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SUB MOA history -- hype ot tested performance?

SUB MOA history -- hype ot tested performance?
« on: March 13, 2019, 02:11:39 PM »
Forgive if this is a redundant post, and if there's one out there that explains this, please steer me to it.

I scored a factory NIB Series 1 Vanguard SUB MOA in 7mm Rem Mag.  Turns out this was sitting in the factory box in a gun shop's lock-up, and they decided to clean it out of inventory.  When I got the rifle, I was gob-smacked!  Yeah, it was a brand new rifle ... brass set screws in the scope taps and everything.

So, now to the question:  This Vanny has the SUB MOA and Performance Delta etched on the magazine floor plate.  What the heck does that etching actually mean?  Was it some sort of marketing spin, or was this model a precursor to the Range Certified models?

Oh, and BTW, can you say "tack driver"?  [I knew you could.]  First trip to the range with plain old Remington green box 150 gr. Core Lokts produced MOA at 100 yds.  You could see my grin from the Intl. Space Station.
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Re: SUB MOA history -- hype ot tested performance?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 02:38:31 PM »
The story I read was that they had no idea they were going to shoot that well until they started testing them. When they all shot sub-moa (groups of 3 within 1' of each other at 100 yards) they decided to capitalize on it. It is one of the very few rifles that is guaranteed to do that.
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Re: SUB MOA history -- hype ot tested performance?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 02:43:36 PM »
The Sub-MOA Vanguards were the equivalent to the RC ones now, except at the time, the regular Vanguard was only guaranteed to produce 1.5MOA for 3 shots at 100yds. What you got is a very good rifle, for sure. Most of the Sub-MOA rifles were capable of well under MOA.
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Re: SUB MOA history -- hype ot tested performance?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 02:50:53 PM »
Congratulations on a very nice rifle.
Yes you can say tack driver!!
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Re: SUB MOA history -- hype ot tested performance?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 09:02:14 PM »
I have one in .270WSM and love the rifle. Tack driver is correct. Mine has the tan B&C stock with black spiderwebbing, what color did you get?
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Re: SUB MOA history -- hype ot tested performance?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 10:31:10 PM »
Thanks for all the replies!  As always, the folks on the Nation are a HUGE help.

DW5:  Same as yours -- B&C tan with black spiderweb.

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Re: SUB MOA history -- hype ot tested performance?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 06:40:40 AM »
I have one in .270WSM and love the rifle. Tack driver is correct. Mine has the tan B&C stock with black spiderwebbing, what color did you get?

I have the exact same rifle and love it!
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