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  Weatherby Vanguard S2 Carbine 20" .308WIN
Weatherby Vanguard S2 Carbine Synthetic 20" Barrel .308WIN
Weatherby Vanguard S2 Carbine 20" .308WIN (VCT308NR0O)


 
Weatherby Vanguard S2 Carbine 20" .308WIN (VCT308NR0O)
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Good Things Come In Small Packages. For over 70- years, Weatherby has set the standard for quality and high performance hunting rifles in the industry. Established in 1945, with headquarters located in Paso Robles, California, the company originally began building its handsome, heavy duty custom rifles around the high powered magnum cartridges developed by founder Roy Weatherby. Throughout the early years, Weatherby rifles were seen as a status symbol akin to limousines, caviar and Italian sports cars. In fact, while it was still considered politically correct for Hollywood's elite to hunt and own firearms, celebrities such as John Wayne and Roy Rogers were seen proudly posing with their Weatherby rifles.

Roy Weatherby began to realize that his custom built rifles were beyond the means of an average hunter. A new, more affordable rifle series was conceived, whose final assembly would take place here in the United States, but where its principle components were to be made in Japan. By the 1950s, demand had already exceeded the company's manufacturing capabilities. As a result, in 1957 Roy Weatherby contracted with J.P. Sauer & Sohn in Germany to produce the MKV. For the Vanguard barreled actions, he then reached out in 1970 to international manufacturing powerhouse Howa Machinery Co Limited in Nagoya. Interestingly, many shooters contend that the fit and finish of the Japanese produced rifles exceed that of the earlier German made Weatherby's. Much of the Vanguard's significant price reduction would come in the way of a newly designed action and bolt.

Today, some 45- years later, the Weatherby Vanguard S2 Carbine represents a clear improvement over its predecessor, and given its affordable price tag, should prove equally successful among hunting rifle enthusiasts. While the modifications vary only slightly and the basic core components remain virtually unchanged, the Series 2 upgrades nevertheless have been instrumental in increasing overall performance. The action is still machined from solid bar stock. More importantly, rather than the MKV's intricate and expensive nine locking-lug bolt, the Vanguard's forged one-piece bolt was economically engineered down to just two hefty lugs located up front, with a fully enclosed bolt shroud at its rear.

Remington, Winchester, Savage and Sako had already experienced success with similar dual locking lug, push feed based rifles, but Weatherby made several important key safety and reliability upgrades that these other designs lacked. For instance, take the addition of a rear bolt shroud.
In the unlikely event a case ruptures occurs, or where a primer is pierced, the shroud acts to redirect gas away from a shooter's face. The bolt was also given longitudinal flutes that reduced weight and friction during bolt travel, thereby providing smoother operation. Moreover, the fluting reduces surface area and provides a place for debris to migrate, preventing the bolt from binding. Three relief holes have been cut in the bolt body to also assist the shroud in redirecting gas pressure away from the shooter. Knurling on the rearward sweeping bolt handle ensures a positive grip for loading and unloading.

Similar to the MKV rifle that debuted back in the 50's, Vanguard cartridges today continue to be encased in Roy Weatherby's famous "Three Rings of Steel"-- which is the barrel, bolt face and receiver ring that combine to bring unequaled strength and accuracy. A large pivoting Sako style extractor rides just above the right locking lug. It has a longer, wider hook than normal push feed extractors, and gives a more positive bite on the case rim. Many experts consider this to be an essential feature on a push feed rifle, which is on par with the reliability and extraction power of a control round feed action.

Located at the bottom rear of the bolt, a cocking indicator can be seen, and even felt in low light. If your a discerning rifle owner that prefers to keep the firing pin decocked after the gun has been safely unloaded, this feature enables the shooter to quickly field check and verify if a round had been chambered, or not.
The upgraded S2 series rifle is equipped with a three-position safety. Set to its rearmost position, the bolt is locked and will not allow the Varmint Special to fire. The middle position similarly will not allow the Weatherby S2 to fire, but still gives a shooter the ability to open the bolt-- allowing for the safe loading or unloading of the rifle. The forward position allows both bolt operation and the ability to fire.

The improved synthetic stock on the Weatherby Vanguard S2 Carbine now wears a softer, more tactile grip with forend inserts that the company refers to as "Griptonite". It provides better handling in adverse weather conditions. The pistol grip has a palm swell for improved control, while the buttstock features a raised Monte Carlo comb for precise cheek weld when using optics. Factory equipped with front and rear swivel studs, the stock has been outfitted with a special high density, recoil absorbing buttpad.

All Weatherby Vanguard S2 barrels are cold hammer forged, which provides durability, precision and accuracy. The Carbine model has a #1 light contour barrel. It is set at 20- inches to provide a rifle capable of operating in tight confines, has minimal weight and guaranteed SUB-M.O.A. accuracy-- while still providing terminal performance at realistic hunting distances. In fact, all Series 2 Vanguards are backed by a SUB-M.O.A. accuracy guaranty, which is a 3- shot .99" group at 100 yards using premium factory ammunition. By the same token, even though most Weatherby rifles will typically shoot cheap ammo with tack driving efficiency, tiny groups with bargain bin loads are not guaranteed by the factory.

Weatherby's "bottom metal" is thankfully still made of metal these days, as the one-piece trigger guard and hinged floorplate wear a black matte aluminum coating that perfectly matches the gun's deep blued finish. A factory tuned match grade trigger (set to 3.5lbs) comes standard on the Weatherby S2 Carbine. It is very crisp, breaks cleanly and is user adjustable down to 2.5 pounds. The rifle wears no iron sights, but is instead drilled and tapped for standard scope bases. It weighs in at only 7.0 pounds, is chambered for .308WIN and has a capacity of 5+1 rounds.

Weatherby has been a name synonymous with quality firearms for decades. All firearms are manufactured using the finest materials, having been thoroughly tested and inspected in every phase of production. Due to the confidence Weatherby has in its products, the company does not provide a written warranty, but rather stands behind its reputation for customer service and satisfaction. Suffice it to say, there are few firearms manufacturers that can match Weatherby's distinction for high quality and consumer approval. Overall, the Weatherby Vanguard S2 Carbine is a handy, superbly accurate and well built precision grade hunting rifle built to provide a lifetime of reliable service.
Features
Sub-MOA Accuracy Guaranty: Ensures .99" or Less Groups at 100 yards with Premium Ammunition
Match Quality 2- Stage Trigger: Extremely Smooth Trigger Adjustable Down to 2.5 lbs.
New "Griptonite" Stock: Weatherby Signature Monte Carlo Stock with Grip Inserts Provide a Firm, Non- slip Surface
Shorter 20" Barrel: Hammer Forged #1 Contour
Forged Action, Bolt & Hammer Forged Barrel
SAKO / M16 Style Extractor for Ultra Reliability
Bolt Shroud & Gas Relief Vent Holes: for Extra Protection Against Cartridge Rupture (always use the correct ammunition for your gun)
Caliber: .308WIN
Finish: Matte Blued
Steel: Forged Carbon
Stock: 13-5/8" L.O.P. "Griptonite" Monte Carlo Synthetic w/ Non- Slip Inserts
Action Type: Bolt
Sights: None (Ready to Accept Scope, Bases & Rings...Not Included)
Safety: 3- Position (Forward= Fire, Middle= Safe + Active Bolt & Rear= Safe + Locked Bolt)
Weight: 7.0 lbs.


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