Weatherby Vanguard Predator

Description

The Weatherby Vanguard Predator is a bolt-action rifle chambered in .223 Rem., .22-250 Rem., and .243 Win. It is one of 11 models in Weatherby’s Vanguard series, but what makes it unique is its composite stock and fore-end finished with a Natural Gear camouflage pattern. The Predator also features a recessed target crown, which helps reduce vibrations in the barrel while firing a shot, and low density recoil pad.

Vanguard rifles share a number of common characteristics including a fully adjustable trigger that is initially factory-tuned to 3.5 pounds. It has a fluted bolt body that reduces surface area and weight. The rifle has a cocking indicator that visually indicates whether the it’s uncocked or cocked. Along with a hinged floorplate, all Vanguard models have a cold hammer forged barrel, meaning a machine carefully pushed a mandrel through it to rifle the bore.

Weatherby recommends the Vanguard Predator for varmint hunting.

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Specifications

.223 Rem.
Caliber:.223 Rem.
Capacity:5
Action:Bolt
Stock:Composite/Natural Gear camouflage
Material/Finish:Steel/Natural Gear camouflage
Scope:Drilled and tapped for scope mounts
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Weight:8 pounds
Barrel Length:22"
Twist:1 in 12"
Length of Pull:13.625"
Overall Length:42"
Drop at Comb:0.75"
Drop at Heel:1.125"
.22-250 Rem.
Caliber:.22-250 Rem.
Capacity:5
Action:Bolt
Stock:Composite/Natural Gear camouflage
Material/Finish:Steel/Natural Gear camouflage
Scope:Drilled and tapped for scope mounts
Website:http://www.weatherby…
Weight:8 pounds
Barrel Length:22"
Twist:1 in 14"
Length of Pull:13.625"
Overall Length:42"
Drop at Comb:0.75"
Drop at Heel:1.125"
.308 Win.
Caliber:.308 Win.
Capacity:5
Action:Bolt
Stock:Composite/Natural Gear camouflage
Material/Finish:Steel/Natural Gear camouflage
Scope:Drilled and tapped for scope mounts
Website:http://www.weatherby…
Weight:8 pounds
Barrel Length:22"
Twist:1 in 12"
Length of Pull:13.625"
Overall Length:42"
Drop at Comb:0.75"
Drop at Heel:1.125"
MSRP$866.00

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