Mark VSporter

Mark V® Sporter

MSRP $1,600.00
*Actual price may vary.
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Our most affordable wood stock Mark V rifle. Legendary quality and performance.

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Overview

  • Factory-tuned, fully adjustable trigger*
  • Raised comb Monte Carlo walnut stock with satin finish
  • Features fineline diamond point checkering and rosewood forend and grip cap
  • Bead blasted, blued metalwork with low lustre finish
  • Pachmayr® Decelerator® pad

* Sear engagement factory set at .008 to .014, with let-off weight set at approximately 3.5 pounds. Additional sear engagements must be performed by a Weatherby Service Center or qualified gunsmith.

The combination of a Weatherby Mark V® action and Weatherby® Magnum Ammunition is one of the most lethal hunting systems you can buy. Nothing shoots flatter, hits harder or is more accurate than a Weatherby.

Specs

CaliberBarreled ActionApprox.
Weight (1)
Overall LengthMagazine Capacity (2)Barrel Length/
Contour
RiflingLength of PullDrop at
Comb
Drop at
Heel
Monte Carlo
.257 Wby. Mag.RH 26"8 lbs.46 5/8"3+126" #21-10"13 5/8"1"1 5/8"1/2"
.270 Wby. Mag.RH 26"8 lbs.46 5/8"3+126" #21-10"13 5/8"1"1 5/8"1/2"
7mm Rem. Mag.RH 24"8 lbs.44 5/8"3+124" #21-9 1/2"13 5/8"1"1 5/8"1/2"
7mm Wby. Mag.RH 26"8 lbs.46 5/8"3+126" #21-10"13 5/8"1"1 5/8"1/2"
.300 Win. Mag.RH 24"8 lbs.44 5/8"3+124" #21-10"13 5/8"1"1 5/8"1/2"
.300 Wby. Mag.RH 26"8 lbs.46 5/8"3+126" #21-10"13 5/8"1"1 5/8"1/2"
.340 Wby. Mag.RH 26"8 lbs.46 5/8"3+126" #21-10"13 5/8"1"1 5/8"1/2"

Specifications subject to change without notice. (1) Weight approximate. Varies due to stock density and bore diameter. (2) Magazine capacity plus one round in chamber. (3) Available with Weatherby® Accubrake™ only. (4) Measurement includes Accubrake™.

* Designates models that are designed for left-handed shooters.

Performance

Cocking Indicator — An industry first! Visually indicates whether rifle is cocked or uncocked.

Direct Striker Intervention Safety — Offers direct, positive locking of the firing pin. Locks bolt in engaged position and disengages the sear to render the trigger inoperable. Safety operates easily with a rolling action of the thumb, and is virtually silent with a controlled release.

Factory-Tuned, Fully Adjustable Trigger — Allows for precise adjustment of sear engagement (factory set at .008 to .014) and let-off weight (factory set at approximately 3.5 pounds). You get a clean, crisp trigger that will break precisely…a key component in delivering improved accuracy and improved shooter performance. (Additional sear engagement adjustments must be performed by a Weatherby Service Center or a qualified gunsmith).

Floorplate/Triggerguard Assembly — One-piece alloy triggerguard frame offers exceptional strength and fit and finish. Trigger guard is engraved with flying “W” monogram—one of the custom touches you get with a Mark V rifle.

Fluted Bolt Body — Features three gas ports to allow high-pressure gases to escape laterally in the event of an accidental case rupture. Longitudinal flutes reduce weight and bearing surface area while minimizing binding for smooth action.

Fully Enclosed Bolt Sleeve — Completely enshrouds rear of action to redirect high-pressure gases and brass particles in the event of a case rupture.

Integral Recoil Lug — One-piece forged and machined receiver features integral recoil lug for the utmost in strength and structural integrity.

Positive Cartridge Extraction — Extracts the cartridge and ejects the fired case without the necessity of full bolt retraction.

Three Rings of Steel — The cartridge casehead is surrounded by the recessed bolt face, barrel, and forged and machined steel receiver. Creates an extra measure of strength and structural integrity.

