by American Hunter Staff - Thursday, December 17, 2015
On the heels of its bevy of 2016 product introductions, Weatherby has announced that it will be making the new Vanguard Dangerous Game rifle available in the coming year. A variant of the venerable Vanguard line, the Dangerous Game Rifle (DGR) will be available through Weatherby's Custom Shop.
According to Weatherby, the DGR eschews frills for functionality—the well-known Vanguard action is attached to a full-length bedding plate secured in an all-conditions, hand-laminated, composite stock with spider web accents. To reduce glare and enhance durability, the stock has a matte gel coat finish. Weatherby's Monte Carlo-style, raised comb is designed to immediately align the shooter's eye with the iron sights or an attached optic. The barrel is topped with the field-proven New England Custom Gun (NECG) rear sight and a Williams Gun Sight Co. hooded front sight. Sight-skewing and game-alarming glare is minimized through the use of a bead-blasted, matte-blue finish.
The DGR is fed by an internal, staggered-column magazine that holds three rounds. Like its Vanguard brethren, the DGR is equipped with a match-quality, hand-honed, two-stage trigger that's user adjustable for pull weight. It also has the familiar three-position safety. As with many of its models, Weatherby guarantees that the Vanguard will produce a three-shot group measuring .99-inch or less at 100 yards, when shooting premium ammunition from a cold barrel.
For more information, go to Weatherby.com.
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