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Title: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: admin on July 27, 2007, 11:26:06 AM
The Ultra Lightweight is just that and so much more, tipping the scales at 5 3/4 pounds (6 3/4 pounds on magnum models). The ideal choice for packing into mountainous terrain or for carrying on an all-day hunt.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight
Post by: Thomas on September 23, 2007, 11:33:18 PM
I really would like a side by side comparision with kimber little sky, and remington Alaskan Ti with the Weatherby Ultralite. I think that it blows both away. I bet that it is close on the heels of 3500 Nulas or Rifles Strata.

I think I might go to a 300 Weatherby with Accubrake. I would load up some light ones for shooting so I am ultimately familar with it and then load some heavies for sheep and moose. Sheep don't need heavies but the grizz living in sheep country do.

I looked at one at Sportsman's Warehouse. I know of another in 338-06 at the local gun store that is a steal at $1100 but I hunt sheep in country that might need 500 yard shots where the 300 Roy steps up and the 338-06  becomes guesswork.



Sincerely,

Thomas
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Ultra Lightweight
Post by: George on September 27, 2007, 01:21:42 PM
280AI ..... 'nuff said! :)
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Ultra Lightweight
Post by: 300MAG on October 14, 2007, 04:42:08 PM
I carried this gun on a nine day Caribou hunt and the weight factor was never a problem.  Can't wait until I go again... ;D
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: BILL on April 01, 2008, 07:13:15 AM
I used my ultralight last year in Idaho on a mule deer hunt. Made a 400 yd. shot on a 4 point , one shot. vary happy with my 300. :) :)
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: BFENNIX on May 07, 2008, 10:02:04 PM
I have 5 Ultra Lights from 240 to 300, and I shoot max hot loads. I have added Accubrakes to everything but the 240. Reason, they lose their muzzle flip, and the result is a shot group that touches, without worring about a scar between you eyes. The 240 is in Colorado getting a MB added this week. I have both LW and Accumarks, but I like to hunt hard and the LW rifles works great for long mountain hunts. I carry 6 rounds on the stock, and their still light, and yes I know its hard on your hearing, What??? I hunt in Montana, and if you hunting for wallhangers, long shots are common, our rifle season is after the rutt. I only reason I bring this up, is I have the old stainless ULW, so I have been hunting with them for a while. Without a break on the 7mm and 300 you will get some day get one in the forehead.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: hemiallen on October 28, 2008, 08:20:40 PM
I just purchased a friends 300 UL, 300 Wby a 1998 model he thought was an accumark....

I found it to string shots vertically, but horizontaly it would be a 3/4" 5 shot group which would be great. I will try some handloaded 180 partitions vs the Wby 150 pt's I got to test before purchase, and hope it settles down.

Very light, handles better than my Mcmillan stocked ADL 7mag I built in 95 from a cheap adl NIB, but needs to group 3 in 1/2" to match it. My son gets the Remington...

Allen
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: dubyam on October 29, 2008, 08:53:39 AM
What you have is the Ultralight, rather than the UltraLightWeight.  Yours is basically an Accumark with a 24" barrel and possibly a thinner barrel contour, but I'm not sure on the contour.  Yours looks like an Accumark, in that it has a black reciever and a stainless barrel that is polished and has black flutes, right?  In a grey stock, I suspect.  I looked at a 300Wby a while back just like that, but it was deeply abused (with an allenheaded cap screw for the front action screw where the moron lost it.)  Nice gun, but I didn't buy the abused one, obviously.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: hemiallen on October 29, 2008, 06:49:55 PM
He, and I stated ultralight, but I see you are saying mine isn't an ultralightweight. It is at the transfer gun store, but I think it is a 26" barrel, with 2+ inches of unfluted barrel, and it according to the Wby guy is a #2 contour, vs #3 on an accumark.

Hopefully it is 26" ??

