Vanguard® Back Country

Vanguard® Back Country


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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


  • Chrome-moly metalwork with Cerakote® Tactical Grey finish or exceptional weather- and corrosion-resistance
  • 24-inch #2 contour fluted barrel

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Product Line 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
240 Wby. Mag. 6 3/4 lbs. 44 1/2" 5+1 24" #2 1-10" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

257 Wby. Mag. 6 3/4 lbs. 46 1/2" 3+1 26" #2 1-10" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

270 Win. 6 3/4 lbs. 44 1/2" 5+1 24" #2 1-10" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

308 Win. 6 3/4 lbs. 44" 5+1 24" #2 1-10" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

30-06 Sprg. 6 3/4 lbs. 44 1/2" 5+1 24" #2 1-10" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

300 Win. Mag. 6 3/4 lbs. 46 1/2" 3+1 26" #2 1-10" 13 5/8" 7/8" 1 3/4" 3/4"

300 Wby. Mag. 6 3/4 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.


15 customer reviews

Average rating
(based on 15 reviews)
  1. Fine mountain rifle

    By Ron November 07, 2017

    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.

  2. 240 Weatherby Mag Back Country

    By Pistol Pete November 05, 2017

    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.

  3. Weatherby Backcountry, .257 Weatherby Mag

    By Stu October 02, 2017

    I purchased the Weatherby Backcountry in the .257 Weatherby Magnum rifle the year before last and it has become my favorite rifle by far. It is an extremely accurate rifle and the .257 Weatherby Magnum is a hard hitting round. The Weatherby rounds that I use are the ones loaded with the Barnes bullet. Shot a nice Whitetail on a Tennessee ridgeline last year and the rifle felt like a natural part of me; came to the shoulder well and shot placement was perfect. Highly recommend the Weatherby Backcountry chambered in the .257 Weatherby Magnum. The only downside is the cost of the ammunition. Great gun, great caliber!!!

  4. Cant beat them

    By Tom r gibbons June 18, 2017

    I was a Weatherby dealer for many years and can truthfully say it was the ONLY rifle we never had to send back for any problems. Excellent value fit and finish is far better than any of the other top name rifles we delt with. Made by howa in Japan should not be of concern at all. Much better than most custom rifles. The employees with the company are wonderful to deal with. Thanks Ed for your continue excellence.


    By Pennsy Pol June 16, 2017

    I have grown up shooting many different rifles growing up, however my dad is a loyalist to Weatherby. He has owned multiple Mark V's, Lazermarks etc in .300 Weatherby and that's all he uses for EVERYTHING!

    There comes a time in every young hunters life who grows into a "big boy gun" and naturally admiring my dad I got a Weatherby that my dad gifted me ( my backcountry ) that I got to pick out at the store. I have had her for over 10 years shooting 180gr NP just like my dad and every time I take a shot it hits where I want it to. I have taken many animals including 2 bears one that went 10 yards let out a growl and piled over and one that laid exactly where it stood.

    She has encountered, snow, days on days of rain, heat, deet and other punishing elements and the SS holds up to this day. This is a great rifle and I will always have her as my go - to go rifle.

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