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Weatherby Vanguard Badlands Rifle

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Product Description


The Vanguard Badlands is the first production rifle to appear in the popular Badlands Approach® camo. The Approach pattern uses adaptive coloration to construct a neutral color palette that adapts to your surrounds and lighting conditions. It also contains multi-layers visual confusion to ensure that the eye cannot detect where one shape ends and another begins. Vanguard #2 contour barreled action in combination with the Approach® pattern gives an ultimate advantage to the hunter during his time afield.


  • All Vanguard rifles are guaranteed to shoot a 3-shot group of .99" or less at 100 yards (SUB-MOA) from a cold barrel when used with Weatherby® factory or premium ammunition within Two-Years of Verified Purchase Date to Original Purchaser.
  • Adjustable Match Quality, Two-stage Trigger
  • Fluted Bolt Body
  • One-piece Machined Bolt Body
  • Fully Enclosed Bolt Sleeve
  • Vanguard Recoil Pad
  • 3-Position Safety
  • Cold Hammer Forged Barrel
  • Integral Recoil Lug
  • Hinged Floorplate
  • Weights 7-1/4 pounds
  • Monte Carlo stock features textured forearm and grip areas
  • Polymer Stock
  • Badlands Approach camo pattern
Barrel and Metalwork:
  • #2 Contour Barrel
  • Barrel length is 26" for magnum chamberings & 24" for non-magnum and 240 Wby Mag
  • Burnt Bronze Cerakote® finish for exceptional weather and corrosion resistance.
  • UPC: 747115436521
  • Model #: VAP65CMR4O
  • Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Weight: 7.25
  • Overall Length: 44 1/2"
  • Barrel Length & Contour: 24" #2
  • Action / Barrel OAL: RH 24"
  • Twist Rate: 1-8"
  • Mag Capacity: 4+1
  • Length of Pull: 13 1/2"
  • Monte Carlo: 1/2"
  • Drop at Comb: 3/4"
  • Drop at Heel: 1 1/4"

Customer Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
6.6-300 is perfect for Texas Sendero’s that go on forever! Using Weatherby ammo I get one jagged hole. Using a 10 power Leupold Sniper Scope it’s a perfect stand rifle! Will use on Nilgai soon.
August 6, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Bought this in Sept in 6.5 Creedmoor; mounted a 3.5 x 10 Leupold. Very accurate and tight groups. Shot an 8 pt whitetail in Wyoming at 180 yds and a 9 pt in Minnesota at 214 yds last week; one shot each. Fit and finish are very good. Love the rifle!
November 13, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
Bought the Vanguard Badlands in .308 for an Africa trip coupled with a 3×9 scope. Rifle performed perfectly. Amazing firearm right out of the box, especially when considering the price. Shot multiple different types and sizes of game from short and long distances with confidence. Great looking gun too.
October 3, 2019
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Rated 4 out of 5
I purchased in 25-06 and mounted a 50mm scope to it. Took it to the range to sight and season and it is a tack driver. Once I got it where I wanted it, the edges of the hi viz target holes were all touching. You can’t ask for more than that. My bone to pick is that the recoil pad is off a bit and I’ll need to either remove and reattach it or shave some of the over hanging rubber off. The camo pattern looks good but looks stretched a little in a couple of spots. All in all an excellent tool for the woods. First weekend out I dropped (where it was) a moving coyote at 160yds.
February 24, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
Finally! A 26” barrel on a vanguard magnum chamber! Now add the updated trigger, cerakote finish, MOA at 100 yds. Guarantee all for well under $1,000.00! You got something to talk about! Just mounted my Nikon monarch BDC and cannot wait to dial everything in! Should be my go to antelope, deer and if I ever draw the tag bighorn sheep rifle! .257 Weatherby magnum! Happy hunting!

Impressive rifle!
February 12, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
This rifle is awesome and add a Leupold 2 X 12 Scope on it and you have a rifle that can hunt any animal (Deer, Elk, Bear, Moose, etc…) at almost any distance (inside 600 yards) in the US. The Vanguards have always been a top notch rifle and now with this Camo it makes it the perfect rifle for the serious hunter.
January 14, 2019
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Rated 4 out of 5
I just received my Weatherby Vanguard Badlands today. It’s beautiful, but fit and finish seem sub par. My burnt bronze cerakote was damaged out of box, a chip down to bare metal and what looks like a scuff mark after chip about 6 inches long. Also, recoil pad looks like no effort was put in to aligning it to the stock. I was super excited for this gun, waited to buy it, and I’m a little bummed it wasn’t perfect out of the box like I hoped. Maybe it will shoot great to make up for it.
December 16, 2018
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great price especially for a young boy or girl just starting out hunting
October 5, 2018
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