Allen
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: dubyam on October 31, 2008, 12:21:05 PM
Roger that, on the UL v ULW.  I was just making sure folks didn't get confused due to being in the ULW thread.  As I've said, I almost bought a UL in 300 (it had a 24" barrel), but stayed away after looking it over and finding it highly abused.  I did not know they made the UL in a 26" barrel, except when they were counting the Accubrake length.  I learn something new every day!  Thanks for the update, and let us know how it all turns out after the sale is complete.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: KINGWEATHERBY on June 27, 2009, 12:47:47 PM
The mark V 240 ultra lightweight has been my gun of choice since 2005.
Being from Alberta Canada i have had the opprtunity to test this gun on most of the big game animals that we have. Flat trajectory is one thing but the hitting power of such a small caliber i never thought to be as it is. Countless one shot kills, 50 inch bull moose at three hundred.Black bear 400 pound plus one shot kill, whitetail, mule deer nothing stands a chance. Take my advice and make the 240 your next caliber choice.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: wiltznucs on August 12, 2009, 06:26:02 PM
I have the older generation 300 Ultralight described above I bought in 1999 I think. It has a 26" barrel before I added the Accubrake.  I've used the 180 Barnes X bullets and have put 1" groups together with ease at 100 yds.  Its by and large my favorite of my Weatherby guns.  I've knocked down big Canadian whitetails, bear, moose, hogs, and elk with it.

I'm really looking into the new model in 257, although I'm really hoping Weatherby starts making a routine non-custom left handed offering in 378 or 460.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: Cbloom20 on July 20, 2016, 03:21:54 AM
I'm currently saving up for one of these rifles as a deployment gift to myself. I plan to get it in 300 WIN. What would be the pros/cons of adding an Accubrake to the rig?
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: dubyam on July 20, 2016, 06:41:31 AM
The singular pro is that it reduces felt recoil.  And brakes do that well.

The cons are noise and muzzle blast.  The former is a big deal at the range and in the field.  The difference is striking.  I'm a little pressure sensitive, and brakes also emit a pulse - well, they really redirect it to the sides and back - and I can feel that pretty strongly when someone at the range has a braked rifle near me.  But that's a personal thing, unless you're also pressure sensitive.  Muzzle blast is something which is not bothersome for me when shooting from a bench or standing.  But if you shoot prone much, you'll come to hate having a brake.  It kicks up a duststorm and covers you, your rifle, optics, and gear with dust, grass, and whatever else is in the area around the muzzle.

If you're okay with the tradeoffs in noise and blast, a brake is a great recoil reducer.  But the 300Win is not a prohibitive recoiler, even in a lightweight rifle.  Figuring an average scope weight of just over a pound, plus another half pound of ammo, sling, and mounts, you'd be looking at an 8lb setup, ready to shoot.  With a 180gr load running about 30-33lbs of recoil, which is right in line with what my Stainless Synthetic 300Wby recoils.  It's certainly enough to get your attention, but it's not prohibitive, and I've fired 20+ shots at the range from my 300 (along with numerous other rifles) several different times without discomfort.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: BB340 on July 20, 2016, 02:46:58 PM
I'm currently saving up for one of these rifles as a deployment gift to myself. I plan to get it in 300 WIN. What would be the pros/cons of adding an Accubrake to the rig?


I don't think you will need the Accubrake. As dubyam pointed out the pros and cons of it, I think you will handle the rifle just fine. The 300 win doesn't have much recoil and if you use proper shooting technique you will be just fine.
I am not a fan of brakes, sure you probably need them on the real big kickers but the majority of the "smaller bore magnums" they are not needed.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: Blackbear3 on July 25, 2016, 04:48:07 PM
I may be wrong , but I thought all the ULW Mark V's come with a Accubrake?
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: 224KING on July 25, 2016, 10:16:55 PM
Some do.Some don't.It's not a caliber deal.Just an option Weatherby gives buyers.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: Krakka on November 25, 2017, 10:16:25 PM
I may be wrong , but I thought all the ULW Mark V's come with a Accubrake?
It appears that the brake is standard on the ULW in 6.5x300 and the 300wby. I have just been through this issue before ordering an ULW. Of course the brake can be fitted on any calibre as an optional extra.

Cheers
Peter
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: danno50 on November 26, 2017, 05:46:47 AM
Welcome to the Weatherby Nation Krakka! You will also receive a thread protector with your Accubrake. You may or may not have used brakes on other rifles in the past, but JIC, a word of caution. Always use hearing protection on the bench(let the people around you know you are using a brake so they can be ready)  and in the field. In the field, a pair of corded ear plugs hung around your neck and inserted at the time of the shot will protect against hearing loss. Many people don't like to wear them in the field, but if you shoot from a deer house or you happen to shoot into the wind, you will definitely feel the pressure of the blast, and the blast is deafening leaving a ringing in your ears (tinnitus) for days, weeks, and sometimes a lifetime. Like the commercials say,"Protect It or Lose It." Theres a lot of different types of hearing protection available and there are different opinions about all of them,("everyone" tells you which one they like)but use some form of hearing protection, or you'll regret it later on in life, and sometimes immediately. Excuse my spouting off, as you likely are aware of all the pitfalls and advantages of using brakes, just trying to give a little support to enjoying your new rifle. Good Luck, and again, Welcome.      Danno
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left H
Post by: Blackbear3 on November 26, 2017, 05:49:21 PM
I may be wrong , but I thought all the ULW Mark V's come with a Accubrake?
It appears that the brake is standard on the ULW in 6.5x300 and the 300wby. I have just been through this issue before ordering an ULW. Of course the brake can be fitted on any calibre as an optional extra.

