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Offline AlbinoRhino

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Weatherby or Winchester
« on: December 10, 2017, 11:21:31 AM »
Looking into my next rifle for some time now.. I have one rifle in weatherby vanguard and another in Winchester model 70 both are older sentimental and  I love them equally.. so  any gun nuts out there wanna share their opinion as far as current quality vs value models of either brand... I know a lot has probably changed over the years but if you had to chose one, weatherby or Winchester what do you pick? (I am not specific to models)
« Last Edit: December 10, 2017, 11:32:58 AM by AlbinoRhino »

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Re: Weatherby or Winchester
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 11:53:25 AM »
have both, but would look hard at Browning X-Bolts and Savage now.....   Do like my Weatherbys though.  The new cerakote models are nice.

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Re: Weatherby or Winchester
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 01:22:21 PM »
I always wanted a Winchester with a stainless barrel, Pre 64 style bolt, with a nice piece of walnut, chambered in .270 win. 
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Weatherby or Winchester
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 04:06:20 PM »
Weatherby
I have stainless MK 5 in .257 mag
I was going to sell it as I wasnt a fan of the 26 inch barrel
Decided to to have it cut down and recrowned
Glad I did
I do really like the Ruger American though , smooth action
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Re: Weatherby or Winchester
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 06:21:44 PM »
Model 70 all the way. My wife has a Weatherby and while it is a nice shooter it just doesn't have the same quality feel to it. Both will do the job well though. I guess that is the thing about opinions, everyone has one.

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Re: Weatherby or Winchester
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 07:03:27 PM »
Really if you are sentimental with both, keep them the way they are and invest in the
dream rifle. You will not regret it. Then best of all worlds

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Re: Weatherby or Winchester
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2017, 07:05:09 PM »
Tikka 300WSM  OMG 

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Re: Weatherby or Winchester
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2017, 07:11:04 PM »
Tikka 300WSM  OMG

... arguably most bang for the buck ! ( no pun intended..... )

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Re: Weatherby or Winchester
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2017, 09:43:29 AM »
If its a pre 64 go with it for life.........I am

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Re: Weatherby or Winchester
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 10:02:06 AM »
Mod 70

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Re: Weatherby or Winchester
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2017, 09:03:03 PM »
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Re: Weatherby or Winchester
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2017, 04:00:42 PM »
Have an older vanguard that I love, it shoots a ragged hole at 100 yards. I guess the trigger on the new one is better but I don't much care for the new synthetic stock. Winchesters come with nice wood and if you got the pre-64 style action that is such a looker. Weatherby comes with a accuracy guarantee, not sure if the Winchester. Go hold them both and see which one fits you better. That is what matters most.  :twocents:
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