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Title: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: admin on July 27, 2007, 11:26:50 AM
Our Mark XXII was developed with the discriminating shooter in mind, combining celebrated design, superior performance and unmatched fit and finish. Akin to our legendary Mark V® Deluxe, the Mark XXII is as much fun to shoot as it is to look at-offering guaranteed accuracy with a factory-shot target in every box.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: spurs101 on September 07, 2007, 06:11:30 AM
All I can say is wow!!!!  Picked one up in Late Jan after searching long and hard.  This is one very accurate shooter, clasic American stock design.  Teaming up with Annie was a great move as the 64 action is superb.  Outshoot the factory target using Green Tag.  Have three of the older auto's and luv them.  If Weatherby is serious about entiering back in to the higher end 22 market - they made the right move.  Luv to see the old auto brought back .
Finest 22lr i own.  What a head turner on the range.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: John on September 07, 2007, 08:30:23 AM
All I can say about this one is that the pictures on the internet of it look great. I was in the market for one in the March/April time frame and simply could not get one. None of the local shops could even order one. I ended up buying a new Browning T-Bolt instead.
Now, I regret not waiting.  :'(  (Although, as far as I know, the local shops STILL can't get it!)

People like to see it at the range, but I hesitate to show them the groupings on the target!

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Post by: SoWhatAgain on September 23, 2007, 12:39:46 AM
Almost 30 years ago I owned the original Weather Mark XXII Deluxe Semi-automatic Rifle. I considered it the best rimfire rifle I had owned. I was forced sell the rifle about 10 years ago. I have been waiting almost 2 year since Weatherby started advertising this New Model Weatherby. I had become frustrated waiting for this gun to show up and started researching the target rimfire rifles that are now available.
I beleive I have found the perfect rifle. It is called the CZ Model 452 LUX Ultra Exclusive bolt action rifle. It has a tangent rear sight that is adjustable for windage and elevation that is good up to 300 yards and is grooved for a Weaver type scope mount. It shoots all ultra high velocity .22LR ammo such as Aguila Hyper Velosity or CCI Mini-Mag with no recoil or noise because of its 28.6" barrel. The only way you can be sure you fired the gun is by the sound of the click the bolt makes and the hole made in the middle of the bullseye at the 300 yard range.
The MSRP is $373.00 as compared to the New Model Weatherby Mark XXII Rifle's MSRP of $899.00
Check it out for yourself.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: rrathje on September 25, 2007, 05:09:31 PM
I've really been wanting to pick up an Anschutz .22 Magnum, so the Mark XXII is a beautiful little choice--now I just need to wait for them to offer a .22 Magnum chambering.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: John on September 25, 2007, 06:20:07 PM
I really wanted the MK XXII in the semi auto. Great little squirrel rifle and tincan killer. Put my name on the list when it comes out.  I have the same problem finding it closeby. :(
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: George on November 13, 2007, 07:20:55 PM
Yeah .. don't know why they don't offer it in WMR .... since they offer it in HMR ... funny stuff!
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: safari george on November 24, 2007, 05:53:45 PM
my mark XXII is the older semi auto has a 3x9 scope , performs awsomely
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: Desert Rat on November 25, 2007, 11:18:42 AM
I was unaware, until today, that the MK XXII had been reintroduced in a bolt action. I have two of the older semi autos, one Italian and one Japanese. Both are great shooters and form the basis of my plinking and small game battery. Unfortunately with three house apes, each with their eyes on these rifles, I need two more of them. Perhaps I will get two of the Bolt actions and call it even. Looking forward to seeing and shooting this new little gem.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: spurs101 on December 03, 2007, 02:42:03 PM
I also have three of the older XXII autos and two Mark XXII scopes.  One of the old autos is a NIB dark that is fabuluous and won't be shot.
The new bolt is getting rave reviews on Rimfire Central.com and those how have them are showing incredible accuracy,  Always wanted an Annie and when Weatherby came out with that gem i was hooked.  Just fortunate to find one in January.  The shooting results are .133 at 50 yds and outshoots the factory target. 
I also have a CZ FS 452 American and is fine shooter, but this rifle is in a whole different class.  This rifle is a classic in the making.
Sure turns alot of heads on the range with looks and performance.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: Wes on January 04, 2008, 05:53:07 PM
Does anyone have one in .17 HMR and if you do what's the scoop?
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: plsantoro on February 04, 2008, 06:08:53 AM
Wes, I have the XXII in .17.  A Leupold 6-18 40mm Vari X II is mounted on it.  I am very pleased with the rifle and scope. I've only fired about 150 rounds through it from the bench, typical Anschutz/Weatherby accuracy.  I only wish someone would make a synthetic stock for it.  I'd like to take the Weatherby stock off the rifle and store it (for preservation purposes) and use the synthetic stock for shooting.
Phil
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: Jeffrey on February 04, 2008, 04:38:51 PM
I have a question on the new Mk XXII.  I'm wondering why WBY didn't go with the 1700 action, instead.  From a sales standpoint, I'm wondering since the 1500 action-based model is retailing for $900+, would the additional $300~$500 really deter anyone wanting the "best"?

