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Posted: 10/7/2004 7:04:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 6:45:38 AM EST by Kooter]
I was walking around my local walmart (cause that is what they pay me to do) and I happened to stop by the sporting goods counter. The sporting goods manager called me over and said "I just marked down some guns." My eyes perked up and I asked him which ones.

weatherby vanguard 270 or 3006syn/blued normally $388 marked down to $250
weatherby vanguard 270 or 3006wood/blued normally $480ish marked down to $350
savage single shot bolt .22 normally $98 marked down to $50
remington 700 syn/blued 22-250 normally $379 marked down to $250
remington 597 grey stock normally $136 marked down to $75(these were gone by the time i got there)
My wife is so mad at me now

So does anyone know how the weatherby vanguards are? I get an additional 10% off those prices, so I figured any way you cut it a bolt action 3006 for $225 NIB is a sweet deal.

By the way these were home office markdowns, so any store that has these rifles(most stores should cause they are on the modular) should ahve them marked down also.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:06:48 PM EST
Aren't the Vangaurds really built by Howa?
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:07:01 PM EST
Did they have any AK's marked down?
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:07:51 PM EST
I believe that the Vanguards are built by Howa on their 1500 action. Great gun for the money.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:10:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kooter:

remington 597 grey stock normally $136 marked down to $75(these were gone by the time i got there)



Are you sure there wasn't something covering up the "1" on that $75?

I mean, damn, that's awesome. Of course, it's disappointing they were sold-out.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:15:30 PM EST
tag i'm going tomorrow, thanks!
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:15:44 PM EST
They had a Win 94 for $200 with the new tang safety
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:21:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sturmwehr:

Originally Posted By Kooter:

remington 597 grey stock normally $136 marked down to $75(these were gone by the time i got there)



Are you sure there wasn't something covering up the "1" on that $75?

I mean, damn, that's awesome. Of course, it's disappointing they were sold-out.



yep, i saw the price tag for it laying there on the counter. the sporting goods manager called a couple local stores to see if anyone had one left. no one around here did
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:22:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2004 7:25:52 PM EST by 444slayer]
Yes, the Vanguards are made by Howa, and are kick ass guns. I got one of the Deluxe models with the wood stock in .300WBY from Wal-Mart. Here is one of the first groups I shot after sighting it in.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:23:05 PM EST
I might go look just to do it
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:33:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2004 7:34:54 PM EST by Sammich]
I need to find some rifles on sale here also
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 11:54:49 PM EST
DAMN, kali-wally's suck........why'd they got to suck so badly and f*ck up in the first place......I guess they shouldn't of been hiring illegal immigrants to work in the sporting goods dept. shouldn't of fired grandma/grandpa that used to work in that dept just because they were old and slow---but atleast they know something about firearms/ammo
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 12:40:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 12:43:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By threefiftynone:
I guess I know where I'll be going after work this morning.



+1

But first Im getting some country ham
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 12:55:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 5:38:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 5:41:35 AM EST by Bumblebee_Bob]
weatherby vanguard 270 or 3006syn/blued normally $388 marked down to $250
weatherby vanguard 270 or 3006wood/blued normally $480ish marked down to $350


You bastard...

My WalMart had them priced at $300 and $400.

I bought the $300 gun last sunday in .30-06.

The Vanguards are the Howa action. Supposed to be a good one.

I made it out yesterday, finally, to get initial sightin. Should finish up today.

Oh yeah, the synthetic stock is a Butler Creek with the recoil pad held on by screws. The Vanguard is a little front heavy w/synthetic stock so I intend to glue in some wheel weights to balance it out and add that expandable foam to the rest of that damn hollow butt.

I don't think I did wrong by jumping on it for $300. Buy it and if you don't like it sell it. I'll bet at that price you could get your money back.

Oh yeah. The Vanguards take Remington Model 700 scope bases.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 7:36:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
weatherby vanguard 270 or 3006syn/blued normally $388 marked down to $250
weatherby vanguard 270 or 3006wood/blued normally $480ish marked down to $350


You bastard...

My WalMart had them priced at $300 and $400.

I bought the $300 gun last sunday in .30-06.

The Vanguards are the Howa action. Supposed to be a good one.

I made it out yesterday, finally, to get initial sightin. Should finish up today.

