Weatherby announced the introduction of a new rifle: the Accuguard. Weatherby considers this a Vanguard rifle with the accuracy of an Accumark.
The rifles use a Vanguard action with a 24″ free floated barrel. The 4140 stainless steel barrels are cold hammer forged with a bull barrel configuration. Fluting on the barrels is standard. A recessed target crown and bead blasted matte finish are also the norm.
A Monte Carlo style laminate stock with an aluminum bedding plate and a matte gel coat finish are standard. The finish has spiderweb accents added. The Accuguard is manufactured with a user adjustable, match-grade, two-stage trigger. The bolt is fluted.
Weatherby guarantees a sub-1″ 3-shot group with premium ammunition from these rifles. At the time of this writing, the company has not announced in what caliber(s) the new rifles will be available. However, the suggested retail price was announced as $1,099.
The Accuguard is the latest announcement from Weatherby ahead of the 2016 SHOT Show. Previous announcements include the new Vanguard Laminate H-Bar rifle and the Modular Chassis rifle. Additionally, the company announced a new caliber: the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum. As should be expected, the company is also making rifles chambered for the new caliber. It will be interesting to see some of these new guns at the SHOT Show next month.