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Old 12-07-2011, 11:04 PM   #21
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I have two vanguard 7mm and 30-06, they are great rifles the factory triggers leave something to be desired but a timny trigger fixed that. Three holes touching at 100 is as accurate as I need in a hunting rifle

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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.

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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.
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I dont want anything made in Japan.
Better not buy a Browning rifle or Smith & Wesson rifle. I'd be
willing to bet you have any number of things in your home that
are made in Japan. Do you own a TV?
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Better not buy a Browning rifle or Smith & Wesson rifle. I'd be
willing to bet you have any number of things in your home that
are made in Japan. Do you own a TV?
Add to that many Winchester lever action rifles (the high end ones like '92 etc) and quite a few high end O/U shotguns.
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Better not buy a Browning rifle or Smith & Wesson rifle. I'd be
willing to bet you have any number of things in your home that
are made in Japan. Do you own a TV?
I dont want a gun made in Japan. Smith and Wessons are made in USA
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Better not buy a Browning rifle or Smith & Wesson rifle. I'd be
willing to bet you have any number of things in your home that
are made in Japan. Do you own a TV?
Do we even have any TV makers here in the US any more? I want to say Zenith is still kicking, but just barely, and I don't know for sure if they're even American owned.
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Better not buy a Browning rifle or Smith & Wesson rifle. I'd be
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are made in Japan. Do you own a TV?
He is lucky if he can buy electronics that is made in Japan...most are from China now.
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China sucks. I am a Airsoft player and almost all are stuff is made overseas. Airsoft did start in China or Japan though. I forget if it is China or Japan.

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Many, Many years ago Japanese products were out & out junk. However the products out of Japan now are mostly of the highest quality. China has now taken the mantel as the junk dealers for the USA.

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I like my Weatherby Vanguard, no matter if built in Japan. Still, one well put together rifle. One rifle company to think about is Mossberg. Still American built. Not the prettiest, by any means, but they shoot great with the right loads and a good scope. I have one of the cheaper ATR100 models in 30-06 from about 6 years ago, and it's brought home dinner, which is what I bought it for. Even if you drive over this gun with a cement mixer, you might get teary-eyed, but it wouldn't hurt as bad than if it was a Weatherby. The newer ATR100's are now equipped with a trigger that's like the Savage Accu-trigger for smoother action. The 4x4 series Mossbers have had very good reviews and they now have what's called a Night Train model.
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