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I also picked up this Weatherby Vanguard in .223. It's not as pretty as the 700, but it was BNIB, and they say it's a 1 MOA gun... We shall see. I picked up a variety of ammo to see what it likes. I put an old Nikon M308 on it with Leupold bases and rings.

 

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Turns out I'm very happy with what is pretty much a precision bolt gun, but in (now) a light weight patrol carbine version... I had my Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 in .223 modified. Took it in and had the barrel shortened to 16.25", and a closed tine Warcomp, put on. The Nikon M-308 has been spot on as far as the BDC goes, but it has no way to use the reticle to do the ranging... The 1/9 barrel loves 62gr bonded. Thinking about maybe a 1/7 5.56 barrel, but I'm happy so far as it shoots severl loads, including plane jane 193, and 855 very well too. Too early to tell. Only had it out a few times.

 

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Have a few more recent editions.

TCR22 . Added a Leupold VX freedom 1.5x4x20mm scope with AR reticle and Vortex rings along with a sling. ( Essentially what the 1022 should have been for the same price)
2nd pic shows it next to my " beater" M14S. TCR dry weight as shown = 4.3 lbs. To give you an overall......the M14S next to it has same OAL as an M16A2.

The other is one of my wife's rifles. ( She decided she wants an LRB M25 " tanker".) It is now mine.

This particular rifle is an M1A A1 . Everything except Rec, bbl, and front sight/ muzzle brake assembly = Winchester M14 service rifle components with TRW op rod and bolt assembly.

Arms 18 gen 2 full tail mount with M68 CCO. ( aimpoint)

Magazine in pic = A 20rd CMI stainless steel.

Leaving it " as is" for now.

Quite a bit of data already in its shooter log . It shoots Federal 150gr Fusion quite well, and that muzzle brake = good friendly violent fun...lol.
Add a mag full of 125gr reduced recoil, and its a lot of fun via 3 gun comp.
My one and only black rifle.

Thanks directly from me to everyone here contributing towards my gun porn addiction.



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Turns out I'm very happy with what is pretty much a precision bolt gun, but in (now) a light weight patrol carbine version... I had my Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 in .223 modified. Took it in and had the barrel shortened to 16.25", and a closed tine Warcomp, put on. The Nikon M-308 has been spot on as far as the BDC goes, but it has no way to use the reticle to do the ranging... The 1/9 barrel loves 62gr bonded. Thinking about maybe a 1/7 5.56 barrel, but I'm happy so far as it shoots severl loads, including plane jane 193, and 855 very well too. Too early to tell. Only had it out a few times.

What does she weigh in at ......as pictured?
OAL?

Might just do something similar with a Thompson Compass in 308. Same optic but cut back from 22in to 18 inch.
Is that Warcomp 2 inches in length?

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My favorite of what I own. This is a stock photo. I’m traveling right now and do not have a actual photo on my phone or iPad.
Shiloh Sharps 45-70 Long Range Express. Half octagon heavy barrel 34” , intermediate range tang sights (750 yards), double set trigger. German silver nose cap.

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What does she weigh in at ......as pictured?
OAL?

Might just do something similar with a Thompson Compass in 308. Same optic but cut back from 22in to 18 inch.
Is that Warcomp 2 inches in length?

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No idea on weight. The closed tine Warcomp is just under 2.5" including the threads. Probably adds around 2" to the barrel.
 

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No pics to share, not big into that. I am however like a lil kid and love to look at pics of guns. Hmmm, maybe I should share mine as well...
 

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Added this old girl a couple of weeks ago. Totally was not what I was looking for but couldn't pass her up.

Currently tung oiling a new walnut stock to replace that hideous black one.
 

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