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Mark V or Vanguard?

Mark V or Vanguard?
« on: March 25, 2018, 05:52:44 PM »
Hello all,

Iíve decided to purchase my first Weatherby. I hunt mostly whitetail in the Adirondacks so Iíve decided to go with 30-06 due to the availability and versatility. Iím trying to decide between the Mark V ultra lightweight and the Vanguard First Lite. Any recommendations?

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Re: Mark V or Vanguard?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 06:04:38 PM »
Hands down get the Mark V if you can. Ain't no better rifle than a Weatherby Mark V  ;D
Aussie gun nut.

Re: Mark V or Vanguard?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 07:01:22 PM »
There is a lot of value with all the features on the First Lite. It would be my choice.
Roger
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Re: Mark V or Vanguard?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 07:41:46 PM »
You wont go wrong with either one.
Mike

Re: Mark V or Vanguard?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 02:50:38 PM »
You wont go wrong with either one.
X2. The only change I'd make is I would go for the 257 over the 30/06 if you hunting whitetail. Great caliber

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Re: Mark V or Vanguard?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 02:17:39 PM »
This kinda question is like asking should I buy a Lexus or a Toyota to drive to work.

Both are from the same company, both are well made products. It comes down to how much you are willing to pay to drive (or shoot) in style...

A MK 5 will not "outshoot" a Vanguard. It may not last longer. But the attention to detail, fit, finish and (status) is greater.

Only you can decide if it is worth the extra bucks given your stated purpose.
Graham
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Ontario, Canada
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Re: Mark V or Vanguard?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 03:34:52 PM »
Good analogy
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Re: Mark V or Vanguard?
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 05:24:08 PM »
I have both and like both. I know that wonít help you much.
Chris Kiefner

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Re: Mark V or Vanguard?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2018, 08:16:18 PM »
The First Lite and the Ultra Lightweight are both great looking rifles and normally I'd choose the Mark V. With the limited choice though, this time I'd pick the First Lite, just not a fan of the #1 contour.
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