The Weatherby Mark V Hunter.
 Comment(s)

Since its introduction, the Mark V line of premium bolt-action rifles, from Weatherby, keeps growing. Providing a strong action and enhanced ergonomics, the Mark V line is a shooter’s platform. Building on the Weatherby legacy comes the latest in the Mark V lineup, the Hunter, with multiple chambering options.

The Weatherby Mark V Hunter Bolt Action

As the name implies, the Hunter is designed with hunters in mind. It builds out from a freshly-designed stock, that adopts its design cues from the Mark V Backcountry 2.0. Adopting the Backcountry’s features, the Hunter also has the same trim, flat-bottomed forend, ambidextrous palm swells and aluminum pillar construction. However, the Hunter has a unique Granite Speckle finish.

According to the company, the Mark V utilizes the world’s strongest action. This is especially due to its signature multi-lug bolt system, inspired by the interrupted thread style of lockup. Additionally shielding it from the elements, a shell of Cobalt Cerakote seals the action.

All Mark Vs are available in Standard, as well as Magnum action sizes. The Standard employs a six-lug design, while the beefier Magnum has nine locking lugs. As a result, the action can safely chamber the hottest commercially available cartridges on the market. Similarly, the deep-fluted bolt with removable knob, trims a little weight and helps clear dust and debris. Although, it also reduces the bearing surface within the action, providing smoother operation.

The Weatherby Mark V Hunter.

The Hunter also includes other features for safety and an enhanced shooting experience. One such feature is a 1/2×28 threaded barrel, for use with a suppressor or break. In addition, enhancing safety are three rings of steel around the base of the cartridge when it is in battery. Likewise, a fully-enclosed bolt shroud and three gas relief ports in the body vent pressure, in the event of an ammunition failure.

The Mark V Hunter is available in .240 Weatherby Magnum, .25-06 Remington, .247 Wby. Mag., 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 Weatherby RPM, .270 Win, .270 Wby., .243 Winchester Mag., 7mm-08 Rem., 280 Ackley Improved, 7mm Rem. Mag., 7mm Wby. Mag., .308 Win., .30-06 Springfield, .300 Win. Mag., and .300 Wby. Mag.

Availability

The Weatherby Mark V Hunter is available now, with an MSRP of $1,499.00. For more info, please visit Weatherby.com.

Up Next

VIDEO: We Forever Answer the Question of ‘Why Reload?’

From cost savings to fine tuning, we've got three big reasons that make the...