Weatherby Announces New Mark V Hunter Bolt Action Rifle

Today, Weatherby announced the release of its new bolt action rifle, available in multiple cartridges.

The Mark V Hunter

Weatherby Mark V Hunter Bolt-Action Rifle
Mark V Hunter Bolt-Action Rifle. [Photo courtesy of Weatherby]

Bringing a wealth of chamberings to the legendary Weatherby Mark V platform, the new Mark V Hunter is also fitted with a freshly-designed stock. Echoing 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, 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 deeply-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.

Weatherby Mark V Hunter Bolt-Action Rifle top
Mark V Hunter Bolt-Action Rifle top. [Photo courtesy of Weatherby]

The Mark V Hunter is available in a wide range of cartridges, both Weatherby Magnum chamberings as well as American classics. Designed to be the world’s strongest action, the Mark V has a signature multi-lug bolt system inspired by 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.

Guaranteed Sub-Moa Accuracy

  • All Mark V rifles are guaranteed to shoot a 3-shot group of .99” or less at 100 yards (SUB-MOA) from a cold barrel when used with Weatherby factory or premium ammunition.

Triggertech Trigger

  • TriggerTech’s trigger provides true zero-creep break, extremely short over-travel, and is externally adjustable. Precision cut stainless steel components ensure consistent trigger pulls from shot to shot in a safe, reliable, and corrosion resistant package.

Cerakote

  • Cerakote is the industry leading thin-film ceramic coating. The Cerakote unique formula enhances physical properties including wear, corrosion, and chemical resistance while improving impact strengths, and hardness.

54 Degree Bolt

  • The shortest in the industry (as compared to typical 90 bolt throw). Allows for faster chambering on follow-up shots and greater bolt-to-scope clearance.

Weatherby Mark V Hunter Bolt-Action Rifle
Mark V Hunter Bolt-Action Rifle. [Photo courtesy of Weatherby]
The Hunter has an MSRP of $1,499.00 and you can visit their site for purchasing information.

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