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#3174628 - 02/24/13 01:37 PM Icon or WBY Vanguard Series 2
4 Point

Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 245
Loc: Nashville, TN

I want a 30 06 with a 24" barrel. Not sure which one is the best, the Icon or the Vanguard. Any comments?
#3174639 - 02/24/13 01:48 PM Re: Icon or WBY Vanguard Series 2 [Re: TNRAMBLINGMAN]
Andy S.
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point

Registered: 07/26/99
Posts: 8090
Loc: Atoka, TN

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.
Andy S.

If I had saved all the money I spent on hunting, I'd spend it on hunting.

#3174699 - 02/24/13 03:29 PM Re: Icon or WBY Vanguard Series 2 [Re: Andy S.]
8 Point

Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 1709
Loc: Collierville

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.
#3175004 - 02/24/13 08:17 PM Re: Icon or WBY Vanguard Series 2 [Re: TNRifleman]
16 Point

Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19786
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

My brother-in-law bought a vanguard s2 .270 from a member here and he said its a tack driver and loves it.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#3178627 - 02/27/13 09:12 PM Re: Icon or WBY Vanguard Series 2 [Re: Gravey]
12 Point

Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 6400
Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

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?
"Florida State blew the coverage and they got rewarded for it. Coach Brian Kelly

#3179570 - 02/28/13 06:15 PM Re: Icon or WBY Vanguard Series 2 [Re: Vermin93]
4 Point

Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 245
Loc: Nashville, TN

Definitely Weather Sheild with synthetic stock
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