At one point years ago there was a recall on certain Weatherbys. Other than that I have only owned one on their other rifles and it is very nice. Here's the recall info: RECALL: If you have a Weatherby, model Vanguard bolt action rifle with a serial number from one of the serial numbers referred to above: USE OF THIS RIFLE MAY RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT AND SEVERE INJURY. STOP USE OF THIS RIFLE IMMEDIATELY and visit the Weatherby website at or call Weatherby at 1 (800) 227-2018 to receive a Bolt Return Kit.
Weatherby Inc. Of Atascadero, California, is performing a safety upgrade on all Vanguard by Weatherby brand rifles manufactured between the years 1970 to 1993. The affected rifles bear serial numbers from one of the following series on the receiver: 00001 – 03810 NV001 - NV0099 V00001 - V80966 VL00001 - VL46984 VS00001 - VS23699 VX00001 - VX44065 W001 - W0099 The safety upgrade will prevent miss-assembly of the bolt, which might occur on the affected rifles. Such miss-assembly might contribute to a hazardous condition in which the rifle can be accidentally discharged without the bolt being fully engaged, causing severe injury. Only the bolt is being upgraded. Bolts will be returned to the owners following the upgrade.
Weatherby 3100 El Camino Real Atascadero, California 93422 (800) 227-2018 Ext. 109 If you are looking at a new Vanguard, it is not included in this. The Vanguards are as good a rifle as any in it's class.
Apr 12, 2011. Here's the recall info: RECALL: If you have a Weatherby, model Vanguard bolt action rifle with a serial number from one of the serial numbers referred to above: USE OF THIS RIFLE MAY RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT AND SEVERE INJURY. STOP USE OF THIS RIFLE IMMEDIATELY and visit the Weatherby. The “Original 9” Weatherby Magnum calibers - Year of Introduction. Southgate (Mauser Action) Weatherby rifles - approximate serial number ranges. Year # This yr. Total # made Start Ser.
It's made by Howa and is, for all intents and purposes, a Howa 1500. I have one.I'm happy with it. Next time I'd buy another Remington 700 instead, but the Vanguard has performed well for me. Germag (RIP) helpfully posted notice of a'safety upgrade' (or recall) of older Weatherby Vanguard rifles, having to do with a bolt that could be assembled incorrectly.
The affected rifles were Weatherby brand rifles manufactured between the years 1970 to 1993. HOWEVER, there is a new recall on many NEWER stainless-steel Vanguard rifles. I just saw a recall notice of this at Academy Sports today. Here's a link to the details at Weatherby's website: The issue here has to do with the barrel not being attached to the receiver correctly, which apparently is a problem? ALL THAT BEING SAID, Weatherby Vanguards look like a lot of rifle for the money, and they feel good in my hands. Soulife Anthony Hamilton Rar here.
I'd seriously consider one if I wanted a mid-grade bolt rifle for hunting big game at a few hundred yards. .300 win mag in a blonde wood vanguard the wood is unreal pretty the blueing looked about three inches thick when i got it man this was the gun of my dreams.
Hunted with it for the past 20 years and it has done everything i ever asked of it out to 290 yards. Its got a few scratches now some dents and dings and the blueing is worn in places but she still turns heads. I asked my 16 year old son what gun he wanted to hunt with this year and he said if you dont mind i sure would like to try your.300 i always did know the boy had good taste. I have 2 of them. One is a.270 and my dad gave too me for Christmas my 10th grade year over 20yrs ago.
Arihant Algebra Solutions Free Download. It started out with a walnut stock and about 5yrs after I got it the stock just up and broke in the grip area. I sent it back to Weatherby and they refused to replace it and would only put a synthetic stock back on it. I have killed a ton of deer with it and it is reliable today as the day I took her out of the box. My second one is a.300 that has been made into a.300 Ultra Mag. It is a shooting fool, but the shells cost so much I only take it out west when I go out there.
They are both great guns that will perform well.
I'm not a huge Weatherby fan, but there are many who are. The Mark V are pricey. Most people I know go for the Vanguard (Howa) line.
