Show me the topo map and I’ll tell you where to take me: Deep into the backlands to pursue animals that few if any have ever seen – let alone got shots at. That’s my kind of hunting, but it requires traveling light, which is what I do best. I weigh just 6.75 pounds thanks to my cutting-edge carbon fiber composite stock and weight-shaved fluted 24” barrel. I’m finished with a gray spider-webbed gel coat on the stock, and tactical gray Cerakote® on my metal for protection against the toughest punishment the back country can dish out.
- 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
- Weighs just 6 ¾ pounds – ideal for long treks on backcountry hunts
- Hand-laminated, raised comb Monte Carlo composite stock
- Full length aluminum bedding plate
- Matte gel coat finish
- Spiderweb accents
- Pachmayr® Decelerator® pad
BARREL AND METALWORK:
- Chrome-moly metalwork with Cerakote® Tactical Grey finish for exceptional weather- and corrosion-resistance
- 24-inch #2 contour fluted barrel
Learn more about the Vanguard features HERE.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
18 customer reviews
Stock isnt Weatherby tough
Great gun, shoots well, love it, but only one issue is the stock, found it to be very cheap and weak, cracks and chips very easily. Only flaw i found.
Great Backcountry Rifle
Was on the hunt for a good quality rifle in the .257 Weatherby without breaking the bank. I wanted a light, durable and reliable back-country rifle. I found it.
Had a local gunsmith lap the bore for me and I was able to put a 1/2", 3-shot group at 200 yards in the first 10 rounds with 120 gr. Nosler Partition. Spendy round, but fantastic accuracy and hits hard.
Rifle is well balanced and has performed flawlessly so far in less than perfect Idaho conditions.
You won't be sorry.
This is my 11th weatherby rifle, bought it in 257mag. Accuracy is unbelievable, was able to shoot a 1.375 group at 300 yards, great deer/ antelope gun, thanks Weatheryby!
Fine mountain rifle
I own three Weatherby rifles a mark v 257, accumark 30-378 and now a Backcountry in 308. Went to Wyoming on a elk hunt this year and brought a 6x6 elk home. Back country did everything it was suppose to do.150 gr. tsx put him in the dirt. Added box magazine so wouldn't need Carrie more shells.Apleasure to pack in the mountains and shoot. Thanks Weatherby you did it again.
240 Weatherby Mag Back Country
Bought my Back Country last year, love the rifle and caliber! Rifle balances very well and shoots the 100 gr. Spitzers into small clover leafs. Rifle makes a great Spot & Stalk rig as well as a steady rest for long shots off a High Rack railing. Very nice combination.