by American Rifleman Staff - Friday, January 12, 2018
Weatherby has announced the Vanguard First Lite rifle, which features a Monte Carlo stock and First Lite Fusion camo, a unique and proprietary pattern that removes an object’s outline at distances from 2,200 yards.
The rifle is offered in four Weatherby Magnum calibers—.240 Wby. Mag., .257 Wby. Mag., 6.5-200 Wby. Mag., and .300 Wby. Mag.; and four traditional rounds—270 Win., 3.08 Win., .30-06 Sprg. and .300 Win. All calibers feature cold hammer-forged fluted barrels with #2 contours, finished in Flat Dark Earth Cerakote. The barrel length is 26" (28" overall length with standard Accubrake) for magnum chamberings and 24" (26" overall length with standard Accubrake) for non-magnum calibers and .240 Wby Mag.
Additional standard features include a fluted, one-piece machined bolt body and fully-enclosed bolt sleeve, an integral recoil lug, hinged floorplate, 3-position safety and an adjustable match-grade, two-stage trigger. The Vanguard First Lite carries a SUB-MOA accuracy guarantee (.99” or less 3-shot group at 100 yards when used with Weatherby factory or premium ammunition).
For more information about Weatherby Vanguard First Lite, visit Weatherby.com.
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