Recent birthday present to myself. I always wanted a Weatherby rifle. Saw this 300 Weatherby Magnum, Vanguard Series, with Lazerguard stock at a gun show and had to have it. This is the poor man's Mark V, I suppose, and they've been made in Japan for some time now. I took it to a rifle range the other day to sight it in and check out the Nikon Prostaff 3.5-14x40 scope just purchased. I wasn't prepared for the power and kick of this gun. Really awesome. Brought no gun rest to the range so used what their inexpensive equipment. I quit after less than 20 rounds but managed at least to get all shots at 100 yards within a 7-inch group, not good considering what this gun is capable of. I left satisfied for now despite the new lump on my shoulder and an annoying bolt bruise on my middle finger, but I'll finish the job after first buying some equipment to tame the recoil. Today, I ordered a Caldwell Lead Sled 3 shooting rest and a Caldwell Mag Plus Recoil Shield, and will return to the range soon.