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 Sporter model offers classic beauty while maintaining Vanguard’s dependable accuracy. The raised comb Monte Carlo stock is made of A grade turkish walnut and features rosewood forend cap with diamond-point checkering, and a satin urethane finish. The chrome-moly metalwork has a bead blasted matte metal finish. This model has a 26 cold hammer-forged barrel with a #2 contour.