Weatherby Vanguard Laminate H-Bar Rifle

Weatherby Vanguard

Weatherby is now offering a new rifle called the Vanguard Laminate H-Bar. The new rifle carries the company’s sub-MOA accuracy guarantee (3 shots, 100 yards, premium ammunition.)

The gun uses a 22″ heavy barrel that has a #3 contour. The barrel is free floated and has a matte blued finish. The trigger is a two-stage, match type.

Weatherby uses an oil finished laminate stock on this rifle. The rear is adjustable for length of pull and cheek height. A Limbsaver recoil pad cushions the shooter during shooting. According to the company, the stock is available for right handed shooters only.

Initial models will be available in:

  • .223 Remington
  • .22-250 Remington
  • .308 Winchester

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  • Frank Martin

    Left handed shooters.. Your out of luck

    • M.M.D.C.

      I shoot left handed (left eye dominant) and the diminished selection it is a bit of a bummer. However, there are plenty of good options out there. Actually, all my long guns are rightys and I do just fine with them.

      The big picture: with the myriad manufacturers and offerings catering to shooters – at least in America – we’re kind of living the dream, so it’s hard for me to complain about choice.

      • derfelcadarn

        I once owned a early Weatherby rifle chambered in 220 Rocket, left hand Mauser action converted by Weatherby with a 20x Unterl scope. Amazingly accurate, a sweet rifle, but living in the east there is little opportunity to utilize its abilities and it was sold. i do miss its beauty.

        • DeathFromTheShadows

          now that’s a blast from the past! both the 22o Rocket and the Unterl!!!

      • DeathFromTheShadows

        these rifles are designed for optics, so eye dominance is a non issue, I can understand no left hand stocks YET. wanting to see what the market demand is, but the calibers they offer have pretty much told us they screwed the pooch. Not even offering their own 300 WBY magnum has killed the line, This means the line is ONLY conventional short action calibers, so if the demand were to prove Sufficient they would have to retool the stocks for longer actions. With the US Military even admitting the .308 (7.62×51 nato) insufficient, and going to the 300 Winchester mag, you would think Weatherby would open their eyes and do a one up by offering this in magnum action lengths. Remember, You can still put a bolt travel limiter in place, and a magazine well filler on a longer action, in order to more efficiently use shorter action cartridges, but you cant stretch a short action for longer rounds!

    • Dave

      Lucky for you Weatherby is just using a GRS stock on their factory offerings, and GRS make lefty friendly stocks so save yourself some money, buy a Howa heavy barreled action (what the Weatherby is, except in better HB contours), and get whatever lefty stock you want for it.

  • BattleshipGrey

    I like the wood and adjustability combination. Looks good.

    • einar

      GRS they are called a norweigan company.

      KKC is another great norweigan company that does similar stuff

  • derfelcadarn

    Weatherby has always made beautiful rifles , until now.

    • iksnilol

      I like the look of the GRS stock, kinda looks like a sci fi fudd stock.

  • Drew Coleman

    Oh this is sexy. I want this.

  • Goody

    1: Buy a Howa.
    2: Buy a GRS stock
    3: Buy your choice of match barrel, in chamber/cartridge of your choice.
    4: ????

    5: Enjoy having a superior rifle for less money.

    • DeathFromTheShadows

      Less? not really. These are ball parking for under 1500, you are at 1500-2000 not counting barrel install and final chambering

  • DL

    Beautiful rifle.

  • DeathFromTheShadows

    Such a waste. This and the modular class rifle need to be available in the 338 calibers (340 in WBY magnums, the 300 magnums and other long range HARD hitting Calibers, Weatherby was almost destroyed several times by such short sighted marketing, and they STILL haven’t learned. If you are going after the tactical shooter, you cant inch into the market, you WILL fail, you have to offer what is wanted and NEEDED not what you THINK is wanted