Vanguard Series 2

Dr. Vette

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In a nutshell, the RC model is a "regular" Vanguard that has been certified (test shot) to shoot under 1 MOA, then placed in a Bell & Carlson stock. In the box are the target as well as a letter signed by Ed Weatherby. It's a moderately expensive upgrade ($320) compared to a regular Vanguard S2 when you consider that a B&C stock is about $225 street price. I see the RC is $842 through Bud's.

If you're looking for a "tactical" rifle I'd look at this Vanguard:
Vanguard® Series 2 Varmint Special | Weatherby.com

It comes in .308 for about $610 and has a #3 contour barrel vs the #2 on the regular Range Certified model. As an upgrade the RC Varmint special is available for about $100 more than the "regular" range certified model at approximately $945.

Good luck with your decision!
 

Spinnerbaitslinger

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I was aware about whats so special about RC version. Im wondering how this performs for real world accuracy and the only reason i wanted the RC was for that extra two inches on the barrel since 308 win needs all the extra umph ot can get
 

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The RC doesn't specifically have any longer barrel than a non-RC Vanguard. The #2 barreled version is 24 inches, the #3 barreled varmint version is 22 inches. Exact same action, trigger and barrel placed in a different stock.

I'd buy the "regular" one and go from there since the new S2 stock is much better than the original synthetic stock, but that's me. I have a couple of Series 1 Vanguards I placed in used B&C stocks I purchased to make my own version of the "RC" (or Sub-MOA as it used to be called) and they're exceptional shooters.
 

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Obviously just because it says RC doesnt mean that the barrel is 24 inches. The model that im talking about in this thread has a 24 inch barrel. That extra length does wonders for drop at long range.
 

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