Paso Robles, Calif. – Weatherby Inc., legendary firearms manufacturer, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Custom Shop TacMark and TacMark Elite, the latest in the renowned Mark V series of rifles that debuted in 1958. And, just as the Mark V and Weatherby cartridges it chambered redefined power and performance in game fields worldwide, so too will the TacMark-series rifles for long-range targeting; the rifles are teeming with the minutiae necessary to consistently connect at extended ranges.
Exemplifying the Weatherby® axiom, “Nothing shoots flatter, hits harder, or is more accurate,” TacMarkTM rifles employ 28-inch, No. 3-contour barrels to extract top velocities (and thus energies) from their .30-378 Wby. Mag., .338 Lapua Mag., and .338-378 Wby. Mag. chamberings, while hand-lapping the fluted, free-floating, cut-rifled barrels guarantee that the rifles will produce a three-shot group measuring 0.99-inch or less at 100 yds. from a cold barrel when using Weatherby factory or premium ammunition. In addition to featuring a Krieger® Custom match-grade barrel, the Range Certified (RC) TacMarkTM Elite is accompanied by an Oehler Ballistic Imaging System printout signed and certified by Ed or Adam Weatherby®. Muzzle brakes on both rifles greatly reduce felt recoil and muzzle flip.
The TacMark’s and TacMarkTM Elite’s Mark V® action—including a machined steel receiver with integral recoil lug and beefy nine-lug bolt with a short, 54-degree bolt throw—is attached to an CNC-machined aluminum bedding plate that’s secured within the weather-impervious composite stock. As it’s incrementally adjustable for length of pull (13¼ inches to 14¾ inches), drop at comb, and drop at heel, the TacMark’s stock provides true customization for reach and consistent cheekweld and eye-to-optic alignment. Additionally, the stock also has a near-vertical pistol grip with a trigger finger depression and a wide, flat-bottom fore-end with a stud for attaching a bipod and/or sling. Colors are black (TacMarkTM) or High Desert Camo with black spider web accents (TacMarkTM Elite).
TacMarkTM series rifles feature Weatherby’s new LXX trigger, which have refined tolerances and precision-ground and polished surfaces for a consistent, creep-free pull. Moreover, there’s a wider shoe for improved trigger-to-finger contact, and the trigger is user-adjustable for pull weight down to 2.5 lbs.
Lastly, TacMarkTM and TacMarkTM Elites are fed from a detachable, single-stack, five-round-capacity box magazine made from steel. This not only ensures supplemental rounds for follow-up shots or multiple targets are at the ready, but also immediate load adaptability; simply replace the magazine with one having loads optimally situated for the situation.
The Custom Shop Mark V® TacMarkTM and TacMarkTM Elite rifles will be available through the Weatherby® Custom Shop.
Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc.’s line features the distinctive WBY-X™ products as well as the popular Vanguard® and legendary Mark V® rifles (production and custom); Threat Response shotguns; over/under, semi-auto and pump shotguns; premium ammunition; and shooting accessories. For more information, go to www.weatherby.com. The company is based in Paso Robles, Calif., and invites all hunters and shooters to visit its free online community at www.weatherbynation.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Weatherbyinc. Follow @weatherbyinc on Twitter.