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#4749674 - 11/14/13 05:25 PM Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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So guys,

Have any of you owned one of these? How did it shoot? Planning on having one, 6.5 Creedmoor, custom built but boy howdy with the below price it sure makes me rethink this...

6.5 Creedmoor

Matte Blued

Synthetic

twist: 1:9.5

Regular Price: $549.99

Sale Price: $499.99

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#4749689 - 11/14/13 05:35 PM Re: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas [Re: Deerhunter61]
Chuck McDonald Offline
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Registered: 01/12/10
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Loc: Tyler, Tx
Sounds like a good un.

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#4750028 - 11/14/13 07:44 PM Re: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas [Re: Chuck McDonald]
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Registered: 09/17/10
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Better get it while you can. That batch is the only run of them Weatherby will ever make. 500 guns total.

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#4750152 - 11/14/13 08:21 PM Re: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas [Re: huntwest]
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No-brainer. Worse comes to worse you'll easily get $450 out of it on a quick sale if you want to upgrade.
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#4750166 - 11/14/13 08:27 PM Re: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas [Re: Gravytrain]
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That price, I may need a 300 Win mag!
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#4750177 - 11/14/13 08:32 PM Re: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas [Re: Gravytrain]
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Gungeartogo had those weatherbys at $420 a few weeks back

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#4750417 - 11/14/13 09:38 PM Re: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas [Re: Brother in-law]
CaterpillarMan10 Offline
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Registered: 11/14/13
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What cabelas did you see these at?

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#4750824 - 11/15/13 07:09 AM Re: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas [Re: CaterpillarMan10]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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They don't stock them. You have to have them order it for you.

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#4750858 - 11/15/13 07:25 AM Re: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas [Re: Deerhunter61]
chital_shikari Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
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BUY IT!
We have 2 org. vanguards and they are the perfect rifle lol!
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#4750871 - 11/15/13 07:33 AM Re: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas [Re: chital_shikari]
broadheads&bullets Offline
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Registered: 01/16/13
Posts: 45
Loc: San Angelo, TX
I have a vanguard series two in a 257 weatherby and in my opinion the series two is the best gun you can buy for that money or anything close

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#4750875 - 11/15/13 07:34 AM Re: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas [Re: chital_shikari]
Texas Dan Online   content
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The Series 2 was one of the poorest performers in a recent test of newer rifles made by one of the outdoor mags. It comes with an accuracy guarantee but states its only good if you use "premium" ammo.

I'm totally neutral on Vanguards but just wanted to add this to the discussion for what it's worth.
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#4750902 - 11/15/13 07:48 AM Re: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas [Re: Texas Dan]
Chris42 Offline
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You are only going to get accuracy guaranteed with "premium" ammo on any rifle.

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#4750948 - 11/15/13 08:03 AM Re: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas [Re: Chris42]
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I have a "series 1" Vanguard in .243, re-stocked and bedded. It's been a tack driver ever since.

At the price they are offering for the new ones, you could bed, float and re-stock and still be ahead. I just do not like the plastic stocks they come with.
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#4750996 - 11/15/13 08:21 AM Re: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas [Re: tth_40]
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cool
I got a V2 "Hog Reaper" in 7mm08 to test, running Barnes vortex ammo it was grouping .3" at 100 yards in the first 10 rounds.

It's a good rifle.

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#4751105 - 11/15/13 08:54 AM Re: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 - 6.5 Creedmoor on sale at Cabelas [Re: tth_40]
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Originally Posted By: tth_40
I have a "series 1" Vanguard in .243, re-stocked and bedded. It's been a tack driver ever since.

At the price they are offering for the new ones, you could bed, float and re-stock and still be ahead. I just do not like the plastic stocks they come with.


It seems almost impossible to find less expensive rifles with wood stocks these days. Plastic seems to rule the day unless you're willing to pay hundreds more.

Call me an old timer, but it's just not a rifle if it doesn't have a wood stock. And the prettier the wood the better.
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