RIFLES THAT BROKE THE MOLD
The Weatherby was the Elvis of firearms: To some it was the end of the world; to others it was revealed truth. The Blaser is so different that many people won’t try it, but it works. The Marlin is the fat kid who turns out to be a super-athlete.
WEATHERBY MARK V
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Fifty-three years ago, when the Mark V first appeared, there was only one way to hit big game at long range, and that was with an extremely flat-shooting cartridge. In a time of ballistic timidity, Roy Weatherby redefined what we thought of as high velocity. The rifle he designed for his supercharged loads was as radical as they were, and today they still form an unbeatable combination if you want to reach way, way out and bash something flat. I bought my first Mark V in 1965 and since then have owned something like 15, and have yet to see one that was not a superior shooter.