Vanguard® Series 2

Vanguard® Series 2
Back Country

MSRP $1,399.00
(Actual price may vary.)

WBY-X Blaze

MSRP $749.00
(Actual price may vary.)

WBY-X GH2 (Girls Hunt 2)

MSRP $749.00
(Actual price may vary.)

WBY-X Hog Reaper

MSRP $749.00
(Actual price may vary.)

WBY-X Kryptek

MSRP $749.00
(Actual price may vary.)

WBY-X Typhon

MSRP $749.00
(Actual price may vary.)

WBY-X Whitetail Bonz

MSRP $749.00
(Actual price may vary.)

WBY-X Whitetail Bonz Compact

MSRP $749.00
(Actual price may vary.)

Vanguard® Series 2 Synthetic

MSRP $649.00
(Actual price may vary.)

Vanguard® Series 2
Stainless Synthetic

MSRP $799.00
(Actual price may vary.)

Vanguard® Series 2
Synthetic Youth

MSRP $599.00
(Actual price may vary.)

Vanguard® Series 2
Synthetic Package

MSRP $999.00
(Actual price may vary.)

Vanguard® Series 2 Carbine

MSRP $649.00
(Actual price may vary.)

Vanguard® Series 2
Varmint Special

MSRP $849.00
(Actual price may vary.)

Vanguard® Series 2 Sporter

MSRP $849.00
(Actual price may vary.)

Vanguard® Series 2 Deluxe

MSRP $1,149.00
(Actual price may vary.)

Vanguard® Series 2
Synthetic DBM

MSRP $749.00
(Actual price may vary.)

Vanguard® Series 2
Sporter DBM

MSRP $899.00
(Actual price may vary.)

Vanguard® Series 2
RC (Range Certified)

MSRP $1,199.00
(Actual price may vary.)

Vanguard® Series 2
RC (Range Certified) Varmint

MSRP $1,199.00
(Actual price may vary.)
"Allison shot her first buck with a Weatherby® Vanguard®. I cannot express the personal satisfaction, joy and excitement this hunt has brought to me. Thanks for helping bring me and my daughter closer together and a memory we will never forget. " — Ron Brown [Nevada]

The next generation of Weatherby® rifles featuring a match quality two-stage trigger, new stock design and guaranteed SUB-MOA accuracy. New look. New feel. A new level of performance. Feature for feature, dollar for dollar, the Vanguard® Series 2 action proves itself as the best rifle value on the market today.

Proven Weatherby® Vanguard® action Mauser-style, dual opposed lug design

SUB-MOA Accuracy Guarantee ensures .99" or less 3-shot group at 100 yards when used with Weatherby factory or premium ammunition.

Match Quality Two-Stage Trigger is "creep free" for consistent let-off. Each trigger is hand-honed, factory-tuned and inspected for a clean, crisp break, improving shooter accuracy. Fully adjustable down to 2.5 lbs. Trigger housing is constructed of lightweight alloy.

Cold Hammer Forged 24" Barrel maximizes velocity and produces SUB-MOA Guaranteed Accuracy when used with specified premium (non-Weatherby calibers) or Weatherby® factory ammunition. 20" and 22" barrels available on some models.

Monte Carlo Griptonite™ Stock with Inserts provides lightweight and durable performance year after year. Combines modern synthetic materials with the legendary Weatherby raised comb Monte Carlo design. Special pistol grip and forend inserts provide a firm, non-slip grip. Also features a right side palm swell to aid in control and shooter comfort (available on select Vanguard® Series 2 rifles).

Matte Bead Blasted Blued or Stainless Finish provides a beautiful, yet durable look.

3-Position Safety

SUB-MOA GUARANTEED ACCURACY— All Weatherby® Vanguard® Series 2 rifles are guaranteed to shoot a 3-shot group of .99" or less at 100 yards (SUB-MOA) when used with Weatherby® factory or premium ammunition. Vanguard Series 2 are the most accurate "out of the box" rifles you can buy.

Weatherby® Detachable Magazine Kit

Trims 1/4 lb. of weight as compared to hinged bottom metal. Features cartridge counter for easy reference (3 cartridge capacity) and extracts at the push of a button so you can carry extra magazines.

Kit includes:

  • Replacement floorplate, spring and trigger housing
  • Box magazine (holds 3+1 in chamber)
  • Available for .25-06 Rem., .270 Win. and .30-06 Sprg. (Also fits selected Howa 1500 and Smith & Wesson and Mossberg version of Howa 1500.)

