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Offline atomicjoe23

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Weatherby Vanguard replacement bolt handles???
« on: January 22, 2009, 03:18:23 PM »
Hey I would like to put a different bolt handle on my Weatherby Vanguard Varmint. . .I have seen a lot of them for the Rem 700, Win 70, and Savage actions but none for the Weatherby. . .

. . .does anyone know if they are interchangeable with one of the above. . .I was thinking of getting a handle from Tactical Rifles or Surgeon, etc.

. . .just a little something to personalize the rifle. . .that's all. . .I've heard that the larger handles are also more comfortable and easier to use though as well. . .
Joel

-Weatherby Vanguard Varmint Special--.22-250 Remington
-black synthetic Remington 870 Super Mag--3 1/2" 12 ga.
-camo synthetic Remignto 870--20 ga.
-6.8 AR15 build in progress. . .
-Ruger 10/22

Offline demontang

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Re: Weatherby Vanguard replacement bolt handles???
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 05:49:27 PM »
You might want to go to weatherby nation and ask the guys there. :dunno:

Offline atomicjoe23

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Re: Weatherby Vanguard replacement bolt handles???
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 07:52:25 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion. . .I tried searching for a Weatherby forum but I didn't have any luck. . .so you hooked me up!!!
Joel

-Weatherby Vanguard Varmint Special--.22-250 Remington
-black synthetic Remington 870 Super Mag--3 1/2" 12 ga.
-camo synthetic Remignto 870--20 ga.
-6.8 AR15 build in progress. . .
-Ruger 10/22

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Re: Weatherby Vanguard replacement bolt handles???
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 08:22:04 PM »
I just did some looking around and it looks like you will need to cut the old handle off and have a tig to weld the new one on, You might want to call a smith and see what they say. Its not that hard to TIG some thing like that but the angle of the handle might get tricky. :dunno:

Offline atomicjoe23

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Re: Weatherby Vanguard replacement bolt handles???
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 10:38:56 PM »
I'm in welding school right now. . .I haven't taken TIG (GTAW) yet. . .I've taken Oxy-Acetylene and SMAW (stick) I. . .and I'm currently taking GMAW (MIG) and SMAW II. . .next quarter is SMAW III and I'm gonna do a special project lab to learn GMAW-P (Pulsed MIG) and special GMAW techniques so that I can do the really nice GMAW welding that you see on the Trophy Truck desert racing trucks, hot rods, etc.
 
 
. . .but I'm not likely to cut the bolt off of my "new" rifle any time soon. . .just to put a different handle on. . .but thanks for the info!!!
Joel

-Weatherby Vanguard Varmint Special--.22-250 Remington
-black synthetic Remington 870 Super Mag--3 1/2" 12 ga.
-camo synthetic Remignto 870--20 ga.
-6.8 AR15 build in progress. . .
-Ruger 10/22

 



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