The U.S. Postman’s creed, with a few little changes, is the Weatherguard in a nutshell: “Neither rain nor snow, nor sleet nor dark of night shall stay the Vanguard Weatherguard from the swift completion of its appointed rounds.” As the name implies, the rifle is fully guarded against weather – so take the Weatherguard into the nastiest environments without a single worry about how it will perform.
Barrel/Receiver/Trigger Guard – Tactical gray Cerakote
Stock – Monte Carlo Griptonite stock features pistol grip and forend inserts
Went to South Africa on safari in May of 2018. I took two Weatherby Vanguard Weatherguard centerfire rifles, a Springfield .30-06 and a 300 Winchester Magnum. Did not pull out the 300 Win Mag from the case. Hunted with the .30-06 and it performed flawlessly. Both rifles were equipped with Nikon Bushmaster 4-12×40 scopes. I used Sako Super Hammerhead 200 grain ammunition. The animals I hunted were Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Impala, Springbuck, and Blesbuck. The shortest shot was 275 yards and the longest 350 yards. Again the rifle performed flawlessly, very flat shooting at medium to long range. I would recommend this rifle combination to anyone. Although I did not hunt with the 300 Win Mag, I am looking forward to do so in the not too distant future. Weatherby produces excellent long rifles.
This rifle is fantastic out of the box. I got it in 6.5 Creedmoor. My only reservation is that it does not shoot the Hornady 143 Precision Hunter well > 1.5″ MOA, but 120, 125 and 129 grain is sub 1″ MOA. Overall though, I am extremely satisfied with my Weather Guard in every other aspect.
Sounds like everybody is pretty much satisfied with the Vanguard
After shooting it free hand the 3 shot group would be covered up by a quarter @ 100 yards……But
Recently within the last week, I was at the Montpelier range and used a Caldwell Dead Sled DFT, and we got amazed. This weapon fired a three (3) shot group that could easily have been covered by a DIME @ 100yards and just outside a DIME @ 200 yards.
Shooting 120gr & 140gr Fusion by Federal
Outstanding performance. Looking at a Laserguard right now to add to my collection
You’ll Not Find a Better Weapon for the Price