Originally Posted by Sniper03
Weatherby rifles are good rifles and very nice looking! However as accurate as they are I don't think we could make the claim that they are the "Most Accurate Rifles Made" Granted they are or at least the ones I have been associated with are very accurate. But a lot of other companies make very accurate rifles. My cousin had Weatherby rifles when he guided in Montana and Wyoming for several years. And they were also real pretty rifles! That was the reason besides price that I would not buy one due to the fact if I ever nicked it up I would have to cry!!!! His favorite was a 270 Weatherby Magnum caliber rifle. If I nick up a regular hunting rifle I usually will say a few adjectives but not cry! However they are nice rifles and if you get a great deal on one it would be hard to pass up. Also be sure you get one in the standard normal calibers instead of the Weatherby Mag Calibers which will cost you an arm and a leg for ammunition! I know Howa makes the Weatherby Vanguard for Weatherby.
Weatherby Mark Vs are made in the USA in a proprietary Weatherby action (9 lugs for Magnum/Weatherby calibers and 6 lugs for regular calibers, short 60 degree bolt throw). Weatherby Vangards are made in Japan by Howa for Weaterby using the Howa 1500 action which is a two lug similar to a Remington 700 with some "upgrades".
Weatherby also has a line of stainless/synthetic stocked rifles in the Mark V line that are some of the best in the industry. You do pay a premium for a Weatherby but you get a very strong/slick action with a fantastic factory tuned trigger, much better than average fit/finish and premium barrels. I gave my son for his HS graduation a Weatherby Mark V in 30-06 and it's one of the most consistently accurate rifles I have ever shot.
The Vangard line is a VERY good gun and very accurate just not as slim and hand fitted as a Weatherby Mark V. Still a GREAT value.