Vanguard® Talon

(3 customer reviews)

$1,599.00

The first thing you’ll notice about the Vanguard Talon, aside from Weatherby’s legendary fit and finish, is the stock. The Talon is equipped with a carbon fiber Peak 44™ Blacktooth™ stock, the same stock we use on the Backcountry Ti 2.0. To help reduce the recoil on this ultra-light set up, the stock features Peak 44™’s 3DHEX® recoil pad and threaded Accubrake ST.

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Barrel/Receiver/Trigger Guard – Tungsten Cerakote
Bolt/Safety – Graphite black Cerakote
Stock – Peak 44 Blacktooth carbon fiber stock with Green and White sponge pattern accents

***As of 07/01/2024 the Weatherby Vanguard will now come standard with a threaded barrel. There are still options without a threaded barrel available until inventory is sold out. Some barrel lengths have also changed. Please view tech specs below for updated information.

TECH SPECS

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Description

SPECIFICATIONS

Legendary fit and finish of a Weatherby Vanguard on a ultra-light set up

The Talon was purpose-built to bring the lightweight features of the Backountry 2.0 family into the Vanguard line-up. It features Peak 44’s Blacktooth carbon fiber stock which weighs only 19oz making it one of the lightest production stocks on the market. Compared to other Vanguards the Talon cuts out over a full pound of weight and starts at 6.2lbs. Equipped with an Accubreak and 3D Hex Recoil pad, the Talon manages recoil extremely well even with Weatherby’s historic magnum cartridges. This is the rifle you want 10 miles from the truck and you have to make the shot count.

Vanguard barrels are cold hammer forged which makes them much more accurate and reliable than other rifles in their price range. To back this up, all Vanguards 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. The Vanguard Talon a 3-position safety, two-stage match grade trigger, and fluted bolt body. All Vanguards have a one-piece machined bolt body and a fully enclosed bolt sleeve. They also sport an integral recoil lug and hinged floorplate.

  • Accubrake ST Included On All Calibers
  • Adjustable Match Quality, Two-stage Trigger
  • Fluted Bolt Body
  • One-piece Machined Bolt Body
  • Fully Enclosed Bolt Sleeve
  • 3DHEX Recoil Pad
  • 3-Position Safety
  • Cold Hammer Forged Barrel
  • Integral Recoil Lug
  • Hinged Floorplate

Barrel length is 26” for magnum chamberings & 24” for non-magnum

FEATURES

FEATURES

TECH SPECS

*As of 07/01/2024 the Weatherby Vanguard will now come standard with a threaded barrel. There are still options without a threaded barrel available until inventory is sold out. Some barrel lengths have also changed. Please view tech specs below for updated information.

Caliber
Weight
Overall Length
Mag capacity
Barrel Contour
Barrel Threads
Barrel OAL
Twist Rate
Length of Pull
Drop @ Comb
Monte Carlo
Drop @ Heel
.243 WIN6.2lbs.44“4+1#21/2-2826” (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:10“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
.243 WIN6.1lbs.42“5+1#21/2-2824" (22" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:10“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
.257 WBY MAG6.3lbs.46.5“3+1#21/2-2828” (26" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:10“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
.257 WBY MAG6.2lbs.44.5“3+1#21/2-2826" (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:10“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
.270 WIN6.3lbs.44.5“4+1#21/2-2826” (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:10“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
.30-06 SPRG6.3lbs.44.5“4+1#21/2-2826” (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:10“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
.30-06 SPRG6.2lbs.42.5“5+1#21/2-2824" (22" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:10“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
.300 WBY MAG6.3lbs.46.5“3+1#21/2-2828” (26" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:10“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
.300 WBY MAG6.2lbs.44.5“3+1#21/2-2826" (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:10“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
.300 WIN6.3lbs.46.5“3+1#21/2-2828” (26" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:10“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
.300 WIN6.2lbs.44.5“3+1#21/2-2826" (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:10“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
.308 WIN6.2lbs.44“4+1#21/2-2826” (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:10“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
.308 WIN6.1lbs.42“5+1#21/2-2824" (22" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:10“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
6.5 CREEDMOOR6.2lbs.44“4+1#21/2-2826" (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:8“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
6.5 CREEDMOOR6.1lbs.42“4+1#21/2-2824" (22" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:8“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
6.5 PRC6.3lbs.44.5“3+1#21/2-2826" (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:8“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
6.5-300 WBY MAG6.3lbs.46.5“3+1#21/2-2828" (26" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)1:8“13.5“.625“N/A.30“
Caliber
Weight
Overall Length
Mag capacity
Barrel Contour
Barrel OAL
Twist Rate
Length of Pull
Drop @ Comb
Monte Carlo
Drop @ Heel
.243 WIN
6.2lbs.
44“
4+1
#2
26” (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:10“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
.243 WIN
6.1lbs.
42“
5+1
#2
24" (22" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:10“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
.257 WBY MAG
6.3lbs.
46.5“
3+1
#2
28” (26" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:10“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
.257 WBY MAG
6.2lbs.
44.5“
3+1
#2
26" (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:10“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
.270 WIN
6.3lbs.
44.5“
4+1
#2
26” (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:10“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
.30-06 SPRG
6.3lbs.
44.5“
4+1
#2
26” (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:10“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
.30-06 SPRG
6.2lbs.
42.5“
5+1
#2
24" (22" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:10“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
.300 WBY MAG
6.3lbs.
46.5“
3+1
#2
28” (26" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:10“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
.300 WBY MAG
6.2lbs.
44.5“
3+1
#2
26" (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:10“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
.300 WIN
6.3lbs.
46.5“
3+1
#2
28” (26" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:10“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
.300 WIN
6.2lbs.
44.5“
3+1
#2
26" (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:10“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
.308 WIN
6.2lbs.
44“
4+1
#2
26” (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:10“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
.308 WIN
6.1lbs.
42“
5+1
#2
24" (22" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:10“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
6.5 CREEDMOOR
6.2lbs.
44“
4+1
#2
26" (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:8“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
6.5 CREEDMOOR
6.1lbs.
42“
4+1
#2
24" (22" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:8“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
6.5 PRC
6.3lbs.
44.5“
3+1
#2
26" (24" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:8“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“
6.5-300 WBY MAG
6.3lbs.
46.5“
3+1
#2
28" (26" barrel + 2" muzzle brake)“
1:8“
13.5“
.625“
N/A
.30“

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3 reviews for Vanguard® Talon

  1. Derek

    Very impressed with the Vanguard Talon with VX5 3x15x44mm, don’t claim to be a great shot but shoots as advertised in that half to 3/4 MOA range. Light, sharp gun that has a great trigger.

  2. A. Fick

    If you’re looking for a powerful 30 caliber backcountry rifle to add to your collection, this is it. I purchased the Talon in 300 WBY, and run a Leupold VX-5HD 3x15x44 on top. Excellent combination. Light when carried or packed up the mountains in Idaho. Sturdy and well built when breaking brush. It put two 200 grain Nosler Accubonds through the vitals of a bull elk at 665 yards with 10 minutes of shooting light left last October. The caliber and rifle exceeded my expectations. The recoil with the muzzle break isn’t a concern, even with the light setup. I’m 6′ tall 170 lbs and don’t mind it one bit. It’s slightly more than my 7mm Rem Mag without the break, but manageable, and delivers much more energy to help with taking larger game.

  3. Hollis Moyers

    I own 2 Vanguards a 300 Wb 22-250 tack driver

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