Vanguard Sub-MOA Varmint

The Weatherby Vanguard Sub-MOA (Minute of Angle) Varmint is a bolt-action hunting rifle chambered in .223 Rem., .22-250 Rem., and .308 Win. It is one of 11 models in Weatherby’s Vanguard series and is similar to the Vanguard Sub-MOA Matte except it is 2″ shorter. But what makes Vanguard Sub-MOA Varmint unique is that it features a pillar-bedded, hand-laminated Monte Carlo composite stock with a beavertail forearm. Pillar bedded stocks use aluminum or metal sleeves against which the action screws can be tightened, providing an overall tighter fit between the stock and the action–similar to fastening a screw into a plastic wall anchor rather than directly into a wooden board. The Sub-MOA Varmint also includes a Pachmayr Decelerator brand 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 says the Vanguard Sub-MOA Varmint is guaranteed to fire a 3-shot group of 0.99″ or less when used with specified ammunition. The Sub-MOA also includes a factory shot electronic target.

Weatherby recommends the Vanguard Sub-MOA Varmint for precision shooting and hunting varmints.

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