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Weatherby Vanguard 308 Win., $300 used (Grade: A-)

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We think the Vanguards are a bargain, depending on their condition. Itís a solid, dependable, accurate hunting gun.

Weatherby Vanguard 308 Win., $300 used (Grade: A-)

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This is a used Weatherby Vanguard Series 1 308 Winchester, which we bought for only $300 and found others available for $350 to $400. The Weatherby was tested with a 30mm Leupold VX-R 3-9x40mm Matte FireDot Duplex scope using Leupold 30mm medium-height rings and Leupold Dual Dovetail Weatherby Mark V 2-piece bases.
The one-piece forged bolt measures .683 inch in diameter. Two hefty lugs provide sure and safe lockup.
The claw-style extractor (arrow) had no difficulties removing our three test ammo selections. Even dirty, the bolt had no functioning problems.
This is one of the areas youíve got to look at carefully when buying a used rifle. The Ruger had a protected recessed crown, while the Vanguard had this standard hunting-barrel crown. The marks are from the rifle sliding through the zipper of its case and grinding on concrete.

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