Field or Target Crown — All Mark V® rifles are finished with one of two crown options. These concentrically-perfect crowns protect the muzzle/exit hole of the rifle and allow gases to escape to improve accuracy potential. The Mark V® Accumark and Ultra Lightweight rifles feature a recessed target crown (top). The Mark V® Synthetic, Fibermark, Deluxe, Sporter, Lazermark, and Ultramark rifles feature a radius field crown (bottom).

FAQ

Can I send my rifle back to Weatherby® for rebluing and installation of a new stock?

Yes - Please contact Weatherby first and then your rifle can be sent to Weatherby for refurbishing or modification.

Weatherby® offers rifles in standard caliber chamberings. Do they make ammunition for them?

Weatherby currently manufactures ammunition for Weatherby Magnum calibers only, and has no intentions to manufacture on an ongoing basis standard cartridge ammunition. Weatherby recommends you purchase premium standard cartridge ammunition from a high quality ammunition manufacturer.

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.

Will Weatherby® ever make left-handed rifles again, if so what calibers?

Some Weatherby® Mark V® rifles (.257 Wby. Mag. - .460 Wby. Mag.) can be ordered as a left hand model. For more information, please call the Weatherby Custom Shop at (805) 227-2600.

What is the difference between the Vanguard® and the Mark V® rifles?

 

  Mark V Magnum Mark V Standard Vanguard
Locking Lugs Nine Six Two
Bolt Lift 54 Degrees 54 Degrees 90 Degrees
Bolt Release Pull Trigger Pull Trigger Side Release
Magazine Capacity 2+1 in .378 & up; 3+1 in .257 through .375 H&H 5+1
4+1 in .22-.250 Rem.
3+1 in .257 Wby. Mag., .270 WSM., 7mm Rem. Mag., .300 WSM., .300 Wby. Mag., .388 Win. Mag., 5+1 in .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., .270 Win., .308 Win. and .30-06 Spfd.
Floorplate Release Located on the inside of the trigger guard Located on the inside of the trigger guard Located on the outside of the trigger guard
When was my Weatherby® firearm manufactured?

You can learn the history and lineage of your Weatherby firearm, researched and authenticated through the Weatherby company records. You’ll receive an embossed letter of authenticity which verifies the country of origin, the date your firearm was shipped, where the firearm was originally delivered and a list of features, including any custom embellishments. Each certificate is personally signed by Roy E. Weatherby, Jr., President, and Dean Rumbaugh, Company Historian. Cost for each serial number search is $50 ($75 for Custom rifles, $100 for Special Edition or Commemorative rifles). You may print and mail the Authenticity Order Form or for information, write Company Historian, 1605 Commerce Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446.

Additional historical information can also be gathered from Weatherby. The Man. The Gun. The Legend. This 290-page biography, written by Grits and Tom Gresham, contains a tremendous amount of historical information that you may find valuable in the search for your firearm’s history. Standard hardbound copies are just $30.00. Proceeds benefit the Weatherby Foundation International. See your Weatherby dealer today or order online.

Where can I obtain loading data for Weatherby® cartridges?
Hornady
P.O. Box 1848
Grand Island, NE 68802-1848
(800) 338-3220
Nosler, Inc.*
P.O. Box 671
Bend, OR 97709
(800) 285-3701
Barnes Bullets Co.*
P.O. Box 215
American Fork, UT 84003
(800) 574-9200
email@barnesbullets.com
Accurate Arms Co., Inc.*
5891 Highway 230 West
McEwen, TN 37101
(615) 729-4207
Sierra Bullets
P.O. Box 818
Sedalia, MO 65302-0818
(660) 827-6300
sierra@sierrabullets.com
Speer, Inc.
P.O. Box 856
Lewiston, ID 83501
(800) 666-5761

* Newest editions contain loading data on the .30-378 Weatherby Magnum and .338-378 Weatherby Magnum.

What Leupold® bases will fit my Mark V® or Vanguard® rifles?

