Sitting here on my couch I can still feel a tiny bit of creep, but not nearly as much as there was in the original.
Even just looking at it, it appears to be made of higher quality stuff.
For comparison, here’s what the old version looked like.
The new Vanguard Series 2 rifles, on the other hand, are all guaranteed to be 1 Mo A or better out of the box. I was able to score two rounds touching, then one low but still within an inch before the rounds started drifting.
Sorry about the crappy picture — when the range time is free you don’t complain about the inability to retrieve your targets.
All in all, what we have here is a definite improvement over the original Vanguard.
With a better trigger, a better stock and guaranteed accuracy out of the box, this really does make it THE rifle for the shooter on a budget.Operation: Bolt action Finish: Matte blue (Rifle DOES NOT come with bipod, scope or mounts) Capacity: 5 1 MSRP: 9 Ratings (Out of Five Stars) Remember: ratings are based on the merits of the firearm compared to other similarly priced and marketed firearms.So five stars here is nowhere near five stars on an Accuracy International.Weatherby used to break out their Vanguard line into the standard affairs and their “Sub-MOA” offerings that guaranteed 3 rounds in less than a 1 inch circle at 100 yards.Their regular line could do the job as well but thanks to the remarkably crappy stocks, they didn’t guarantee it.This rifle also falls into line with another pet peeve among the writers here.