Low prices on the Weatherby Vanguard S2 Blued Youth .308WIN start at Champion Firearms:
Accurate & Affordable. The Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 Blued Youth represents a clear improvement over its predecessor and, given its affordable price, should prove to be just as successful. While the Vanguard Series 2 Youth varies from its predecessor in small and important ways, the basic features remain unchanged. Take the bolt, for example. Like the original’s, the Weatherby Vanguard S2 Youth one-piece bolt has dual-opposed locking lugs with an M16-style extractor and a plunger-type ejector. Fluting on the bolt body reduces surface area and provides debris a place to migrate, preventing the bolt from binding, while three ports enable gas to escape in the event of a ruptured case or pierced primer. Knurling on the rearward-sweeping bolt handle enhances purchase. Additionally, the Weatherby Vanguard S2 Youth bolt has a fully enclosed shroud and a cocking indicator. Staying true to the original Blued Youth concept, the S2 Vanguard still retains its 20" #1 contour hammer forged barrel.
The Weatherby Vanguard S2 Youth's redesigned polymer Monte Carlo-style stock features a removable elongated spacer system to adjust length of pull from 12.5" to 13-5/8". The Series 2 Blued is equipped with a three-position action-mounted safety; the rearmost position is “safe”; the middle position enables the bolt to be cycled for unloading while still in the “safe” mode; and fully forward allows the rifle to be fired. Perhaps the most noteworthy change is the Weatherby's newly designed 2-stage match trigger, which is factory preset at slightly more than 3 pounds, yet can be adjusted down to 2 pounds, 8 ounces.