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Title: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: admin on July 27, 2007, 11:18:29 AM
The quintessential Weatherby and perhaps the most widely-recognized and copied rifle in the world. From the beautiful walnut stock to the critically-acclaimed Mark V® action, form and function come together to deliver superior performance.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: Lone Pine on November 19, 2007, 05:36:51 PM
Beuatiful rifle !!  So many hunters want to simply hold it and stare at it. Most who hold mine seem spellbound. They ask "How much?"  Older hunters tend to shy away from the price while youger hunters figure out how to trade or sell thier existing firearms inorder to acquire a Weatherby. The Vanguard has hit the price range of most hunters. The Mark V is the next step up the ladder. This is where an aggressive campaign to trade in Vanguards to upgrade to Mark V's could be successful. The trade in's could be used for Hunter Safety courses or as rewards for new hunters or discounted to dealers or as gifts to returning war veterans, etc. Everyone appreciates a push up the ladder.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: billt on November 20, 2007, 05:00:35 AM
I have 4 Weatherby's. A Mark V DeLuxe in .460, a Accumark in .338-378, and 2 Vanguards. One in .30-06 stocked in Walnut, the other in .300 Weatherby Magnum in a synthetic stock. I have to admit they are my most accurate bolt guns. Not to mention their looks outclass everything else, especially my .460. The wood and finish are beautiful. The Accubrake on both the .460 and the .338-378 make them very comfortable to shoot in spite of their size and power levels.  Bill T.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: cessna172 on November 23, 2007, 01:01:03 PM
I've got several Weatherby Mark V's.  I bought my first one in the early 1960's for $265.00.  I've not gotten away from the looks of a deluxe.  I can understand the trend to plastic stocks these days, but I do enjoy the warmth and personality of wood.  My Mark V's have been in several countries on hunts from alpine regions to high humidity deep jungles.  While they show the wear, they shoot straight, and every nick and scratch just adds to its personality.  They've been a part of most of my hunting life, and I've enjoyed their company on many wondeful hunts.  I would'nt have it any other way.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: Manny Munoz on December 06, 2007, 07:36:01 AM
I have a Mark V germany made with serial number P5388X.  I would like to know the year of production.  I guess the rifle was made in the late 60's or early 70's.   
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: John on January 16, 2008, 05:33:39 PM
From the Weatherby website you can download an Authenticity History request form to learn about a specific firearm based on your serial number. There is a cost but with the older Weatherby's it is often worth the expense to know more about what you own. It comes with a certificate worth framing.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: James on January 26, 2008, 08:02:34 PM
 I just picked up a Mark V Deluxe  in excellent condition with a Weatherby Supreme  3x9 scope .Payed $550.00 and am sure that I will be most happy with this 30-06 ! What a stunningly beautiful firearm.The walnut is just stunning. This gun makes me proud to own a Weatherby!!
                                                   jamers
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: Ken on June 01, 2008, 01:15:32 AM
I sure do need a left hand Mark V Deluxe in 300 WBY Mag. as a Christmas gift for my son.  I cant afford the custom shop and am "old fashioned" in my preference for wood.  Wonder when Weatherby will offer the Mark V in left handed action?

