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Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe

Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« 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.

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #1 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.

billt

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #2 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.

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #3 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.

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #4 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.   

John

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
« Reply #5 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.

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #6 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
newlungs   [jamers]

Ken

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #7 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?

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #8 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.
VALLEYHOGHEAD

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
« Reply #9 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.

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #10 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? 

Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #11 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?
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Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #12 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.
"I'd rather live by a man that owned a Weatherby rifle than shoot another brand!"

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Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe
« Reply #14 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.