Local gunmaker releases new rifle
New rifle is latest version of ‘Vanguard’ series
–Weatherby Inc., a Paso Robles firearms manufacturer, recently introduced the Dangerous Game Rifle, one of the latest iterations of the Vanguard series that debuted in the late 1960s.
Since that time, Vanguard rifles have redefined the level of performance that’s attainable from a production hunting rifle —especially budget-friendly models.
Accompanying the rifle is an accuracy guarantee; when using premium ammunition, it will produce a three-shot group measuring 0.99-inch or less at 100 yds. from a cold barrel. To ensure shot placement in a host of lighting conditions, the barrel is topped with the New England Custom Gun rear sight and a Williams Gun Sight Co. hooded front sight.
To reduce glare and enhance durability, the stock has a matte gel coat finish. A recoil pad helps soften the recoil, while swivel studs enable the attachment of a sling. As with other Vanguard rifles, the Vanguard DGR is equipped with a match-quality, hand-honed, two-stage trigger that’s user adjustable for pull weight. Feeding the Vanguard DGR is an internal, staggered-column magazine that holds three rounds of the belted classic.
Weatherby, Inc. is an American gun manufacturer founded in 1945 by Roy Weatherby. The company is best known for its high-powered magnum cartridges, such as the .257 Weatherby Magnum and the .460 Weatherby Magnum. Their company headquarters is in Paso Robles. For more information, visit their website or call (800) 227-2016.