Vanguard Predator

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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