Vanguard® RC

Vanguard® RC


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A day will come when we need to pull off the toughest shot we’ll ever face. Maybe it’ll be a whitetail breathing on 200 B&C inches. Or perhaps a bruin with a head the size of an 8-gallon keg. When that day comes, you can count on me to deliver. I am a Range Certified Vanguard and I come with official paperwork from the Oehler Ballistic Imaging System. The certification includes specific load/ballistic data and a computer image of the actual 3-shot group I fired at the Weatherby range. It’s signed by my boss Adam Weatherby to make it official.


  • Range Certified with SUB-MOA accuracy guarantee (.99” or less 3-shot group at 100 yards when used with Weatherby® factory or premium ammunition)
  • Comes with printout from Oehler Ballistic Imaging System, including specific load/ballistic data and computer image of actual 3-shot group. Signed and certified by Adam Weatherby
  • Adjustable Match Quality, Two-stage Trigger
  • Fluted Bolt Body
  • One-piece Machined Bolt Body
  • Fully Enclosed Bolt Sleeve
  • 3-Position Safety
  • Cold Hammer Forged Barrel
  • Integral Recoil Lug
  • Hinged Floorplate


  • Pillar bedded composite stock with composite Monte Carlo raised cheekpiece
  • Spiderweb accents


  • Matte, bead blasted, blued finish
  • 24", #2 contour barrel
  • Range Certified engraved floorplate

Learn more about the Vanguard features HERE.


Additional Information

Product Line Range Certified, Vanguard
Stock Composite
Pattern None
Available Products
Caliber Approx. Weight Overall Length Magazine Capacity Barrel Length / Contour Rifling Length of Pull Drop at Comb Drop at Heel Monte Carlo
243 Win. 7 1/2 lbs. 44" 5+1 24" #2 1-10" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

25-06 Rem. 7 1/2 lbs. 44 1/2" 5+1 24" #2 1-10" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

257 Wby. Mag. 7 1/2 lbs. 46 1/2" 3+1 26" #2 1-10" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

6.5 Creedmoor 7 1/2 lbs. 44" 4+1 24" #2 1-8" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

270 Win. 7 1/2 lbs. 44 1/2" 5+1 24" #2 1-10" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

7MM Rem. Mag. 7 1/2 lbs. 46 1/2" 3+1 26" #2 1-9.5" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

308 Win. 7 1/2 lbs. 44" 5+1 24" #2 1-10" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

30-06 Sprg. 7 1/2 lbs. 44 1/2" 5+1 24" #2 1-10" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

300 Win. Mag. 7 1/2 lbs. 46 1/2" 3+1 26" #2 1-10" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

300 Wby. Mag. 7 1/2 lbs. 46 1/2" 3+1 26" #2 1-10" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

Specifications subject to change without notice.


24 customer reviews

Average rating
(based on 24 reviews)
  1. Great rifle.

    By Milldawg October 20, 2018

    Had been eyeing one of these for a long time. A very long time. I have weatherby vanguard series one in .270 Winchester. Love it. So my wife bought me one for Christmas 2017. Long story just now getting time to actually shoot it. First thing trigger is wonderful for production rifle. Makes me not like my other rifles. Second the recoil is non existent with it in 25-06. I put a leupold vx3i 3.5-10x40 on it. It obviously needs more glass. That’s in the plans. Third once you find the ammo it likes watch out. I wasn’t able to find Barnes vortx in 100 grain at first so I tired several other premium brands and did ok but not lights out. Well let me tell you today I got out with the Barnes that the factory target said it was tested with. Well it said it printed .88 I was able to beat that I printed a .750 today. And I’m terribly out of practice. I will post a flow on review when I get more time behind gun. All can say is the deer are not safe in my neck of the woods.

  2. Solid, Super Accurate, Reliable and Tough

    By Tomoz May 01, 2018

    I bought the Stainless version IN .243 when it was referred to as the "Sub MOA" a few years ago now as I had a teenage son looking to bag some medium game. The load testing I did was very brief, it shot everything I loaded and fed it into the same hole. It has in the years since collected numerous deer, Boar and Goats. Never needs to be re-sighted (except for the time I used it for a snow ski when falling in a rock scree on the side of a mountain), even then it was only a few shots getting on the mark again. The carbon stock apart from surface scratches was fine and it is my go to rifle for some fun on novelty targets. A great investment for any Hunter, Shooter.

  3. Nearly Perfect Rifle

    By csmith April 17, 2018

    I own an earlier model in 7mm-08 Vanguard S2 RC from 2017. The rifle is nearly perfect and with the recommended ammo the gun shoots better than my actual abilities. One thing everyone I think forgets about is the Weatherby stock design. It's ability to absorb recoil is uncanny and with the more stiff kicking rounds (ie30-06/270 Weatherby Mag) it really shines. I own 4 Weatherby rifles (2 mark Vs and 2 Vanguards) and frankly, this might be my favorite one of them all.

  4. Outstanding short action, high value pilar bedded rife.

    By StevieT March 24, 2018

    I researched the Weatherby line of Vanguard Rifles in addition to several other brands with the goal of adding a mild recoiling rifle that would be accurate out of the box, handle well and look great. A high value rifle to compliment my 30/06 go to hunting rifle. Well, I believe pilar bedding is the best way to bed a rifle for consistent accuracy when combined with an excellent trigger. The Weatherby Vanguard, Range Certified model hit all of my criteria. I really like the dark green black webbing stock finish too. I purchased the Vanguard RC in .243, added a Leupold 4.5-14 AO VX3i Scope and couldn’t be happier. It was a consistent 1/2 inch rifle out of the box. So happy I bought a second Weatherby Vanguard Range Certified Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. Same story. It was also a 1/2 to 3/4 inch rifle with almost everyt cartridge type I tried. I added an older Leupold 6.5-20x40mm AO scope and couldn’t be more satisfied with both of my Weatherby rifles. Thanks for building and offering such s great product Weatherby. I recommend this rifle all the time. It’s the only pilar bedded stock in the Vanguard product line. Thanks

  5. Impressive , the most accurate rifle I have shoot

    By Sweden Rifleman Hristo March 17, 2018

    Bought Weatherby vanguard varmint cal 308 RC ,
    put a Leopold scope 3-4*40 TMR on it ,
    REAL TACKDRIVER , prescion is 15 mm at 100 meter with Hornady 150grains ammo , I could shoot 3 times in row , I was impressed , I have heard from my friends that with Norma 150grains cal.308 Jaktmatch the precison is 9mm .
    I had only one BIG problem that was the Warne bases that were defective ,
    When I mounted the Warne bases and scope , the rifle didnt hit a target size 150cm*150cm at 100meters , Bought second warne bases and the same happens again , Then I mounted a expensieve picanntyrail and problem solved. Extremly satisfied with the rifle , fore the money I cant buy a better rifle .

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