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#6525291 - 11/03/16 09:50 AM In the market for a decent bolt action
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And I'm taking a look at the Weatherby Vanguard series 2. Anyone here who owns/has shot one, please chime in. Would love to hear your opinion.

Thanks y'all
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#6525343 - 11/03/16 10:15 AM Re: In the market for a decent bolt action [Re: janie]
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Good rifles, I have only shot one of the 2 series in 257WBY but it shot well and its owner is happy with it. I have one of the earlier model Vanguards in that same caliber and it is a good rifle.
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#6525350 - 11/03/16 10:19 AM Re: In the market for a decent bolt action [Re: janie]
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Love my wby vanguard, its a great shooter. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another.
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#6525391 - 11/03/16 10:34 AM Re: In the market for a decent bolt action [Re: janie]
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Before you go the Weatherby route, take a long look at a Tikka. GrabAGub has several on sale at unbelievable prices. Awesome rifle for the money.
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#6525395 - 11/03/16 10:36 AM Re: In the market for a decent bolt action [Re: janie]
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janie,

Take a look at Montana Rifle Company. They are clones of the pre-'64 M70, but with some safety improvements to the bolt design. What sets them apart from others in the price point is the quality of barrels, which are unusually good for a factory rifle.

It takes 50 - 100 rounds for them to settle down, but then they are surprisingly good.

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#6525793 - 11/03/16 01:56 PM Re: In the market for a decent bolt action [Re: janie]
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We have four Vanguard S2's in the family. Great rifles. I like them better than Tikka but it is purely personal.
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#6525805 - 11/03/16 02:01 PM Re: In the market for a decent bolt action [Re: janie]
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Originally Posted By: janie
And I'm taking a look at the Weatherby Vanguard series 2. Anyone here who owns/has shot one, please chime in. Would love to hear your opinion.

Thanks y'all


IF you can find one, Walmart is now selling a special offering of the VG Series 2 that has nearly all the features of the VG Deluxe, but for about half the list price of $1149. High-luster bluing, high-gloss walnut stock with maple inlay at the end of the forearm, and same accuracy guarantee. A beautiful gun for sure.

Picked one up recently at my local Walmart for $657.
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#6525841 - 11/03/16 02:25 PM Re: In the market for a decent bolt action [Re: janie]
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do you have a set budget?

What's your length of pull? RE; do you need a shorter stock to fit you correctly?
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#6525865 - 11/03/16 02:40 PM Re: In the market for a decent bolt action [Re: janie]
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Tikka T3X

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#6525926 - 11/03/16 03:31 PM Re: In the market for a decent bolt action [Re: janie]
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There's a lot of good bolt rifles in the market such as Weatherby, Remington, Tikka, etc. With that being said, find the one the fits and feels the best. You really can't go wrong with any of the major manufactures for general hunting use.
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#6525984 - 11/03/16 04:20 PM Re: In the market for a decent bolt action [Re: janie]
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Vangaurd Series 2 is hard to beat for the price! Heck its hard to beat at any price with the Sub MOA guarantee! I have seen $5K+ customs that cant shoot Sub MOA. And the quality of the rifle is worth more than you pay as well.

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#6526030 - 11/03/16 04:58 PM Re: In the market for a decent bolt action [Re: JCB]
janie Offline
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Y'all are awesome. Thanks so much for the feedback and opinions. Buzz, no clue on my LOP, but full size stocks are a no go. If I had to guess 12.5 to 13.
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#6526043 - 11/03/16 05:08 PM Re: In the market for a decent bolt action [Re: janie]
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Originally Posted By: janie
Y'all are awesome. Thanks so much for the feedback and opinions. Buzz, no clue on my LOP, but full size stocks are a no go. If I had to guess 12.5 to 13.


Changing my answer to Win M70 Featherweight Compact.

http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/r...ht-compact.html

Good luck Janie.


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#6526066 - 11/03/16 05:42 PM Re: In the market for a decent bolt action [Re: JCB]
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Originally Posted By: JCB
Vangaurd Series 2 is hard to beat for the price! Heck its hard to beat at any price with the Sub MOA guarantee! I have seen $5K+ customs that cant shoot Sub MOA. And the quality of the rifle is worth more than you pay as well.


$5k custom that can't shoot sub MOA??? Golly, I hope its the shoot and not the rifle...

I've never shot a Weatherby so I cannot comment on them. However, the most accurate out of the box rifles I've seen are Savage and Tikka. I know Tikka comes with a sub MOA guarantee but I don't know about Savage. My Savage and Tikka when I first shot them were at 1/2 MOA at 100 yards. Although, this was with handloads and not factory ammo.
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#6526073 - 11/03/16 05:47 PM Re: In the market for a decent bolt action [Re: janie]
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Savage makes a nice rifle proportioned for the ladies, the Lady Hunter has a LOP of 12.5 inches

Ruger Hawkeye compact is another with a 12.5 LOP
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