Cheers
Peter

Welcome to the Nation Peter, and I ended up ordering an ULW 6.5-300 and it did come with an Accubrake. As does the 300 Bee ULW.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: Michiganhunter on November 26, 2017, 07:07:49 PM
I do not like gun ranges for a few reasons but the main reason is the noise. When I have people with brakes the shot startles me and my shooting suffers.
I am fortunate to have places to practice where I am the only one shooting.
The Weatherby Rifles I shoot the most have the Monte Carlo stock which dissipates the recoil and the pachmayr decelerating recoil pad works great too. Because of this, recoil is not an issue. I dont like the noise that comes with a brake so I rarely use a muzzle brake when I practice.
When I am in the field hunting I always use the brake. Why? The muzzle brake allows me to see the animal drop or enables me to stay on the target for a follow up shot.
I know this goes against the conventional thinking but it is the system that works for me.
If I have time to put ear plugs in, I do so. If not, I go without.
I know and accept the consequences.
My next Wby I am buying is a .240 ULW that weighs just over 6 lbs. with a Leupold compact lightweight scope a 3-9x33. I have a once in my lifetime sheep hunt scheduled for 2018 and I believe this lightweight package will be perfect.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: Krakka on November 27, 2017, 02:16:56 AM
Welcome to the Weatherby Nation Krakka! You will also receive a thread protector with your Accubrake. You may or may not have used brakes on other rifles in the past, but JIC, a word of caution. Always use hearing protection on the bench(let the people around you know you are using a brake so they can be ready)  and in the field. In the field, a pair of corded ear plugs hung around your neck and inserted at the time of the shot will protect against hearing loss. Many people don't like to wear them in the field, but if you shoot from a deer house or you happen to shoot into the wind, you will definitely feel the pressure of the blast, and the blast is deafening leaving a ringing in your ears (tinnitus) for days, weeks, and sometimes a lifetime. Like the commercials say,"Protect It or Lose It." Theres a lot of different types of hearing protection available and there are different opinions about all of them,("everyone" tells you which one they like)but use some form of hearing protection, or you'll regret it later on in life, and sometimes immediately. Excuse my spouting off, as you likely are aware of all the pitfalls and advantages of using brakes, just trying to give a little support to enjoying your new rifle. Good Luck, and again, Welcome.      Danno
Hi Danno

Thanks for the advice re the brake, I have an Accumark in 300wby with a brake and unfortunately fired 1 shot with the brake and no hearing protection. I now have permanent hearing damage to my right ear, wow that hurt my ear like you wouldn't beleive.
I am in Australia so I have about a 4 month wait for my ULW to turn up.

Good hunting to you and enjoy.

Cheers
Peter
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left H
Post by: Krakka on November 27, 2017, 02:19:09 AM
I may be wrong , but I thought all the ULW Mark V's come with a Accubrake?
It appears that the brake is standard on the ULW in 6.5x300 and the 300wby. I have just been through this issue before ordering an ULW. Of course the brake can be fitted on any calibre as an optional extra.

Cheers
Peter

Welcome to the Nation Peter, and I ended up ordering an ULW 6.5-300 and it did come with an Accubrake. As does the 300 Bee ULW.

Thanks for the welcome Blackbear3.

Regards
Peter
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: 257WBY on January 30, 2018, 09:23:57 AM
I have one in 257 WBY.  My favorite rifle.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: Paul on February 05, 2018, 03:46:15 PM
Waiting for my Ultra Lightweight in 240 and looking forward to deer season in November.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
Post by: BB340 on February 05, 2018, 05:35:42 PM
Waiting for my Ultra Lightweight in 240 and looking forward to deer season in November.


You will love the Ultra Lighweight in .240 WBY. I have one and topped it off with a Swarovski 4-12x42. It is a lovely little rifle and I have used mine down here in Australia for knocking over feral goats and pigs. I used it on a nice little Blackbuck Antelope as well.
I am currently running the 90 grain Swift Scirocco II but have had great success with the 100 grain Nosler Partition.