Weatherby .257 Magnum Vanguard 2 Package w/ Redfield 3x9 Scope

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Weatherby .257 Magnum Vanguard 2 Package w/ Redfield 3x9 Scope  Guns > Rifles > Weatherby Rifles > Sporting
Description: If you're into hot calibers, this is the rifle for you. Word is that the .257 Weatherby Magnum was Roy Weatherby’s personal favorite, and that’s saying something. Developed starting back in 1944, it’s a belted cartridge derived from a .375 H&H Magnum case. That’s a lot of case capacity for a .25 caliber bullet. It likes projectiles in the 85 to 120-grain weight range with 100-grain bullets being the most common.

All that case capacity is put to good use as the .257 Weatherby is a true speed demon. An 85-grain bullet will move at over 3,800 feet per second, while a 100-grain projectile cooks along at just under 3,600 feet per second. If you look at energy, the “standard” .257 load exceeds both the “standard” .308 Winchester and .30-06 loads with over 2,900 foot-pounds of muzzle energy.

This rifle is the Vanguard Package model, so it includes the factory supplied Redfield Revenge 3-9x42 scope. It also includes a padded sling which I have not yet used. This particular gun was a direct deal from Weatherby that I got at a media conference, so it includes an upgraded case. It's not the molded case that comes with the standard Vanguard Package model, but rather an oversized hard case with metal latches and two padlock holes. It's perfect for serious air travel. This case alone is worth over $100.

This rifle has less than 70 rounds through it. I've only used it for two article projects. Other than that, it's been a safe queen. I only list the condition as "Used, Minor Wear" because it's been fired. The synthetic stock has the smallest of subtle marks in a couple of places. Net-net is that this rifle is in very close to new condition.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Weatherby
Caliber: .257 Weatherby
Location: SC

Trades Accepted: No

I write about guns and shooting for a living. I'm always churning through my personal guns, old and new, and sometimes trading for different ones. While I wish I could, I can't keep every gun that ends up in my safe, hence my interest in the occasional personal collection buying and selling here at GunsAmerica.

You can read some of my material right here at GunsAmerica - just check out the News and Reviews part of the site.

Shipping Notes: Will ship to FFL of buyer's choice. Must have FFL certificate emailed to me in order to ship.

Item #: 999382469
Seller Since: Jul. 2008
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is NOT an FFL
City: Mount Pleasant
State: SC

Shipping: $35.00
Accepted Payment Methods: Check Money Order
Returns: No Returns

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