For example, go head to head with Cooper....

I'm not criticizing, as the Mk XXII is a beautiful rifle, but just wondering.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: Matthew on February 05, 2008, 08:19:24 PM
I'm telling everyone....I just won the Mark XXII for taking Third Place in the DREAM HUNT Story Contest. I think I'm going with the 300 or the 348...any opinion would be appreciated. I also won the book, "The man, The Gun, The Legend" and it included a note from Ed Weatherby. Both will be handed down to my son and then his son. Ed...God Bless you and your family. I enjoy reading about your Dad very much....what a man. You seem to also be the class act your father was. Matthew D'ERcole
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: Mike on February 26, 2008, 05:27:43 PM
Hate to be the wet blanket but I'm not so happy with Weatherby and the Mark XXII availability.  See my post under LeftHand Mark XXII.  Weatherby's lack of response to that thread and the letter I mailed to them 5 weeks ago has urged me to shop for a Cooper, which I am doing.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: Brad on February 27, 2008, 05:41:38 PM
goodbread,
First off, please accept our apologies for the slow replies. It's a lousy excuse, but with all the shows lately, SHOT, SCI, RMEF, and a hunt or two for good measure, we've all been swamped, (and I use that "we" loosely as there aren't THAT many of us) it's just hard to keep up at times. One of our Customer Service Reps brought your post to my attention so I'll try to answer your inquiry.
Left handers have always been a dilemma for the firearms industry. Obviously, there are fewer of them and consequently purchasing power is commensurate. Nearly every significant company in the business "attempts" to cater to the left handed shooter, and yes, because of the costs associated with engineering, tooling, raw material cost, manufacturing, assembly, packaging and then inventory carrying costs, not to mention liability insurance, attorneys, sales staff, marketing costs, and a marginal profit (ok, I'm sure you get the picture) we've all tended to focus on what would sell to the "bulk" of the left handers, leaving out customers such as yourself out. IF, we were to pass on the costs to accomplish smaller custom projects such as these, and trust me, we've tried, the customer  hasn't supported the effort with their purchases.
We purchase our barreled actions from Anschutz, both Deter and his son Jochen are fine firearm design and manufacturing men. If they chose not to produce a left handed action, it was likely for the above reasons. And with out the base barreled action from them, it's virtually impossible for us to provide a Weatherby verison.
goodbread, I understand your frustration, you are not alone, as I'm a lefty as well. But I do understand the "other side of the coin" and hope my explanation helps.
And please accept our apologies again for the slow response.
All the best,
Brad
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: Mike on February 27, 2008, 06:32:21 PM
Dear Brad,
Thanks for taking the time to respond.┬  You've given us all a detailed and well thought out explanation of why you don't produce more left handed rifles.┬  ┬  Unfortunately, I don't read any knew info in your explanation.┬  I've worked in product development, design and ergonomics for one of the world's most reknowned manufacturers of motor vehicles and I can appreciate the impact each of the considerations you enumerate have on the final decision to produce or shelve a product.┬  I wish I had a similar missive to send back to you to assuage your concerns but I don't.┬  I refuse to even shoulder a right-handed bolt-action rifle.┬  I have dozens of firearms and not a one of them is a dedicated right-handed weapon.┬  If its not LH or clearly ambidextrous, I pass.┬  You sell 4 rifles in 2 stock materials and 2 calibers in which I have not the slightest interest.┬  Jochen Anschutz personally told me he can't produce a rifle such as I described to him.┬  So I must take my business to others who are more willing.
I spent considerable months looking for a used Weatherby LH in 30.06 and couldn't find one at any price, condition or model.┬  I stumbled upon a Mauser 3000L and don't regret a single thing about buying it.┬  It is as beautiful as your wooden stocked models which I have admired for decades.┬  I wish you well but will be buying elsewhere.┬  If your product plans change in the future, you are welcome to keep my email address on file and communicate with me directly.
Yours truly,
Mike Buonopane┬  ┬ :(
greatbread@yahoo.com
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: airlock on May 10, 2008, 12:20:23 PM
All i can say is I want a mark XXII!!! ;D
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: BruceHokr on June 02, 2008, 08:52:51 PM
I'm thinking of purchasing a Mark XXII Bolt Action and would like to know how accurate is it? What size groups will it produce consistantly at 50 yards? and how often must you clean the bore to keep the "tight groups" ? Is there any "special" ammo it likes or like other rifles, try them all, Right? Also what about performance,how does it handle,mount,trigger pull,ejection etc. Thanks for any input. Bruce
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: Russ on June 16, 2008, 03:02:35 PM
Inherited from my father a Mark XXII semi auto he purchased new at the Capt. R.R. Sparks Rod & Gun Club, Naval Air Station, Keflavik, Iceland in 1967.┬  My father kept the bill of sale -- $89.00 and also purchased at the same time a Weatherby 4 X 28 scope and sling for another $25.50.┬ 

