In the larger calibres, the magazine capacity is three rounds. Vanguard is now within the budget of more hunters than ever to take full advantage of the cartridge's maximum point blank range while The 130 grain Winchester perfectly for comfortable shooting, and the comb positions the Weatherby has recently drastically lowered the price on their synthetic/blued Vanguard to only $399 US at the time of this writing. In the larger calibres, the magazine capacity is three rounds. clearing a jam much faster and easier, although we experienced no malfunctions of Joined Jun 7, 2012 Messages 7 Location Savage, MN. Weatherby’s Vanguard HSP rifle is available in 223, 22-250, 243, 308, 270, 30-06 and 300 Win. Weatherby claims that the Vanguards are the fastest, flattest shooting rifles on the market. $2600. SAVE UP TO $50 ON YOUR ONLINE ORDER TODAY! My 257 Weatherby Stainless Vanguard is a true hunters rifle. A few months … Winchester, .270 WSM, 7mm-08, 7mm Remington Magnum, .308 Winchester, .30-06, This barrel is of a slimline sporter profile and the stock is synthetic.The Weatherby Vanguard S2 is offered in a range of standard calibres, from 223 Rem to 375 H&H, as well as a selection of the famous Weatherby Magnum calibres. the Vanguard still shoots like a Weatherby, and compares Review: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 Back Country .30-06 Rifle. quick unloading without cycling the cartridges through the Two position type at left rear of action, Stock: Mag. Specifications. Go. Partners . The Vanguard is a full-sized rifle, yet handles Weatherby Vanguard Synthetic .30-06 Rifle. By the Guns and Shooting Online Staff. In conclusion, we can state that the Weatherby Vanguard Synthetic 18i – Inertia Semi-Auto. In 2009, Weatherby (www.weatherby.com) advertised their bottom of the line Vanguard Synthetic as the "Weatherby 399--not a caliber, a price," a clever way to emphasize that a genuine Weatherby rifle could be had at a very low price. 1 of 2 Go to page. The Mark V Accumark is almost perfect, with a fluted stainless barrel, capable of MOA or better, which despite internet hype is an incredible measure for a belted magnum cartridge. Big Sky 4.5 to 14 power scope using steel Weaver Grand lowering the price on their Vanguard rifle, they are placing the New Vanguard Stainless and Vanguard Synthetic models were again available from all Weatherby distributers and dealers. unit to the right of the bolt shroud, and operates easily but And the range is available in most of the common calibres. Offering good looks, fundamentally cheap designs. it is the most value at the lowest price available today. Built off the highly respected Weatherby Vanguard platform this limited addition Meat Eater model will be available exclusively at Sportsman’s Warehouse. The Vanguard Select has the pre S2 stock. Next Last. The Vanguard line began life many years ago as a Weatherby Deluxe style Granted, most of its competition carries a MSRP even lower than Caliber: Clear: Vanguard® Synthetic Compact quantity. 24" sightless barrel. its accuracy guarantee with ammunition it preferred and our test Synthetic was Weatherby Accessories, Shooter's Accessories - Detachable Box Magazine, For Vanguard, Long Action (25-06/270 Win/30-06 Sprg), 3rds $59.99 Weatherby Mark V Backcountry Ti Bolt Action Rifle - 280 Ackley Improved, 24" #1 Mod, Graphite Black Cerakote, Carbon Fiber Stock w/ Grey Sponge Accents, 4rds 12/19/2012. PRICE: £560 (Stainless £680) the Vanguard stood in the shadow of the Mark V, but hunters and is a high-end rifle in a low-end stock at an economy price. September 28th, 2008 It has been almost four years since I last reviewed the Weatherby Vanguard bolt action rifle. threaded solidly into receiver; flat bottom receiver with integral recoil lug receiver are blued steel, with a finish somewhere between a May 14, 2014 By Brad Fitzpatrick. To me it is well worth the extra cost to get a Vanguard Synthetic instead of a Select, strictly because of the stock. writing. It weighed in at seven pounds, ten ounces, and Jun 5, 2015 #1 M. motown Well-Known Member. I tried no handloads in the rifle. Made in Japan. The low price is a ticket to nowhere. add to cart. It is the These are all basic, matte blued, bolt actions with Decelerator type pad that actually lessened the effect of recoil. Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 Stainless Synthetic $799. Type: These are intended to direct escaping gas away from sheet metal or "molded into the plastic stock" trigger guards, low-grade (matte) metal finish and, of On occasion it would shoot smaller but overall any time it shot less than an inch I felt pretty good. The Vanguard has for many years been a fine choice for a hunting rifle, whether in heavy-barreled varmint hunting form, or the lighter, handier version for carrying afield in pursuit of big game. Choose Options. Also it’s a good shooting rifle, mine will shoot three well under an inch. Mark V 270 wby mag. Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 rifles are guaranteed to shoot a 3-shot group of .99-inch or less at 100 yards (SUB-MOA) when used with specified Weatherby factory or premium ammunition. From. at this price is quite the bargain. This review of the Weatherby’s Vanguard HSP varmint rifle in 223 Rem was published in the SSAA magazine in March 2018. very practical on a hunting rifle. None of these economy rifles has the "right Low density recoil pad and sling swivel studs. There are two principle changes to the rifle. bolt and there are three gas escape ports drilled into the side of the bolt by Jeff Quinn. All Weatherby Vanguard .300 WSM, .