Weatherby has announced the Vanguard Series 2 Synthetic Package, a reasonably-priced factory-scoped rifle combination that promises an outstanding level of accuracy from the factory, sub-MOA, with Weatherby factory ammunition. Based on the Vanguard 2, the Synthetic Package is chambered for a baker’s dozen of cartridges from .223 Remington to .338 Winchester Magnum, so there’s probably one for you.
These rifles all come with a 3-9x42mm Redfield Revenge scope that is boresighted at the factory. Once you get it dialed-in, the rifle will deliver .99-MOA 3-shot groups with a cold barrel, if you do your part of course. The scope has a 4-Plex reticle and a matte black finish to match the rifle and its polymer stock.
“Our new Vanguard Series 2 Synthetic Package is a tremendous value for hunters,” said company President Ed Weatherby in a press release. “The quality and performance are outstanding as well, especially considering the written SUB-MOA accuracy guarantee.”
One of the most commonly-asked questions in the shooting world is “What’s the best deal on a rifle and scope for game, my budget is $1,000?” If you’ve found yourself asking that, you aught to consider the Series 2 Synthetic Package. With an MSRP $1,000, we expect real-world prices to start around $800, which is within most hunters’ and target shooters’ budgets.
And it isn’t like it cuts features. Like the original Series 2, these rifles all have two-stage triggers and a 3-position safeties. The triggers have an auxiliary sear for a creep free pull and pre-set sear engagement between .008 and .012 inches. And they’re adjustable down to 2.5 pounds.
The Vanguard Series 2 Synthetic’s has a “Weatherby Profile” Monte Carlo stock for fast target acquisition and a strong cheek weld. The stock uses their “Griptonite” polymer for the pistol grip and forend inserts. The barrel is cold hammer-forged barrel with a matte bead blasted and blued finish, measuring in at 24 inches long.
All the rifles feed from five- or three-round box magazines and weigh in, depending on the chambering, between 8.25 and 8.5 pounds.
If you like what you see here but have a different scope in mind, naturally you can buy the Vandguard Series 2 without glass and save a bit of money. The stock version has an MSRP of $650 and often sells for less than $600.
So if you have a thousand-dollar budget and want to start hunting or add a new caliber to your cabinet, or want try some longer-range target shooting and are interested in a complete package, put the Vandguard Series 2 Synthetic Package at the top of your list. You’ll even have money left over for ammo and accessories.