ED--any response?
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: VALLEYHOGHEAD on September 23, 2008, 02:38:46 AM
i currently have 4 of the mark v's and each one is a beauty unto its self. my pet is my 270 w.m..   not only was it the first, but was recieved from my grandfather who bought it in 1979.  the wood grain and intensity is phenominal. ive not seen any "standard" grade rifles on the shelf that look like this in many years. my newest addition is a 257 w.m. with a 3-9x weatherby premier scope. purchased for the steal of $600.  it looks to be in near new condition. i look forward to harassing the wyoming antelope with it this year.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: mkonda88 on December 14, 2008, 11:56:24 AM
My first weatherby is a Mark V deluxe chambered in .270 weatherby magnum. I have wanted and Mark V for as long as i have hunted, which is over ten years and finally got it. I have used it for my first deer season and it was all i hoped for plus some. The knock down power is simply outstanding and my range seems endless. It was worth every penny i've paid for it, both in performance and beauty. I put a Leupold VX1 on it and the combination is lethal. If there is such a thing as a perfect rifle, I think i've found it.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: bloodsport on December 28, 2008, 04:13:31 PM
I have a mark v in 7mm weatherby that has "patent pending" stamped on the barrel.  Anyone know what the possible history and value of this rifle would be? 
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: Kevin on March 03, 2009, 07:09:26 AM
Has anyone ever had a problem getting their 300 to shoot reloads? I cant find a good powder/bullet combo. I shoot gactory 180 partitions, but any time i try any type of a reload, i go from a 1" or less group to a 4' or more group. Any ideas out there?
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: Magnum 7mm on March 03, 2009, 07:32:42 AM
My  300 reload consist of the Hornady 165 grain BTSP, Federal 215 primer, and a charge of H4831 powder.  It's a pretty good combinatioin in my Accumark.  So get some Hornady bullets, Federal primers, and Hodgdon powder and give it a try. I won't list my loading here but my most accurate load was in the 3100-3200 fps range.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: dubyam on March 03, 2009, 08:22:19 AM
Check your COL versus factory loads.  I'd bet a little tinkering with seating depth will help out a lot.  Also, try IMR7828 or H4831 or H1000 if you haven't yet.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: Coopersmithing on April 07, 2009, 04:27:58 PM
I have the 7mm wby mag in left handed bolt. Have had it for a little over a decade and am currently tracking down its history.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: Charles Richard Hamby on April 20, 2009, 07:49:51 AM
I own a .300 WEATHERBY MARK V P18031 manufactored in 1966 that I bought in1967 from H&H FIREARMS in Marietta, Ga. I have shot 4000 + rounds in the fire arm. I had to have it rebarreled in 1980s due to a bubble forming about 3 inches from mussel. New barrel does not have made in West Germany stamped on it. I have killed a lot of white tail deer, bear, hog, bob cat, & etc. It looks well used, that is what I bought it for. I have owned it for 42 years and I hope it will stay in my family for another 100 years. It is the best rifle I have ever owned, thanks WEATHERBY!!!
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: james7mmwby on April 26, 2009, 07:37:12 PM
I have my late father's 7mmwbymag late 60's. west German. First time I took it to the pit for sighting in for moose I shot a 1" group 3" high dead centre just as my father last shot it. It had been sitting dormant for 15 yrs. at the time. As a child I always looked at that firearm with awe and reverence and loved the stories that father would tell me about moose, caribou, elk and deer hunts he and that rifle went on. He believed in quality and craftsmanship and always said you generally get what you pay for. Man was he right. The rifle is still in excellent condition as are all the firearms I inherited from him. I don't "need" any other high power rifle for Canada but I do "want" another Weatherby Mark 5, in wood only of course. Scratches and dings are history and future stories.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: james7mmwby on April 28, 2009, 08:53:49 PM
purplefox, ya the oldman had taste. He left me two Berettas 12g over and under and a 20 g side by side, Marlin 22 and two lugers. My old 303 carbine hasn't seen the light of day since.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: ASF on May 18, 2009, 07:42:15 PM
I have a .300 Lazermark - and it seems to attract attention whenever it comes out.