He also purchased a Weatherby Mark V in the 300 Weatherby Magnum caliber as well with a Redfield 3-9 scope but that went to my younger brother--sure it was purchased at a steal given todays prices.

I also ended up with my grandfathers A.H. Ashley Fox side by side double barrel 12 gauge with beautiful custom engraging on the reciever--brother wants to trade the Mark V for the Fox but I said no deal.┬  Given the value of the Fox I think I got the better end of that one.

Went to the range yesterday to sight in the new scope on the XXII and what a sweet shooting rifle.┬  Did not take any time at all to sight in and began blowing out the X on the target in no time after making the adjustments.┬  The range master came by to check that rifles were unloaded before clearing the line and commented as how beautiful the stock was, especially how old the rifle was.┬  He about fell out when I told him what it cost new.

Have no plans to sell the rifle but any idea what it is worth?
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: BruceHokr on June 16, 2008, 07:15:45 PM
You could get atleast $500 up to $800 in excellent condition. Check out Guns America.com or Gun Broker.com for selling prices for your semi auto.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: USMCJG on August 01, 2008, 05:43:43 PM
I just picked up my brand new Mark XXII today. I actually went there to pick up a CZ 453 Varmint, but once I saw and held the Weatherby I had to have it. It's a beautiful firearm and the Anschutz action is top notch. I've only sighted it in so far, no real target shooting. But based on the few rounds I have through it, and the factory test target, I can tell it's going to be very accurate. The only problem is that it's almost too pretty to shoot. :)
Cliff
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: Paul on August 06, 2008, 02:42:36 PM
I'll be picking mine up next week. What mounts and scopes have people been putting on their Mark XXII?

