Weatherby’s first bolt action rifle platform.

Introduced by Roy Weatherby in 1958, the Mark V® action was designed to be the strongest action in the world. Roy wanted to create a high-quality, accurate, and powerful rifle for hunting that could handle his high-velocity cartridges.



A number of Weatherby signature safety features were incorporated. Starting with a two-lug action, a fully shrouded bolt with three gas ports on the bolt body provides protection in the event of an ammunition failure. As in the Mark V®, the recessed bolt face protrudes into the breech, fully encapsulating the cartridge and provides additional safety.

A hammer forged barrel brought both accuracy and longevity not typically seen in mass-produced cut-rifled barrels of the day. The M-16 style extractor gave great purchase on the cartridge rim for consistent and reliable extraction. A fluted bolt body similar to the Mark V creates smoother operation when the rigors of the hunt leave the rifle dusty and dirty.

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