There’s no single trait that makes a rifle ‘perfect.’ Every individual component has to work in concert to create a flawless shooting system under any condition.
Mark V® rifles carry a wealth of features that enhance the shooter’s experience, and Weatherby® engineers are constantly pushing the boundaries to keep them at the forefront of innovation and performance. Light yet strong carbon fiber stocks, crisp Triggertech triggers, highly effective muzzle brakes and premium American-made barrels are just a few of these, all building on the legendary Mark V action.
Originally designed as a 9-lug, push-feed action, the Mark V rises head and shoulders above other bolt-action rifles in a number of regards. First and foremost, it has long been considered the strongest action in the world — built to harness the increased pressures of Roy Weatherby’s signature cartridges. Another is the Mark V’s lowest-in-class bolt rotation, clocking in at 54°. Less rotation allows for quicker reloads and the ability to mount scopes as close to the bore as possible. The forged, one-piece bolt is fluted and has relief ports and a full shroud to protect the user in the case of an ammunition failure. A smooth and silent two-position safety also serves as a bolt lock when in the ‘SAFE’ position.