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Old 03-25-2012, 06:23 AM   #21
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I just bought a Weatherby Vanguard last week in .223Rem. Most of that model are with the plastic stock, but there is one in walnut which I bought. I mounted a Leupold VX 1 4-9x40 & took it to the range for the first time this afternoon. After I got it sighted in, I was consistantly shooting out the X ring at 100 yards. I know that's not a long distance for this rifle, & I plan to take it out to 200 yards next week. Anyway, this is one sweet rifle with a $600 price tag on it from my local gun shop. I looked at the CZ's & they came in on a very close 2nd place, but price settled the argument for me.
Great suggestion. I'm very interested to hear another report after you take it out to 200 yards.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:24 AM   #22
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I was going to suggest a Howa 1500 but it's pretty much the same as the weatherby vanguard. You get a great gun for a really good price.
Have you shot the Howa? How does it handle?
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check out the Marlin X7 series of rifles or the Savage Axis series of rifles. the Marlin has a 22-250 that might suit your needs, or the 308 which is very good caliber.
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Have you shot the Howa? How does it handle?
I've had it for several years now. It's a great shooter and very well built.

Here's my first review of it.
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/howa-1500-first-time-shooting-12087/

If you search some of my oldest posts they are related to the Howa and there are a few that explain the differences between the Howa and weatherby Vanguard whose action is made by Howa.
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Of those calibers 308 is only 300fps faster than 17HMR. If you really need the speed, .22-250 or .243. You're still going to have ~4" of drop from 100 to 200 yards....
At 200 yards the 308 is 800-900fps faster than the 17, that lightweight bullet the 17 uses isn't capable of maintaining its speed over distance. Also the 17 drops around 8" at 200 yards. The 223 is still around 1100 faster than the 17 at 200. Considering that he is talking about shooting 200 yards he will have to be at an outdoor range where weather is going to effect his shooting, mainly wind, any of the centerfire calibers mentioned are going to be able to perform more consistently than the 17 at the range desired.
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I'd still take the challenge of 17HMR over .308; you can learn a lot from rim fire.
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7mm-08, smoking hot and flat shooting. Single shot HR Handi-rifle Around 250.00 with a mounted bore sighted BSA scope.

I have one that was a youth model and installed a full size stock so a shorter barreled gun. Handy indeed!

I also own a .223 bull barreled version. One hole at 200 yards if your scope is accurate I have a varmint scope on that one.

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I've had it for several years now. It's a great shooter and very well built.

Here's my first review of it.
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/howa-1500-first-time-shooting-12087/

If you search some of my oldest posts they are related to the Howa and there are a few that explain the differences between the Howa and weatherby Vanguard whose action is made by Howa.
Great thread, thanks!
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7mm-08, smoking hot and flat shooting. Single shot HR Handi-rifle Around 250.00 with a mounted bore sighted BSA scope.

I have one that was a youth model and installed a full size stock so a shorter barreled gun. Handy indeed!

I also own a .223 bull barreled version. One hole at 200 yards if your scope is accurate I have a varmint scope on that one.

MHO.
Cool idea. Thanks!
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.204 ruger drops 3.9in at 200 yards.
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