9 lug Mark V® or Vanguard®: Leupold® models – 51701-51710
6 lug Mark V®: Leupold® models- 52507-52510

What Talley bases will fit my Mark V® or Vanguard® rifle?

9 lug Mark V®- Talley® model-252705
6 lug Mark V®- Talley® Model-252706
Vanguard®- Talley® model- 252734

What is the bolt diameter for a Mark V®?

The bolt diameter for the Mark V® 9 lug bolt is .842.
The bolt diameter for the Mark V® 6 lug bolt is .706.

What is the specified firing pin protrusion from the bolt?

 .063-.069

When was my Mark V® made?

You can learn the history and lineage of your Weatherby® firearm, researched and authenticated through the Weatherby company records. You’ll receive an embossed letter of authenticity which verifies the country of origin, the date your firearm was shipped, where the firearm was originally delivered and a list of features, including any custom embellishments. Each certificate is personally signed by Roy E. Weatherby, Jr., President, and Dean Rumbaugh, Company Historian. Cost for each serial number search is $50 ($75 for Custom rifles, $100 for Special Edition or Commemorative rifles). You may print and mail the Authenticity Order Form or for information, write Company Historian, 1605 Commerce Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446.

Additional historical information can also be gathered from Weatherby. The Man. The Gun. The Legend. This 290-page biography, written by Grits and Tom Gresham, contains a tremendous amount of historical information that you may find valuable in the search for your firearm’s history. Standard hardbound copies are just $30.00. Proceeds benefit Weatherby Foundation International. See your Weatherby dealer today or order online.

 

 

Pre-Mark V® Weatherby ®Rifles Series # Prefix
FN Belgian Mauser (1949 - 1963) NONE
Mathieu Left Hand (1955 - 1959) L
Schultz & Larson (1955 - 1962) S
Brevex Magnum (1956 - 1962) NONE
FN Sako Mauser  (1957 - 1961) A
Mark V®  
Mark V® (USA) PFI  (1958 -1959) NONE
Mark V® (Germany) (1959 - 1973) p
Mark V® Varmintmaster (1964 – 1973) S
Mark V® (Japan)   (1972 - 1994) H
Mark V® (Japan)   (1972 - 1994) S0
Mark V® Silhouette Pistol (1980 - 1981) M
Mark V® (USA)
 
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (1994 – 2002) SS
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (1995 – 2002) SB
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (2002 – 2004) BW
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (2002 – 2004) SW
Mark V® Magnum - 9 Lug Receiver (2004 - ) PB
Mark V® Std. Caliber - 6 Lug Receiver (1996 – 1998) AB-AS
Mark V® Std. Caliber - 6 Lug Receiver (1998 – 2004) WB
Mark V® Std. Caliber - 6 Lug Receiver (1998 – 2002) WS
Mark V® Std. Caliber - 6 Lug Receiver (2004 – present) BP
Do you have a Picatinny rail for the Mark V®?

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.

How do I adjust the trigger pull on my Mark V® rifle?

The Mark V® trigger assembly has two socket cap (Allen-type) adjusting screws. The socket cap screw on the bottom of the trigger assembly adjusts for weight and trigger pull, and is for your use. The socket cap screw on the top of the trigger assembly adjusts sear engagement and is for use by Weatherby factory and Authorized Service Center personnel only.

WARNING!! Do not attempt to adjust sear engagement, make any adjustments other than as described below, or modify the trigger assembly in any way. Improper adjustment or modification of any firearm trigger assembly can result in the firearm discharging prematurely due to a “hair trigger,” minor bumps or movement, possibly resulting in serious injury or death. The trigger assembly has been set at the factory for weight of trigger pull appropriate for most shooters. If you require a heavier or lighter weight of trigger pull, adjust as follows:

1. Keeping the muzzle of the rifle pointed in a safe direction and your fingers out of the trigger guard and away from the trigger at all times, unload the rifle as follows:

  • Move the safety lever to the forward position to unlock the bolt.
  • Raise the bolt handle and pull the bolt to the rear to extract and eject any chambered cartridge.
  • Place one hand under the floorplate to catch cartridges to be removed from the magazine.
  • With your free hand, press the floorplate release to open the floorplate and remove any cartridges from the magazine.
  • Reposition the magazine follower inside the magazine and close the floorplate.
  • Visually double check the chamber and the magazine to make sure there are no cartridges remaining in the rifle.