FeaturesWeatherby® Vanguard® Series 2 SyntheticBrowning X-Bolt Composite StalkerRemington 700 SPSWinchester Ultimate Shadow
Accuracy GuaranteeYes—.99" NoNoNo
Number of Calibers16161212
Adjustable TriggerYesYesFactory AdjustableYes
Weight7 1/4 - 7 1/2 lbs.6 1/4 - 6 3/4 lbs.7 - 7 1/2 lbs.6 3/4 - 7 1/4 lbs.
Country of OriginJapanJapanUSAUSA
MSRP Standard Calibers$599 $800 $681 $799
Can I send my rifle back to Weatherby® for rebluing and installation of a new stock?

Yes - Please contact Weatherby first and then your rifle can be sent to Weatherby for refurbishing or modification.

Weatherby® offers rifles in standard caliber chamberings. Do they make ammunition for them?

Weatherby currently manufactures ammunition for Weatherby Magnum calibers only, and has no intentions to manufacture on an ongoing basis standard cartridge ammunition. Weatherby recommends you purchase premium standard cartridge ammunition from a high quality ammunition manufacturer.

NOTE:  Weatherby did produce a small run of non-Weatherby caliber ammunition in 1997. Calibers included: .270 Win., .30-06 Spfd., 7mm Rem. Mag., .300 Win. Mag., .338 Win. Mag., and .375 H&H Mag.

Will Weatherby® ever make left-handed rifles again, if so what calibers?

Some Weatherby® Mark V® rifles (.257 Wby. Mag. - .460 Wby. Mag.) can be ordered as a left hand model. For more information, please call the Weatherby Custom Shop at (805) 227-2600.

What is the difference between the Vanguard® and the Mark V® rifles?

 

  Mark V Magnum Mark V Standard Vanguard
Locking Lugs Nine Six Two
Bolt Lift 54 Degrees 54 Degrees 90 Degrees
Bolt Release Pull Trigger Pull Trigger Side Release
Magazine Capacity 2+1 in .378 & up; 3+1 in .257 through .375 H&H 5+1
4+1 in .22-.250 Rem.
3+1 in .257 Wby. Mag., .270 WSM., 7mm Rem. Mag., .300 WSM., .300 Wby. Mag., .388 Win. Mag., 5+1 in .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., .270 Win., .308 Win. and .30-06 Spfd.
Floorplate Release Located on the inside of the trigger guard Located on the inside of the trigger guard Located on the outside of the trigger guard
When was my Weatherby® firearm manufactured?

You can learn the history and lineage of your Weatherby firearm, researched and authenticated through the Weatherby company records. You’ll receive an embossed letter of authenticity which verifies the country of origin, the date your firearm was shipped, where the firearm was originally delivered and a list of features, including any custom embellishments. Each certificate is personally signed by Roy E. Weatherby, Jr., President, and Dean Rumbaugh, Company Historian. Cost for each serial number search is $50 ($75 for Custom rifles, $100 for Special Edition or Commemorative rifles). You may print and mail the Authenticity Order Form or for information, write Company Historian, 1605 Commerce Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446.

Additional historical information can also be gathered from Weatherby. The Man. The Gun. The Legend. This 290-page biography, written by Grits and Tom Gresham, contains a tremendous amount of historical information that you may find valuable in the search for your firearm’s history. Standard hardbound copies are just $30.00. Proceeds benefit the Weatherby Foundation International. See your Weatherby dealer today or order online.

When was my Mark V® made?

You can learn the history and lineage of your Weatherby® firearm, researched and authenticated through the Weatherby company records. You’ll receive an embossed letter of authenticity which verifies the country of origin, the date your firearm was shipped, where the firearm was originally delivered and a list of features, including any custom embellishments. Each certificate is personally signed by Roy E. Weatherby, Jr., President, and Dean Rumbaugh, Company Historian. Cost for each serial number search is $50 ($75 for Custom rifles, $100 for Special Edition or Commemorative rifles). You may print and mail the Authenticity Order Form or for information, write Company Historian, 1605 Commerce Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446.

Additional historical information can also be gathered from Weatherby. The Man. The Gun. The Legend. This 290-page biography, written by Grits and Tom Gresham, contains a tremendous amount of historical information that you may find valuable in the search for your firearm’s history. Standard hardbound copies are just $30.00. Proceeds benefit Weatherby Foundation International. See your Weatherby dealer today or order online.

