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Weatherby Vanguard Wilderness - 6.5-300 Wby. Mag - VLE653WR60
Weatherby Vanguard Wilderness - 6.5-300 Wby. Mag - VLE653WR60
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Tech Specs at a Glance:

Caliber: 6.5-300 Wby. Mag.

Trigger: Two Stage (Adjustable )

Stock: Carbon fiber composite

Barrel Length: 26 in / 660 mm
Twist Rate: 1 in 8 inch

Total Length: 46.5 in / 1181 mm

Weight: 6.75 lbs

Refer to the "Technical Info" tab below for additional specifications.

Price: $1,299.00
Firearm Classification: Valid P.A.L required to purchase

Quantity Available:(Out of Stock)


Description Technical Info

Weatherby Vanguard Wilderness - 6.5-300 Wby. Mag:
When you are covering distances deep in the heart of big game country, the last thing you need is heavy gear bogging you down. Its during those hunts that you will be glad you are carrying this rifle. With a light carbon fiber composite stock and weight-shaving flutes on its barrel, this rifle weighs a scant 6.75 pounds. The barrel is 24 inches of rifled precision that goes SUB-MOA without batting an eye. So despite its light frame, you will have confidence that the Weatherby Vanguard Wilderness is capable of heavyweight impact when its time to drop your trophy.

Features & Design

  • SUB-MOA accuracy guarantee
  • 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
  • Hand-laminated, raised comb Monte Carlo carbon fiber composite stock
  • Aluminum bedding plate
  • Matte gel coat finish
  • Spiderweb accents
  • Weighs just 6.75 pounds
  • Matte, bead blasted, blued finish
  • Weight saving, fluted 24-inch barrel

Weatherby Magnum

The 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum is a 6.5mm cartridge created by Weatherby in 2016 as its own rendition to the ever-growing 6.5mm long range rifle market. Designed to be in direct competition to the 26 Nosler. Claimed by Weatherby to be the fastest 6.5mm cartridge available. Designed in a similar fashion as other Weatherby cartridges it has a large for caliber case capacity resulting in high velocities. When bullets with high ballistic coefficients are used trajectories are extremely flat, allowing the projectile to retain a significant amount of energy downrange. These attributes make the 6.5-300 quite effective for long range hunting on medium-sized game.

Suggested Use

  • Predators
  • Small Game
  • Varmint
  • Deer
  • Black Bear
  • Moose (short range)
  • Elk (short range)
  • Target / Competition


Bullet mass/type.........................Velocity.......................Energy

127 gr (8 g) LRX 3,531 ft/s (1,076 m/s) 3,516 ft lbf (4,767 J)

130 gr (8 g) Scirocco 3,476 ft/s (1,059 m/s) 3,487 ft lbf (4,728 J)

140 gr (9 g) A-Frame 3,395 ft/s (1,035 m/s) 3,583 ft lbf (4,858 J)

Currently Weatherby is the only manufacturer of rifles chambered in the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum, as well as the only current supplier of ammunition. Although cases could be formed from 300 Weatherby brass. Due to the lack of availability of firearms and high cost of factory ammunition this round is currently quite pricey.