2. Removal of stock is not necessary. The socket cap adjusting screw is accessible through the opening in the trigger guard, just forward of the trigger.

3. To increase weight of trigger pull, with a hex key (Allen-type) wrench of the proper size, turn the bottom socket cap screw clockwise (when viewed from the bottom) until desired weight of trigger pull is established.

To decrease weight of trigger pull, with a hex key of proper size, turn the bottom socket cap screw counter-clockwise (when viewed from the bottom) until desired weight of trigger pull is established.

NOTE: For safety reasons, weight of trigger pull will not be adjusted below three pounds. To determine trigger weight requires use of a trigger scale.

4. After adjusting the trigger to the desired weight, engage the safety and pull the trigger to its limit. Release it slowly to ensure that it returns to the forward position. If the trigger does not return to its position, you have adjusted the trigger pull too lightly.

The Vanguard® is an economically produced alternative to the Mark V®. Why then wouldn’t Weatherby also produce a left handed Vanguard® to compliment the Mark V® left handed rifles?

The tooling cost for creating a left handed version of the Vanguard® is cost prohibitive.

What is Weatherby®’s Warranty Policy?

Weatherby®’s service policy statement reads as follows:

“Weatherby® is a name that has been synonymous with quality firearms for over 65 years. All Weatherby® firearms are manufactured of the finest materials, and have been thoroughly inspected and tested in every phase of production.

Because of the confidence we have in our products, Weatherby® does not provide a written warranty, but rather stands behind its reputation for customer service and satisfaction.

Simply stated, we will consider requests for service or repair of Weatherby® firearms on a case-by-case basis. A determination will be made, taking into consideration such things as the age and condition of the firearm, and the circumstances surrounding its malfunction or other problem.

Weatherby® will not be responsible for defects resulting from ordinary wear and tear, alterations by unauthorized persons, accidents, misuse, use of incorrect or other than factory-loaded ammunition, or failure to provide reasonable and normal maintenance.

Should any Weatherby® firearm require service or repair under this service policy, it must be delivered transportation prepaid to an authorized Weatherby Service Center. The product must be accompanied by a proof of purchase, and a letter explaining the problem. The firearm should also be insured by the owner at time of shipment, as Weatherby, Inc. can accept no responsibility for damage or loss in transit. Weatherby® will pay all charges to return the product to the owner if it is accepted for service or repair under the provisions of this policy.”

Are any components interchangeable between the Mark V® and the Vanguard®?

No. Components are not interchangeable between the Mark V® and the Vanguard®.

What are the differences between Vanguard® and Mark V® Rifles?
  Mark V® Magnum Mark V® Standard Vanguard®
Locking Lugs Nine Six Two
Bolt Lift 54 Degrees 54 Degrees 90 Degrees
Bolt Release Pull Trigger Pull Trigger Side Release
Magazine Capacity 2+1 in .378 & up; 3+1 in .257 through .375 H&H 5+1 4+1 in .22-.250 Rem. 3+1 in .257 WBY. MAG., .270 WSM., 7mm Rem. Mag., .300 WSM., .300 WBY. MAG., .338 Win. Mag., 5+1 in .223 Rem., .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., .270 Win., .308 Win. and .30-06 Spfd.
Floorplate Release Located on the inside of the trigger guard Located on the inside of the trigger guard Located on the outside of the trigger guard
Currently Manufactured USA USA Japan
When were the Weatherby® cartridges developed?
Cartridge Introduced Commercially
.220 Rocket Magnum 1945
.224 Weatherby Magnum 1964
.228 Weatherby Magnum 1947
.240 Weatherby Magnum 1968
.257 Weatherby Magnum 1945
.270 Weatherby Magnum 1945
7MM Weatherby Magnum 1947
.300 Weatherby Magnum 1945
.30-378 Weatherby Magnum 1996
.340 Weatherby Magnum 1963
.338-378 Weatherby Magnum 1998
.375 Weatherby Magnum 1947
.378 Weatherby Magnum 1956
.416 Weatherby Magnum 1989
.460 Weatherby Magnum 1959
What is the throat length (free bore) on your Weatherby® rifles chambered for Weatherby® magnum calibers?
Cartridge Throat length (free bore)
.224 Weatherby Magnum .162
.240 Weatherby Magnum .169
.257 Weatherby Magnum .378
.270 Weatherby Magnum .378
7MM Weatherby Magnum .378
.300 Weatherby Magnum .361
.340 Weatherby Magnum .373
.375 Weatherby Magnum .373
.378 Weatherby Magnum .756
.416 Weatherby Magnum .239
.460 Weatherby Magnum .756
.30-378 Weatherby Magnum .361
.338-378 Weatherby Magnum .361
Do you have a Picatinny rail for Vanguard® rifles?

