Welcome to Weatherby. I’m the greeter. They put me at the entrance because I’m known as the entry-level Vanguard who comes in at less than $600. A small price to pay for my phenomenal engineering and craftsmanship, not to mention my Vanguard action, one-piece machined bolt body, accurate hammer-forged barrel and Monte Carlo stock. Whether you’re new to hunting or adding another caliber to the gun safe, I’m the rifle to select. After all, it’s in my name.
- 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
- Black Monte Carlo stock features hard, textured forearm and grip areas
- Right side palm swell
BARREL AND METALWORK:
- Matte, bead blasted, blued finish
- 24-inch barrel
Learn more about the Vanguard features HERE.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
20 customer reviews
PURCHASED WEATHERBY VANGUARD SELECT 270 WIN TOOK TO RANGE CLOVERLEAF GROUPS AT 100 YDS VERY IMPRESSED SHOT 2 HOGS SO FAR 312 YARDS LASERED NECK SHOT DROPPED HIM HORNADY CUSTOM AMMO GUN LOVES BEST INVESTMENT I MADE IN A LONG TIME
Had never even picked up a Vanguard. This rifle is my favorite now. The bolt is smooth, no slop and shoulders well. I am amazed at the quality vs price. I am going to buy one in 6.5 C.M. it shot 3" groups at first. Had to tighten stock bolts up. Love this gun and groups well under 1"
FIRST RIFLE PURCHASE
Purchased the 30-06 Vanguard Select a month ago along with a Leupold scope and Talley rings.
Very accurate out of the box. Can't wait to go hunting this Fall!
Fantastic hunting rifle. Purchased in 30-06 going to eventually purchase another in the future. This company should be applauded for PRODUCING a rifle that stands up to its claims from smooth action to classic look of a fine sporting firearm
Wife's .308 Win Elk Rifle
Bought this rifle, chambered for the .308 Win in 2011 for my wife. She had been using a .257 Roberts, but I felt it was a little light for Elk beyond 150 yds. The Vanguard was Priced right and fit her well. Recoil, while slightly more than her .257 Roberts, was still very manageable. (Not a big Gal) A testament to both the Cartridge and the rifle/stock.
Her first Elk hunt with this rifle was something to behold. Using a 168 Berger, she took 2 Cow Elk. One at 544yds (Laser), and another at 175 yds. (Multiple Tags in Wyoming) Both were one shot kills. While the Bullet selection is important to accuracy, the placement with a Berger is absolutely critical in my opinion.
With her (Not Me) behind the rifle, it consistently shoots sub .5 MOA using this Handload. I was unable to find a Premium Factory load that performed as accurately.
With well over a thousand rounds through it in 6 years, (and well cared for and maintained) this rifle still performs as well in 2018 as it did in 2011.
My son owns a Vanguard in .300 Wby and gets sub MOA performance using Factory Weatherby Ammo, and a good friend owns another in .300 Win. Again, Sub MOA using a handload Sierra 200gr SBT.
I am a Believer! Low cost doesn't necessarily mean low quality. Weatherby has nailed it with the Vanguard! Keep up the great work!