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« on: May 17, 2017, 07:30:42 AM »
I figured I would throw up and intro of sorts.  I finally pulled the trigger and bought my first Weatherby product.  Vanguard S2 in .257 Weatherby.  I am ecstatic.  I have wanted one for 40 of my nearly 50 years. 

I do the usual fish, reload for rifle, cook camp, SCUBA etc.  I have never reloaded for a belted cartridge so I will have tons of questions.  I am just getting into hunting for deer in CA, and I am learning from the ground up.

Anyhow, I just wanted to say a quick hey.

Regards,

Desertdoc
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 07:41:08 AM »
Fire away we have tons of expertise and opinions on this site, and people are pretty decent, if one person doesn't know someone else will chime in.  Welcome to the site.

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 08:00:36 AM »
Welcome aboard Desertdoc, you will Love the 257 Bee!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 08:18:42 AM »
Welcome to the nation!  Tons of good advice to be found among our members!   ;D

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 08:40:51 AM »
Welcome to the Nation! The 257 Wby is truly an awesome caliber and their is a wealth of information on this site. Let us know how she shoots once you get her to the range. Enjoy!
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 09:49:45 AM »
Welcome to the Weatherby Nation. This is the place for everything Weatherby.
If you need answers or can give advice, don't hesitate to get involved.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 10:40:08 AM »
Glad you finally got it!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 10:41:40 AM »
Welcome aboard . What a great caliber for your first Weatherby.
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 10:46:02 AM »
Welcome to the Nation !!!
.257 bee is a awesome round......... Mike
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 11:14:57 AM »
Welcome, as others have said you will enjoy the .257. Lots of guys on here have one, so feel free to ask any questions you may have
Mike

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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2017, 11:39:51 AM »
Welcome to the group. Lots of knowledgeable people here and most of them own a belted cartridge rifle of some kind. I think you'll get any help or advice you seek. I have a .257 as well and they are a great cartridge!
JK

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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2017, 12:52:58 PM »
Welcome! I got lucky compared to you and only waited 29 of my 30 years before I purchased my first Weatherby.

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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2017, 02:50:23 PM »
Thanks everyone.  I have got Vortex rings coming, and this sitting in my safe waiting.  Should be about a 9lb rifle when I am done.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-viper-hs-t-4-16x44-riflescope-with-vmr-1-moa-reticle/reticle

How does everyone like the factory stock that comes on the Vanguard? 
« Last Edit: May 17, 2017, 02:54:20 PM by Desertdoc »
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2017, 04:01:56 PM »
Welcome to the nation Desertdoc. You have been bitten by the Weatherby bug now, so expect to have your eyes set on more and more Weatherbys.
Aussie gun nut.

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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2017, 05:12:17 PM »
Welcome to the nation 257 wby great cal enjoy !