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Weatherby vs Remington Rifles

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ky.shooter, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. ky.shooter

    ky.shooter Active Member

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    I am going to buy a 308 in either Weatherby Vanguard or Remington 700 ADL. Which
    would be the best for hunting deer and wild boar. Thanks
     
  2. pheasantmaster

    pheasantmaster Well-Known Member

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    Either should perform admirably. If you handload or buy good higher end ammo and you have a good "touch", sub moa is to be expected.
     
  3. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    The Remington Model 700 is to rifles what the 1911 is to handguns and the small-block Chevrolet V8 is to engines - many companies offer aftermarket parts for them, they are easily repaired and they have proven themselves in competition. Also used ones are readily available. For those reasons, I would chose the Model 700.

    Ed
     
  4. smokintom

    smokintom Well-Known Member

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    I'll second the 700.
     
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  5. Justin L.

    Justin L. Member

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    Remington 700- people have griped about their QC, but I have quite a few and never had a problem. They all shoot well, too- not something I can say about rifles I paid more for than my 700s!
     
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  6. bossbasl

    bossbasl Well-Known Member

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    Not quite in the same price range, but offering some notable upgrades, is the small (6 lug) MK V action in .308 W.





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  7. DandyRandy

    DandyRandy Well-Known Member

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    I have two Rem 700 ADL's. One in 30.06 and one in .270. Put a good 3X9 on it and never need another deer rifle.
     

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  8. Allenn

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    I agree with post #3,4,5,7. Go with a 700 Remington.
     
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  9. OldGoat

    OldGoat Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Remington 700 as others have recommended! Merry Christmas...Ed
     
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  11. bowhunterklk

    bowhunterklk TS Member

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    Agree- either gun will be a great shooter! I happen to like the weatherby after owning both.
     
  12. Don Steele

    Don Steele Well-Known Member

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    I have nothing bad to say about the Weatherby. Never owned one.
    That said, I have 2 Remington 700's and love them. Talk about a "do everything Rifle " !!!
    My .308, straight out of the box, bone stock shoots sub MOA. My 30/06, also a tack driver, has gone all over the country, plus a few places around the world.
    Weatherbys might be just as good, I wouldn't know but then, I also don't feel any need to find out.
     
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  13. tombitt

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    I have owned both and can give you some comparison notes. The Weatherby bolt uses the mauser style bolt with 2 locking lugs and a 30 degree to open the bolt, the action is very smooth. Not sure of the style of bolt that Remington uses, but the action is not as smooth as the Weatherby and it also uses a 60 degree to open the action, almost hitting fingers on the scope as you work it. The Vanguard has the trap door to remove the unused shell, and ADL you have to work the action to remove the shells. You could go with a BDL of a BDL drop mag, BDL has a trap door and the DM is just what it says. The cons against the Weaterby is that they are heavey to carry all day the Remington is a lot lighter. Either way both are fine guns but as far as performance, comfort and smooth action, I would choose the Weatherby, If you were to shoot one I am sure you would feel the same.

    Good luck, let us know what you decide on
     
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  14. HSLDS

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    I am going to mess with you...

    I'd look at a Tikka... probably a T3

    They have stunning triggers and actions - right out of the box (the Remington will most likely need work here).

    Synthetic stock so you need not worry about damaging it in the woods, nor changes in point of impact with changing humidity.

    Detachable magazine - which means you can change bullet type in a flash - with little or no noise.
     
  15. AAtrap

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    Just to add to your excellent observations, Ed, I would personally opt for one of the older 700's in good shape. They are out there.

    Steve
     
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  16. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I collect the BDLs made between 1997 and 2001 that came with factory scroll engraved receivers and floorplates (unless a DBM). They used to not draw much more money than a non-engraved one but these days, more people have caught on to them.

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    Most of them shoot as good as they look.

    Ed
     
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  17. scoutmaster

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    Buy a Tikka and you will thank us both later.

    SM
     
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  18. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    Just avoid the hollow synthetic stocks or plan to replace it. I have a stainless Model 700BDL in .300 SAUM with a factory sysnthetic stock that shot 1/2" to 3/4" groups all day long until it suddenly became a 1" to 1-1/4" gun. A friend videoed me shooting it and you could plainly see the wrist of the stock flexing like a spring. I put the rifle in a laminated stock and the accuracy is now 1/4" to 1/2".

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    That fully finished drop-in stock with pillar bedding, ribbon-pattern laser-cut checkering and a 1" Limbsaver recoil pad cost me $208. Apparently hollow plastic stocks have a point at which recoil weakens them and accuracy can go down the toilet.

    Ed
     
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  19. henrydog

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    My kid has a Weatherby Vanguard .308 in the Youth model. It is the same as a Howa 1500. He out grew it, but thing is a tack driver with 180gr
     
  20. ky.shooter

    ky.shooter Active Member

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    Thanks everyone. After handling both guns I decided to buy a Weatherby Vanguard 308 with a Leupold scope. Happy New Year to everyone.