Dating weatherby vanguard


Most standard Vanguards have basic injection moulded synthetic stocks which are functional, but their plain black finish doesn’t inspire any kind of pride of ownership.The S2’s Griptonite stock on the other hand, is attractive with deep black non-slip panels on grip and forend which stand out against a dark matte grey background.The safety is a two-position unit to the right of the bolt shroud, and operates easily but with positive detents.

It has been almost four years since I last reviewed the Weatherby Vanguard bolt action rifle.The Vanguard Mark XXII is also equipped with a fully adjustable trigger that is initially factory-tuned to 3.5 pounds, as well as a quick release magazine that releases at the push of a button.Weatherby recommends the Mark XXII for range shooting or small game hunting.The blued/synthetic Vanguard shown here is chambered for the .270 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) cartridge, which is a very flat-shooting cartridge suitable for just about all North American big game.The 130 grain Winchester Ballistic Silvertip bullet clocked 3184 feet-per-second twelve feet from the muzzle of the Vanguards twenty-four inch barrel.The Vanguard Mark XXII has a button rifled, free floating barrel.

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