At SHOT Show 2016, Weatherby premiered its new Vanguard Camilla, a rifle designed exclusively with the huntress in mind. The company's mission, from the start, was to craft a rifle that was designed from the ground up for women, by women—and not to just make a smaller, pinker version of a standard Vanguard. The result is the Camilla. To honor Camilla—and huntresses everywhere—the company rolled out a tribute video discussing the rifle's beginnings, just in time for Mother's Day 2016.
Last summer, Weatherby's "Women of Weatherby" initiative launched a "Name Your Rifle" program, offering consumers the opportunity to vote on the name of an otherwise mysterious new firearm. We got more details at SHOT Show 2016 when the company announced its new Camilla Vanguard, a rifle designed for women, by women.