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.
20 customer reviews
I'm a small gal and ordered my Backcountry with a 12 & 1/2" length of pull in 30/06 caliber and I truly couldn't be more in love with this rifle!!! I hunt thick brush in Washington State for blacktail deer and it literally drops deer in their tracks when shot! I'm now considering ordering another in 300 Weatherby mag!!!!
Great gun....Stock... not so much
I have this in a .257 and it shoots great, handles great and is light. However the stock is not very durable...I'm not sure if this is Weatherby's std stock or if they are using a lighter foam material but after a couple of years of not rough use... The for-end swivel pulled out. My Weatherby 7mm Rem mag might have the same stock? But it's been through the ringer with virtually no stock damage.
I think for the price, the stock should be more durable.
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!