Wyoming-based Weatherby this month announced a series of four new bolt-action Mark V rifles in its second-generation of Backcountry hunting rifles.
The new guns are a follow-up to the original Backcountry line that was introduced in 2019. All Backcountry 2.0 models include a brand-new carbon-fiber Peak 44 Blacktooth stock. Other standard items are a user-adjustable single-stage TriggerTech trigger, a deep spiral-fluted bolt with a skeletonized bolt knob that threads onto the bolt handle, and an Accubrake ST muzzle device. All Mark V rifles are guaranteed to shoot a sub-MOA three-shot group at 100 yards from a cold barrel. Most will be available in either left- or right-hand formats.
The guns are separated by barrel and receiver type, and the standard Backcountry 2.0 comes running a steel receiver while the Backcountry 2.0 Ti incorporates a lightweight titanium receiver. Each model is further offered with either a lightweight, fluted carbon-steel barrel or a BSF tensioned carbon-fiber barrel. In other words, Weatherby's new Mark V Backcountry 2.0 series include the basic 2.0, the Ti 2.0, 2.0 Carbon, and 2.0 Ti Carbon.