Frequently Asked Questions
No. Components are not interchangeable between the Mark V® and the Vanguard®.
Can I order and receive Weatherby® ammunition without an FFL? What is required to receive ammunition at my home?
We can ship Weatherby’s® ammunition to your home without an FFL. However, an adult signature will be required. (Age may vary per state)
Yes - Please contact Weatherby first and then your rifle can be sent to Weatherby for refurbishing or modification.
There are Weatherby-authorized Accubrake™ installation centers located across the United States. You can have an Accubrake™ installed on your rifle at any one of these centers or in the Weatherby Custom Shop in Paso Robles, CA. The work done by these centers is the same as would be done by the factory and the warranty of the rifle would still be in place. A list of these authorized installation centers can be found on this website or you can call Weatherby for a list.
If it is a fixed choke barrel, we do not recommend using steel shot. However, if you have stainless steel removable factory choke tubes, we recommend using only modified or larger chokes we recommend modified or larger.
If it is a fixed choke barrel, we do not recommend using steel shot. However, if you have stainless steel removable factory choke tubes, we recommend using only modified or larger chokes.
No, but we do sell clips for both models.
No. We have not offered any service work on other products since 1994.
We do have Picatinny mounts for the Mark V® (both two-piece and One-Piece).
Near Manufacturing builds a full Picatinny rail for the Mark V® and Vanguard® lines as well.
Near Manufacturing builds a full Picatinny rail for both Mark V® and Vanguard® rifles.
Stoney point XL bore guide.
Midway sells a bore guide by MTM for calibers .25 to .378.
Brownells has a bore guide for the MarkXXII®.
Does my stock require special torque procedures when tightening the screws attaching the stock to the action on my Weatherby® rifle?
Screws for wood stocks have a torque specification of 35 inch pounds. Please note, however, that you should tighten the rear screw first and then the front screw.
If yours is a Fibermark® or an Accumark® stock, the torque specification is 55 inch pounds.
The correct assembly procedure is:
- Tighten the rear trigger guard screw first to 30 inch pounds.
- Align the barrel to the center of the barrel channel in the fore stock.
- Tighten the front trigger guard screw to 30 inch pounds.
- Tighten the rear screw to 50-55 inch pounds.
- Finally, tighten the front trigger guard screw to 50-55 inch pounds.
Applying this method, using a torque screwdriver of the proper size, will insure the proper fit between the receiver, and custom aluminum bedding block, as well as the proper positioning of the barrel in the barrel channel.
Any muzzle brake can change the harmonics of the barrel. However; with the Accubrake™ we normally see only a slight change in the point of impact, not in the accuracy of the rifle.
Weatherby® currently manufactures ammunition for Weatherby® Magnum calibers only, and has no intentions to manufacture standard cartridge ammunition on an ongoing basis. Weatherby® recommends you purchase premium standard cartridge ammunition from a high quality ammunition manufacturer for use in your Weatherby® rifle.
NOTE: Weatherby® did produce a small run of non-Weatherby® caliber ammunition in 1997. Calibers included: .270 Win. .30-06 Spfd., 7mm Rem. Mag., .300 Win. Mag., .338 Win. Mag. and .375 H&H Mag.
Weatherby® does not offer reloading information. Weatherby® once made reloading dies, but they have been discontinued. We suggest you obtain reloading information from the following:
P.O. Box 1848
Grand Island, NE 68802-1848
P.O. Box 671
Bend, OR 97709
|Barnes Bullets Co.*
P.O. Box 215
American Fork, UT 84003
Accurate Arms Co., Inc.*
P.O. Box 856
Lewiston, ID 83501
* Newest editions contain loading data on the .30-378 Weatherby® Magnum and .338-378 Weatherby® Magnum cartridges.
Following are some of the initial loads used in Weatherby’s shop when testing for accuracy:
|.204 Rug.||Hornady Custom 45 grain Jacketed Soft Point
|.223 Rem.||Winchester-USA 45 grain Jacketed Hollow Point
|Remington-UMC 45 grain Jacketed Hollow Point
|Federal Power-Shok 55 grain Soft Point
|.22-250 Rem.||Winchester-USA 45 grain Jacketed Hollow Point (USA222502)|
|Federal Power-Shock 55 grain Soft Point
|.243 Win.||Federal Power-Shok 100 grain Soft Point
|Federal Vital-Shok 85 grain Barnes Triple-Shock
|.25-06 Rem.||Federal Vital-Shok 117 grain Sierra Gameking BTSP
|Federal Vital-Shok 100 grain Barnes Triple-Shock
|.257 Wby. Mag.||Weatherby 100 grain Hornady Spire Point
|Weatherby 100 grain Barnes Triple-Shock
|.270 Win.||Federal Power-Shock 130 grain Soft Point|
|Federal Vital-Shock 130 grain Sierra Gameking BTSP
|Federal Vital-Shock 130 grain Barnes Triple-Shock
|.270 WSM||Federal Power-Shock 130 grain Soft Point
|Federal Vital-Shock 130 grain Barnes Triple-Shock
|.300 WSM||Federal Vital-Shock 165 grain Barnes Triple-Shock
|Winchester Supreme 150 grain E-Tip
|.308 Win.||Federal Power-Shok 150 grain Soft Point
|Federal Vital-Shok 150 grain Barnes Triple-Shock
|.300 Win. Mag.||Federal Power-Shok 180 grain Speer Hot-Cor SP
|Federal Vital-Shok 180 grain Barnes Triple-Shock
|.30-06 Sprg.||Federal Power-Shok 150 grain Soft Point
|Federal Vital-Shok 165 grain Barnes Triple-Shock
|.300 Wby. Mag.||Weatherby 180 grain Spire Point|
|Weatherby 165 grain Barnes Triple-Shock
|338 Win. Mag.||Federal Power-Shok 225 grain Soft Point
|Fedral Vital-Shok 225 grain Barnes Triple-Shock
|7mm Rem. Mag.||Federal Power-Shok 175 grain Soft Point|
|Federal Vital-Shok 160 grain Barnes Triple-Shock
|7MM-08 Win.||Federal Power-Shok 150 grain Speer Hot-Cor
|Federal Vital-Shok 140 grain Barnes Triple-Shock
Weatherby® no longer manufactures rifle scopes, or other optic products, nor do we promote any particular brand. We do recommend, due to the amount of recoil sometimes experienced with the larger magnum rifles, that you choose a well-made, high quality scope.
Choke tubes can be identified by the number and placement of small notches found on their muzzle (non- threaded) ends.