Thanks
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: Hired Gun on January 12, 2009, 03:36:04 PM
I just bought one.┬  I am using Talley aluminum rings and a Leupold 6.5-20x40 EFR target scope on it.┬  So far I have onlt tried Horady 17gr V-Max's in it.┬  I have not been quite able to match the factory target yet.┬  I have high hopes.┬  It wants to shoot but is throwing consistant to two points of impact.┬  The barrel is hard to the left at the end of the barrel channel so tight that it will tear a dollar bill if you try to pull it out.┬  I adjusted the trigger down to 28 ounces and tried action screw torque settings from 5 inch pounds to 25 inch pounds and it still shoots 3 into 1 hole at 3:00 and 2 into another hole at 6:00.┬  Tonight she is being pulled down for a bedding job.┬  The tech line said they would look at it but could not promise I would get my same stock or rifle back.┬  This one has nice wood and a unique serial number that matches my trucks vin so I will just bed it up real nice myself.┬  ┬ 

(http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/4967/img0707vy2.jpg)
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: Bill L. on January 12, 2009, 05:56:55 PM
Gentlemen, kindly allow me to put in my two cents worth: 
I like mine, and I'm very proud to be a Mark XXII owner.  It was a tad difficult to spend that much money on a .22, but as my dealer said:  "Just consider how often you'll shoot a rimfire, as opposed to how much you'll shoot a centerfire.  We'll spend more than that on our centerfires, to use them once or twice a year, while we'll shoot the rimfires once or twice every week."  He was correct, of course, and when I asked about a .17 HMR, he said:  "Well, it is, after all, called the Mark XXII- I think you'll be happier with the .22; plus the .22 should have greater resale."  Correct again, Alan- thanks.
Finally, I have a friend who owns some three or four Mark Vs; when he caught me at the range with my Mark XXII, he was very impressed.  Turns out he'd never seen one, and now, he wants to own one.
Bottom line:  On a vacant Saturday, (I know, those tend to be very rare), I can always go out to the range, run 60 or 70 rounds through the Mark XXII, in about half an hour, and have lots of fun.  Try one- I wager you won't regret this decision.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: Hired Gun on January 14, 2009, 09:06:59 PM
The bedding is done and she is all back together. That stock was so warped up it might have been easier to bed it into a crazy straw. And who's idea was it to rivit the magazine release lever in over the top of the rear magazine holder action screw? We need to talk. Anyway it is done. The action is relocated to a point where she is now resting stress free on good solid bedding and the factory barrel channel no longer touches the barrel. From the outside she looks no different but inside you can see the considerable work it took to get her straightened up. This weekend I expect to return to the range with a variety of ammo's to try and see what she can really do. Then I expect some small vermin to pay with it life for it's transgressions!!
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: Hired Gun on January 16, 2009, 06:04:06 PM
And who's idea was it to rivit the magazine release lever in over the top of the rear magazine holder action screw? We need to talk.

Opps my bad.  What I thought was a screw head is actually a nut.  It is accessed from above inside the action.  Should I ever decide to rebed or switch to ful length bedding of the action it will be much easier with the action fully stripped.  I may do it later anyway in my quest for perfection.  This is really shipping up to be one really nice little rifle.  I'm thinking I just may need to buy another one for my son soon. 

If anyone was wondering or cares, I just weighed it all put together with no ammo, it weight 113.8 ounces.  About 7.1 pounds with the Leupold 6.5-20x40EFR and the lightweight Talley rings.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: Hired Gun on January 18, 2009, 09:37:19 PM
I am now happy to say she shoots as good as she looks.  100 yard average groups for 6 groups is .790".  4 of the groups were under 1/2 MOA. 
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: 224Weatherbyman on January 18, 2009, 10:32:44 PM
I have an old Italian XXII but I am curious at what yardage does the factory shoot the target. I know the optimum is near 75 yards and at 100 you get alot of drop so I stay near 75 or less. Also, I see alot of the new ones at dealers around here so the backorder must of cleared up.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: LarryMcInnis on January 19, 2009, 11:30:23 AM
Just bought a .17HMR for Xmas (got it 2nd week in Jan)... now the weather's too crappy to shoot it!  Just my luck. 

