Weatherby’s Vanguard rifles are guaranteed to shoot a 3-shot group of .99 or less at 100 yards (SUB-MOA) from a cold barrel when used with Weatherby factory or premium ammunition. Vanguard rifles are equipped with a match quality, two-stage trigger (adjustable down to 2.5 lbs.) and a 3-position safety, with the middle position allowing the shooter to work the action while safety is still engaged. The Vanguard action incorporates a one-piece machined bolt body, fluted for reduction in weight and bearing surface area, while eliminating binding for smooth action. Three gas ports allow high-pressure gases to escape laterally in the event of an accidental case rupture, and the massive M-16-style extractor ensures reliable and positive extraction. Vanguard rifles have a one-piece machined receiver featuring an integral recoil lug for the utmost in strength and structural integrity, along with a one-piece trigger guard with a hinged floorplate for easy access to unfired cartridges in the magazine. The Vanguard Back Country model is designed for exceptional weather and corrosion-resistance with a lighter weight ideal for long treks on backcountry hunts. The hand-laminated, raised comb Monte Carlo, carbon fiber composite stock has a full length aluminum bedding block, matte gel coat finish, spiderweb accents, and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. The chrome-moly metalwork has a Cerakote Tactical Gray finish, including the weight-saving, fluted, cold hammer-forged barrel.