by NRA Staff - Monday, November 18, 2013
Since the 1940s, Weatherby has had a reputation for building accurate rifles. In the early 1970s, as a complement to the Mark V, the company introduced the value-priced Vanguard line of hunting rifles that continued that tradition. In 2011, the Series 2 was unveiled to update the Vanguard line. In 2013, Weatherby went one step further and introduced the Series 2 Back Country.
The Back Country has a 24-inch fluted barrel featuring chrome moly metalwork with a CeraKote Tactical Grey finish that is weather resistant and avoids corrosion. The pillar-bedded, Monte Carlo composite stock has spiderweb accents. This rifle weighs 6.75 lbs., which is perfect for the hunter who plans to put a ton of bootprints on the ground and needs something a little lighter.
You can learn more about the Vanguard Series 2 Back Country in the video below, hosted by American Rifleman Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe.
Calibers: .240 Wby. Mag., .270 Win., .30-06 Sprg., .257 Wby. Mag., .300 Win. Mag., .300 Wby. Mag.
Barrel Length: 24"
Length of Pull: 13 5/8"
Overall Length: 44.5"
Weight: 6.75 lbs.
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