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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: 7870
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: 1420
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: 19213
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

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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.
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: 5751
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?
“The more I read and the more I listen, the more apparent it is that our society suffers from an alarming degree of public ignorance” - Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

#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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