Oh yeah, the synthetic stock is a Butler Creek with the recoil pad held on by screws. The Vanguard is a little front heavy w/synthetic stock so I intend to glue in some wheel weights to balance it out and add that expandable foam to the rest of that damn hollow butt.

I don't think I did wrong by jumping on it for $300. Buy it and if you don't like it sell it. I'll bet at that price you could get your money back.

Oh yeah. The Vanguards take Remington Model 700 scope bases.





Thanks for the heads up on the scope bases. I just read this thread a little while ago and went to the local Wally World. I got the last .30-'06 Weatherby they had for $250. That is a hell of a deal for a knock about deer rifle. They were out of the Remington 597's though.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 10:16:55 AM EST
I was pretty sure that the scope bases would be the same as the rem 700 just by looking at them. Nice to know I won't have to return them....
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 10:30:12 AM EST
I have a Howa 1500 and can tell you three things about them:

1) They are amazingly accurate and well made.

2) The Weatherby Vanguard is a Howa 1500 in a different stock, and with a bolt locking safety.

3) They use Remington 700 scope bases.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 12:34:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 12:35:55 PM EST by threefiftynone]
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 4:47:46 PM EST
+1
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:29:06 AM EST
I called around my area today, and they have the Vanguard rifles at a couple, but I haven't been able to track down the .22 single shot (that is what I'm in the market for). One store on the phone said they had a Mossberg camo 835 marked down from 300 to 200.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:05:09 PM EST


One of the Wal-Marts near me had a Weatherby (Howa) Vanguard Synthetic in 30-06 for $250 and a Remington 700 ADL synthetic in .243 for $250. I think they also had two 20 ga. shotguns, a Traditions Italian O/U and I think a Benelli semi-auto, each for $400.

Good deals.

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:08:28 PM EST
I need to get over there, thats cheap!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:34:38 PM EST
I have one of the weatherby vangaurd 30-06 that i bought at the walmart in roanoke in 99 i paid 350 for it then. It is all i have used for hunting and i love the gun. The picture of the guys group on this site is an accurate model of what this gun is capable of. however i did learn something. i did not know it was a howa action
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:36:18 PM EST
the walmart local to me has a ruger 10/22 stainless with the hard wood stock for 208. Is this a good price or about right?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:48:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By repub18:
Did they have any AK's marked down?



Even Wally World cannot compete with the ice cream truck.

wganz

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:55:53 PM EST
Hmmmmm

Not too many members of the "He-Man Walmart Haters/Rant Club" chiming in on this thread...
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:58:11 PM EST
Any reason given as to why they're doing this?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:01:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Burley:
Any reason given as to why they're doing this?



Closing them out before Kerry bans all gun sales.


(I hope I am totally wrong)
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:01:33 PM EST
Looks like I'll be heading to Walmart tomorrow
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:03:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sturmwehr:

Originally Posted By Kooter:

remington 597 grey stock normally $136 marked down to $75(these were gone by the time i got there)



Are you sure there wasn't something covering up the "1" on that $75?

I mean, damn, that's awesome. Of course, it's disappointing they were sold-out.

No it isn't . Those things are peices of shit .
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:06:18 PM EST
From my experiences this weekend, some Walmarts have quite a few of the Weatherbys and some are totally sold out. I bought one in .30-'06 here in Knoxville and all they had left was one in .270. I was in middle TN in Lebanon over the weekend and they had several in both calibers, and no one was even looking at them. No 597's at either store though.

After getting my Weatherby home, I found the trigger just a tad heavy but with quite a bit of creep. I polished the striker where it engages the sear and now it is not a bad trigger at all. They even tell you how to adjust the trigger in the owners manual. I have never owned a Weatherby in my life, but as cheap as this rifle is, it does seem to be fairly well made. I plan on trying to get the range in the next couple of weeks and see how it does.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:22:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By Burley:
Any reason given as to why they're doing this?




This happens every year. out with the old stuff that didn't sell very well in the previous years, and in with new stuff that may sell better. the weaterbys never sold very well, because at $388 original price, you could have gotten a Remington 700 for $10 cheaper. or a win 70 with a scope for about the same price.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 7:33:48 AM EST
Just went to Wallyworld in Killeen,Tx and picked up two Savage .270 w/ accutrigger and Berretta 390 20ga for $968.00 out the door. Not a bad deal.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 8:11:27 AM EST
I adjust the trigger down all the way on my Weatherby and it's still crappy. But I'll live with it as I'm going hunting next weekend.

