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Help, what should I do with this rifle? (Vanity)
2/8/13 | Hotmetal

Posted on 02/08/2013 6:58:57 AM PST by Hotmetal

 photo d5a39bab-f2c8-4e0f-829e-737208d2b1d3_zpse0321f4f.jpg I won this monster over the holidays, Vanguard 300 Weatherby Mag. I live in north MS and the largest thing we have to hunt is white tail deer. This is overkill. I don't know much about it but kinda like it for my small collection. I don't think I will ever get the chance to hunt with it. Would you suggest keep it, trade it or sell it?


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1 posted on 02/08/2013 6:59:03 AM PST by Hotmetal
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To: Hotmetal

How much?


2 posted on 02/08/2013 7:00:31 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Hotmetal

What would you take for it?


3 posted on 02/08/2013 7:01:16 AM PST by lafroste
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To: Hotmetal

Sweet gun, but if you don’t think you’ll use it, I’d sell it and use the proceeds to buy something you’ll actually shoot.

Occasionally, I rotate my collection like this. The stuff I never find myself shooting goes on Gunbroker and I buy new and exciting goodies with the money.


4 posted on 02/08/2013 7:03:08 AM PST by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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To: Hotmetal

Overkill? No such thing.

Sore shoulder, too much for ammo? Valid reason to trade.


5 posted on 02/08/2013 7:04:45 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Hotmetal

Ok, I’m going to send you an address and my FFL. Just take it straight UPS, bubble wrapped in a plain brown box. I’m happy to cover S&H.

There is no need for you to be troubled by that rifle for another minute.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 7:05:14 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Hotmetal

Drive to Chicago and turn it in with one of their “gun buyback programs”

You could get a $50 gift card to a grocery store!

And make our streets safer!


7 posted on 02/08/2013 7:05:14 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Hotmetal

Take a trip! Go hunting with Sarah! Nice rifle though!


8 posted on 02/08/2013 7:07:14 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Hotmetal

The odds are small you will ever need/use it. Sell it and use for what you will need/use.


9 posted on 02/08/2013 7:10:47 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Hotmetal

It is gorgeous but if you won’t shoot it, sell or trade to someone who hunts elk and moose, or is going on safari. Buy something in 30-06 or .308 that you will shoot like an M-1A.


10 posted on 02/08/2013 7:11:26 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Hotmetal
Here is a chance for you to get into reloading, if you aren't already. It isn't expensive to get the basic stuff for one caliber from Lee Reloading. You could certainly load .300 Weatherby down to .30-06 or something similar that would be ideal for deer hunting, and you could enjoy experimenting with other lighter loads.

Something to think about in case the government shuts off ammunition supplies to citizens!

11 posted on 02/08/2013 7:12:41 AM PST by 19th LA Inf
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To: Hotmetal

You can bring the rifle to a firearms store and trade it for an equally valuable bolt action, or whatever action you prefer, in a chambering that you would more likely use for whitetail: .308, 30-06, .270, 30-30, etc.
Good Luck, again.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 7:14:26 AM PST by NY Cajun
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To: Hotmetal

KEEP IT!

You may never be able to get another!...........

BTW, What part of MS do you live? I was raised there!............


13 posted on 02/08/2013 7:16:27 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Hotmetal

I suggest you just give it to me.


14 posted on 02/08/2013 7:17:16 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: 19th LA Inf

I like this idea. I just watched a video of a man making 1000 yd shots at an eight in steel plate. That would be fun if I could reload ammo. I bought one box for $45, dealer told me if he can get more his cost would be around $68. Ouch.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 7:19:24 AM PST by Hotmetal
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To: Hotmetal
I live in North MS (Southaven) and will like to see what we can do
16 posted on 02/08/2013 7:20:07 AM PST by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: Hotmetal
I'd recommend a swap at a gun shop for something more useful in your area. A “new in the box, never fired” rifle like this should attract more than a few buyers.

btw, as an indication of how nutty the gun biz has become; a local ad offers a Bushmaster AR 15 w/ 20 inch barrel for $1900 or best offer. A bit rich for me...

17 posted on 02/08/2013 7:20:44 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Red Badger

I live about 35 miles SW of Tupelo in the Thorn community.


18 posted on 02/08/2013 7:21:08 AM PST by Hotmetal
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To: Hotmetal

I was raised in Hickory Flat and have relatives there and Cornersville.........


19 posted on 02/08/2013 7:21:59 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Hotmetal

Very nice rifle.

Re-mount the optics and verify no torque on the tube

ZERO it (both cold bore and warm) for any ammunition you can get (make a dope sheet out to 1000 yards)

Get as much ammunition as you can for it.

Hard case it with dehumidifier packs

KNOW that if you had to, you could reach out at long distance.

Sleep well.

Very nice rifle!


20 posted on 02/08/2013 7:25:34 AM PST by petro45acp (No good endeavour survives an excess of adult supervision)
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To: Hotmetal

Keep it, it’s only going to become more valuable. I’ll be happy to store it for you.


