Mark V Sporter

The Weatherby Mark V Sporter is a bolt-action hunting rifle chambered in seven calibers. The Mark V line is Weatherby’s premium grade rifles and the Mark V Sporter is branded as an economical model, costing around $1,537.

Weatherby is notable for their bolt-action operating systems–a modified Model 54 action–which is an early 20th century design for centerfire cartridges. Weatherby’s Mark V’s bolt body is designed with six lugs (nine for magnums) that secures the bolt firmly into the receiver. With more lugs, or wider lugs, the bolt requires a short 54-degree lift for full rotation and chambering. Weatherby also strengthened the bolt body by milling it from a single piece of steel, so it can withstand more powerful cartridges.

The Sporter features a Monte Carlo style walnut stock and a rosewood fore-end with a satin finished, and both of which are checkered. In addition, the Mark V Sporter has a steel barrel and receiver with a bead-blasted, low luster matte blue finish. The Mark V Sporter is equipped with a fully adjustable trigger that is initially factory-tuned to 3.5 pounds. Its bolt has a fluted body that reduces surface area in turn weight. The Mark V Sporter also has a cocking indicator that visually indicates whether the rifle is uncocked or cocked and a Pachmayr Decelerator brand recoil pad.

Weatherby recommends the Mark V Sporter to hunt large game.

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