The Vanguard Badlands is the first production rifle to appear in the popular Badlands Approach® camo. The Approach pattern uses adaptive coloration to construct a neutral color palette that adapts to your surrounds and lighting conditions.
Barrel/Receiver/Trigger Guard – Burnt Bronze Cerakote
Stock – Polymer Monte Carlo, Badlands Approach camo pattern
I purchased in 25-06 and mounted a 50mm scope to it. Took it to the range to sight and season and it is a tack driver. Once I got it where I wanted it, the edges of the hi viz target holes were all touching. You can’t ask for more than that. My bone to pick is that the recoil pad is off a bit and I’ll need to either remove and reattach it or shave some of the over hanging rubber off. The camo pattern looks good but looks stretched a little in a couple of spots. All in all an excellent tool for the woods. First weekend out I dropped (where it was) a moving coyote at 160yds.
I just received my Weatherby Vanguard Badlands today. It’s beautiful, but fit and finish seem sub par. My burnt bronze cerakote was damaged out of box, a chip down to bare metal and what looks like a scuff mark after chip about 6 inches long. Also, recoil pad looks like no effort was put in to aligning it to the stock. I was super excited for this gun, waited to buy it, and I’m a little bummed it wasn’t perfect out of the box like I hoped. Maybe it will shoot great to make up for it.