Vanguard® First Lite

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Vanguard® First Lite

Vanguard® First Lite

$1,090.00
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The first thing you'll notice about me, aside from Weatherby’s legendary fit and finish, is my stock. The Monte Carlo design, complete with a right-side palm swell and textured forearm and grip areas, is appointed with innovative First Lite Fusion camo - a proprietary mix of “crackalature” shapes and colors derived through nature-based algorithms and oriented for macro and micro disruption. Simply put, I disappear at distances from 2-2,000 yards.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • SUB-MOA accuracy guarantee (.99” or less 3-shot group at 100 yards when used with Weatherby® factory or premium ammunition)
  • Adjustable Match Quality, Two-stage Trigger
  • Fluted Bolt Body
  • One-piece Machined Bolt Body
  • Fully Enclosed Bolt Sleeve
  • Vanguard Recoil Pad
  • 3-Position Safety
  • Cold Hammer Forged Barrel
  • Integral Recoil Lug
  • Hinged Floorplate

STOCK:

  • Monte Carlo stock features textured forearm and grip areas, right side palm swell
  • First Lite Fusion camo pattern

BARREL AND METALWORK:

  • #2 contour, fluted barrel
  • Barrel length is 26" (28" OAL with Accubrake) for magnum chamberings & 24" (26" OAL with Accubrake) for non-magnum and 240 Wby Mag
  • Flat Dark Earth Cerakote® finish
  • Accubrake comes standard

Learn more about the Vanguard features HERE.

Specifications

Additional Information

Product Line Vanguard
Stock Synthetic
Pattern First Lite Fusion
Available Products
Caliber Approx. Weight Overall Length Magazine Capacity Barrel Length / Contour Rifling Length of Pull Drop at Comb Drop at Heel Monte Carlo
240 Wby. Mag. 7 1/2 lbs. 46 1/2" 5+1 26" #2 1-10" 13 1/2" 3/4" 1 1/4" 1/2"

257 Wby. Mag. 7 1/2 lbs. 48 1/2" 3+1 28" #2 1-10" 13 1/2" 3/4" 1 1/4" 1/2"

6.5-300 Wby. Mag. 7 1/2 lbs. 48 1/2" 3+1 28" #2 1-8" 13 1/2" 3/4" 1 1/4" 1/2"

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

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

30-06 Sprg. 7 1/2 lbs. 46 1/2" 5+1 26" #2 1-10" 13 1/2" 3/4" 1 1/4" 1/2"

300 Win. Mag. 7 1/2 lbs. 48 1/2" 3+1 28" #2 1-10" 13 1/2" 3/4" 1 1/4" 1/2"

300 Wby. Mag. 7 1/2 lbs. 48 1/2" 3+1 28" #2 1-10" 13 1/2" 3/4" 1 1/4" 1/2"


Specifications subject to change without notice.



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9 customer reviews

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  1. Awesome gun

    By Guny November 27, 2018

    Overall awsome

  2. Buy one now

    By pg2018 October 24, 2018

    I bought one in 308 for an elk hunt this fall. It’s definitely lighter than my Weatherby VG Deluxe in 30-06. I do think Weatherby could have made this one 1/2 a pound lighter because it did start to feel heavy by the last day of the hunt after hiking at least five miles a day up in the Colorado mountains. Muzzle break is pretty effective without increasing blast too much. My uncle was standing directly next to me when I shot my cow elk and he didn’t seem to mind the blast either. The stock looks good and is really rigid compared to many of the entry level rifles. I wish it could have been bedded like the RC and Backcountry models. As far as accuracy goes, this rifle is definitely a sub-MOA gun in the hands for a sub-MOA shooter. I don’t shoot enough to be a MOA accurate but with the right load I’m able to get 1-1/2”’all day, any day. I have gotten some 3/4” groups and 2” groups but I’ll never shoot beyond 300 yds which would place all shots within 6”, still smaller than the kill zone of deer and elk. This rifle is certainly more expensive than the entry level Rugers and Savages, but once you pick one up you’ll realize why this should be your next hunting rifle.

  3. 6.5 300 is the Caliber of the Year

    By Big Walt October 24, 2018

    Purchased for Deer Hunting
    Was shooting Weatherby 257 Magnum, purchased First Lite in 6.5 300, bore sighted, straight out of box first 3 shots 1 inch high with grouping touching each other.
    I did shoot the 140 soft point as much cheaper shell at $49 per box, tried 3 rounds of the 140 Berger, inch low & left.....so select which bullet suits you best & stay with it.
    Set at 3 inch high at 100 yds.
    Back on at 300yds.
    If you have desire for flat shooting rifle, try you one!
    Overall rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  4. 5 stars all the way!

    By John October 18, 2018

    Just received mine in 257 "ROY". I now have 3 VG #1 and 2 #2. What a fantastic rifle pkg. I am going to buy another in 300 WBY. I shouldn't say this but I would buy these at 200 $ higher. Just wait to raise the price until I purchase mine. Once again, Weatherby gives you the most BANG for the buck or bull!

  5. Will exceed your expectations

    By Airgonda October 13, 2018

    This rifle comes out of the box and starts printing 1/2” groups so fast it’ll make your head spin...both literally and figuratively. I got the 6.5-300 and bought the Select 140 gr ammo so that I could harvest the brass for reloading. Ultimately, I have decided to just shoot factory ammo for a while. I got 1/2” groups without any break in period. Sighted in 2 and 3/4” high at 100, this rifle is basically on at 350 yards. At 400 I’m holding on the top of the plate. Feels good. Looks good. Priced unbelievably low compared to other rifles this accurate. I have 6 Weatherby’s now and each outperforms the guarantee. But this rifle with confidence.

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