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Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« on: January 16, 2024, 09:31:17 PM »
Hi All, I recently purchased a Weatherby Vanguard Meateater and would really like to hear from others and see pics of your scope/ring/base combo choices. I am halfway through my new ďwaiting periodĒÖ So I am shopping for a scope and mounting hardware. Looking for opinions and advice from others who have a vanguard or meateater and what they went with and why. PLEASE add pics if you have them! I am Looking to spend no more than $500 on a scope.
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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2024, 08:56:23 AM »
Short action or Long Action?  What cartridge? What is the primary purpose of the rifle (general purpose, busting brush, long range, etc). Any base made for Weatherby Vanguard or Howa 1500 in the corresponding action length will fit your rifle.  I have and do own many Vanguards and Howas and have been using Leupold Backcountry base rails and TSR rings.  But I have been wanting to give the Leupold Backcountry ring/base mounts a try.  You will want to pick a scope first and from there you can determine what height of rings/bases you will need. 

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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2024, 08:17:17 PM »
Rifle is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. Still shopping for scopesÖ. Really like the Tally 1 piece base ring combo for my rifle. Torn in scope though, really like Leupold but also like an adjustable objective lens and they currently do not produce one in my price range. Vortex does but the scopes are notably heavier. Not really familiar with Burris, Nikon or any other scopes out there. Main purpose is open land hunting and long range up to 500yds or so. My biggest concern with the Leupold is the parallax out past 250 yards. The VX3 with the Creedmoor reticle in 4-12x40 is where I am leaning currently unless I can find better for the money. (Under $500)
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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2024, 06:28:35 AM »
I like the DNZ reaper. The one piece mount is good and sturdy.

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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2024, 06:48:23 AM »
DNZ mounts work fabulous on my daughter's 6.5

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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2024, 07:58:30 AM »
Rifle is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. Still shopping for scopesÖ. Really like the Tally 1 piece base ring combo for my rifle. Torn in scope though, really like Leupold but also like an adjustable objective lens and they currently do not produce one in my price range. Vortex does but the scopes are notably heavier. Not really familiar with Burris, Nikon or any other scopes out there. Main purpose is open land hunting and long range up to 500yds or so. My biggest concern with the Leupold is the parallax out past 250 yards. The VX3 with the Creedmoor reticle in 4-12x40 is where I am leaning currently unless I can find better for the money. (Under $500)
Vortex Diamondback tactical has parallax adjustment for under $500 and has been put through the rigors of many a youtube review. Very good scope. Backfire tv did a particularly tough set of tests on scopes in that price range and it faired at the top among a couple others. If you specifically want the objective bell to be adjustable youre mostly only going to see lower quality scopes. Side parallax adjustment starts to be seen around the $200+ mark.

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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2024, 08:41:10 AM »
So @MeepDog as long as I have the side parallax adjustment, itís basically the same thing right? I would imagine the Leupold VX3 I am looking at would still be superior to my older Bausch and Lomb Elite 3000 with AO that I run on another rifle and Love. Sorry but Vortex scopes are pretty heavy, so trying to stay on the lighter side and Leupold scopes are very light. Love backfire! Pretty sure I have seen almost all of his videos lol
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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2024, 10:12:51 AM »
Go with a leupold and donít look back. You will not regret it. Had problems with the last 2 vortex scopes I have had. Would not recommend them to anyone anymore.

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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2024, 10:36:31 AM »
So @MeepDog as long as I have the side parallax adjustment, itís basically the same thing right? I would imagine the Leupold VX3 I am looking at would still be superior to my older Bausch and Lomb Elite 3000 with AO that I run on another rifle and Love. Sorry but Vortex scopes are pretty heavy, so trying to stay on the lighter side and Leupold scopes are very light. Love backfire! Pretty sure I have seen almost all of his videos lol
@Duckhammer that's correct. Adjustable objective and side parallax adjustment are virtually identical, but most of the higher end scopes will have the side parallax because you can operate it while in the shooting position, whereas the adjustable bell you have to get above the rifle and out of the shooting position. They're both good but most of the fancy scopes will be side parallax  so if you want the AO specifically then you're gonna be limited to maybe 1/4 of the scopes.

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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2024, 10:43:44 AM »
I bought the Leupold VX 3-9x50 with the CDS dial yesterday. Tried ALOT of scopes and the Leupold was the best optic to look through for my eyes without comparison. I am happy with my purchase and canít wait to get out there shooting with it! Thanks everyone
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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2024, 11:20:54 AM »
Go with a leupold and donít look back. You will not regret it. Had problems with the last 2 vortex scopes I have had. Would not recommend them to anyone anymore.

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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2024, 11:24:29 AM »
I'd go SWFA over Leupold or Vortex. The SWFA SS 3-15x42 is a bit over your price range but is more likely to maintain zero than the other two brands.

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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2024, 11:56:33 AM »
There are a bunch of reasons to not go with a Vortex scope but youíre talking weight and thereís 4 ounces difference between similar magnification leupold and vortex scopes. Iíd go Leupold over Vortex either way, but not for weight. 
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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2024, 06:59:48 PM »
I'd go SWFA over Leupold or Vortex. The SWFA SS 3-15x42 is a bit over your price range but is more likely to maintain zero than the other two brands.

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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2024, 08:39:30 AM »
I bought the Leupold VX 3-9x50 with the CDS dial yesterday. Tried ALOT of scopes and the Leupold was the best optic to look through for my eyes without comparison. I am happy with my purchase and canít wait to get out there shooting with it! Thanks everyone

I actually took it back and got a 4-12x40 (30mm tube)  Leupold VX. These old eyes needed more zoom! Plus the side focus I think I will be happy with this scope if the cds works as itís supposed to!
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Re: Attn::::: Weatherby Vanguard (Meateater) Owners
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2024, 09:31:35 PM »
I bought the Leupold VX 3-9x50 with the CDS dial yesterday. Tried ALOT of scopes and the Leupold was the best optic to look through for my eyes without comparison. I am happy with my purchase and canít wait to get out there shooting with it! Thanks everyone

I actually took it back and got a 4-12x40 (30mm tube)  Leupold VX. These old eyes needed more zoom! Plus the side focus I think I will be happy with this scope if the cds works as itís supposed to!
the CDS works flawlessly and is tits on and Iíve dialed and shot out to 900 yards

 


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