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#7207298 - 06/24/18 04:20 PM Suppressed Weatherby Vanguard S2 in 308
gtrich94 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/11
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Has anyone tried putting a suppressor on one of these? I have one that I purchased in 2012 and it has the normal 24Ē contour 2 barrel. Since the muzzle is so thin, Iím guessing I would need to have it cut down before threading. Just curios to see if anyone has done this already.
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#7207393 - 06/24/18 06:10 PM Re: Suppressed Weatherby Vanguard S2 in 308 [Re: gtrich94]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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You don't have to have it cut down. You just need to have the correct threading on the barrel that also works with your suppressor. Typically that would be a 9/16" threading, maybe less.

But thin barrels have a few issues. You WILL have a point of impact shift low shooting suppressed. If the rifle is unbedded, a lot of factory rifles have issues when you hang a weight on the end of a long thin barrel and put stress on the action and stock when unbedded.
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#7207671 - 06/25/18 04:04 AM Re: Suppressed Weatherby Vanguard S2 in 308 [Re: gtrich94]
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I had my Weatherby Vanguard 308 threaded. It has the heavy 20" barrel on it. Also did a thin barrel Rem 700 7mm mag. Barely enough metal for a 5/8x24 thread on the Remington. Both shoot awesome suppressed.
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#7208165 - 06/25/18 03:16 PM Re: Suppressed Weatherby Vanguard S2 in 308 [Re: gtrich94]
ccoker Offline
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chop that sucker
I wouldn't go longer than 18 on a 308 with a can, 16 is even better

https://tacticalgunreview.com/weatherby-vanguard-ii-308-suppressor-ready-project/



Edited by ccoker (06/25/18 03:16 PM)
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