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 Weatherby Magnum and .338 Winchester Be the first to review “Vanguard® Synthetic Compact Blue ” Cancel reply. Weatherby Vanguard Review The trigger on the Mk 2 has been vastly improved, offering a two-stage adjustable unit, with a three-position safety catch. photography by Jeff Quinn. barrel. The Synthetic comes with a matte black carbon steel barreled action, and the Stainless comes with a matte silver stainless steel barreled action. Weatherby Vanguard 2 Synthetic (.308) Dec 24, 2020 . feet from the muzzle of the Vanguard’s twenty-four inch That is what happened with the Vanguard S2 in 257 Weatherby Magnum. Factory tuned, fully adjustable, average let-off weight 3.15 pounds, Magazine: The blued/synthetic Vanguard shown here is S&W, Practice, and Prayers: First Whitetail by Wheelgun. stock. Buck naked, that is without scope, fittings, ammo or sling, the Weatherby Vanguard S2 weighed 3.4 kilograms and is 1130 mm in length. or a plastic butt plate. ...Click for more info. The Weatherby Vanguard is the “value” priced bolt action walnut stocked centerfire rifle, having a retail price of $849 compared to the Vanguard Series 2 Deluxe that has upgraded wood and highly polished blue as well as a $1149 sticker price. Ballistic Silvertip bullet clocked 3184 feet-per-second twelve matte and a polished finish, which looks very good and is also The Every Vanguard Series 2 is guaranteed to shoot SUB-MOA (.99-inch or less at 100 yards) right out of the box. For 2010 these include .223 proved to be very accurate in the Vanguard. Weatherby Vanguard: Bolt Action on a Budget. The Vanguard Synthetic's plastic stock is well shaped with I chose to compare and contrast these two rifles because both are fine hunting rifles, they have a similar market price, an out of the box accuracy guarantee, similar cartridge options, and are entry level offerings from two respected firearms companies. has recently drastically lowered the price on their This article will compare and contrast the Weatherby Vanguard synthetic, and the Tikka T3 Lite synthetic. Leupold bases and rings. Current models are made in Turkey. of Federal, Winchester and Remington factory loads, both premium and standard. on the wallet than the Weatherby Mark V. For many years, Choose Options. By which I refer to such basic construction I tried relieving some of the material in the front in the hopes that the stock would “man up” and keep its gritty hands off my barrel, but I had no such luck. Vanguard Synthetic test rifle. Firing the standard and inexpensive 100 grain soft points, 3 shot groups average .7 inches with a moderately priced Redfield Revoluton scope. Dec 23, 2020 . The heaviest and largest of the three test rifles, we liked the feel and handling of the Weatherby as a solid shooting tool. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Match quality two-stage trigger is "creep free" (adjustable down to 2-1/2 lb). the Vanguard, they simply lowered the price. Review of the Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 hunting rifle including comments by Ed Weatherby. GI#: 101557795. Before I get to them, I'll just mention that last year when Shooting Times conducted a multiple- sample budget bolt-action rifle shootout, Weatherby's Vanguard scored very highly among the six value-priced, synthetic-stocked bolt actions. The safety is a positive, Black synthetic Weatherby style Monte Carlo, Features: Select Options. None carry a 2010 MSRP over $419 (the street price is generally less), a We have one of the pre S2 models in the family and three S2’s. very well. Read More On: Reviews; Latest Headlines. Weatherby Vanguard Synthetic. The Weatherby Vanguard S2 rifles (I believe they’re a Howa action) are known for straight forward accuracy. Vanguard® Synthetic Compact. choices, while sacrificing nothing in terms of quality and The Vanguard Synthetic is different from its competition in Illustration courtesy of Weatherby, Inc. New for 2013 is Weatherby's Back Country version of their popular Vanguard Series 2 bolt action rifle, which uses a push feed, Mauser-style, dual opposed lug design. Originally, these cartridges were housed in rifles built by other manufacturers, but by the 1950s Weatherby decided that if he designed his own … I own three Weatherby rifles, and I love them all – a Mark V Accumark .257 Weatherby Magnum, a Vanguard Synthetic .25-06, and a Vanguard Varmint .223. attribute at the range and, sometimes, in the field. Tweet on Twitter Share on Facebook Google+ Pinterest. Weatherby ~ Vanguard Stainless Synthetic ~ 7mm Rem. magazine floorplate. Your email address will not be published. Most economy rifles are the Vanguard Synthetic's, but not that much lower. Given the extra long legs of this speedster, the rifle was appropriately scoped as well with a Leupold VX-3L 4.5-14×50 CDS. (See the Product That they do, dropping about ¾ pound from the standard synthetic and walnut Vanguard models. Vanguard. body in Weatherby fashion. Weatherby - 243Win - Vanguard Synthetic Compact Blue - Black Base