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CharlieRedleg 12-04-2011 10:30 PM

Weatherby Rifle
 
Does anybody know about Weatherby Rifles? According to Field and Stream they are suppose to be the most accurate rifles.
Thanks,
CharlieRedleg

fireguy 12-04-2011 10:49 PM

I don't know about the most accurate. That is a pretty broad claim to make. I do know that they are good rifles though. The action and barrels are made by Howa. I have a Howa and it is a tack driver.

What caliber and kind of use are you thinking about with one of these, Mr. Redleg?

CharlieRedleg 12-04-2011 10:53 PM

Caliber: 30-06. Use: Hunting. Where are Howa made also where are Weatherby Rifles made? I think the USA.

fireguy 12-04-2011 11:28 PM

The Howa actions and barrels are Japanese. I may have mis-spoke about Weatherby in saying the Vanguard rifles share the Howa innards. I'm not sure about the Mark series rifles.

trex1310 12-05-2011 01:54 AM

Weatherby rifles are made in southern California. Weatherby Vanguards
have actions that are made by Howa of Japan. The Vanguards are
excellent rifles and are known for accuracy. I have 2 Vanguards, a
30.06 and a .243.

CharlieRedleg 12-05-2011 09:30 PM

Do you like them and have you had any problems?

CharlieRedleg 12-06-2011 01:27 AM

I think I am getting a Savage. Thanks for the help guys.

Muliemaster 12-06-2011 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CharlieRedleg
I think I am getting a Savage. Thanks for the help guys.

Get a marlin x7 every bit as good as a savage an way better fit ,finish ,an trigger than the axis. Also every bit as accurate. For $320 bucks

CharlieRedleg 12-06-2011 06:18 PM

I think I am getting a Model 111

natman 12-07-2011 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fireguy (Post 643401)
The Howa actions and barrels are Japanese. I may have mis-spoke about Weatherby in saying the Vanguard rifles share the Howa innards. I'm not sure about the Mark series rifles.

There has never been a Weatherby factory in the sense that there's a Remington factory. Weatherby has had Mark V production done at factories in Germany, Japan and the US. During the Japan years all Weatherbys, including the Mark V were made by Howa.

The Weatherby Vanguard is a Howa 1500 with a Weatherby style stock and few cosmetic changes.


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