Weatherby Vanguard vs Howa 1500

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Yunus, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    I am looking at getting an inexpensive accurate rifle for target shooting. I have read on this board and elsewhere that the Vanguard is a Howa and I have heard nothing but good about the Howa. Is there really any difference between these 2 rifles? I am looking at an entry level .204, .223 or .243. I see them online between $380-$450. I originally was only interested in the Howa but its difficult to find locally and the Weatherby can be ordered through Wal-mart.

    Thanks!
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    pick one they are the same rifle with a different name. Both are decent starter guns and will last you a life time with proper care and maint.
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Plus one on Tango's post.

    Howa makes the Vanguard Action for Weatherby. There are very subtle differences, but they are basically the same action.

    I believe that Weatherby still offers two models with guaranteed accuracy, I don't believe the Howa 1500 does, but it will shoot with the Weatherby all day long.

    Either one is a great choice -

    JD