Weatherby Vanguard DBM (Detachable Box Magazine)

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Weatherby will soon be selling a line of Vanguard rifles which feature detachable magazines. Currently Weatherby Vanguards use internal magazines.

Vanguard Sporter DBM
Vanguard Synthetic DBM

Hunters often argue the benefits of internal vs. detachable magazines. I personally prefer internal, but there are obvious advantages of removable magazines.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • GetGunInCanada GetGunInCanada on Nov 19, 2009

    Good point about the getting in and out of the car heath. The regulations here pretty much eliminate the possibility of you jumping out of your truck and popping one off so I didn't even though about it.

  • Ryan Ryan on Jan 25, 2011

    Here in Washington State we don't use tree stands. You can wait around all day and not see a deer, you have to go to them. We do a lot of truck hunting popping in and out of the truck. A detachable clip means you can have a full mag in the same time as loading a round. It just makes bore sense.