USA -(Ammoland.com)- A one-of-a-kind Weatherby Mark V, hand-engraved in combined recognition of Weatherby’s 70th Anniversary, the introduction of the new Model Mark V and the introduction of the powerful new 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum cartridge, is featured in the 2017 SHOT Show auction.
This special Mark V combines traditional Weatherby style and performance with innovative engineering and design.
The calling card for this SHOT Show rifle is serial number PM000070 in celebration of Weatherby’s 70th anniversary.
The historical significance of the rifle is documented in a signed Letter of Authentication from Weatherby President Adam Weatherby.
This special SHOT Show Weatherby may be viewed and bid on online.
Bidding is open now and ends at 5:00 pm Eastern time on January 20, 2017.
This SHOT Show auction rifle features hand engraving by Heidi Roos of Baron Engraving in Trumbull, CT. Heidi is also the engraver of other highly successful SHOT Show auction guns.
Commenting on the engraving style she selected for this Mark V, Heidi said, “Inspired by the manufacturer’s design, to accentuate the fluted-barrel profile, I created a modern look by bringing together hand engraving and Cerakote finishing for a thoroughly 21st century style. The style continues on the trigger guard and floorplate with a hand-engraved Weatherby logo in silver, singling out this elegant firearm for the 70th Anniversary.”
This new Mark V features the first significant refinements to this classic rifle since its introduction in 1958, maximizing the rifle’s fit, feel and performance. The rifle features reduced overall weight, new LXX trigger and hand-lapped barrel for consistent accuracy.
All Mark Vs are guaranteed to shoot sub-MOA. This rifle printed a three-shot test group of 0.66-inches and a mean radius of .25.
This special rifle is mounted with a Leupold Vari-X III 4.5 x 14, a superb and highly appropriate scope for the long-range capabilities of this Weatherby.
The new Weatherby 6.5-300 Magnum is the fastest production 6.5mm there is, delivering velocities in excess of 3,500 FPS with factory ammo.
The Weatherby may be viewed at the SHOT Show at the GunBroker.com booth, #15147.
The SHOT Show auction is administered for the National Shooting Sports Foundation by the Hunting Heritage Trust.
Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc. is a family-owned company that continues to fuel the passion of hunters and shooters around the globe by building some of the world’s finest firearms. With a legacy of setting new standards in ballistics and performance, the company is committed to redefining excellence on the range and in the field. The Weatherby line features popular Vanguard® rifles, legendary Mark V rifles (production and custom), Weatherby Shooting Systems Rifles, Threat Response shotguns and other shotguns in over/under, semi-auto and pump designs. Weatherby’s premium ammunition and shooting accessories are also the choice for discerning shooters worldwide.
The company is based in Paso Robles, CA and invites all hunters and shooters to visit their free online communities online, Facebook and Twitter. The latest Weatherby films can be viewed at www.wby-tv.com.
For more information, go to www.weatherby.com.