Beautiful rifle and amazing reviews (both quality of build and accuracy). 

Will head to the range w/in two weeks and run a couple hundred rounds through it... will repost after that.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/fdecmr.jpg)

Larry
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: fieldstone on February 20, 2009, 07:16:14 PM
Guys:
Just got a Mark XXII for the family last weekend. Actually, I got it for myself as well but a Weatherby is a very cool thing and as much as I love my kids there is no way I'm going to let them take the .257 ultramark out front for the afternoon (not yet anyway). I do have a complaint though. Not of the gun, the rifle is quality, runs smooth and shoots very well. But THE OWNERS MANUAL IS PRINTED IN SIZE 2 FONT! What's up with that?
Have any of you guys actually tried to read the owners manual? Let me tell you it is way to small and especially for a .22 which is a gun that many young people and new shooters will be exposed to. Even they could not read it easily! Spend the extra $0.75 and include a full size manual. Its worth it, for a gun like that, you want the kids to go to bed reading the thing. Hey, I want to read the thing too!
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: Davetti on March 02, 2009, 03:34:19 PM
I recently purchased a Weatherby XXII in the 17 HRM caliber and am extremely pleased with the purchase and the excellent performance.   The chance to own this exceptional weapon only came by chance.  I had originally put a Cooper, 22LR on hold for two months to get my VA Drivers License.  When I came to pick the prize jewell, someone in the gun shop had scratched the stock.  No sense in spending that much money on a firearm that has a scratch.  Upon entering the store that day, I noticed a new Weatherby sitting in the rack, and it was the caliber I wanted.  Now it's mine and I couldn't be more pleased.  Thank you Weatherby for an extremely accurate and beautiful rifle.   I have almost forgotten about that handmade Cooper. 

Davetti
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII├âÔÇÜ├é┬«
Post by: blculver on March 12, 2009, 03:51:01 PM
Gentlemen, Just purchased a Weatherby XXII in 22LR. Shoots a very tight (overlapping) group but it is hard to close the bolt on a round and 4 out of 5 will not extract from the bore. Tried 2 different ammo manufacturers and extraction is no better. This is the second Mark XXII in 2 days that has failed me. For the money this thing should extract any type of ammo I put to it. Another complaint I have is the pathetic owners manual. The Leupold scope I put on this gun had a better (professional) manual.├é┬  Weatherby missed on this one. Pretty good chance I won't waste my money on a Weatherby high power.

Disappointed

Brett
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: fieldstone on March 12, 2009, 07:06:53 PM
Hey Brett:
I know this may sound obviose and I mean no disrespect. But, did you take the bolt out and lubricate it? No, it is not mentioned in the owners manual but after the first 100 - 200 rounds ours got a little "tight" andthe break free seemed to help. Best of Luck 
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: blculver on March 12, 2009, 07:20:55 PM
Hello Mr. Fieldstone,
Appreciate the comment. No offense taken. Since the gun was new out of the box I ran a patch down the bore to clean any shipping/transportation residue. Since the bolt was out I also cleaned it and lightly oiled it. Only 50 rounds were actually fired through the gun over about a 2 hour period. Took forever to knock out rounds with a cleaning rod after every 1 or 2 shots. I have since returned the gun to the place of purchase. The gunsmith on duty took one look and determined there was not enough clearance between the extractor (on the right hand side of bolt) and the breach. So he is going to file clearance for the extractor to open while pressing forward on bolt to go over flange of cartridge. Make sense? The gun dealer had never seen this with a Weatherby and didn't have another to exchange or he would have. Personally I am even more disappointed and would hope my warranty isn't void after the licenced gunsmith modifies the breach. Thanks for your comments. Any and all comments welcome. Please!

