The Weatherby Vanguard has become one of the most popular bolt action hunting rifles used around the country. Known for its precision, it makes sense to use suitable hardware in the form of quality mounts for a solid and repeatable scope set-up.

Weather shooting the Vanguard Wilderness chambered for long action caliber ammunition such as .25-06 Rem. or .270 Win. or short action such as .243 Win., .260 Rem. or 6.5 Creedmoor there is a high quality rail that may be mounted to provide a solid base.

Listed below is a selection of scope bases regularly recommended by hunters. We have added a list of the main features of each base as well as the company’s MSRP. Further down the page is a more detailed review of each base.

Comparison List of Scope Bases for the Weatherby Vanguard

Make / Model



Made from 7075-T6 Aluminum
Available in long or short action
Standard or 20 MOA
Weight 1.75 – 1.8oz


Made from aluminum
Machined to Mil. Std 1913 specifications
Hard anodized


Choice of long or short action
Machined high grade 7000 alloy
Choice of anti-cant indicator
Standard or 20 MOA
Weighs 4 oz


Short or long action

Solid 7075 T6 aluminum

Standard, 20 or 30 MOA Integrated recoil lug


Short or long action
Solid 7075 T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
Matte Black Hardcoat finish
Standard or 20 MOA
Length: 7.064” (long) 6.67” (short)
Weighs 2.5oz


Short or long action
Billet 6061-T6 Aluminum
Type III Hard coat anodized
Length: 6.41” (long), 5.93” (short)

Standard or 20 MOA


Description of Weatherby Vanguard Scope Bases

Now that we have been able to browse through the scope bases considered to be most suited for the various Weathery Vanguard 1500 models we will take a look at a more detailed overview of each.

Each of these brief scope base reviews aims to provide you with extra information about the base that is not otherwise immediately apparent in the summary list such as special unique features. It should also help you in working out which would prove to offer you the greatest value in terms of its usefulness.

Leupold BackCountry 1-Piece Cross-Slot Base Weatherby Vanguard

This is a strong, lightweight 7075-T6 Aluminum Picatinny rail. It provides maximum eye relief because you have versatile ring placement of the one piece rail.

This mount will enable you to use the Leupold BackCountry Cross-Slot Rings or Mark 4 Aluminum rings which can provide a complete lightweight and rugged mounting solution.

You have the option of choosing the standard mount or the 20 MOA mount.

Find out more about this and other scope mounts by visiting the Leupold website.

Nightforce Standard Duty Scope Base

This is a base that will attach solidly to the rifle to provide a reliable mount. This is an aluminum base machined to Mil. Std 1913 rail specifications and is hard anodized.

The mount is available as either a standard mount or 20 MOA for longer distance shooting. Similarly, the base is made to suit either a long action or a short action.

Find out more about this and other scope mounts by visiting the Nightforce Optics website.

Talley Weatherby Vanguard Picatinny Rail

Another very popular choice when it comes to lightweight, solid Picatinny rails. The Talley rail is machined from 7000 series alloy has been given a hard-coat anodized finish. There is no doubt that the rail will hold firm under tremendous shock and is suitable for all magnum calibers.

The base is available for both long action and short action types. It is also an optional choice to use the standard rail or 20 MOA version. An optional extra is an integrated Anti Cant Indicator.

Find out more about this and other scope mounts by visiting the Talley Manufacturing website.

Seekins Precision MOA Mount

This mount is designed for the Remington or Savage rifle but will also suit the Weatherby Vanguard too. It is machined from 7075 T6 aluminum and has an integrated recoil lug milled into the base to provide maximum strength against recoil.

The base is available in 0, 20 and 30 MOA to maximize the optic’s elevation adjustment.

This is one of the toughest, most durable scope bases available and for this, you pay a bit of a premium. The result, however, is a rail that is completely rock solid.

Find out more about this and other scope mounts by visiting the Seekins Precision website.

EGW Picatinny Rail

The EGW rail is a one piece mount made from solid 7075 T6 aircraft grade aluminum. It has a matte black hard coat finish and will last the lifetime of your rifle.

It has a bevel on both sides of the mount making it ambidextrous.          

The Picatinny cross slots run the length of the mount giving you full versatility when choosing where to place the scope rings or other accessories.

EGW offers the Picatinny base for the Vanguard in the Mini (5.882” long), short action (6.67” long) and long action (7.064” long) sizes. In addition you have the option of choosing the 0 MOA or 20 MOA version

Find out more about this and other scope mounts by visiting the EGW Guns website.

Outerimpact Picatinny Rail

The Outerimpact Picatinny rail is precision machined from Billet 6061-T6 aluminum to meet the MIL-SPEC 1913 standard as well as Nato specifications.

This is a lightweight rail that is suitable for all optical and other accessories as a one-piece mounting platform.

Both long and short action rifles have been catered for with Weatherby Vanguard rails made to fit both.

As well as the standard 0 MOA, you can also choose the 20 MOA model for longer range shooting.

Find out more about this and other scope mounts by visiting the Outerimpact website.

As a matter of interest, the Picatinny rail that is recommended by the Weatherby company is the one that is made by Talley Manufacturing. This is the one spotlighted on the Weatherby website.

The reason you need a scope base is to mount a scope. Check out our selection of some of the best Weatherby Vanguard scopes.

All other rails described and evaluated on this page have also been proven to work with solid results. Hunters are very discerning when it comes to the hardware they use and the reliability of the scope mount is key to accuracy.

You may make your choice base on brand loyalty, the materials used in manufacture or the price, but you can be confident that you will be buying a sturdy and reliable rail.


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