Weatherby has expanded their Mark 5 line to include the go to long range cartridge, the .338 Lapua. The new Mark 5 models featuring the .338 chamber will be the Mark V Accumark, TRR, and TRR RC rifles.
The new Weatherby Mark V Accumark rifles feature a hand laminated Monte Carlo composite stock with a CNC-machine 6061 T-6 aluminum bedding. To assist accuracy, the Mark V Accumark has a 26″ fluted chrome moly barrel with a #3 countour, which is completely free floated and topped off with a recessed target crown and a Accubrake muzzle brake. The trigger is factory-tuned and fully adjustable allowing shooters to get their desired weight on the pull. MSRP for the Mark V Accumark is $2,900.
The other Mark V in .338 is more of the tactical flavor and has more features aiding precision shooting. The Mark V TRR (Threat Response Rifle) hosts a lot of the same features of the Mark V Accumark such as the barrel specs but its bedded in a precision tactical stock that allows adjustable comb and length of pull. The trigger is also upgraded to an enhanced, fully-adjustable hand tuned trigger that’s factory set at three pounds with the sear engagement factory set at .008 to .014. MSRP for the Weatherby Mark V TRR is $2,900 which isn’t that bad considering the market for tactical bolt action rifles chambered in .338 Lapua.
Weatherby Mark V TRR
And lastly, for those wanting an ultimate out of the box Weatherby built for extreme precision, comes the Mark V TRR RC (Range Certified). Weaherby’s range certified models are guaranteed to shoot Sub-Moa out of the box and are certified by Weahterby’s range technicians before leaving the factory. The Mark V TRR RC features the same trigger as the TRR with the main differences being the barrel and the stock. The barrel is a 26″ Custom Cut-Rifled #3 free floated barrel from Krieger (world renowned barrel makers). Also the stock has a custom paint job and is also aluminum bedded. Owners of the Weatherby Mark V TRR RC will also receive a target signed by Ed Weatherby himself showing the sub-moa group that their rifle produced and a special RC engraved floorplate on the rifle. The upgraded TRR RC model does come with significantly higher price at $4,100, but is still well under most tactical .338 precision rifles out there. If Weatherby really wanted to sweeten the deal (and the accuracy of their rifle), maybe they should of glass bedded them from the factory–it would of cost a bit more in money and man hours but if they could keep the price around that same mark, it would be one heck-of-a deal.Read More