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Old 06-07-2018, 6:29 PM
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The Weatherby Vanguard Accuguard arrived at Fort Courage Armory. 24 inch #3 stainless barrel fluted, hand laid fiberglass stock with aluminum bedding block. The trigger was, to say the least outstanding. Light first stage, and a second stage that breaks like a glass rod.
This rifle will be used for relaxed long distance steel popping. Not sure what scope to put on it, I have a Vortex Diamondback Tactical 4x12x42, or my fixed 16X SWFA Super Sniper MRAD. I could not find a rifle with a decent contour for light steel slapping, I had purchased a Remington Long Range in 30-06. But I had serious doubts about Remington quality. A2
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Old 06-07-2018, 6:57 PM
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Nice work. Guaranteed sub MOA. Back in 2000 I purchased a Remington that shot 3Ē at 100 yards. I took it in to the factory rep in OC where they test shot it at 25 yards for a tight 3/4Ē group. I was told that was in factory tolerance. What the Hell, 6Ē at 200 yards? So I said OK, you guys are gunsmiths what can you do to improve this gun? He recommended I start with another gun.I told him I wanted to hunt Elk. He recommended Weatherbyís Mark V 30-378. What a great gun. That gun shot 100 yard clovers. Iíve been a Weatherby GUARANTEED SUB MOA fan ever sense. I think all new rifles should come with a real three shot group from that rifle like Weatherbyís Range Certified. Having to roll the dice on accuracy sucks.
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Old 06-07-2018, 7:11 PM
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Aghhh... the 10-day gets longer each time, doesn't it... sounds like a nice rifle!
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I have the weatherby Vanguard Accugaurd in 300 WinMag. The accuracy is ridiculous, often 1/2 MOA. What caliber did you get?
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Old 06-07-2018, 7:52 PM
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30-06. So easy to reload for. A2
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Old 06-07-2018, 7:55 PM
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Remington just cannot be trusted, it’s leadership and quality have plummeted. A2
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Old 06-07-2018, 8:38 PM
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Nice work. Guaranteed sub MOA. Back in 2000 I purchased a Remington that shot 3Ē at 100 yards. I took it in to the factory rep in OC where they test shot it at 25 yards for a tight 3/4Ē group. I was told that was in factory tolerance. What the Hell, 6Ē at 200 yards? So I said OK, you guys are gunsmiths what can you do to improve this gun? He recommended I start with another gun.I told him I wanted to hunt Elk. He recommended Weatherbyís Mark V 30-378. What a great gun. That gun shot 100 yard clovers. Iíve been a Weatherby GUARANTEED SUB MOA fan ever sense. I think all new rifles should come with a real three shot group from that rifle like Weatherbyís Range Certified. Having to roll the dice on accuracy sucks.
Yeah, but Mark V's are, what, $1500?

OP, did you notice if it was free floated?
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Old 06-08-2018, 2:27 AM
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Checked the free float at the FFL, GTG. As far as the Mark V goes, MUCH more expensive. $2300-$2500 A2
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Old 06-08-2018, 5:15 AM
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I have a 30-06 Vanguard 2 that shoots about 5/8Ē 3 shot groups. I also have a Range Certified Vanguard 2 in 300 Win that shoots a little tighter group. Thinking on a Mark V Arroyo in 338 for long range. You canít beat a GUARANTEED SUB MOA Vanguard 2 if money is tight.
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Old 06-08-2018, 5:41 AM
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A2
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:42 PM
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Congrats, A2. I've got a regular S2 in that same caliber. Swapped stocks to a B&C (likely what yours is wearing), bedded the lug, put a blob of bedding at the tip of the forearm and it shoots .5 and under when I do my part. That's with Barnes factory 168s. It does heat up fast, which shouldn't be a problem with a fluted, floated #3. Let us know how it shoots!
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:57 PM
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Checked the free float at the FFL, GTG. As far as the Mark V goes, MUCH more expensive. $2300-$2500 A2
Seems like the heady barrel model are free-floated, the hunting weight barrels are not.

WRT the Mark V price, I was trying to adjust for year 2000 prices, when the guy's story took place. Ironically, if you're looking for a big boomer, the Mark V prices are not as crazy, relatively speaking. I actually considered a .338 Lapua Mark V when I saw one on sale. I have absolutely no use for one.
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