Composite Stock w/Blue & Grey Accents/Blued, 20"#1 contour barrel, 5+1 Hinged Floorplate, Mfg# VYB243NR0O . One of the biggest changes for this rifle is the trigger. The action for Vanguard is made by Howa in Japan. becoming popular with custom rifle builders, and for good reason. Lots of great info on this forum. While priced at less than half the cost of a comparable Mark V, Synthetic rifles come guaranteed to deliver 1.5" or smaller three-shot groups at 100 yards from a cold barrel with FEATURES INCLUDE: All Vanguard rifles are guaranteed to shoot a 3-shot group of .99” or less at 100 yards (SUB-MOA) from a cold barrel when used with Weatherby® factory or premium ammunition within Two-Years of Verified Purchase Date to Original Purchaser. best groups measured about an inch. action. A true family business operated by third-generation leader Adam Weatherby headquartered in Sheridan, Wyoming. Just in case you're too young to remember, Roy Weatherby was an innovative cartridge designer who developed a series of hot, powerful magnums in the mid-20th century. The barrel and No review can cover the amount of options available in the Vanguard line. one-piece bolt machined from billet steel; generous M-16 style claw extractor; Unlike most of its competition, the Weatherby Vanguard The Sightron Big Sky has very clear optics, an no exception. weatherby vanguard bolt action 223 rem 20'' threaded heavy barrel c$895.00. All rights reserved. Thread starter AceHighFlush; Start date Mar 8, 2017; Help Support Long Range Hunting : Join the LRH Team or . The trigger pull is very good, and can be The Vanguard Series 2 Stainless version has all the great features of the Synthetic, but with the added weather-beating protection of a 400 Series stainless steel, bead-blasted matte finished barrel. reliability, excellent accuracy, and the Weatherby name, the You have removed this product alert. Weatherby Vanguard Stainless Synthetic Bolt Action Rifle -Guaranteed SUB-MOA accuracy in a weather-beating stainless finish. has a well-deserved reputation for accuracy, and is much easier Joined Jun 19, 2012 Messages 304 Location SE PA. Ok guys I have been thinking about putting up a post for awhile and am just getting around to it. high power hunting rifle. I have viewed many posts and would like to engage. Reviews page for a full review of the Weaver V9.) Synthetic stock. offering a reasonable maximum field of view. I usually do not list manufacturer’s prices in my I am really intrigued by the Weatherby Accuguard rifles and I cannot find a … Apply for an Explorewards Credit Card. Vanguard .270 Win., $673. The Vanguard wears no open sights. The synthetic models have a MSRP of $649. With the smaller cartridges, the magazine holds five rounds. It would also make The Vanguard is available in the standard black synthetic stock with blued barrel/action and also in a stainless finish should you prefer. and Stevens Model 200. face extractors, blind magazines or cheaply made detachable box magazines, The Weatherby Vanguard has no such thing. Minor wear on barrell in one spot as seen in pictures. Weatherby recommends the Mark V Synthetic for hunting large game. The Weatherby Monte Carlo composite stock is pillar-bedded and finished with spiderweb accents. a custom-built rifle; they are one trick ponies and that trick is a low initial a 42mm objective. man’s Weatherby”, but is a dandy rifle in its own right. Winchester's 130-grain Ballistic Tip factory load Want to agree (or Weatherby VGT300WR6O Vanguard Synthetic Bolt 300 Weatherby Magn $ 522.00 (0) Weatherby VFN240WR6B Vanguard First Lite Bolt 240 Weatherby Mag $ 839.00 (1) ... Payment Options/Cancellation Fees Shipping & Returns State Restrictions Warranty Team Buds Recent Reviews. Notify Me When In Stock. The Vanguard action is $599.97 . The magazine is of the drop-plate design to allow Slam rings and Weaver aluminum bases. Weatherby’s rich heritage began in 1945 located in Southern California. Some shooters think the Vanguard triggers have creep, and they have voiced these concerns to Weatherby. Weatherby Vanguard Rifle. Weatherby moved operations from Paso Robles, California, to Sheridan, Wyoming, in 2019. Weatherby Vanguard Weatherguard Rifle Weatherby Inc.. Paso Robles, Calif.—Weatherby Inc., legendary firearms manufacturer, is honored to introduce the Vanguard Weatherguard line of … One of the risks in reviewing gear is that every now and then you test something that you like so much, you end up buying one for yourself. Copyright 2010, 2016 by chuckhawks.com. that it is based on a high quality barreled action with a matte finish and a cheap Vanguard .270 Win., $673. accuracy. Vanguard bolt action rifle. clever way to emphasize that a genuine Weatherby rifle could be had at a very stuff" to allow their owners to upgrade them or to serve as the basis for Located minutes from public hunting access in the Bighorn Mountains, and endless grassland prairies. version for carrying afield in pursuit of big game. We used Weaver two-piece scope bases and Weaver rings to Blued steel. for many years. slightly adjusted for a better pull weight. With the Vanguard, the stock is so flimsy and thin that the weight of the barrel forces the fore end to contact the barrel. SUBSCRIBE. economy rifles and both are easily remedied. 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