July 21, 2011
By Scott E. Mayer
At the 2011 SHOT Show, Weatherby showed me its new Vanguard Series 2, or S2 rifle. If any RifleShooter readers think Weatherby rifles are only chambered in super magnums and priced for the super rich--think again. The S2 starts at a suggested retail price of less than $500 and can be had in chamberings ranging from .223 Rem. up to .338 Win. Mag. with a several standard, magnum, short magnum and Weatherby magnum chambering in between.
With the Series 2 you'll get a new match quality two-stage trigger, 3-position safety, and a re-designed composite Monte Carlo stock with special "griptonite" inserts and palm swell for a surer, firmer grip. Best of all, every Vanguard Series 2 rifle is guaranteed to shoot SUB-MOA groups right out of the box.
The new Vanguard Series 2 rifles with guaranteed SUB-MOA are beginning to hit the shelves at gun dealers and retailers across the country. There's still plenty of time before big game season to scope, zero and practice with a new rifle. If you're in the market for a rifle from a major manufacturer at a great price and with an accuracy guarantee, ask to see a Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 next time you're at your local gun shop.