Vanguard® Lazerguard™

Vanguard® Lazerguard™


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Fingerprints and snowflakes aren’t the only things that are distinct. No two oak leaves are identical either. I’m proof of that. I am the Vanguard Lazerguard, built by master craftsmen with choice AA-grade Claro walnut that’s lazer engraved with Weatherby’s traditional oak leaf pattern. I’m as inspiring to look at as I am to shoot – with guaranteed SUB-MOA accuracy to hit animals hard, right in the sweet spot. If you’re looking for pure class that packs a powerful punch, then I am the Vanguard for you.


  • 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


  • Raised comb Monte Carlo, "AA" grade Claro walnut stock with high gloss finish
  • Laser-carved oak leaf pattern
  • Rosewood forend and grip caps with maplewood spacers


  • Blued metalwork in high lustre finish
  • 24", #2 contour barrel

Learn more about the Vanguard features HERE.


Additional Information

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

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

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

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

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

Specifications subject to change without notice.


7 customer reviews

Average rating
(based on 7 reviews)
  1. Trigger creep

    By Dave September 25, 2017

    Beautiful rifle and fun to carry in the woods, albeit on the heavy side after a day of hiking in the Colorado Mountains. Do not like the factory 2 stage trigger system at all for carrying in the woods. At the range it is fine because one can take the time necessary to get used to the trigger creep and still shoot quarter sized groups. But in the field, the factory trigger is a handicap for the hunter as the trigger creep causes quick shots to be high,as the gun fires before the shooter is ready. The last thing you want in the field is a trigger that you have to second guess before making the shot that counts. I expected much more from a Weatherby product.

  2. Soooo Nice

    By J0hn0b0dy May 11, 2017

    I have two of them. The first, I convinced my wife that SHE wanted. She got the .308, but was put off by the recoil, so I bought a .223 for her and she's been happy ever since. Between the time when she bought the .308 and when she actually came to the range to shoot it, I acquired a 300 Wby Mag. Both rifles are exceptional values. They are beautiful, while functioning flawlessly. One reviewer mentioned creep in the trigger. Neither of mine have it. They're crisp as glass. They shoot sub MOA groups as long as you don't get them hot (read the manual). Once cooled, POI went back to exactly where it was 30 minutes before. They're gorgeous, sexy and wonderfully economical. I wish I could buy Lazerguard stocks to put my .257 and .338 Win Mag Vanguards in. They are truly things of beauty and they shoot about as perfectly as one can imagine, right out of the box.

  3. fantastic

    By Fatboy January 22, 2017

    I own 4 out of the 5 calibers and have fitted all 4 with leupold scopes. I just wish they would offer the lazerguard in 223 caliber.

  4. 243

    By mudhole December 12, 2016

    Most amazing rifle I have ever owned in my life and just flat out beautiful would love for weatherby to do one in a 223

  5. Exceptional Value

    By Timr245 October 09, 2016

    Picked my Lazerguard up in July. After a few months of piecing it together with a Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14x50 30mm & Weatherby gold Flying W rings, I finally shot it this weekend. I can't express how pleased I am with this thing. After only 5 shots from the boresighting to a perect bull @ 100 it was on to test loads. First 3 shots .4125" group. Next load, 3 shots .750" group. How could you spend a better $1050 on a rifle? I've adjusted the trigger down and my only complaint is the creep, eliminate this and you have what I feel is the best rifle you buy for just a touch over a grand!

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