Mark V Synthetic

The Weatherby Mark V Synthetic is a bolt-action hunting rifle chambered in 15 cartridges. The Mark V line is Weatherby’s premium grade rifles and the Mark V Synthetic is branded as an economical rifle, costing around $1,235.

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

Weatherby recommends the Mark V Synthetic for hunting large game.

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