Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
TMF89

Weatherby?

7 posts in this topic

Hey guys, I recently got the chance to purchase a discount Weatherby, and I'm thinking a 30-06 Springfield would be a good deer rifle for MN? Would it also work for Elk out in Wyoming? I realize those are two completely different situations, but I'm trying to find the best compromise. Other caliber selections? Also the prices would be $350-600, depending on if I went with the Valiant (think that's the name, something with a V) Predator or Deluxe. Anyways, I'm wondering if the rifle is worth the $, or I could get something better for the money? I gotta say, the guns LOOK great, lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I suspect you are talking about a Vanguard. They are nice rifles and you can get one with a certified MOA accuracy( less than 1 Inch group at 100 yds) for just a bit more money. The 30-06 will do fine on any animal in North America with the right bullet and you can get ammo virtually anywhere. I would try to get a lighter gun and not get a Predator(usually heavier barrels etc) Remember you have to carry it and Elk hunting is not a stationary sport. Spend as much on the optics as the gun and it will do you great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds good, so the firearm is worth the extra $ then? Compared to say a T3 Tica, or Remington 700, etc? Also I'll be mainly using it for deer hunting, but since if I go to Wyoming I'll need a firearm, I want to have one for that too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the vanguard in the .300 win mag and it shoots dime size groups at 100 yards sweet shooter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing wrong with the Tica or the Remington either. The Weatherby will tend to be more accurate than a Remington and I am not personally familiar with the T3 though others on the forum speak very highly of them. A lot comes down to individual likes and dislikes. How the gun fits you with length of pull and drop and how the trigger feels when you pull it. And the depth of your pocketbook. Just make sure you invest in quality optics. A 99 buck special doesn't compare with a 350 dollar leupold, Nikon or similar scope. Any good quality firearm with good optics in a caliber such as 30-06.270, 7mm etc will fill all your needs. You just have to vary the bullet to the type of animal. With all the advances in ammo in the last few years they have widened the capability of most calibers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The whole point of a Weatherby was to take

advantage of the extra power that came in the

Weatherby shell cases. If it is a standard

case like the 30:06, then you gain nothing

over a similar caliber in other rifles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I shoot a weatherby 300wsm and it is right on. My buddy shoots a weatherby 30/06 like the one you are describing and has killed elk everytime he hunts. It is a great rifle, the caliber has been around for a long time. Throw a good scope on it if allowed in MN and go for it. I will be using my 300 wsm this year on a cow elk hunt and my buddy has a late novemeber trophy bull hunt here in AZ. Good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • We live in some sort of Bizarro world now - Sarah Palin calling Trump sinfully stupid.     Here's another one from Ann Coulter, who literally wrote a book "In Trump We Trust"    
    • You do realize that if the taxes were done that way, the cities would get $2.53 billion richer, and rural areas would get $2.53 billion poorer. The 7 county metro pays substantially more taxes (nearly 2/3 of the states total) than the other 80 counties in Minnesota combined, but only receives roughly half of the state expenditures.   Sorry to break it to you, but rural America is not fiscally solvent. Those citiots you speak of are bankrolling the entire country. It's easy to see on this chart: more urban states are to the left (givers) and more rural states are to the right (takers).  
    • I tried to purchase the screws yetti uses from Fastenal who is their vendor for the screws. They are only sold in large reels designed for a self loading screwgun. I finally called Casey at Glacial lake docks where I purchased my yetti and he sent me out the amount I needed. They work great to add additional fir strips. The plastic used to tie them together comes right off as you screw them in. Hope that helps. 
    • Sorry...was wrong on the specs.   Manufacturer is Core Ice.  It was 1450# for a 12' and 1250# for a 8'.  
    • I believe you want to use a zinc coated or galvanized steel according to the charts.  I'm sure someone will come along to correct me
    • In the back room there is a company that is using bonded foam panels (similar to garage door panels, but really clean looking), and had weights of 1250# for a 12' and 1450# for a 16'.  Aluminum trailer frames that could convert to a skid frame.  Can't recall the name.  I'm sure they were spendy, but I can see a concept like that going somewhere for the hardcore fishing crowd.   Yetti, Firebrand, Big Bite, and Glacier all had really nice display models.      Lots of campers (disguised as fish houses) out there at prices that make me want to jump into the business.  I was in two different manufacturers houses with prices well over $30k that had wire nuts for connections.  That is going to be a fun adventure for someone 2-3 years down the road when they find out their manufacturer saved $15 on their wiring.           
    • Thank you for all the help!  Ended up going with the Marcum VS485C.  After some research, there were a few other Marcums that were on the list (825 & 625), the Aqua Vu HD, and the Pan Cam.  The mini cams from all manufactures weren't what I was looking for, but they are cool and do have their place.     After seeing everything in person, I think the Aqua Vu HD had the best camera/screen.  The Marcums were a little bit behind, but the 825, 625, 485, and Pan Cam had similar real life clarity.  The 485 won out because of the $300 price point vs the others at $450-700, and was almost identical for resolution, other than the HD.
      I honestly think these cameras are all about 5+ years behind in technology in comparison to the broader camera/tv screen market.  Running off a 7-9ah battery is probably one of the limiting factors.  Another may be the cold.  The main reason (IMO) is that the manufacturers are hoping they can incrementally rape us by trickling out technology each year, similar to the computer manufacturers of the 90s/early 2000's.  For the price of a middle of the road underwater camera, I can buy a Chinese made 50" TV (these all have Chinese made 5-8" screens) and a GoPro or Sony Action Cam (which is 10x's the picture quality).       
    • Any newcomers in the wheelhouse business at the Ice show in St. Paul?
    • Im sure it's hard to see through your Liberal tears.  
  • Our Sponsors