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.
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Specifications subject to change without notice.
14 customer reviews
I've been shooting since I was 12, and I'm 68 now. I thought that I was only a mediocre shot until I bought this .22-250 Weatherby Vanguard RC. It makes me look like an expert marksman. After boresighting with my green laser, I went through a 20- cartridge box of Hornady 50 grain V-Max Varmint Express. Always sub-MOA groups, but my best 3 consecutive shots were a 3/8 inch group at 100 yards using a 3-9x40mm Leupold scope. This rifle handles well, is light enough to carry all day, and the trigger pull is good for me. The next rifle I get will be another Weatherby.
An excellent rifle. Well put together.
I have the RC in 6.5 Creedmoor. I've since sold a .243 and a 7 mm Rem mag. This caliber does it all, and with less recoil. The rifle's 'skin' is very tactile and good looking. I routinely shoot cloverleafs - something my hunting camp doesn't believe for me! I love the weight and rigidity of the stock. Well done Weatherby!
Rugged, accurate workhorse, Like Me?
For my first Weatherby and 50th BDay gift to myself, I chose the RC in 30-06, and use Fed Premium 165 TSX or HSM 180 TSX. In my fourth season of tough, wet hunts, the proof is in the pudding...success every year for those pesky Colorado Bucks. Don't get me wrong, those Mark Vs and wooden gorgeous bolt actions make me drool but crawling, falling, scraping, mudding and getting at those critters would wreck that art work and make me cry.
In the end, I am happy and intend to use this rifle until the end.
Thanks Weatherby for making quality within reach of the regular guy!
Even better than expected!
My Weatherby Vanguard RC is in 6.5 Creedmoor. After topping it with a Nikon 4-16 x 50 mm scope, I was amazed with it's performance right out of the box. I was shooting sub-MOA within minutes!! The rifle handles well, it's light enough for an all day carry, recoil is very minimal (very important to me, even though I am a big guy at 6'2, 210#, I'm recoil adverse and accuracy prone). Trigger is solid, a small amount of creep, but I know this can be adjusted. All, and all, I cannot promote this one enough.
I'm 46, have been hunting for 32 years in Michigan. I've owned and shot .243s, 7 rem mags, .30-06, 12 ga slug guns. But I have found my nirvana with this rifle!
If you have questions, I will check in on this post from time to time.
I couldn't be happier! Thanks to the Weatherby family for all you do!!
Vanguard RC value
I have been a Weatherby rifle owner since the 1960s. Not everyone can fit a Mark V in their budget, but there's a Vanguard just right for most shooters. I decided to try one just to see what it could do, figuring on handing it off to a grandchild. I bought the regular sporter RC version in 270 Winchester. The factory group measured 0.82". I chose a Leupold VX-3 in 3.5-10x40mm, mounted in Talley lightweights. With two different weights and brands of off-the-shelf factory ammunition, the rifle stayed sub-m.o.a. Using those cartridge cases and neck-sizing only, Seirra 135-grain MatchKings shot into 9/16- to 3/4-inch groups. Four different hunting bullets ran from 5/8- to 7/8-inch groups. This is honest, consistent, sub-m.o.a. performance. Excellent rifle.