Near Manufacturing builds a full Picatinny rail for both Mark V® and Vanguard® rifles.

Are Mark V® barrels cryogenically treated?

No.

What is the rate of twist and how does it affect accuracy?

Twist- the rate of spiral of the rifling. Given as the barrel length required for making one full revolution: i.e., “one turn in ten inches,” etc.
Nosler, Nosler Reloading Guide #6, November 2007

The rate of twist affects which bullets are the most stable in flight.  This then determines the best accuracy for your rifle.


* It is important to note that the rate of twist is determined by the cartridge developer and is usually at the optimum twist rate for stability.

What are the barrel threads of the Mark V®?

Mark V barrel threads are 1-1/16-16, UNA – 3A

Why are some Weatherby® rifles “free floated” and some are not?

We have found through our testing that barrels having a smaller outside diameter than our #3 contour require upward pressure to help stabilize the barrel for increased accuracy.  Our free floated barrels have enough rigidity in the barrel for them to be free floated.

What does Weatherby® recommend as a break in procedure?

TWO BOX BARREL BREAK-IN
This barrel break-in procedure requires two boxes of ammunition to complete.  Start out by shooting one round at a time, cleaning the barrel thoroughly after each round and allowing it to cool.  This process should be followed for a total of ten rounds.

Then take the remaining thirty rounds and shoot ten three shot groups, cleaning the barrel thoroughly after each group and allowing it to cool completely before firing the next group.  Once ten, three shot groups have been fired the barrel is adequately broken in.  At this point the rifle can be sighted in and used.

How much does barrel length affect velocity?
Muzzle velocity
(ft/s)
Range of barrel
length to which data applies
(inches)
Approximate change
in velocity for each 1 inch change in barrel length
(ft/s)
Up to 2000 20-26 5
2001-2500 20-26 10
2501-3000 20-26 20
3001-3500 20-26 30
3501-4000 20-26 40
What are the threads on an Accubrake™?

Threads on the Accubrake are dependent on the barrel contour.

Contour Thread
#1 contour 1/2-28
#2 contour 9/16-24
#3 contour 5/8-24
#4 contour 11/16-24
Can I send my rifle back to Weatherby® to have an Accubrake™ installed?

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.

Does the Weatherby® Accubrake™ affect accuracy? And if so, in what way?

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.

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:

  1. Tighten the rear trigger guard screw first to 30 inch pounds.
  2. Align the barrel to the center of the barrel channel in the fore stock.
  3. Tighten the front trigger guard screw to 30 inch pounds.
  4. Tighten the rear screw to 50-55 inch pounds.
  5. 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.

Do you know of any bore guides for Mark V®, Vanguard® rifles or Mark XXII®?

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®.

If I order one of your Weatherby® rifles can it be shipped to my friend who has his own FFL?

The rifle must be ordered through a Weatherby Dealer or Distributor.

Why did Weatherby® discontinue stainless steel Mark V® rifles?

Decreasing demand for stainless steel rifles generally caused it to be discontinued.

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