Weatherby Vanguard Compact 308 Win


Weatherby VYT308NR0O Vanguard Compact 308 Win 5+1 20″ Barrel w/Bead Blasted Matte Blued Finish, Adjustable LOP Black Injection-Molded Stock

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In the 1960’s, Roy Weatherby recognized the need for a more affordable rifle that could chamber his signature magnum cartridges. Having just partnered with Howa to produce Mark V actions and seeing the precision and attention to detail that this Japanese manufacture provided, the Vanguard project was born. Starting with a Howa two-lug push-feed action, a number of Weatherby signature safety features were incorporated, including a fully shrouded bolt and three gas ports on the bolt body, both providing protection in the event of an ammunition failure. A hammer forged barrel brought both accuracy and longevity not typically seen in mass-produced cut-rifled barrels of the day, while the M-16 style extractor gives great purchase on the cartridge rim for consistent and reliable extraction. A fluted bolt body similar to the Mark V creates smoother operation when the rigors of the hunt leave the rifle dusty and dirty. The result was a smooth-running push-feed capable of handling Weatherby Magnums at a price more Americans could afford. The modern Vanguard carries a Sub-MOA accuracy guarantee and ships with a crisp two-stage trigger, making it what feels like what’s the best value in the rifle market today. A Monte Carlo stock provides lightweight and durable performance year after year. Its one-piece forged and machined receiver features integral recoil lug for the utmost in strength and structural integrity. One-piece trigger guard with hinged floorplate provides easy access to unfired cartridges in the magazine. The Vanguard rifle also features a specially-fit, low density recoil pad. This technologically superior material significantly reduces felt recoil. Lastly, the three-position safety allows shooter to work the action while safety is still engaged. The Compact model becomes the perfect fit for whoever wants to experience SUB-MOA accuracy from its 20 bead-blasted barrel. That length-of-pull adjustability, along with the great price, makes this rifle a popular pick for parents who are raising their kids in the sporting life.

Brand Weatherby
Category Rifles
Series Compact
Model Vanguard
Caliber 308 Win
Capacity 5+1
Stock Material Synthetic
Action Bolt
OAL 39″- 40″
Hand Right Hand
Sights Drilled & Tapped
Size Compact
Barrel Finish Matte Blued
Muzzle Target Crown
Twist 1:10″
Application Field
Drop 3 / 4″ @ Comb & 1 3 / 4-1 7 / 8″ @ Heel
Receiver Material Steel
Safety Three-Position
Stock Description Fixed Monte Carlo
Barrel Length 20″
Length of Pull 12.50″-13.63″
Max Capacity 5
Receiver Finish Matte Blued
Trigger Adjustable Two-Stage Match
Weight 6.50 lbs
Stock Finish Black