This one-of-a-kind Vanguard Mark
V is the first and only Weatherby rifle ever selected as a SHOT
Show Auction gun. The special Mark V was selected and
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
This special Mark V combines traditional Weatherby style and
performance with innovative engineering and design. The calling
card of 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 historic SHOT Show Weatherby 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
This new Vanguard 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 Mark V 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
The SHOT Show auction is administered for the National Shooting
Sports Foundation by the Hunting Heritage Trust.