I have one of those rifles, I actually just traded a friend mine in 30-06 for his in 300wby mag. It's a great rifle. Mine had a detachable magazine kit from weatherby on it which worked well but the new one has standard bottom metal.
I've used vanguards for several years and have lots of them, I think for the money the basic vanguards are a great value but If im being honest, I think at the price point for a vanguard back country there's lots of other choices, not neccisarily better choices but different choices.
I'm a weatherby fan myself but for 300 bucks less you can get a tikka t3x lite and for a few hundred bucks more you're in kimber montana territory.
As for the gun, it's very accurate and I've found them to be very reliable (but it's a bolt rifle so of course it is). The stock is nice and the ceracoat is durable. I think for a thousand bucks it's a good gun but maybe not a true value if that makes sense.