I just got my hands on a new review rifle, supplied by the distributor Tasco Sales Australia. It is a Weatherby Vanguard varmint rifle in 223 Remington. It is topped with a Bushnell Trophy Xtreme X30 6-24×50 scope. The combination should make for an excellent varmint rig.
I will handload some of my favourite accurate 223 Rem projectiles, starting with 55 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips and Swift Sirocco II 62 grainers. I will also run some of my favourite factory ammo through the Vanguard as well.
Over Easter I will strip the rifle down for photography and then set it up with the correct action and scope mount screw tension. Next Wednesday will be the first range day. I look forward to reporting on progress.
It might take a few range days, but once I have an accurate load for a suitable premium projectile then a’hunting I will go!