Paso Robles, Calif.—Weatherby Inc., legendary firearms manufacturer, announces the introduction of the Vanguard Wilderness rifle, one of the latest iterations of the Vanguard series that debuted in the early 1970s. Since that time, Vanguard rifles have redefined the level of performance that’s attainable from a production rifle —especially budget-friendly models.
The Vanguard® WildernessTM rifle is accompanied with an accuracy guarantee; when using premium ammunition, it will produce a three-shot group measuring 0.99-inch or less at 100 yds. from a cold barrel. Aiding this assurance is a cold-hammer-forged, matte, bead blasted, blued finished barrel. Twenty-four inches in length, the free-floating barrel is fluted to save weight, which helps the WildernessTM rifle tip the scales at just 6.75 pounds. The WildernessTM rifle is also available with a drop-box magazine (DBM) as an option on certain chamberings, and this option will reduce the weight of the rifle to 6.5 pounds.
The heart of the WildernessTM rifle, the renowned Vanguard® action, is affixed to a hand-laminated, raised comb Monte Carlo, carbon fiber composite stock with full length aluminum bedding plate, matte gel coat finish, and spiderweb accents.
As with other Vanguard® rifles, the WildernessTM is equipped with a match-quality, two-stage trigger that’s user adjustable pull weight. It also has the familiar three-position safety and fluted bolt with dual-opposed locking lugs of its siblings.
The Vanguard® WildernessTM rifle is scheduled to begin shipping by November 1, 2015 and has an MSRP of $999. Contact your local authorized Weatherby® dealer to order yours today.
Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc.’s line features the distinctive WBY-X™ products as well as the popular Vanguard® and legendary Mark V® rifles (production and custom); Threat Response shotguns; over/under, semi-auto and pump shotguns; premium ammunition; and shooting accessories. For more information, go to www.weatherby.com. The company is based in Paso Robles, Calif., and invites all hunters and shooters to visit its free online community at www.weatherbynation.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Weatherbyinc. Follow @weatherbyinc on Twitter.