Perhaps you can do a serial number check? I'm pretty sure the Weatherby's are not made here. Likely Japan imports (my guess only).
Mussel brake. LOL try muzzle brake. Not a fan of them. They will kill your (and by-standers) hearing.
Mandatory ear protection (even in the field) would be required. Hopefully, some of our more knowledgeble Weatherby folks on here will chime in. LOL, the Vanguard (Howa) is not a junk gun. They are reliable, accurate and moderately priced. If you want the Mark V go for it. BTW, I've always been of the opinion that if the recoil is too severe: a) get something that has less b).
Ensure proper fit and stock design (change as required) c). Put a good recoil pad on it (or other recoil decreasing devices such as Knox stocks, mercury reducers, etc) d). Practice proper shooting technique. I'd do all these before I used a muzzle brake. Just my $.02. Good luck with your decision.
If it's the barrel is marked 'West Germany' that would mean that it's several years old (1990 or before, since Germany reunified in 1990 and 'West' Germany ceased to exist), and probably a used rifle. If so, I'd say if the price is good, go for it. Weatherby Mk V's are good rifles. As for your choice of.300 Wby, well, if you can't take the recoil, you can certainly have a brake installed. Just make SURE you ALWAYS use hearing protection, even while hunting. A braked rifle, especially one that burns as much powder as the Wby, will be EXTREMELY LOUD. Loud enough to cause permanent hearing damage with one unprotected shot.
I've lost some of my hearing already, likely because of gunfire without hearing protection, and I'm only 33 years old. As a result I have a hard time understanding speech in a moderately noisy room, especially higher (female) voices.
The Southgate, CA stamp is on there because that's where Weatherby is headquartered, but the guns have historically always been made by a contractor. Weatherby's have been made in Germany, Japan and now by an American contractor. They were make by SAKO Defense (not the same as Sako Finland) on the east coast, but when they got bought out the Weatherby Mk V is made by another American contractor now. As for the Vanguard, I don't know who told you they were junk rifles, but whoever it was, don't listen to them about guns again, ever.
The Vanguard, which is made by Howa of Japan, are one of the best values for the price out there these days. Very well made and usually extremely accurate. You wouldn't go wrong with a Howa, and if you want a Weatherby cartridge without it beating the snot out of you, get one in 257 Wby. Nothing wrong with the Vanguard as it'™s made well and they are fairly accurate. They have adjustable triggers to boot. The Sub-MOA models are hand picked from the factory that shoot to that designation.
They also have a better stock than the plain injected molded ones. The Mark V has better quality yet and a shorter bolt throw. My factory Accumark (.300 wby) comes with a heavy contour stainless fluted Krieger barrel, Bell & Carlson hand laminated stock with bedding plate, and Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. It too has an adjustable trigger and tight tolerances in the action. My first Mark V was a deluxe model also in.300 wby. Both produce less than 1-inch groups at 100 yards.
The German models tend to bring a little more money on the used market. This is due to that they are no longer made there but, not any better. For large game, there is no better combination for me than the Mark V in.300 wby mag.
Both the Weatherby Mark V and.300 wby cartridge have a track record on game world wide equaled by few others. Quote: [align=left] Q: Why is there some confusion that we might do button rifling? [/align] [align=left] A: In 1999, we started another barrel company Criterion Barrels that manufactures button rifled barrels for the O.E.M. These barrels are not directly for sale to the general public. Recently there have been some magazine articles written regarding this company which has caused some confusion. Be assured that when you order a Krieger Barrel, you are getting a single-point cut-rifled Krieger Barrel. Quote: ORIGINAL: Northernforest The Vanguard Model is the cheap model and I herd they are a junk gun.
Its not cheap is inexpensive. I have one and its tough as nail and shoot one hole at 100 yards. The actions are strong and reliable, I recently made a mistake reloading and shot a load in my 300 wbythat was way over pressure it blow the primer out (never found it), left brass shards all over the place, and I had Hornady imprinted into the bolt face. Once I stopped shaking I loaded a different load into the rifle and shot eight rounds back to back, the first five of which went 3/4' and four of those were in the same hole. Inexpensive not cheap there is a difference.