October 31, 2007
New Guns From Weatherby
By David E. Petzal and Phil Bourjaily
One is called the Sage Country, and it's blued with a Desert Camo stock. The other, which is really hot stuff, is the Back Country, and has a fluted 24-inch stainless steel barrel, a black synthetic stock, and weighs only 6 ¾ pounds.
Vanguards don't get nearly the press they should because they've been around for a long time, but as Weatherby points out, these are the guns that keep them in BMWs and caviar, not the Mark V. Vanguards come in all sorts of configurations, and this year will have better-adjusted triggers than before. The one that intrigues me the most is the Vanguard Sub-MOA, which is guaranteed to put three shots under an inch. When they pick these guns out, they actually select rifles that group from .250 to .750, which is pretty durn good shooting. Do they make them left-handed? Oh hell no.