Vanguard Varmint Special

The Weatherby Vanguard Varmint Special is a bolt-action hunting rifle chambered in .223 Rem., .22-250 Rem. and .308 Win. The Vanguard Varmint Special is very similar to the Vanguard Varmint Predator in that it features a short 22″ barrel giving an overall length of 42″ and total weight of 8 pounds.

What makes the Varmint Special different is that it features a Monte Carlo composite stock with a tan pebble grain finish and black spiderwebbing. It also has 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 Varmint Special for use as a ranch or truck rifle.

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