View Full Version : weatherby 7mm vanguard vgx

December 20, 2010, 04:38 PM
i was wondering if anyone could help me out on what the difference is between the vanguard, vangaurd vgs, and the vanguard vgx?
any information would be greatly appreciated.


December 21, 2010, 01:03 AM

December 21, 2010, 12:09 PM
I looked at www.weatherby.com They don't specify those model's on the website. Perhaps you could provide a few more details,or maybe you can figure it out by looking at their website.

December 21, 2010, 12:54 PM
The VGS from what I can find are the sporter rifles they can have either synthetic stocks or walnut. VGX stand for Vanguard Deluxe rifles and have upgrades and resemble the Mark V rifles in appearance.

December 21, 2010, 02:48 PM
im looking at a vgx with a leopold 2-7 scope in near mint condition with 100 rnds of ammo. the guy wants $800.00. looking online i see the vanguard and vgs for between $400. and $600. am i getting a better gun in the vgx?

December 22, 2010, 04:44 PM
maybe its the christmas need for money. i offered him $500. and he took it.
i cant wait to sight it in and get out there after them coyotes and ferral hogs :)

thank you to the couple that replied to my thread.

December 22, 2010, 04:52 PM
Chad: I am new to this discussion, but have 50 years of experience with mostly handguns & rifles. I also must type in caps, as a result of several mini-strokes which have damaged my vision.

The vanguard line of rifles were made for weatherby by howa machinery in japan. The howa 1500, weatherby vanguard, mossberg 1500, & the colt 1500 are all the same rifle. Instead of purchasing a "weatherby vanguard", ask for the "howa 1500" and save about $300 especially if you are buying new.

Congratulations on your purchase---just remember it is a howa 1500 when looking for parts or accessories.

December 22, 2010, 05:06 PM
Guru i greatly appreciate that info. Im also looking for a hand gun. Maybe you could give me some advise.

Im getting my ccw so i want it concealable. Im looking for good performance. One thing though im 6'8" with very large hands.
Im looking to spend between 300. And 600.
Any ideas?

December 22, 2010, 06:22 PM
The Howa and Vanguard are basically the same gun, but the Vanguard typically sells for a little less than the Howa not the other way. http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_280/products_id/41341