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#3174628 - 02/24/13 01:37 PM Icon or WBY Vanguard Series 2
TNRAMBLINGMAN
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Registered: 01/04/07
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I want a 30 06 with a 24" barrel. Not sure which one is the best, the Icon or the Vanguard. Any comments?
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#3174639 - 02/24/13 01:48 PM Re: Icon or WBY Vanguard Series 2 [Re: TNRAMBLINGMAN]
Andy S.
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Registered: 07/26/99
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If it were me, I'd go with the Icon. My best friend has one in .270 and it reminds me of a semi-custom built gun (trigger, accuracy, bolt, etc). He has been more than happy with his purchase since the day he got it.
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#3174699 - 02/24/13 03:29 PM Re: Icon or WBY Vanguard Series 2 [Re: Andy S.]
TNRifleman
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Registered: 01/06/08
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I have a Vanduard S2 in .257 Weatherby mag and it is awesome. Shoots MOA all day with good factory ammo and the factory stock is actually pretty good.
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#3175004 - 02/24/13 08:17 PM Re: Icon or WBY Vanguard Series 2 [Re: TNRifleman]
Gravey
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My brother-in-law bought a vanguard s2 .270 from a member here and he said its a tack driver and loves it.
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#3178627 - 02/27/13 09:12 PM Re: Icon or WBY Vanguard Series 2 [Re: Gravey]
Vermin93
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Registered: 12/11/10
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Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

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I have a TC ICON in 30 TC and one in 22-250 and I also have a Weatherby Vanguard in 300 WBY Mag. They all shoot great, but in my opinion the ICON is a better made rifle in all respects. I also have a Winchester Model 70 in 270 WIN and a Remington 700 in 7mm Rem Mag and the ICON feels like a better made rifle than either of those. It's the best made, most accurate rifle that I own. I have not tried the new version of the Vanguard, so I'm not sure how different it is from the previous version that I have.

Are you looking at the ICON Classic with the walnut stock or the ICON Weather Shield with the Hogue synthetic stock?
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#3179570 - 02/28/13 06:15 PM Re: Icon or WBY Vanguard Series 2 [Re: Vermin93]
TNRAMBLINGMAN
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Definitely Weather Sheild with synthetic stock
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