When you’re covering distances deep in the heart of big game country, the last thing you need is heavy gear bogging you down. It’s during those hunts that you’ll be glad you’re carrying me. With a light carbon fiber composite stock and weight-shaving flutes on my barrel, I come in at a scant 6.75 pounds. My barrel is 24 inches of rifled precision that goes SUB-MOA without batting an eye. So despite my light frame, you’ll have confidence that I’m capable of heavyweight impact when it’s time to drop your trophy. Just don’t ask me to help you drag It out.
- 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
- Hand-laminated, raised comb Monte Carlo carbon fiber composite stock
- Aluminum bedding plate
- Matte gel coat finish
- Spiderweb accents
- Weighs just 6 ¾ pounds
BARREL AND METALWORK:
- Matte, bead blasted, blued finish
- Weight saving, fluted 24-inch barrel
Learn more about the Vanguard features HERE.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
8 customer reviews
I bought this rifle in a 308win. I must say a real tact driver
308win. Real tack driver love this rifle ,,,I'm reconsidering purchasing one in 6.5-300weatherby if anyone has done so would love to hear about it
Excellent Lightweight Rifle......
I've got an older model Vanguard in 30-06 that is a tack driver and has harvested many white tails so when it came time for a more updated and lightweight rifle I came back to the Vanguard model I've grown to love and trust. I decided on the wilderness model in 308 because of the bead-blasted fluted barrel, aluminum bedded lightweight stock and the excellent trigger. The balance of this rifle is excellent and even though it's light the recoil is still very mild. I threw on a Leupold VX-2 Ultralight 3-9 and man is this a beautiful package! Sub MOA using Gorilla Ammo 165gr SGK. If you want a classy, lightweight, balanced, tackdriving deer rifle for under $1K I highly recommend Weatherby Vanguard Rifles!
Lightweight and Accurate
I decided to get a 240 Wby Wilderness because of the versatility that the 100gr spritzers would allow.Anything from groundhogs to deer,with an occasional coyote.I got on paper at 100 yards in 2 shots.(it was boresighted at the store).After 6 rounds,I moved out to 220 yrds.The first 2 shots were 1in above the bullseye and measured3/8".This gun is light,comes up fast,and has a great trigger.(I set mine at 2.75lbs.).I don`t shoot mine more than twice before I let the barrel cool...it does heat up fast.I also run a patch down the bbl. after a couple of shots as per the break in.I am using a Nikon 3.5-14 Prostaff 5 scope.I could not be happier with this setup.
Vanguard Wilderness .308
Fine rifle, very light. Accurate and reliable. I am a happy camper. Wish the would add 6.5 Creedmore to the line.
Worth every penny
This is the most I've ever spent on a gun. I took it to the range to break in the barrel/sight it in. I did a basic bore sight and my first shot was 3 inches left of center at 50 yards. zeroed at 100 yards using 5 rounds. Shot consistent groups with cheap rem cor lokt ammo. I bought the 308 for hunting. I could not be happier with this rifle. Thank you Weatherby. I also recommend the Talley one piece ring mounts. They are a nice light weight but solid mount. I have a 40mm bell and the low rings were perfect, maybe 1/8 inch from the barrel.