21 posted on 02/08/2013 7:25:53 AM PST by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Hotmetal

If you need the money, prices are peaking right now for everything.
http://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx?Keywords=300+Weatherby

It is probably a great time to sell, especially something like this that would be far less likely to end up on initial ban or restriction lists (and thus prices will drop when everything cools down).


22 posted on 02/08/2013 7:27:14 AM PST by mnehring
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To: All

Thanks for the suggestions. I have to get off here a go to Guard drill, I won’t be able to respond to posts until next week. Everyone have a great weekend.


23 posted on 02/08/2013 7:29:53 AM PST by Hotmetal
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To: Hotmetal

If that were mine, I’d keep!


24 posted on 02/08/2013 7:29:53 AM PST by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: All

Thanks for the suggestions. I have to get off here and go to Guard drill, I won’t be able to respond to posts until next week. Everyone have a great weekend.


25 posted on 02/08/2013 7:30:33 AM PST by Hotmetal
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To: Hotmetal

If you were in elk country you could probably do some serious swapping with that thing.


26 posted on 02/08/2013 7:35:13 AM PST by fattigermaster (If the tiger feasts, the jackal profits...when tigers sleep, the jackals rule.)
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To: Red Badger

Up to a couple of years ago Hickory Flat had the only red light in Benton County I think.


27 posted on 02/08/2013 7:39:59 AM PST by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: 19th LA Inf; Hotmetal
Good point on the reloading options. As for ammo availability, it might be worth thinking about the present as well as the future. Right now, Weatherby calibers are probably a lot easier to get than most.

Weatherby brass (and loaded ammo) falls into a "just popular enough" area, where supply should be adequate. No problems with "trendiness".

28 posted on 02/08/2013 7:41:09 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Sybeck1

You mean they finally got one?..............


29 posted on 02/08/2013 7:41:19 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Sybeck1

That is in the sticks. I live 12 miles west of Houston in Chickasaw county.


30 posted on 02/08/2013 7:42:59 AM PST by Hotmetal
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To: 19th LA Inf

Try buying primers today. None to be found.


31 posted on 02/08/2013 7:59:24 AM PST by oldsaw
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To: Hotmetal
I don't think I will ever get the chance to hunt with it.

It certainly is a beautiful rifle, but if you're not going to use it for hunting, is prohibitively expensive for shooting.

I would list it on gunbroker no reserve no minimum.

32 posted on 02/08/2013 8:02:36 AM PST by LouAvul
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To: Hotmetal
Keep it. You may be "voting from the rooftops" soon.


33 posted on 02/08/2013 8:03:13 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
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To: 2banana

***You could get a $50 gift card to a grocery store!***

TAKE THE SCOPE OFF FIRST! No use letting that go to the cops.


34 posted on 02/08/2013 8:37:03 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Everyone, if you have never been to a Friends of the NRA dinner, please check out
http://friendsofnra.org/default.aspx
Find you state, and go to one. They auction off firearm items and have drawings for firearms, etc. Great fun.


35 posted on 02/08/2013 8:59:37 AM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: Hotmetal

Great gun. Keep it in case you need to face down a Sasquatch. :-)


36 posted on 02/08/2013 9:08:44 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Hotmetal

Send it to me.


37 posted on 02/08/2013 10:30:20 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Hotmetal

Trade it for a blue-helmet buster maybe?


38 posted on 02/08/2013 10:32:03 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Hotmetal

NOt sure there is such a thing as “too dead”...

But that being said - I know some folks here in Arkansas (I don’t think our Whitetail are any more bullet-resistant than yours) who use similar large-bore calibers for deer hunting.

It’s a neat gun, though the “Vanguard” line is not the real “high-end” of Weatherby rifles. I think it is actually made (at least the action is) by Howa rifles - not a bad name either.

I see two options - one is to keep it (might want to check the cost and availability of ammo for that thing - most of the Weatherby Magnum chamberings are VERY expensive). You can use it for deer hunting, no problem. Just don’t shoot a deer in the shoulder - the front end will be nasty and wasted.

The other option (the one I would probably take) - sell it or trade it for something a bit more practical.


39 posted on 02/08/2013 10:51:42 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Hotmetal
I won this monster over the holidays, Vanguard 300 Weatherby Mag. I live in north MS and the largest thing we have to hunt is white tail deer. This is overkill. I don't know much about it but kinda like it for my small collection. I don't think I will ever get the chance to hunt with it. Would you suggest keep it, trade it or sell it?

Move?

Flip it for something sensible, like a .308 VEPR. :-).

Seriously? Perusing Weatherby's website, it looks like a Vanguard Sporter, which has an MSRP of $895. Scope, unknown. You should be able to sell or trade, and get something interesting. Unfortunately, modern "personal defense rifles" are going for insane prices, these days.

40 posted on 02/08/2013 2:09:40 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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