullet selection. Personally, for large game, my minimum caliber would start with .277 cal, but thats just me. Since you haven't posted since December of 2015, you left us dangling, post up and let us know if you've purchased your first hunting rifle yet. Good luck
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Re: New to Weatherbys.
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2016, 03:38:00 PM »
I know its a little late, so here is my 2 cent on the 257Wby. Awesome caliber, i shot a deer a few years back a 250 yard running shot about 6" lead the deers chin hit the ground in a skid which then lead to his head turning antlers digging in and one end over end before he come to rest, still chuckle when i think about that day.  lol