A day will come when we need to pull off the toughest shot we’ll ever face. Maybe it’ll be a whitetail breathing on 200 B&C inches. Or perhaps a bruin with a head the size of an 8-gallon keg. When that day comes, you can count on me to deliver. I am a Range Certified Vanguard and I come with official paperwork from the Oehler Ballistic Imaging System. The certification includes specific load/ballistic data and a computer image of the actual 3-shot group I fired at the Weatherby range. It’s signed by my boss Adam Weatherby to make it official.
- Range Certified with SUB-MOA accuracy guarantee (.99” or less 3-shot group at 100 yards when used with Weatherby® factory or premium ammunition)
- Comes with printout from Oehler Ballistic Imaging System, including specific load/ballistic data and computer image of actual 3-shot group. Signed and certified by Adam Weatherby
- Adjustable Match Quality, Two-stage Trigger
- Fluted Bolt Body
- One-piece Machined Bolt Body
- Fully Enclosed Bolt Sleeve
- 3-Position Safety
- Cold Hammer Forged Barrel
- Integral Recoil Lug
- Hinged Floorplate
- Pillar bedded composite stock with composite Monte Carlo raised cheekpiece
- Spiderweb accents
BARREL AND METALWORK:
- Matte, bead blasted, blued finish
- 24", #2 contour barrel
- Range Certified engraved floorplate
Learn more about the Vanguard features HERE.
|Product Line||Range Certified, Vanguard|
Specifications subject to change without notice.
23 customer reviews
Solid, Super Accurate, Reliable and Tough
I bought the Stainless version IN .243 when it was referred to as the "Sub MOA" a few years ago now as I had a teenage son looking to bag some medium game. The load testing I did was very brief, it shot everything I loaded and fed it into the same hole. It has in the years since collected numerous deer, Boar and Goats. Never needs to be re-sighted (except for the time I used it for a snow ski when falling in a rock scree on the side of a mountain), even then it was only a few shots getting on the mark again. The carbon stock apart from surface scratches was fine and it is my go to rifle for some fun on novelty targets. A great investment for any Hunter, Shooter.
Nearly Perfect Rifle
I own an earlier model in 7mm-08 Vanguard S2 RC from 2017. The rifle is nearly perfect and with the recommended ammo the gun shoots better than my actual abilities. One thing everyone I think forgets about is the Weatherby stock design. It's ability to absorb recoil is uncanny and with the more stiff kicking rounds (ie30-06/270 Weatherby Mag) it really shines. I own 4 Weatherby rifles (2 mark Vs and 2 Vanguards) and frankly, this might be my favorite one of them all.
Outstanding short action, high value pilar bedded rife.
I researched the Weatherby line of Vanguard Rifles in addition to several other brands with the goal of adding a mild recoiling rifle that would be accurate out of the box, handle well and look great. A high value rifle to compliment my 30/06 go to hunting rifle. Well, I believe pilar bedding is the best way to bed a rifle for consistent accuracy when combined with an excellent trigger. The Weatherby Vanguard, Range Certified model hit all of my criteria. I really like the dark green black webbing stock finish too. I purchased the Vanguard RC in .243, added a Leupold 4.5-14 AO VX3i Scope and couldn’t be happier. It was a consistent 1/2 inch rifle out of the box. So happy I bought a second Weatherby Vanguard Range Certified Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. Same story. It was also a 1/2 to 3/4 inch rifle with almost everyt cartridge type I tried. I added an older Leupold 6.5-20x40mm AO scope and couldn’t be more satisfied with both of my Weatherby rifles. Thanks for building and offering such s great product Weatherby. I recommend this rifle all the time. It’s the only pilar bedded stock in the Vanguard product line. Thanks
Impressive , the most accurate rifle I have shoot
Bought Weatherby vanguard varmint cal 308 RC ,
put a Leopold scope 3-4*40 TMR on it ,
REAL TACKDRIVER , prescion is 15 mm at 100 meter with Hornady 150grains ammo , I could shoot 3 times in row , I was impressed , I have heard from my friends that with Norma 150grains cal.308 Jaktmatch the precison is 9mm .
I had only one BIG problem that was the Warne bases that were defective ,
When I mounted the Warne bases and scope , the rifle didnt hit a target size 150cm*150cm at 100meters , Bought second warne bases and the same happens again , Then I mounted a expensieve picanntyrail and problem solved. Extremly satisfied with the rifle , fore the money I cant buy a better rifle .
Durable tack driver. I shoot federal premium in 7mm and it does the business on most anything. Not light but I have 100% confidence that when it hits the pack something is going in the freezer.