Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dak0ta, Aug 2, 2020.
That’s a great looking rifle in a seriously reach-out caliber!
That is one sweet rifle and that 6.5 bullet smoking at 3500
I was really impressed with the rifle in-person. Pretty light, well balanced. Nice camo on the stock. Action was very smooth, lock up felt good. Yep, super nice. 129 gr A-Max at 3500 fps. Jeepers. probly gonna need ear plugs for that!
Go for it. As biased as I am towards Sako (and Tikka) rifles, the custom Mk.V in .375H&H is still my favorite all-round bolt action for a good reason.
I have four Roys that include three Mark Vs, 270, 340 and 375 H&H and a 270 Win Vanguard VGS. I learned that eye relief is the key to enjoying hard recoiling rifles and I have the crescent shaped eyebrow scars to prove it. I won't use a scope that doesn't have 4+ inches of eye relief. JM
I have a couple Mark Vs and a few Rem700s. The Weatherbys all have the factory triggers, while the 700s all have TriggerTech triggers installed. I haven't noticed much of a difference between the two. The WBY triggers are super crisp as are the TT. My wife's Mark V Camilla out shot every rifle I had out last time I took a few to the range. I mean it out shot my favorite 700 so bad I picked up a Mark V Ultra-Lightweight for myself. The new Weatherbys may be somewhat more accurate, but I'm not betting on it
I would buy a .257 Weatherby 1-8" twist Vanguard in a FLASH. Especially their new Chassis one !
My dream rifle for about the last 25 years has been a left handed Weatherby in 257. Sadly, now that I could actually afford one I don’t really have a lot of use for it. I can’t eat deer very often because it’s the only thing that gives me gout- - imagine the irony!
It still would be a great rifle to own
I personally really like the stock and believe it to reduce felt recoil. Everyone is different, of course. I still have a hard time with their appearance, though.
I strongly dislike the brake. The Weatherby cartridges already are overbore. The last thing they need is a device to make them even louder!
Hey lefties a new Weatherby Model just for us!!! Looks good
I have had a couple of Mark Vs in the past. Not sure why I sold. I am picking up my new Mark V Subalpine in 6.5 CM this week. Can't wait. Just wondering how a 5.75 lb rifle feels compared to my 7.5 lb 270 Win.
Mention of Weatherby always gets my attention because the pictures of fantastic Weatherby rifles in hunting magazines were the subjects of my young boyhood daydreams. Which is why my most memorable adventure of those times was when I was a Jr. member of local rod & gun club and had wrangled permission to go with some adult members to a NRA convention held in Washington, an all-day trip from rural southwestern Va, to DC. We left before daylight and came home well after dark, and my folks were much relieved by my safe return as they were as mistrustful of Wash. DC, then as we are now. The gun exhibits were my concept of what heaven must look like, with the high-point of the trip was meeting Roy Weatherby in person, which was far more awesome than meeting any Hollywood celebrity. I bent is ear for a while and told him a .257 Wby. would be my choice for long shots at groundhogs. He was polite and even seemed impressed by my knowledge of ballistics and gave me his picture and a Wby catalog. I still have the catalog and his picture hangs in my gun room. I met Roy again at a trade show some 30 years later and told him how much meeting him had meant to me and how a fancy Weatherby .257 Mag was a boyhood dream yet to be fulfilled. So right there, we sat down together and he helped me order the rifle now stands in a rack close to the picture he gave me decades ago..
Great story. The Wby was always a rifle that was mentioned and revered in my youth and why I have it now.
This is a common thread on this thread
Love my Weatherby
Just two old German Mark Vs ; one a .224 Varmintmaster I hunted predators and Blacktail deer with in 80-90 Calif. The other a thunderous .300 , I sold the .300 , it was too beautiful to hunt with and I got ahold of a proto type stocked .300 Weatherby Built by them right before the Mark V was introduced . My son uses that now as his elk rifle. I had a few more Weatherbies over the years; a Shultz and Larsen .378, the nastiest kicker I have ever owned ! And a 7mm Japanese I got cheap , both long sold. Here is the .224 which was a great rifle , I had lots of brass for sold it last year for alot. And the earlier Sauer MarkV .300 I had for 15 years and sold to somebody who had to have it.
Mine is a Paso Robles. Weighs 6 lbs without a scope. I am mounting a MeoPro scope using a pic base and TPS alloy rings. That will bring it up to about 7.5 lbs. Perfect. #1 fluted bbl is thin. I foresee a slow zero process with letting the bbl cool between shots. Camo pattern is nice. Cerakote on bbl and bolt. Pics later.
As promised. Pics of the Mark V.
That is one sweet Weatherby
Total weight is 7# 6 oz.
Thanks, should be a great hunting rifle and lots of fun on the range!!!
Well I just dialed the Wby in at the range. Ten rounds of 6.5 CM and perfect. This rifle weighs 7 # 4oz and is extremely pleasant and easy to shoot. Best rifle and scope combo I ever had. Now I’m spoiled.
I believe that is the 6 lug action instead of the larger 9 lug. I always wanted one in 270 or 240 Wby.
That's neat! Nothing would sell a rifle like a 9 ft polar bear mount!
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