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Posted: 8/19/2017 7:16:04 PM EDT
Gander mountain going out of business locally had it for $400. I bought it on principle alone. Its almost flawless...
I guess it was a limited run they made about 10 years ago?

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Link Posted: 8/20/2017 1:56:18 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:55:55 AM EDT
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Based on an online database I have found, it appears to be a SVR (Special Varmint Rifle)

".22-250 Rem. or .223 Rem. cal., features 22 in. free floating Kreiger barrel, 4 or 5 shot mag., black Monte Carlo composite stock with grey spider webbing, aluminum bedding block, Pachmayr Decelerator pad, 7 1/4 lbs. Mfg. 2003-2005."

Ill take that for $400
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 2:28:27 PM EDT
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Sweet deal!  


So how do you sleep at night, you freaking thief?









Link Posted: 8/20/2017 5:17:00 PM EDT
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Yeah, I'm in the very jealous camp.  My guess is it's a 1/12 though, fwiw.  Not that that has to be a bad thing.

She is a beauty.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 3:42:14 PM EDT
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Yeah, I'm in the very jealous camp.  My guess is it's a 1/12 though, fwiw.  Not that that has to be a bad thing.

She is a beauty.
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it's probably 1/12

my step dad owns one and found out the hard way his was one 1/12 when some 69gr ammo he tried key holed at 50yds
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:33:01 PM EDT
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I emailed Weatherby and they said it was 1:12. I expected that anyway.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:10:36 PM EDT
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Would be interesting to see what that will stabilize.  I would think 60 grain vmaxes would......  And maybe 64 grain soft points?????  Not really sure though.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:14:47 PM EDT
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Would be interesting to see what that will stabilize.  I would think 60 grain vmaxes would......  And maybe 64 grain soft points?????  Not really sure though.
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64 PowerPoint was meant for 12 twist. Not that I'll guarantee it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:08:50 AM EDT
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Doesn't hornady have a 60 grain soft point?  I think black hills loads that.....   Oh man I'd be in hoggie heaven with that rifle there OP.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:24:41 AM EDT
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That is an awesome find.

I really like that mini Weatherby action.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:22:42 AM EDT
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Well I am glad this rifle is getting a warm reception by yall. I was at first totally iffy about it, but then I just became practical. I was like, well, its in a good caliber, and its a Mark V, and they are never cheap.

Then I brought it come, wiped it down, and realized it had a Kriger barrel as well. Not a bad purchase.

Now I just need some glass for it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:39:44 PM EDT
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I guess I'm a "fudd" at heart.  I really don't like that term but to me there is something awesome about a bolt gun.  Couple that with a fun caliber to shoot, doesn't beat you up and everyone says they're just fun.  I've yet to own a .223 bolt gun so I'm living vicariously through you.  

Here's something pretty wild, I got an email from CTD selling different bolt guns and Weatherby is still using a 1/14 on the Vanguard........  So be thankful yours is a 1/12.     1/14  just seems excessively slow.  I mean a 1/12 would still shoot 40-45 grain bullets OK I would think.....    Weird.  

https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/weatherby-sporter-vanguard-series-2-bolt-action-rifle-223-remington-24-barrel-5-round-capacity-walnut-stock-blued-finish-wyvdt223rr4o-747115421039.do?sc_eh=8f6315c6b14d7ec71&sc_llid=1369331&utm_campaign=PB082317--2017-08-23+10%3A00%3A00&sc_lid=122780550&utm_medium=email&sc_src=email_2014145&sc_uid=zPRebRm8kS&utm_source=emarsys

You got a scope lined up for this thing yet?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:10:20 PM EDT
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I've always had good luck with Black Hills blue box 52gr HP accuracy wise. It would be interesting to see what that rifle could do with that load and a nice scope on top. Nice snag there.
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 6:52:18 PM EDT
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You got a scope lined up for this thing yet?
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Nope. I am thinking a 4-16 with some sort of mil reticle.
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 11:10:11 PM EDT
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Definitely keep this going, or keep us posted.  I love how good of a deal you got on the gun.  About time somebody gets a good deal from Gander.  Only took them going out of business to do that.  
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