Weatherby® Guarantees SUB-MOA With Vanguard® Series 2 Rifles
In recent years, accuracy-avid hunters and shooters have made Vanguard® rifles the top seller in Weatherby’s firearms line. Weatherby now takes the performance of Vanguard to an even higher level with the Series 2, which is guaranteed to shoot SUB-MOA (a three-shot group of .99-inch or less) with Weatherby factory or premium ammunition.
Introduced in mid-2011, the Vanguard Series 2 line has expanded to include models for various ages and hunting applications. All Series 2 rifles feature a new match quality, two-stage trigger. The trigger has an auxiliary sear for a “creep free” consistent let-off and pre-set sear engagement at .008-.012. It is adjustable for weight of pull down to 2.5 pounds.
Other added features common to all Series 2 rifles include a 3-position safety. Select models offer a new stock with the traditional Weatherby profile that allows quick eye-to-scope alignment and fast target acquisition. The stock has special Griptonite™ pistol grip and forend inserts to provide a firm non-slip grip, and a right-side palm swell for improved handling and control. Also new is the metalwork’s matte bead blasted finish on both the blued and stainless Series 2 versions.
“Our Series 2 is the next generation, incorporating the most significant changes to Vanguard rifles since they were first introduced in the early 1970s,” said company President Ed Weatherby. “An outstanding new trigger, a more current look and a written SUB-MOA accuracy guarantee make the Series 2 a tremendous value, with all the flat-shooting, hard-hitting performance expected of a Weatherby.”
Vanguard Series 2 models in the 2012 line and their key features:
Synthetic—Stock with Griptonite inserts, 24-inch #2 contour cold hammer forged barrel and matte bead blasted blued finish. The Synthetic is also available in a “Combo” with a Simmons® 3.5-10x40mm Truplex Reticle scope (mounting required) and Leupold® Rifleman rings and bases. In addition, the Synthetic comes in a “Package” including the Simmons scope, Leupold mounts, adjustable nylon sling and injection-molded scoped rifle case.
Synthetic Youth—Injection-molded composite stock, removable elongated spacer system and 20-inch #1 contour barrel. The spacer system allows for an adjustable length of pull (12 ½-13 5/8 inches) to accommodate and “fit” young shooters as they grow.
Carbine—Stock with Griptonite inserts, 20-inch #1 contour barrel and matte bead blasted blued finish. Rifle weight is only seven pounds.
Varmint Special—Stock with Griptonite inserts, 22-inch #3 contour barrel (.740 muzzle diameter) and matte bead blasted blued finish. A recessed target crown helps enhance accuracy and protect rifling.
Sporter—Raised comb Monte Carlo “A” grade Turkish walnut stock with satin urethane finish, rosewood forend tip and fineline diamond point checkering, 24-inch #2 contour cold hammer forged barrel and matte bead blasted blued finish.
Deluxe—Raised comb Monte Carlo “AA” grade claro walnut stock with high-gloss finish, Weatherby’s signature diamond inlay with maplewood spacers on the rosewood pistol grip cap, fineline checkering, 24-inch #2 contour cold hammer forged barrel and blued metalwork with high-lustre finish.
Stainless Synthetic—Stock with Griptonite inserts, 24-inch #2 contour cold hammer forged barrel and 400 Series stainless steel bead blasted matte finish.
DBM—The Synthetic and Sporter both come in DBM (Detachable Box Magazine) versions. The magazine, which has a three-cartridge capacity, is easily extracted at the push of a button. DBM models weigh 1/4 pound less than the regular Synthetic or Sporter rifle.
Vanguard Series 2 rifles are available in calibers ranging from .223 Remington to .338 Winchester, including the .240 Wby. Mag., .257 Wby. Mag. and .300 Wby. Mag. (depending on model). Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices range from $549 for the Synthetic Youth to $1,049 for the Deluxe.
For more information, contact a local Weatherby dealer, call the company at (805) 227-2600 or visit www.weatherby.com.
Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc.’s line features the popular Vanguard® and legendary Mark V® rifles (production and custom), Threat Response shotguns and rifles, semi-auto and pump shotguns, premium ammunition and security/shooting accessories. The company is based in Paso Robles, Calif., and invites all hunters and shooters to visit and join its free online community at www.weatherbynation.com.
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