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. 


Weatherby Backcountry 2.0 Rifle
The Mark V Backcountry 2.0 with a steel action weighs 5.4 pounds using Weatherby's standard six-lug action and runs 6.4 pounds in the magnum nine-lug action. It is available in nine calibers between .240 Wby Mag and 6.5-300 Wby Mag with an MSRP of $2,499 to $2,599. (Photo: Weatherby) 


Weatherby Backcountry 2.0 Carbon
The Mark V Backcountry 2.0 Carbon uses a Peak 44 Blacktooth Carbon fiber with dark green and brown sponge-pattern accents. It is available in .257 Wby Mag, 30-378 Wby Mag, .300 Wby Mag, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 Wby RPM, and 6.5-300 Wby Mag. Weight runs between 5.8 and 6.6 pounds. MSRP is $2,999- $3,099. (Photo: Weatherby) 


Weatherby Backcountry 2.0 Ti
The 4.7-pound (on .308 Win) Mark V Backcountry 2.0 Ti uses a new Peak 44 carbon-fiber stock with a 3D Hex Recoil Pad as well as a threaded bolt knob, another new feature. In magnum calibers, it still only weighs 5.6 pounds. MSRP is $3,349- $3,449. (Photo: Weatherby) 


Weatherby Backcountry 2.0 Ti Carbon
Weatherby's new Backcountry 2.0 Ti Carbon runs between 5.3 (6.5 CM) and 6.6 pounds (.257 Wby Mag). MSRP is $3,749 – $3,849.



Weatherby recently celebrated a move from California, long its home going back to the 1940s, to a new facility in 2A-friendly Sheridan, Wyoming. 

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