Originally Posted by xring04
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.