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Discussion in 'Modern Firearms' started by beauhunter41031, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 10 pointer

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    Id argue for a brand new one..of my choice. They willingly sold you a gun that should have never been sold. But thats just me. The trade is a sweet looking gun though
     
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  2. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    i like my weatherby vanguard 1. Same rifle.
    Is the trigger good? (i dropped in a timney
    I love the bolt on mine and can have a round chambered right as i re-aquire my target.
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  3. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 10 pointer

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    What caliber is that gun? I also have some options on vanguards
     
  4. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    30-06, i have a fluted bolt but other than that mine is the same as the howa. (I added a b&c medalist stock and a timney trigger) I would work the bolt and pull the triggers on your options. Find the one with the best trigger and a smooth action and buy it.
     
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  5. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    Maybe I just don't see it but what caliber was the original rifle??. This new one seems a good deal, but do you want a .308?
    It seems they are offering you a better rifle than the one you bought first.
    I would probably take them up on the trade, if I like this one with the HS Precision stock.
     
  6. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 10 pointer

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    It was a .270 I had initially picked that caliber because my future FIL has reloading dies for it. When I was picking out this first rifle I was open to 7mm-08, .270 and .308. And maybe 6.5 Creedmoor but didn’t wanna jump on that bandwagon just yet. I would like to stick with 270 but that HS precision stock on the 308 seems like a good upgrade. I just hope the barrels not shot out or something like that. That’s probably not even possible but hopefully those so-called gunsmiths At Cabela’s can scope the barrel and give me an idea but I will also be looking at some of the other options when I get in store. Howa has offered to send me a new firing pin but I told the boys at Cabela’s I was going to milk this for everything they had.
     
  7. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    I don't want to get in one of those Calibre discussions, but unless you are going real long, you will be ok with the .308. I like that rifle with the HS stock. and no way the barrel is toast. If the trigger is good enough and you are happy, then i had rather have it.
     
  8. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

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    Make sure you check that it has a working firing pin in it!

    And if your FFIL reloads, I'm sure he'd appreciate a set of .308 dies and some .308 bullets for Christmas. Maybe throw in a can of powder and some primers too and he'll be able to hook you up for a long time.
     
  9. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 10 pointer

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    At Cabela’s right now making the switch, after a little research I was hoping to find another Howa or Vanguard in 7mm-08. They don’t have any here and I don’t got all day so that .308 Is coming home, I’m satisfied it is a brand new rifle with upgraded stock I can’t ask for much more. And the first thing I did was check the firing pin
     
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  10. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Trigger?
     
  11. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 10 pointer

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    I like the trigger. Breaks clean.. Had them put gauge on it, right at 4lbs Maybe a little heavier than Some would like but I can roll with it. Overall very happy can’t wait to throw some lead downrange
     
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  12. Ataulbe1

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    You'll have to post a picture up when you get that viper mounted on it. Good looking gun.
     
  13. reivertom

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    Just be glad you found this stuff out before Deer Gun Season!
     
  14. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Would have been shooting at a booner with no firing pin.
     
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