Considering a Weatherby Vanguard S2 Synthetic

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by MagBlackhawk, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    Well I've shot my M77R in 25-06 to death. Ruger no longer offers a 25-06 anything so........

    I'm just about to pull the trigger on a Vanguard S2 synthetic stock in 25-06. But before I do I've learned to research any brand before I take the leap.
    Searching reviews I find very few current negative comments on this Japanese made rifle. Most seem to love it for it's value and performance.

    Reading Weatherby's warranty policy I'm a little concerned. (Ruger has me spoiled when it comes to customer service).

    Anyone have experience with the Vanguard S2 and / or with CS at Weatherby?
    Anything you can share would be much appreciated.
    :thankyou:
     
  2. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture New Member

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    If you like your Ruger, you might want want to investigate rebar rebarreling it.
     

  3. SavageGuy

    SavageGuy Active Member

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    I've heard nothing but good things about the vanguard. I'd go for it.
     
  4. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    :) a rebar barrel? Jeez, I dunno.
     
  5. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Miroku made the Browning B-92. If they make the Vanguard, I would expect high quality. Other than that gem-of-knowledge, I dunno.
     
  6. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    :threadbump:: Anyone, Anyone, Anyone? :rayoff:
    Maybe you know a guy who knows a guy that has one? :spot:
     
  7. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hey Magnum,

    I do not know, anyone that has or shoots Weatherby,,
    But......

    I have SEVERAL friends that I shoot with, that own and shoot Howa rifles, and praise them highly. I have hot one of them and ,oh yeah, nice shooting rifle, and scarey accurate.

    Oh ....did I mention that Howa makes Weatherby.:)

    Don't discount Savage.;)

    Howa is on my short list , in .308.;)



    Jim
     
  8. VThillman

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    Howa is Japanese? I'll be durned. Somehow I thought it was a neighbor of Sako. Jeez, wrong continent even.
     
  9. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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  10. VThillman

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  11. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I do not know if Howa and Weatherby are made to the same specs.

    only what Ive heard from owners ,that they have some of the same mfg characteristics.



    Jim