General load is 168gn ballistic silvertip and 80gns AR2213sc - great pig and goat load - a little explosive on deer - although have some 180gn Accubonds I'm playing with.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: Ridge Runner on July 05, 2009, 08:03:59 AM
I was first introduced to weatherby rifles by my uncle at the age of 15 when he brought his 300 wby into our family. Since first holding and and shooting it I had always wanted one. My Mom god bless her, being a single mother saved and bought me my first one for my 21st birthday. What a gift! a Mark V Deluxe in 257 caliber. I have hunted that rifle now for 27yrs and it has never failed me. My uncle since then then had added a few more to his collection in the 240, XXII and a orion shotgun. I have added the 340 Mark V Deluxe and the Auto Model 82 shotgun. These rifles will stay in our family and be passed down through the generations. Thanks to the Weatherby family for having a dream and seeing it through so the rest of us can enjoy it also.   
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: MarkV7mmWBYMAG on July 23, 2009, 09:13:17 PM
I own a West German-made Mark V Deluxe in 7mm Wby. Mag, I would say very late 60's, possibly 1970, production. It is an extremely accurate, flat shooting rifle, which easily capable of 1 inch groups at 2-300 yards. Nothing else in my collection comes close. Nothing else packs the same punch either. I was first introduced to these amazing pieces by my dad, who owned a Japanese Mark V in 270 Wby. Mag, which he called "Dr. Death." He ended up having to sell this, along with a Sako L61R in 7mm Rem. Mag and a Beretta 96 in .40 S&W when he got divorced in 1996. Roughly 5 years later, the West German 7mm I currently own was given to me by my great uncle, along with a Walther PP, as a birthday present. He had acquired them through the storage/moving company he had worked for during the 80's, where he purchased a lot of about 6 or 7 guns for $3000 from a customer who no longer wanted them. My dad got a West German .270 Mark V to replace his long-lost "Dr. Death", along with a West German .240 Mark V, about 3 years ago. I have personally shot all 3 of these guns, and they are the 3 finest rifles I have ever had the pleasure to fire. They are not only functionally pleasing, but cosmetically, too. The stocks are absolutely gorgeous, and the metal work and engraving is immaculate. I wouldn't trade my 7mm for any other gun in the world.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: cmattski on September 08, 2009, 07:05:19 PM
I am very happy to say that I purchased my first Weatherby today. I was wondering if some of my fellow Weatherby aficionados might be able to help me with a bit of history of the rifle I purchased. I realize that I can order a history report from Weatherby, and I may do that as well. What I would really like to know before I do that, is find out when my rifle was manufactured. It is a Weatherby Mark V Deluxe 7mmwby Manufactured in W. Germany. The serial # is P45687. If anyone could lend any insight to the approximate date it was manufactured, it would be great.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: james7mmwby on September 08, 2009, 07:19:05 PM
Congrats on an excellent rifle. I too have a west German mk5 7mm deluxe. #p41607. It was purchased by my father brand new in late 1969 or early 70 not exactly sure. hope this helps a little.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: purplefox66 on September 08, 2009, 10:51:18 PM
cmattski your mkv was made in 1970 the same year as James 7mm i get this information from the wby collectors assocation. i hope this helps. Derrill :)
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: rambilt on January 02, 2010, 04:44:13 AM
How do you prevent the Mark V Deluxe from getting scratch up when hunting or at the range with it?  I've touched one from a one of the local gun store and it's a wooooowwwww of an experience.  Stunningly beautiful!!!!!
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: Kenn on January 02, 2010, 07:17:09 AM
Hello Rambilt, I use Camo-Form protective camo wrap, from McNett. Its stretch fabric wrap, not tape, sticks to its self, not the rifle. Come in lots of colors. I use it on my Lazermark for hunting, works great.  Good luck.. 8)
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: David on January 02, 2010, 07:51:57 AM
Rambilt,
I have a different perspective. I also own a beautiful lazermark and always hunt with it. I certainlly don't try to get it dinged up. However, every ding it has tells a story of usually a successful hunt. Enjoy your fifle and don'y worry about dings and scratches. Consider them a diary of your hunts.
DD
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: Kenn on January 02, 2010, 08:15:12 AM
Hello ddraper110,
Great advice, glad to hear you use your Lazermark for hunting also.  Have a  great new year.. 8)
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: CURT ROCHA on February 01, 2010, 05:43:11 PM

I am the owner of a Classic from yesteryear.  Don't think it has ever fired a shot.  Immaculate condition.  A real collectors dream.
Serial No. P41641

Any Comments???
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: cmattski on March 08, 2010, 09:47:02 PM
Curt, I have to agree with ddraper110 on this one. While I appreciate the beauty of a fine firearm, I think the best part of owning one is using it, after all it is a tool, not a jewel. Clean it, care for it and it will be a part of your life forever. Hopefully your rifle and my rifle will be around for our children and grandchildren to enjoy long after we are gone. I know that I would enjoy being out in the mountains hunting with a rifle my father had loved and cared for,  much more than looking at it in a gun case.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: Chris338378 on November 13, 2010, 09:25:27 PM
I have a few Weatherbys, ten to be exact, and love them all.  When it comes to the Deluxe I have to say it speaks quality, craftsmanship, and beauty by volumes.  A personal preference I have is I like the skip line checkering better than the fine line checkering.  It was almost like a Weatherby trademark and I wish the checkering would go back to it.  The one thing that I did notice over the years is it seems that the German and Japanese Weatherbys had stocks which had much more figure to them.  Now don't get me wrong, the current production Weatherbys are equally as beautiful but I like highly figured wood.  My Dad has a Deluxe with the most amazing stock I ever saw, it has tiger stripping and the top of the check piece is blond while the rest of the wood has a dark tint to it.  I'd love to find another one with a similar stock, don't care what price or caliber, but will say it would be coming home with me in a second.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: BOB on May 27, 2011, 07:00:22 AM
This is by far my favorite rifle, My 7mm is the german made model.














This is by far my favorite rifle. It is the german mfg. 7mm and it shoots well under an inch at 100 yds with factory ammo. Being a long time varmint hunter and reloader using bull barrelled,composite stocked custom loaded  ammo and a rifle that has been professionally tuned i am not able to shoot  much better then 35 in at 100 yrds. this weatherby shoots about .60 with nothing more then a trigger adjustment. Just goes to show the quality of the workmanship done at the factory.
 A trip to Jim Clark's Western Hunter Classics for a complete restoration made the rifle look "out of the box" new. If the american made weatherbys are anything like the german ones and rifle buyers continue to demand quality firearms i think Weatherby will be around for a long time to come.






Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: Beamy85 on June 08, 2014, 01:26:41 AM
my Mark V is a 1961 German Sauer built Mark V. What is interesting about it being an early Mark V is that the safety is not located on the bolt like later Mark V's, but is located on the action itself. The stock is beyond gorgeous looking
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: sanleonkid on December 15, 2016, 08:31:56 PM
I was only 17 when I purchased my first Weatherby.  My Father was out of town so my Mom went with me.  Looking at a few stocks, She had the salesman bring out a couple more and I still feel lucky for her pick.  Its a 270WM with beautiful dark wood pictured.  I took my Son back to same store and picked him a .257WM slight used but with great stock.  I believe he will cherish his as long as I.

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Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: Blackbear3 on December 15, 2016, 09:04:46 PM
Very Nice!!!
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
Post by: 224KING on December 16, 2016, 05:23:27 AM
my Mark V is a 1961 German Sauer built Mark V. What is interesting about it being an early Mark V is that the safety is not located on the bolt like later Mark V's, but is located on the action itself. The stock is beyond gorgeous looking


Your safety,if not on the bolt,is part of your trigger mechanism.That is how some of the earliest Mark V's started out.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: terminator on December 16, 2016, 06:11:13 AM
That is beauty.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: 224KING on December 16, 2016, 07:07:38 AM
It is a beautiful rifle.

I'm partial to Maple stocked Weatherby's just because they are so rare,but there is something to say about dark Walnut stocks with great figure.I like those too.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: sanleonkid on January 02, 2017, 06:21:19 PM
..... and the Son's 257

(http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu230/jekasows/IMG_2092_zpsdle31tx9.jpg)
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: Blackbear3 on January 02, 2017, 09:02:27 PM
Nice wood on your sons 257 too!!
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: PARA45 on January 03, 2017, 08:57:37 AM
Nice looking 257!  I am a big sucker for wood stock rifles, I like a nice figure stock on a Weatherby. 
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: northern hunter on January 05, 2017, 02:13:35 PM
To me when you shoulder a Weatherby they just feel natural. I've shot Rems and Wins that almost tear the shoulder off, and a Weatherby you don't seem to notice a heavier recoil. I've shot an 375 H&H that felt recoil seemed like more than a 378 w/o muzzlebreak.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: BB340 on January 05, 2017, 08:33:37 PM
To me when you shoulder a Weatherby they just feel natural. I've shot Rems and Wins that almost tear the shoulder off, and a Weatherby you don't seem to notice a heavier recoil. I've shot an 375 H&H that felt recoil seemed like more than a 378 w/o muzzlebreak.


That is exactly the way I feel when shouldering a Weatherby. They just seem to fit me. Take for example I feel my Winchester SuperGrade in 300 Win Mag with the straight stock and no cheek piece seems to smack me up the face more than what my 340 Lazemark does! I am having a few custom stocks built in the near future and they will all be in the Monte Carlo Weatherby Style. In fact I will be using my Lazermark stock as a template for the stock maker to take all measurements from.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: Ontario 300 markv on February 03, 2017, 01:41:33 PM
My Father and I both have Mark v's from the late 60's.His is a 270 mag which I admired from childhood and mine is a 300 mag left bolt.My 300 left was offered from a camp member that shot right handed..It was his Grand Fathers rifle and he felt it should be with our camp.I could not refuse with the understanding it goes back to his Family if I no longer have use for the rifle.It will always be with me..The rifle is in my profile pic and the buck I shot this year may be our camps biggest over many years.It was a quick shot and as mentioned earlier I made a mercy shot even though I knew I had made a kill shot.Hunters have respect for all game. Thanks for the site.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: Elvis300 on March 11, 2018, 09:52:41 AM
I know this is an older post and I am new here but I just had to agree with most on here and add my two cents ! I believe the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe is the quintessential Weatherby. It is what comes it my mind when anyone says the name Weatherby! I believe it is the prettiest firearm ever built ! (My opinion, if not your's I'm ok with that ) I also believe it is the best action and most comfortable rifle to shoot on the market . As stated in several post above it is just a natural fit when I shoulder it.  It literally feels like it melts into my hands and shoulder and becomes a part of me.  I have owned Pre-64 Winchesters, Rem 700's , Rem 721's , Sako's , Tika's , Mausers , Brownings , Rugers and several other brands and they just don't do it for me the way the Weatherby does .  The Klinegunther's I have owned come close and we all know why that is But when it is all said and done The Weatherby Mark V Deluxe is the Rolls-Royce of hunting rifles.
Title: Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
Post by: BB340 on March 17, 2018, 03:06:52 PM
I completely agree with you there Elvis. I too find that the Weatherby style stock just fits me and as you put it, it just melts into you.