The U.S. Postman’s creed, with a few little changes, is me in a nutshell: “Neither rain nor snow, nor sleet nor dark of night shall stay this rifle from the swift completion of my appointed rounds.” As my name implies, I am fully guarded against weather – so you can take me into the nastiest environments without a single worry about how I’ll perform. My Monte Carlo stock is made of ultra-tough Griptonite® and all my metalwork has maximum protection with a great-looking Cerakote® finish. Now let’s go deliver some heat.
- 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
- 3-Position Safety
- Cold Hammer Forged Barrel
- Integral Recoil Lug
- Hinged Floorplate
- Monte Carlo Griptonite stock features pistol grip and forend inserts
- Right side palm swell
BARREL AND METALWORK:
- 24-inch barrel
- #2 contour
- Tactical Grey Cerakote for exceptional weather and corrosion resistance
Learn more about the Vanguard features HERE.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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9 customer reviews
Shoots almost anything
Every type of ammo except Hornady Superformance <1MOA. It is a do all rifle. I love the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber and this rifle.
Safari Trip Success
Went to South Africa on safari in May of 2018. I took two Weatherby Vanguard Weatherguard centerfire rifles, a Springfield .30-06 and a 300 Winchester Magnum. Did not pull out the 300 Win Mag from the case. Hunted with the .30-06 and it performed flawlessly. Both rifles were equipped with Nikon Bushmaster 4-12x40 scopes. I used Sako Super Hammerhead 200 grain ammunition. The animals I hunted were Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Impala, Springbuck, and Blesbuck. The shortest shot was 275 yards and the longest 350 yards. Again the rifle performed flawlessly, very flat shooting at medium to long range. I would recommend this rifle combination to anyone. Although I did not hunt with the 300 Win Mag, I am looking forward to do so in the not too distant future. Weatherby produces excellent long rifles.
This rifle is fantastic out of the box. I got it in 6.5 Creedmoor. My only reservation is that it does not shoot the Hornady 143 Precision Hunter well > 1.5" MOA, but 120, 125 and 129 grain is sub 1" MOA. Overall though, I am extremely satisfied with my Weather Guard in every other aspect.
Hello all !! I bought this weatherby rifle chambered in 6.5 creedmore, I was a little hesitant because it wasn’t a free floating barrel, but too my surprise this rifle is absolutely amazing, it’s very accurate, I mean three shots under an inch, it’s well balanced, it functions flawlessly, the trigger is perfect, the finish is amazing, I’ve had it in the rain, the heat and the cold so far , no rusting, no blemishes etc, I’ve shot and owned some really nice high quality rifles, and some cheaper ones as well, but this rifle is my favorite hands down !! And the 6.5 creedmore is absolutely fantastic on whitetail deer.. my first weatherby and my first 6.5 .. I’m very very impressed.. it’s weatherby for me , from here on out.. thanks weatherby for a great rifle !!
Purchased the .257 Weatherby
I purchased a Weatherguard .257 Weatherby Mag in 2016 . The gun is unbelievable !! We had rain and snow the 1st week of our deer season and the gun never got one little spot of anything on it !! The rifle is a tack shooter !! Covered a 3 shot group with a dime @ 200 yards , not to shabby LOL Also took a PA Black Bear with one devastating shot "
Bear never took a step" !! This is my second Weatherby and can't say enough great things about them !! Keep up the great work !