Brett
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: fieldstone on March 21, 2009, 04:08:11 PM
Hey Brett:

How did you make out? Well I hope - let us know

Pete
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: blculver on March 23, 2009, 06:40:27 AM
Hi Pete,

Gunsmith was not very open with what had to be modified and how much but, I have to admit I went right to the range and shot 50 rounds with only a few ejections leaving the spent cartridge sitting on top of the next round going in. For the most part all rounds were ejected well clear of the shooting table. The bind I felt closing the bolt was also eliminated. Shot groups were tight as expected. Bottom line I feel better about the gun but still disappointed a new Weatherby required modification. I might have set my expectations too high.


Brett
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: fieldstone on March 23, 2009, 04:22:00 PM
Hey Brett:
Look at it this way, with the small modification you may have ended up with the best shooter of the lot! At my end, we have a Thompson Classic and its taking out the XXII pretty regular... 
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: blculver on March 24, 2009, 11:02:51 AM
At least the XXII is pretty............
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: Kevin on October 18, 2010, 05:32:21 PM
I dont like the bolt handle but everything else looks good.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: wiz71 on November 28, 2011, 03:42:23 PM
I have the original XXII in semi auto with the tubular mag. Most accurate .22 I have ever shot. With 24" barrel, it drive tacks. Looks and feels like the Mark V.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: BruceHokr on February 25, 2012, 07:26:48 PM
I'm in the process of purchasing a XXII .22LR bolt action and would like to know the dovetail spacing for the scope mounts, if it is 11mm, 13mm, or 3/8".
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: hubris 1 on February 29, 2012, 05:52:30 PM
Oh...Oh...Oh.....Oh! I got this one. Personally, I have both calibres in the XXII. I love the look, feel, and shooting of both of them. I want to have fun shooting. I love the small calibre guns. If you look on "USA midways" site you will find they make or actually sell a scope mount specifically for the Weatherby XXII. Talley makes it. Its about 69 dollars for bases and mounts.....they work like a charm. Buy them.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: BruceHokr on March 01, 2012, 01:45:35 PM
hubris, thanks for your input but I like the ringmounts by Leupold.I think they are 11mm.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: hubris 1 on March 03, 2012, 06:38:19 PM
I was just telling you what they make for the gun. I love both guns. Glad you found mounts to work. I do like the 2 piece aspect of the talley mounts however. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: BruceHokr on March 10, 2012, 02:40:34 PM
I just picked up my Mark XXII .22LR bolt action" it's a beauty!' and wanted to know which cleaning boreguide to use. does anyone know which Anschutz action is used for this rifle?
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: Blacktip on February 12, 2013, 05:53:57 PM
In post #9 (on page 2), the owner stated his barrel was touching the stock at the front left: "It wants to shoot but is throwing consistant to two points of impact.┬  The barrel is hard to the left at the end of the barrel channel so tight that it will tear a dollar bill if you try to pull it out." He later posts that he bedded the action and opened up the barrel channel in the stock to eliminate the touch point. I just bought a Mark XXII in .17 and the stock is touching the barrel at the same point. Still waiting to get a scope and go to the range, but I wondered if any other owners have the same stock touch point. I am not sure if this is a deliberate feature or not. Whether it affects accuracy or not is another issue.
Any other owners have the stock touching the barrel? Any WBY guys have a response? Thanks.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
Post by: BruceHokr on February 12, 2013, 07:29:49 PM
hubris 1, I did use the Talley mounts and a Leupold 2x7 scope. This rifle is the most accurate rifle I own. I was shooting 1/4" at 50 yds. " 1 hole " incredible!!!   Thanks again for the info.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: Doug on March 29, 2014, 07:28:16 AM
I have one but still are looking for a scope.  Considering Nikon Monarch
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: BruceHokr on March 29, 2014, 09:01:39 AM
Dougk, as I stated in my previous post, I used a Leupold 2x7. I prefer Leupold, but for the magnification,  I wish I would of went higher because the rifle is so accurate, you can shoot flies at 50 yds, so I would recommend a 6x18 or higher.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: Doug on March 29, 2014, 04:29:10 PM
