Innovation is always welcome in the gun world, and Weatherby’s 338 WBY RPM and left-handed Mark V are fantastic examples of dedication to excellence. The 338 WBY RPM was created based on the popular 6.5 WBY RPM for the smaller Mark V 6 lug action and the left-handed Mark V is a testament to dependable performance.
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Upon the launch of the 6.5 WBY RPM in 2019, we began to dream of what could be next in the RPM family. Having successfully launched a 5 lb rifle in a 6.5 caliber magnum cartridge, I began to imagine what it would be like if we had a big bore option that could fit in the same Weatherby Mark V 6 lug action. Field testing for the 338 WBY RPM began back in 2020 when my son was able to take the first animal with Weatherby’s 16th cartridge introduction on a spring bear hunt. That following fall, Brenda and I both shot elk and moose ranging from 90 yards out to 550 yards and the cartridge performed tremendously. I am truly honored to be able to carry on my grandfather’s legacy of cartridge development and rifle building. The pairing of this new cartridge with our latest rifles reminds me of one of his old slogans that said “Tomorrow’s Rifles Today.” I only wish he could be here to see the innovation and development that our amazing Sheridan-based team is able to accomplish.
According to the gun maker, the Mark V has a lot to offer:
Weatherby Mark V Backcountry Left Hand McMillan Tan Bolt Action Rifle – 257 Weatherby Magnum – 26in – This rifle provides the craftsmanship and quality expected from a Mark V rifle only surpassed by the stunning color combination and true rugged dependability that embodies its name, Backcountry. Developed in conjunction with the Backcountry Ti, this model carries many of the same innovative technologies including a carbon fiber stock, 3D HEX recoil reducer, TriggerTech Trigger, and Accubrake ST.
Check out this video on the 338 WBY RPM:
The Weatherby left-handed Mark V is offered in the following calibers:
- 240 WBY MAG
- 243 WIN
- 6.5 CM
- 6.5 WBY RPM
- 280 AI
- 30-06 SPR
- 308 WIN
- 338 WBY RPM
Features of the left-handed Weatherby Mark V include:
Guaranteed Sub-MOA Accuracy
All Mark V rifles are guaranteed to shoot a 3-shot group of .99” or less at 100 yards (SUB-MOA) from a cold barrel when used with Weatherby factory or premium ammunition within Two-Years of Verified Purchase Date to Original Purchaser.
TriggerTech’s trigger provides true zero-creep break, extremely short over-travel, and is externally adjustable. Precision-cut stainless steel components ensure consistent trigger pulls from shot to shot in a safe, reliable, and corrosion-resistant package.
By adding an Accubrake ST you will signiﬁcantly reduce felt recoil up to 53%. Available in four different barrel diameters, with thread protector, for a perfect brake-to-barrel contour. Included with All Calibers.
54 Degree Bolt
The shortest in the industry (as compared to the typical 90 bolt throw). Allows for faster chambering on follow-up shots and greater bolt-to-scope clearance.
Cerakote is the industry-leading thin-ﬁlm ceramic coating. The Cerakote unique formula enhances physical properties including wear, corrosion, and chemical resistance while improving impact strengths, and hardness.
Specifications for the left-handed Mark V in 257:
|Caliber||257 Weatherby Magnum|
|Finish||McMillan Tan Cerakote|
|Stock||Carbon Fiber With Green & Tan Sponge Patterns|
|Sights||None, Drilled & Tapped|
|Cartridge||257 Weatherby Magnum|
|Color||Carbon Fiber With Green & Tan Sponge Patterns|
|Stock Material||Carbon Fiber|
MSRP for the left-handed Weatherby Mark V varies by custom design.