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Old 11-13-2012, 06:35 AM   #27466
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Originally Posted by xring04 View Post
The one in the pick is just a vanguard but I like it almost as much as my Mk5.
The Vanguard is a Howa barrel and action. I have one in 30 06 and it's my "go to" rifle for a good time. I have open sights on it and it is a lot of fun. I wouldn't say your rifle is "just" a Vanguard. In my opinion, any rifle that carries the Weatherby name is something special. Weatherby is a premier company and a premier rifle maker.

The Vanguard has the classic Weatherby stock profile, and I think that makes a huge difference in felt recoil.

I met Roy Weatherby in the 1980s when their plant was in South Gate. He helped me select a rifle for my father. Roy Weatherby was a hell of a man and by all accounts his son Ed is the same.

You are going to have a lot of fun with your Weatherby.
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