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Weatherby Nation => Around the Campfire (General Discussion) => Topic started by: Weatherby Admin on January 12, 2018, 07:05:01 AM

Title: New for 2018, the Weatherby® Vanguard® First Lite Rifle
Post by: Weatherby Admin on January 12, 2018, 07:05:01 AM
(http://www.weatherby.com/media/resources/vanguard/lores/vanguard-firstlite.jpg)


The first thing hunters notice about the Vanguard First Lite big game rifle, aside from Weatherby’s legendary fit and finish, is the gun’s stock. The Monte Carlo design, complete with a right-side palm swell and textured forearm and grip areas, is appointed with innovative First Lite Fusion camo. The pattern is not a typical pixel- or tree-style variation. Instead, it’s a proprietary mix of “crackalature” shapes and colors derived through nature-based algorithms and oriented for macro and micro disruption. Simply put, the camo pattern removes an object’s outline at distances from 2-2,000 yards.

Hunters can select their Vanguard First Lite in four flat-shooting, hard-hitting Weatherby Magnum calibers (240 Wby Mag, 257 Wby Mag, 6.5-300 Wby Mag, and 300 Wby Mag) and four traditional rounds (270 Win, 308 Win, 30-06 Sprg and 300 Win). All calibers feature cold hammer-forged fluted barrels with #2 contours, finished in Flat Dark Earth Cerakote® for stealth and protection from the elements. The barrel length is 26" (28" OAL with standard Accubrake) for magnum chamberings and 24" (26" OAL with standard Accubrake) for non-magnum calibers and 240 Wby Mag.

Additional standard features on the Vanguard First Lite include a fluted, one-piece machined bolt body and fully-enclosed bolt sleeve, an integral recoil lug, hinged floorplate, 3-position safety and an adjustable match-grade, two-stage trigger that pulls crisp and breaks clean for accurate shooting. In fact, the Vanguard First Lite is so accurate that it carries a SUB-MOA accuracy guarantee (.99” or less 3-shot group at 100 yards when used with Weatherby factory or premium ammunition).

For more information about this fine-looking, great-shooting Vanguard rifle, along with details on Weatherby’s accuracy guarantee, visit www.weatherby.com (http://www.weatherby.com).
Title: Re: New for 2018, the Weatherby® Vanguard® First Lite Rifle
Post by: Big Muddy rancher on January 12, 2018, 07:16:15 AM
"The pattern is not a typical pixel- or tree-style variation. Instead, it’s a proprietary mix of “crackalature” shapes and colors derived through nature-based algorithms and oriented for macro and micro disruption."

That's exactly what I thought when I first looked at it. ;) :)

Pretty sharp. :)
Title: Re: New for 2018, the Weatherby® Vanguard® First Lite Rifle
Post by: texweatherby on January 12, 2018, 07:26:33 AM
This here is a nice looking rifle. I've always been a 100% traditional, wood stock guy, but if i ever go plastic with a reasonable budget attached, I'd take a good hard look at this one.
Title: Re: New for 2018, the Weatherby® Vanguard® First Lite Rifle
Post by: DW5 on January 12, 2018, 08:00:36 AM
Man.... WBY and First Lite getting together.... This is gonna make it hard for me to stick to my “270WBY next, no matter what” decree I have given myself.
Title: Re: New for 2018, the Weatherby® Vanguard® First Lite Rifle
Post by: PAbuckhunter270 on January 12, 2018, 08:29:38 AM
Looks like I need a new 6.5-300 wby 8)
Title: Re: New for 2018, the Weatherby® Vanguard® First Lite Rifle
Post by: musicman on January 12, 2018, 08:37:58 AM
I think it is really great looking.  I hope that they will still be available when I get out of the hole.  By then, my oldest Grandson will be around twelve.  Instead of getting a .243 like all the other kids, he can have a .240 Weatherby.  MM
Title: Re: New for 2018, the Weatherby® Vanguard® First Lite Rifle
Post by: terminator on January 12, 2018, 11:42:57 AM
That is a very impressive looking rifle. Camo stock, ceracoted barrel, fluted barrel, magnun calibers with 26 inch barrel and accubrake for an msrp of $1090. I am not sure what the real world price will be. This deal may get me into the 6.5-300 world.
Title: Re: New for 2018, the Weatherby® Vanguard® First Lite Rifle
Post by: Blackbear3 on January 12, 2018, 12:02:49 PM
Very nice looking rifle, I agree with you MM every one of my grandkids should have one!!!
Title: Re: New for 2018, the Weatherby® Vanguard® First Lite Rifle
Post by: Chris on January 12, 2018, 01:06:50 PM
Would one in .240 wby mag with the accubrake really do too much of anything? I like it.
Title: Re: New for 2018, the Weatherby® Vanguard® First Lite Rifle
Post by: BB340 on January 12, 2018, 02:28:43 PM
Another one to add to my list of must have rifles...
Title: Re: New for 2018, the Weatherby® Vanguard® First Lite Rifle
Post by: northern hunter on January 12, 2018, 05:42:19 PM
Nice! It looks like i won't have to rebarrel my sporter for the 6.5
Title: Re: New for 2018, the Weatherby® Vanguard® First Lite Rifle
Post by: Hobbes on January 29, 2018, 03:56:57 PM
ETA when it’ll be available?
Title: Re: New for 2018, the Weatherby® Vanguard® First Lite Rifle
Post by: PARA45 on January 29, 2018, 04:33:55 PM
First Lite calls that cammo pattern "Fusion".  Me like it!  ;D
Title: Re: New for 2018, the Weatherby® Vanguard® First Lite Rifle
Post by: 257 Shooter on January 29, 2018, 04:58:51 PM
Very nice rifle. I'd like to have the Accubrake as an option. A 257 really doesn't need it.