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Old 11-12-2017, 11:04 PM   #1
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Alright guys, the wife won a weatherby vanguard series 2 25-06 at the game dinner. I have not done much research on this gun. What scope does the green screen recommend for this gun? Is $100-$200 a good scope budget? Pros and cons on this gun? What ammo are yall having the best luck with? Anything else you think may come in handy. Thanks


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Old 11-12-2017, 11:09 PM   #2
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I have a Vanguard S2 7 rem Mag. I don't see any cons to my rifle. It is guaranteed sum MOA. I like the trigger and it is easy for user to adjust to personal preference. Very Smooth action. I put a Nikon Prostaff 5 3.5-14x40 scope on mine.
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:13 PM   #3
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great rifle. I would spend more on a scope, but nothing wrong with a leupold rifleman 3-9x40 on that gun. If it were me I'd spend a more on a VX3 3.5-10x40 if its a "budget" gun
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses. I want to put a good scope on the gun and if I need to spend more I will. I am already way ahead in the gun.


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Old 11-13-2017, 01:08 AM   #5
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I put a Leupold VX3 Long Range I think on my Cooper 25-06, it's a great shooter. Scope's have gone up greatly in the last few years, you might double your budget to start with and even with that if it's a Leupold it's on the bottom end line.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:58 AM   #6
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:10 AM   #7
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Sweet caliber, lots of options. I'd through a Zeiss on that baby.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:16 AM   #8
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Hey, just look at it this way. You're into the gun for next to nothing, that means more money to spend on the scope.

That said. I don't own any weatherby's but most of the scopes I use are leupold or Nikon and I've had no issues or complaints thus far.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:28 AM   #9
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Leupold VX-1 Great scope for the dollars!
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:28 AM   #10
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Consider upper end Vortex, you will NOT be disappointed...
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:46 AM   #11
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Those are great guns. Get some Talley Lightweight scope rings for it. Scope is your choice...something with a 36-44mm objective would be good. Only upgrade would be a Timney trigger
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:43 AM   #12
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I've heard lots of good things about the Vanguard 2. 25-06 is a good caliber for Texas!

For the scope, have you looked at Athlon Optics? I've been very pleased with several of their offerings. Prices are hard to beat for the quality!
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:29 AM   #13
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I had one for a few months got 1/2” with some 90gr Sierra blitzking and 117 btsp with minimal effort. I bedded and played with trigger. Save up for a better scope is what I’d do.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:44 AM   #14
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my wife shoots an S2 in 7 mm-08 and loves it. its definitely a shooter. I I put a burris scope on it for about 200 bucks and it is a great combo.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:46 PM   #15
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A friend gave me a Japanese made Smith & Wesson 25-06 he won in a big buck contest back in the 80s. Had it glass bedded by a gunsmith, and it has been an accurate killer ever since. You can shoot dead on out to 200 yards if you sight it in about an inch and one-half high at 100. I use Remington 120 grain factory ammo, but many years I only fire one shot. I have a Burris Euro scope with a nice reticle on it. I broke my first Burris and they gave me full credit on a new one. Spend money on the scope- make it your main gun from now on. They do kick a bit- mine has no recoil pad.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:15 PM   #16
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My go to rifle is an older Remington 700 in 25-06. I have had a trigger job and it breaks crisp at 2.5 lbs. My rifle really likes Federal Premium with 117 grain Sierra Game Kings. I hear a lot of good things about the 120 grain Fusion but have not tried it. My scope is a Leupold Vari-XII 3-9x40.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:22 PM   #17
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I'd get a fixed 10x SWFA SS if I needed a scope under $300
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:51 PM   #18
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Get what you can afford.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:33 PM   #19
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I have a Tikka T3 25-06 and it shoots very well with 117 grain Speer BTSP that I handload. It also shoots the Remington Core Lokt 120 SP factory loads equally well. I have Leupold mounts/rings on it with a cheap 3x9x40 Bushnell Banner scope that never goes out of zero. I have killed some big hogs with it along with a few deer. I would use it more, but I just can't put down my Stevens Model 200 in 270 that loves 140 grain Hornady BTSP that kills anything you point at. What a great shooting little gun. Anyway, good luck with your 25-06. It's a great round for medium sized game although some hunters out west use it for elk too.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:04 PM   #20
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25-06 is a GREAT round for anything that moves in Texas. Go Nikon with a 50mm bell, for more light gathering in the early and late hours. Several models both in the ProStaff and Monarch so just pick your magnification. The Monarch will be over your $200 budget and you will have to research if you go with the 50mm vs the 40mm in ProStaff for pricing. There are those who don't like Nikon..but those like me who have bought Vortex and did not like them AT all! Over the years I have had Leopold, Zeiss, Bushnell, Occulus, Burris, Simmons, many more...but I always settle on Nikon. Why...at least for me, very clear optic and great eye relief!

You can get all the opinions you want, but visit a dealer and look thru them! Good luck and good hunting....
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:15 PM   #21
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Look in the Cabelas pre black friday sales add, they have a Leopold vx2 4-12x40 for 249.00. They also have a Burris Mtac-30 4.5-14x42 for 249.00 or a Vortex Viper HS 4-16x44 for 349.00. All 3 would be great scopes for that caliber. Ammo wise my 25-06 likes the Federal 117 grain Sierra boat tail bullets. Have had great success with that ammo on deer and hogs.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:32 PM   #22
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Use Barnes vor-tx Tipped TSX ammo. I have a vanguard vgs and it’s VERY particular about ammo. I use ANY other ammo and at 100 yds it looks like a shot gun blast. If you do a web search a believe weatherby has a list of preferred amp for gun. There’s two bullies that rec. the other is Sierra game king.
Since using the Barnes I have had no problems and it’s easily inside an inch at 100yds. I have an old Burris fullfield 6x18
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:34 PM   #23
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Try a Zeiss Conquest,3 x9, she will thank you ,especially when she can see 15 minutes before you can in the mornings and15 minutes after you in the evening.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:57 PM   #24
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Barnes 100gr
The Sierra game king is 117gr
Whichever you pick stay w it and DO NOT change.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:39 PM   #25
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Has anyone used the federal round with the factory loaded Nosler 115g partition? How did it shoot?


