Browning X-bolt versus Weatherby Vangaurd

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by raiderrred, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. raiderrred

    raiderrred New Member

    I am buying a new deer rifle (30.06) and, after shooting many brands/models, am down to the Browning X-bolt stainless stalker and the Weatherby Vangaurd Sub MOA stainless. Obviously, both are great rifles, anyone have first-hand experience shooting these guns?
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    I have extensive experience with the Vanguard. stalkingbear is the big Browning guy, though I think he is an A-Bolt aficionado....

    The Vanguard is a great action. I have one in .25-06 that I built for my grandfather before he passed and he loved it.

    The Vanguard is made in Japan, by Howa, and is CNC machined to exact tolerances. it's a flat bottom action with a very good integral recoil lug, very good extractor and the Vanguard's come with an accuracy guarantee from Weatherby, so it's a hard rifle package to beat at the moment.

    Here is a side by side action comparison I did awhile back for the forum - but it did not include the Browning Bolts.

    Good luck with your purchase decision and please post a range report...


  3. raiderrred

    raiderrred New Member

    Thanks for the reply, Dillinger. After I make a decision on a scope and get everything together, I will post a range report.
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

    I'm of the FIRM opinion that of the bolt actions on the market, the Brownings meet MY criteria as the closest thing to perfect-most features that I like Personally. Both the A-bolt and the X-bolt are both EXCELLENT IMO.