(GunReports.com) — Weatherby adds “Range Certified” accuracy assurance to its Mark V rifle line with the new Ultra Lightweight RC, which comes with a sub-MOA guarantee as well as a factory-shot target signed by company President Ed Weatherby.
Range Certified rifles are tested at Weatherby’s modern indoor range. Range technicians mount premium optics, boresight, and test-fire each rifle to determine the most accurate load using the Oehler Research 83 Ballistic Imaging System. After testing, the rifle is cleaned and packed (minus optics) with the target signed by Ed Weatherby. Each rifle sports a special RC engraved floorplate.
“Our Range Certified program now includes two of our most popular Mark V rifles — Accumark and Ultra Lightweight — for hunters and shooters,” said Mike Schwiebert, director of marketing for Weatherby, Inc. “The Mark V Ultra Lightweight RC not only makes it easier to hit the target, but is easier to carry over those long treks afield.”
All RC rifles are guaranteed to shoot sub-MOA (a three-shot group of .99-inch or less) with specified Weatherby factory or premium ammunition. The Mark V Ultra Lightweight RC weighs only 5.75 pounds or 6.75 pounds, depending on caliber.
The Mark V Ultra Lightweight RC offers multiple accuracy-enhancing features, including a hand-laminated, raised comb, Monte Carlo composite stock with matte gel-coat finish, and spiderweb accents.
It also features a blackened stainless-steel fluted barrel to reduce glare. The barrel, which comes in 22-, 24- , 26- and 28-inch lengths depending on cartridge, has a recessed target crown. A Pachmayr Decelerator pad on the buttstock helps reduce felt recoil.
A CNC-machined 6061 T-6 aluminum bedding plate provides a solid, stable platform for the barreled action. The trigger is factory-tuned and fully adjustable.
The Mark V Ultra Lightweight RC is available in .240 Wby. Mag., .270 Win., .308 Win., .30-06 Springfield, .257 Wby. Mag., .270 Wby. Mag., 7mm Rem. Mag., 7mm Wby. Mag., .300 Win. Mag. and .300 Wby. Mag. Rifles chambered in .300 Wby. Mag. come standard with an Accubrake installed to reduce felt recoil. Production rifles are right hand only, although left-hand rifles can be ordered through the Weatherby Custom Shop.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $2,400-$2,600.