Spike Camp

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« on: April 10, 2018, 10:43:02 AM »
Howdy.  I am looking forward to hunting with my new rig.  A Vanguard 2 in compact (short LOP) 7mm 08, with a Leupold VX2 2-8x33.  Mostly whitetail.  Bonz camo.  it handles very well.  Going to see what ammo it prefers and hope it finds one it likes!

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 10:51:16 AM »
Welcome to WN.Sounds like you made a great choice on the rifle.Keep us informed of how things go.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 11:09:22 AM »
I always liked a 7mm-08 for deer. What loads are you going to try?

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 11:09:46 AM »
Welcome to the Nation!!! Give some of the cheap Federal blue box ammo a try when you break it in, usually shoots great out of the Vanguards.  ;)
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 11:10:18 AM »
Welcome aboard. What area do you hunt?
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 11:24:11 AM »
Welcome to the Campfire. My daughter shoots  GH2 in 243 and sure likes it.

We need pictures. :)  Of the mule. :D
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 11:41:43 AM »
Welcome! Always thought those rifles were cool.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2018, 01:27:48 PM »
Ladymulerider: Welcome aboard. You won't find a better source of information on Weatherby's products than right here.
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2018, 03:48:35 PM »
Welcome to Weatherby Nation, the 7mm08 is a great caliber.
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2018, 03:53:36 PM »
Welcome to the Nation! Is the Bonz S2 your first Weatherby? I would suggest the Hornady American Whitetail ammo.
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2018, 03:56:41 PM »
Welcome to the Nation! Great choice on your 1st of many Weatherby's! LOL

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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2018, 04:49:39 PM »
Welcome ladymulerider. Good choice all around. 7mm-08 is an awesome whitetail round and the Vanguard is a good shooting rifle. Leupold scope... Well... Leupold scope, nuff said. Great package.

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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2018, 06:12:33 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2018, 11:08:41 PM »
 Thank you for the welcome!I hunt in Arkansas for the most part. Have hunted Colorado and Montana. My first Weatherby not my first 7 mm 08.

There’s nothing like saddling up at three in the morning and riding to the top of the ridge on a fine mule!

 I have Some Norma 156 grain Oryx, and I also have some 139 grain Hornaday SST’s. I am going to try the blue box and the Hornady white tail too.
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2018, 12:48:04 AM »
Welcome to the Nation and the wonderful world of Weatherby.
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