Back Country, a lightweight rifle for hunters and shooters, joins Weatherby’s Vanguard Series 2 line in 2013.
Weighing just 6 ¾ pounds, Back Country carries the Weatherby SUB-MOA guarantee and other features common to all Vanguard Series 2 rifles. In addition, Back Country’s chrome moly metalwork with Cerakote Tactical Grey finish provides exceptional corrosion resistance.
“We introduced an earlier version of Back Country several years ago and, due to popular demand, have brought it back as a Vanguard Series 2 offering,” said company President Ed Weatherby. “It is an ideal rifle for hardcore hunters on long treks in rugged terrain and nasty weather.”
The Vanguard Series 2 Back Country is guaranteed to shoot SUB-MOA (a three-shot group of .99-inch or less) with Weatherby factory or premium ammunition. Accuracy-enhancing features include a Monte Carlo composite stock with spiderweb accents, and a 24-inch fluted barrel. A Pachmayr Decelerator pad on the buttstock helps reduce felt recoil.
Like all Vanguard Series 2 rifles, Back Country has a match quality, two-stage trigger and a 3-position safety. The trigger has an auxiliary sear for a “creep free” consistent let-off and pre-set sear engagement at .008-.012. It is adjustable for weight of pull down to 2.5 pounds.
Vanguard Series 2 Back Country caliber options include .240 Wby. Mag., .270 Win., .257 Wby. Mag., .30-06 Springfield, .300 Win. Mag. and .300 Wby. Mag. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $1,399.
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