thank you for the advice.  Leupold is an excellent scope and I have  an EFR model on my Winchester 52 reproduction.  I have been looking at the Monarch 3-12 x42 with side focus.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: terminator on March 29, 2014, 08:17:04 PM
I dont think you can go wrong with a Monarch.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: SoWhatAgain on February 23, 2016, 08:08:03 AM
 8) I used to own in my first firearms collection a Weatherby Mark XXII semiautomatic rifle with 24" barrel that came with iron sights as well as being drilled for a scope mount option. When Weatherby reintroduces an improved and updated version of this older model I will add it to my present collection.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: fels340 on April 10, 2017, 05:47:37 PM
I can't find the Mark XXII on the Weatherby website.   Did they quit making them?
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: 224KING on April 10, 2017, 06:32:04 PM
Yep,and if you want one they are twice the $825 that they originally sold for too.That's NIB.Seen some lightly used one's go in the $1300 range.A used 17HMR  in one just sold for $1660 plus shipping on gunbroker.Those NIB can get to 2K if the right buyer comes along.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: jmnyckt on April 11, 2017, 04:05:19 AM
Im looking for one, just havent found that "one" im looking for yet
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: Ryedog on January 12, 2018, 06:44:58 AM
I've been looking to add a Mark XXII .17 HMR. I recently came across one with a serial # that ends with a "W". I'm assuming the "W" refers to Weatherby, but a little surprised as this is the only one I've seen (having looked at over a dozen) with a "W". Anyone familiar with why only some of the .17 HMR rifles have the "W" at the end of the serial #?
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: 224KING on January 13, 2018, 09:39:35 PM
Never heard of one with a "W" anywhere in the SN.I've got 2-17's,and 2-22's.All 4 start with AS then numbers.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: 224KING on January 13, 2018, 09:40:52 PM
Call Weatherby and ask them.Let us know what you find out.I'm very interested.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: Ryedog on January 14, 2018, 05:29:49 AM
I did send them an e-mail last week (no reply yet), but will also try calling. I'll let you know if I receive any information. It's a fairly early 17 (serial # AS0012_ _W), which may have something to do with the "W".
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: 224KING on January 14, 2018, 07:20:30 AM
Calling will be best.Can't wait to find out about the "W"
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: Ryedog on January 16, 2018, 01:33:21 AM
I had a couple of conversations yesterday with Weatherby. The first one they asked me to send photos of the serial number (box end and gun). A couple of hours later received a phone call back. They had some people look at the photos including the company historian. All said they had never seen anything like it before, and that for some unknown reason Anschutz stamped a "W" at the end of the serial number (and it was then boxed with the same number). I'll probably keep the gun unfired. It'll make a neat conversation piece. Thinking this may be the only nine character serial number gun ever made by Weatherby (at least until someone else discovers another "W").
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: BB340 on January 16, 2018, 02:15:22 PM
I had a couple of conversations yesterday with Weatherby. The first one they asked me to send photos of the serial number (box end and gun). A couple of hours later received a phone call back. They had some people look at the photos including the company historian. All said they had never seen anything like it before, and that for some unknown reason Anschutz stamped a "W" at the end of the serial number (and it was then boxed with the same number). I'll probably keep the gun unfired. It'll make a neat conversation piece. Afterward I did some quick research on Weatherby serial numbers. It appears the Anschutz XXII's have the longest (most characters) serial numbers with eight. As such this may be the only nine character serial number gun ever made by Weatherby (at least until someone else discovers another "W").


Yep I would keep it unfired too. Will be a great conversation piece. Maybe even worth a bit more than a normal MKII. I might just go and check my rifles serial number now too lol
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: PARA45 on February 11, 2018, 04:11:37 PM
Ryedog, how about posting a picture of your XXII.   ;D
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: Ryedog on February 12, 2018, 05:34:29 PM
Ryedog, how about posting a picture of your XXII.   ;D

Attached are a couple of photos (the gun, and a close up of the "W" serial number).

Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII«
Post by: danno50 on February 12, 2018, 05:41:39 PM
Just beautiful!