This is an update on my sons 270 Weatherby Vanguard, this is now my favorite rifle. Met some buddies at the gun club for a weekend shoot and friendly competition. I entered my sons 270 and a Savage, Ruger and Winchester was entered (all in 270) wish there had been a Remington there. To make a long story short the Weatherby shot the best groups by far (but was not shot by me), using factory 100 and 130 grain bullets. The Winchester came in 2nd place the owner shot the best groups with it and my sons weatherby, the Savage came in 3rd and then the Ruger, I shot the best group with this gun. All of these guns were new, less than 2 boxes shot through them before the competition. My favorite rifle in the competiton was the Winchester, it is a beautiful gun and it belongs to a beautiful little girl (my son doesn't think it is fair). The wood and finish was superb. The gun with the best trigger IMO is a toss up between the Weatherby and Savage and this might go to the Savage it was an even split. The smoothest action goes to the Winchester hands down. Everyone started with a clean barrel. Everyone shot their best loads in the grains mentioned, wanted to shoot the 150's but this particular Ruger doesn't like 150's so to keep it uniform no one else shot them either. All of us shot from a Benchmaster rest and at least 1 minute between shots. All of us had fun, our boys and girls had a blast and it was good clean fun. The kids all shot as well and that was interesting. They made the whole day so much more fun. Will try to post some pics on the grouping competiton when I get the film developed. Yeah I am still using old technology photo equipment.