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Weatherby Vanguard 308 Win 26" FDE Cerakote Metal First Lite Fusion Stock

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Brand Weatherby
Category Rifles
Series First Lite
Caliber 308 Win
Barrel Length Range 28" to 28.99"
Model Vanguard
Stock Finish Group Natural Camouflage
Capacity 5+1
Stock Material Synthetic
Action Bolt
OAL 46.50"
Hand Right
Sights Drilled & Tapped
Size Full Size
Barrel Finish Flat Dark Earth Cerakote
Muzzle Accubrake
Twist 1:10"
Application Field
Drop 3 / 4" @ Comb & 1 1 / 4" @ Heel
Receiver Material Steel Safety Three-Position
Thread Pattern 1 / 2"-28 tpi
Stock Description Fixed Monte Carlo
Barrel Description 26" Fluted
Barrel Length 26"
Length of Pull 13.50"
Max Capacity 5
Receiver Finish Flat Dark Earth Cerakote
Trigger Adjustable Two-Stage Match
Weight 7.25 lbs
Stock Finish First Lite Fusion Camo

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 Vanguard First Lite features a Monte Carlo design, complete with a right-side palm swell and textured forearm and grip areas, is appointed with innovative First Lite Fusion camo a proprietary mix of crackalature shapes and colors derived through nature-based algorithms and oriented for macro and micro disruption.

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