Coming to the Range: Weatherby Vanguard Modular Chassis Rifle

Weatherby has announced new entry in its Vanguard series that looks to be a modern tack-driver for long-range precision shooting, the Modular Chassis Rifle.

The company has adhered a solid promise on the accuracy of the new rifle—Weatherby guarantees that, with premium ammunition, the new Vanguard will produce a three-shot group measuring 0.99-inch or less at 100 yards from a cold barrel, according to this post from shootingwire.com.

The rifle comes with a cold-hammer forged, No. 3-contour "bull" barrel that's 32 inches long and free-floating, with a bead-blasted matte-blue finish.

The Vanguard action is affixed to the CNC-machined, 6061 aluminum chassis that has a black, hard-anodized finish. The svelte, minimalist fore-end features hole spacing for Magpul MOE L5 (11 slot) and L3 (7 slot) accessory rails for true customization, as well as a stud for attaching a bipod or sling. An oversized trigger guard also allowed gloved hands easy access to the trigger.

Like other rifles in the series, the Modular Chassis is equipped with a match-quality, two-stage trigger that's user adjustable for pull weight, with a three-position safety and fluted bolt with dual-opposed locking lugs.

The rifle is fed from a detachable, staggered-column, polymer box magazine that holds 10 rounds of .223 Rem. or .308 Win., the two chamberings in which the rifle will be available.

The Modular Chassis Rifle is set to hit gun shops by November 6, 2016 with an MSRP: $1,449.