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Old 11-13-2017, 07:45 PM   #26
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You will like the 25-06, great calibur for all things Texas game related. I’ve shot Rem Core Locks and Federal Fusion. I would not shy away from that federal round with the Nosler Partition
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My wife uses the 115 partition and it drops pigs and deer at will. Check out the Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14x42. Has a forever warranty, is very clear and won't break the bank.

PS: My wife is using a Rem 700 mountain rifle but a 25-06 is a 25-06. I've never seen one in any brand that wouldn't shoot well with good ammo.

PSS: Optics Planet has that scope for $253 right now.

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Old 11-13-2017, 09:36 PM   #28
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My wife uses the 115 partition and it drops pigs and deer at will. Check out the Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14x42. Has a forever warranty, is very clear and won't break the bank.

PS: My wife is using a Rem 700 mountain rifle but a 25-06 is a 25-06. I've never seen one in any brand that wouldn't shoot well with good ammo.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:46 PM   #29
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My wife uses the 115 partition and it drops pigs and deer at will. Check out the Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14x42. Has a forever warranty, is very clear and won't break the bank.

PS: My wife is using a Rem 700 mountain rifle but a 25-06 is a 25-06. I've never seen one in any brand that wouldn't shoot well with good ammo.

PSS: Optics Planet has that scope for $253 right now.


Thanks I will look that scope up.


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Old 11-13-2017, 10:47 PM   #30
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Since it's for your wife I would recommend a 40mm scope with low rings to help her keep her head down and behind the scope.

Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40 is $199 at cabelas. That's what I would do.
Get quality bases and rings and have it set up and torqued correctly. I can't say how many times I have talked or seen people who are frustrated with a rifle that won't group and it's rings that aren't concentric or screws that aren't properly torqued and come lose.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:04 PM   #31
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I would go vortex as well
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:12 AM   #32
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I have that same rifle with a Nikon Prostaff 3.5X14 and it has been a great combo.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:26 PM   #33
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I'd put a Leupold VX-3 on it, but for your budget it's hard to beat a Nikon Buckmaster II.
Great caliber, btw. Many years of new mousetraps have not bested it for hunting just about anything in North America.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:41 PM   #34
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Look in the Cabelas pre black friday sales add, they have a Leopold vx2 4-12x40 for 249.00. They also have a Burris Mtac-30 4.5-14x42 for 249.00 or a Vortex Viper HS 4-16x44 for 349.00. All 3 would be great scopes for that caliber. Ammo wise my 25-06 likes the Federal 117 grain Sierra boat tail bullets. Have had great success with that ammo on deer and hogs.
Ok, did y'all win at The Sonora game dinner? Let me guess, your number started with "302...."

The Burris Mtac 30 mentioned above is a heck of a deal and 10x's the scope the Vortex is.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:45 PM   #35
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Ok, did y'all win at The Sonora game dinner? Let me guess, your number started with "302...."



The Burris Mtac 30 mentioned above is a heck of a deal and 10x's the scope the Vortex is.


No we were at the mason game dinner lol but there was that guy in mason as well! Turkey won 3 guns and his wife won 2!


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No we were at the mason game dinner lol but there was that guy in mason as well! Turkey won 3 guns and his wife won 2!


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Yep. My Ruger M77 25-06 likes the Federal Fusions "ok" (1.2" groups) and I hunt with them, but I expect better accuracy.
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:58 AM   #38
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I find it amazing how different each individual gun is and how particular they are in regards to ammo. I have never really researched find and ammo because all the rifles I shot were hand me downs and this was already figured out. It is almost overwhelming lol but I am intrigued by it.


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Old 11-15-2017, 11:57 AM   #39
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Any body have any experience with nikon monarch scopes?


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Old 11-15-2017, 12:10 PM   #40
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Here you go. Good glass at a great price.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=670191



Or Vortex. I have turned into a Vortex Fanboy. They are on just about every gun I own.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:46 PM   #41
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I had a Nikon 4-12x40 on mine. For ammo I’ve had good luck with 100 gr core lokt, 100 gr Barnes ttsx, 117 gr hornady superformance sst
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:36 PM   #42
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ok, so I went by the local outdoor shop(side note: I trust them based on my previous dealings and their scope guys personal background especially on this topic they also get all my archery business) they pointed me toward a Sightmark Core HX 3-12X56mm HDR scope. My goodness it was clear and I loved the reticle. After leaving the shop I got online and started looking for reviews, couldn't find any on this particular scope. On some optics forums I stumbled upon, the general view of Sightmark was less than stellar but they were 3-7 years dated. on some of the newer reviews I found from 2016 and 17 were glowing. Did sightmark up their game or should I stay away? Also seemed like a good amount of features for a 299.99 price point i.e. illuminated reticle, side focus. I haven't seen those features in my price point. Any input on this particular scope and company would be appreciated. thanks
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:07 PM   #43
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I have 2 Nikon Monarch UFC scopes, one 1990s model, and one I bought about 10 years ago. The have been great scopes. Crisp and clear images in low light, with repeatable click adjustments. They are my go to scopes.
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