Weatherby, Inc.® introduces the new Mark V® Hunter to its premium bolt-action line. Bringing a wealth of chamberings to the legendary Weatherby Mark V platform, the Hunter is fitted with a freshly-designed stock that echoes the shape and ergonomics of the Mark V Backcountry 2.0 family of rifles that debuted earlier in 2021. The Hunter’s polymer stock features the same trim, flat-bottomed forend, ambidextrous palm swells and aluminum pillar construction and is finished in a Granite Speckle.
Threaded 1/2×28 for use with a suppressor or brake, the Mark V Hunter’s barreled action is sealed under a shell of Cobalt Cerakote, shielding it from the elements. A deep-fluted bolt with removable knob not only trims a little weight and helps clear dust and debris, it also reduces the bearing surface within the action resulting in smoother operation.
The Mark V Hunter is available in a wide range of cartridges, both Weatherby Magnum chamberings as well as American classics:
- 240 WBY MAG
- 243 WIN
- 25-06 REM
- 257 WBY MAG
- 6.5 CREEDMOOR
- 6.5 WBY RPM
270 WBY MAG 7MM-08 REM 280 ACKLEY IMPROVED 7MM REM MAG
7MM WBY MAG
30-06 SPRINGFIELD ? 300 WIN MAG
300 WBY MAG
Designed to be the world’s strongest action, the
interrupted thread style of lockup. Available in both Standard and Magnum action sizes, the Standard employs a six lug design while the beefier Magnum uses nine locking lugs, enabling these actions to safely chamber the hottest commercially-available cartridges on the market. Other safety features include three rings of steel around the base of the cartridge when it’s in battery, a fully-enclosed bolt shroud and three gas relief ports in the bolt body to vent pressure in the case of an ammunition failure.
With an array of new features, a stout and comfortable new stock and a hardy finish to ward off the elements, the Mark V Hunter carries an MSRP of $1,499. For purchasing information about the new Weatherby Mark V Hunter, visit weatherby.com.
Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc. is a family-owned company that continues to fuel the passion of hunters and shooters around the globe by building some of the world’s finest firearms. With a legacy of setting new standards in ballistics and performance, the company is committed to redefining excellence on the range and in the field. The Weatherby line features the legendary Mark V® rifles (production and custom), accessible and popular Vanguard® rifles as well as shotguns like the Orion, Element® and 18i®. Weatherby’s premium ammunition and shooting accessories are also the choice for discerning shooters worldwide. The company is based in Sheridan, WY and invites all hunters and shooters to follow them in social media at @weatherbyinc on Facebook and Instagram. For more information about Weatherby, please visit weatherby.com.