Mark V Ultramark

The Weatherby Mark V Ultramark is a bolt-action hunting rifle chambered in .257 Mag. and .300 Weatherby Mag. The Mark V line is Weatherby’s premium grade rifles and the Mark V Ultramark is one of the line’s best of the best.

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 Ultramark features a “AAA fancy exhibition” grade walnut stock with maple/ebony spacers and a rosewood fore-end and grip caps. In addition, the Mark V Ultramark has a steel barrel, receiver and bolt finished to a high luster blue. The Mark V Ultramark 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 Ultramark 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 Ultramark for field hunting.

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