 

 

Pre-Mark V® Weatherby ®Rifles Series # Prefix
FN Belgian Mauser (1949 - 1963) NONE
Mathieu Left Hand (1955 - 1959) L
Schultz & Larson (1955 - 1962) S
Brevex Magnum (1956 - 1962) NONE
FN Sako Mauser  (1957 - 1961) A
Mark V®  
Mark V® (USA) PFI  (1958 -1959) NONE
Mark V® (Germany) (1959 - 1973) p
Mark V® Varmintmaster (1964 – 1973) S
Mark V® (Japan)   (1972 - 1994) H
Mark V® (Japan)   (1972 - 1994) S0
Mark V® Silhouette Pistol (1980 - 1981) M
Mark V® (USA)
 
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (1994 – 2002) SS
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (1995 – 2002) SB
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (2002 – 2004) BW
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (2002 – 2004) SW
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (2004 - ) PB
Mark V® Std. Caliber - 6 Lug Receiver (1996 – 1998) AB-AS
Mark V® Std. Caliber - 6 Lug Receiver (1998 – 2004) WB
Mark V® Std. Caliber - 6 Lug Receiver (1998 – 2002) WS
Mark V® Std. Caliber - 6 Lug Receiver (2004 – present) BP
What is Weatherby®’s Warranty Policy?

Weatherby®’s service policy statement reads as follows:

“Weatherby® is a name that has been synonymous with quality firearms for over 65 years. All Weatherby® firearms are manufactured of the finest materials, and have been thoroughly inspected and tested in every phase of production.

Because of the confidence we have in our products, Weatherby® does not provide a written warranty, but rather stands behind its reputation for customer service and satisfaction.

Simply stated, we will consider requests for service or repair of Weatherby® firearms on a case-by-case basis. A determination will be made, taking into consideration such things as the age and condition of the firearm, and the circumstances surrounding its malfunction or other problem.

Weatherby® will not be responsible for defects resulting from ordinary wear and tear, alterations by unauthorized persons, accidents, misuse, use of incorrect or other than factory-loaded ammunition, or failure to provide reasonable and normal maintenance.

Should any Weatherby® firearm require service or repair under this service policy, it must be delivered transportation prepaid to an authorized Weatherby Service Center. The product must be accompanied by a proof of purchase, and a letter explaining the problem. The firearm should also be insured by the owner at time of shipment, as Weatherby, Inc. can accept no responsibility for damage or loss in transit. Weatherby® will pay all charges to return the product to the owner if it is accepted for service or repair under the provisions of this policy.”

Are any components interchangeable between the Mark V® and the Vanguard®?

No. Components are not interchangeable between the Mark V® and the Vanguard®.

When were the Weatherby® cartridges developed?
Cartridge Introduced Commercially
.220 Rocket Magnum 1945
.224 Weatherby Magnum 1964
.228 Weatherby Magnum 1947
.240 Weatherby Magnum 1968
.257 Weatherby Magnum 1945
.270 Weatherby Magnum 1945
7MM Weatherby Magnum 1947
.300 Weatherby Magnum 1945
.30-378 Weatherby Magnum 1996
.340 Weatherby Magnum 1963
.338-378 Weatherby Magnum 1998
.375 Weatherby Magnum 1947
.378 Weatherby Magnum 1956
.416 Weatherby Magnum 1989
.460 Weatherby Magnum 1959
Are Mark V® barrels cryogenically treated?

No.

Why are some Weatherby® rifles “free floated” and some are not?

We have found through our testing that barrels having a smaller outside diameter than our #3 contour require upward pressure to help stabilize the barrel for increased accuracy.  Our free floated barrels have enough rigidity in the barrel for them to be free floated.

Can I send my rifle back to Weatherby® to have an Accubrake™ installed?

There are Weatherby-authorized Accubrake™ installation centers located across the United States. You can have an Accubrake™ installed on your rifle at any one of these centers or in the Weatherby Custom Shop in Paso Robles, CA. The work done by these centers is the same as would be done by the factory and the warranty of the rifle would still be in place. A list of these authorized installation centers can be found on this website or you can call Weatherby for a list.

If I order one of your Weatherby® rifles can it be shipped to my friend who has his own FFL?

The rifle must be ordered through a Weatherby Dealer or Distributor.

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