The weekend after that the trigger is coming off and getting polished to the gnat's ass.

I don't mind a little working on an inexpensive rifle. But I would be real pissed if I had to invest time or money on a Mark V.

Plus it gives me another project this winter.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 8:24:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By Burley:
Any reason given as to why they're doing this?



They're just making more room for the AKs, Uzis, and "assault pistols" whatever those are.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 8:31:02 AM EST
I dont normally shop at walmart, but I just called over to the Walmart here to see if the had any rifles on closeout and they told me NO, not this close to hunting season, try back after the first of the year.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 8:36:39 AM EST
I was in the local WalMart this past Saturday and noticed the markdowns. I couldn't believe the prices. They has one of the Savage 110 package deals in .270 with the scope, bases & rings and some other goodies marked at $250.00. I called a buddy from work who was looking for one for his kid. By the time he got to the store two hours later they were almost all gone.

The Weatherby vanguards they had were in .30-06 and 7mm Mag only. I already have an ought-six and don't wan't a 7mm Mag. Too bad they didn't have a .300 Win. Mag...I'd have grabbed one of them at $250.00 (or better yet a .338, but I've never seen a Vanguard in WalMart in that caliber).

I'm sure that the word has spread by now and there probably aren't many left at $250.00 in any caliber...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 8:40:39 AM EST
VA people heads up:
The one in FairLakes has nothing marked down. Bastards.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 10:57:31 AM EST

Oh, thank you for removing the profanity from the thread title.

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 11:03:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By Burley:
Any reason given as to why they're doing this?




This happens every year. out with the old stuff that didn't sell very well in the previous years, and in with new stuff that may sell better. the weaterbys never sold very well, because at $388 original price, you could have gotten a Remington 700 for $10 cheaper. or a win 70 with a scope for about the same price.


I went and looked last night, after reading this thread. A scoped model 70 was 10 dollars more than the slick Weatherby.
BTB the one I went to in South Eastern MI didn't have any deals. All regular price, or close to regular price sale prices.
No 597s and the only lever gun they had was a .22lr.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 11:49:39 AM EST
vanguards are Howa 1500's. Good rifles for the money. I have a .308 heavy barrel that will shoot into 3/8" if I do my part. 175gr. Sierra HPBT or M-118 Match, IMR 4895, Fed 210M primers, R-P case. It will do this at 100yds. Only bad thing is the trigger. Need to replace it with a Timney. BTW, it had a synthetic stock on it. I replaced that with a Boyd target stock and steel-bedded it as per Iron Brigade Armory method with the appropriate modifications since it isn't a Rem. 700. Bedding is as tight as a nun's you know what. And the rifle shoots like a house afire. I have one of those Sniper Scopes on it . It ain't a Leupold but it works for me.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 11:53:08 AM EST
wal-mart is the shit, brush off the haters.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 11:58:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By gotm4:
Aren't the Vangaurds really built by Howa?



"Weatherby" is not a manufacturer, it is a license that is granted to a gun manufacturer such as Howa, Fabrique Nationale, etc.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:03:55 PM EST
Just sold 2 Weatherby Van. Grds in 300 wthrby mag today at Wally World. The targets that were enclosed with each firearm showed 3 rounds in < 1" at 100 yards.
I own 2 Howa rifles .223 and 308. Will split hairs at great distances.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 3:55:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By DarkViper:
the walmart local to me has a ruger 10/22 stainless with the hard wood stock for 208. Is this a good price or about right?



That is Wal*Mart's normal price for that gun with 20" barrel. No deal.

Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:09:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By wganz:

Originally Posted By repub18:
Did they have any AK's marked down?



Even Wally World cannot compete with the ice cream truck.

wganz




Plus, why go to Wal-Mart when assault weapons are raining from the sky...
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:17:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By threefiftynone:
I guess I know where I'll be going after work this morning.



+1

But first Im getting some country ham

...You are what you EAT taxman, a country ham!
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 6:05:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By thedave1164:
They had a Win 94 for $200 with the new tang safety



Thats what I got my 94 for. It was normally $265 but they marked it down to $200 right when I told them I was going to get it. I didn't argue with him
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 9:06:16 AM EST
i wish people realized what walmarts busniess practices did to the hunting and shooting industry.
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