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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.


Since the 1940's, Weatherby has revolutionized ballistics with the fastest, hardest hitting, most accurate cartridges ever made, along with the premiere rifles capable of handling their devastating power.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Weatherby Presents: Timeless
« on: October 03, 2017, 06:22:16 AM »


To succeed in the wild, you must take inspiration from it. Beautiful and everlasting, and larger than life. Humble but powerful, waiting in the darkness until the time comes to ignite. To thrive in these elements you ought to be shaped by them. Refined by a million trials until finally there is no error. Only then, when all the questions have been asked, can you be enshrined among the timeless.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Weatherby Presents: Scotty Lago
« on: September 18, 2017, 05:30:47 AM »

Scotty Lago dreamed of being a professional snowboarder from an early age and his passion for the sport lead him to the podium in the Vancouver Winter Olympic games. The focus he developed competing on the mountain now drives him in the field as a hunter.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Weatherby Family Road Trip
« on: July 10, 2017, 08:37:56 AM »

If the family that hunts together stays together, Weatherby proves it. Since Roy founded the brand in the mid-40s, “family” has been its cornerstone. The legacy continues today as Adam Weatherby, his wife and their two kids hit the road for a Western adventure. You’re invited.

The road trip begins July 17th on WBY-TV.com


Hunting and being outdoors with someone, it forges a relationship that can’t be accomplished anywhere else. You can learn a lot about somebody in a short amount of time that might take a lifetime elsewhere.

As Weatherby continues to expand their outreach to firearm enthusiasts nationwide, the leading manufacturer of rifles, shotguns and ammunition has hired Taylor Whitney to ensure broad, meaningful engagement with customers. Beginning January 23, 2017 Ms. Whitney became Weatherby’s new Brand Coordinator.

In her role, Whitney will work closely with Weatherby Director of Marketing Taylor Nahrgang. According to Whitney, “I’m looking forward to elevating our brand’s social media and digital expressions to reflect the refinement of Weatherby firearms.”

In addition to social media curation and management, Whitney will coordinate B-to-B and to-consumer email marketing programs, manage production of printed and digital communications (from manuals to marketing collateral), and participate in other marketing initiatives including catalog creation, website updates, video production and more.

Mr. Nahrgang explains, “Weatherby’s digital and online image is critical to the growth we intend to achieve over the coming years, and Taylor’s social media expertise is essential to ensuring our digital share-of-voice.”

Taylor Whitney, originally from Washington state, moved to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly where she graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. Prior to joining Weatherby, she was the Outreach Strategist at iFixit in San Luis Obispo. When not building the Weatherby brand, Taylor enjoys all things in the great outdoors and, naturally, is passionate about the shooting sports.

We're proud of the impressive conservation efforts our good friends at Mule Deer Foundation have accomplished, and we're happy to celebrate their organization.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Weatherby Presents: I Am Camilla
« on: February 06, 2017, 01:12:56 PM »
I'm the next generation of grocery-getter, so forget the pink and follow the blood trail. Weatherby engineers teamed up with female hunters and shooters to design me and now that I'm here, women have a rifle built just for them. I’m the new Vanguard Camilla. Designed by women and built by Weatherby.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Weatherby Presents: Transition
« on: January 20, 2017, 08:13:48 PM »
To be a part of the Weatherby family is really to be a part of a legacy. Roy's ingenuity, innovation and passion to drive things forward. Ed's character and integrity as a family man and man of faith. Now Adam will leave his mark and write the next chapter of the Weatherby story.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Weatherby Presents: Promise
« on: November 02, 2016, 07:24:30 AM »

A promise made. A promise kept. More than anything else, being in the outdoors feeds Jessica Weatherby’s soul. Our latest film, Promise, shows Jessica as she experiences the culmination of a dream — elk hunting with her father.


Seven generations of Paso Robles, California farming history resides at Steinbeck Vineyard & Winery. This heritage is what drives the Steinbeck family to not only produce great wine, but their choices on how to manage their wildlife population. While others are utilizing high fences to control deer populations within their vineyards, at Steinbeck, they choose to go a different route – provide a good habitat and manage the population through hunting. And the results are some of the best tasting venison you will ever experience.

Learn more about the Steinbeck Vineyard & Winery at www.steinbeckwines.com.

Starting May 2nd and available for a very limited time, Weatherby has joined forces with Leupold Optics to offer a Leupold® VX-2® 3-9x40mm rifle scope to the first 100 Vanguard Camilla customers who register their rifle after receiving it. To register your new Vanguard Camilla Rifle and see more details about this offer, please visit http://www.weatherby.com/camillapromo

The latest Weatherby film is coming April 15th to WBY-TV.com. Be sure to check it out next week!

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