2019 Editor’s Choice Award – Weatherby Mark V Accumark Pro Rifle

With an insanely-short, 54-degree bolt throw and ball-bearing-smooth action, the Accumark Pro can be reloaded at damn-near semi-auto speeds.

Priced from $2,499 to $2,699 depending on caliber, the Mark V Accumark Pro is available chambered in .240 Weatherby Mag., .257 Weatherby Mag. (R and L handed), .270 Weatherby Mag. (R and L handed), .30-378 (R and L handed), .300 Weatherby Mag. (R and L handed), .300 Win. Mag., .338 Lapua, .338-378 Weatherby Mag. (R and L handed), .340 Weatherby Mag., 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 Weatherby RPM, 6.5-300 Weatherby Mag. (R and L handed) and 7mm Weatherby Mag. The .338 Lapua model features a chrome-moly barrel. Capacity in its hinged-floorplate magazine is 3+1 rounds and empty weight without optics is 7.1 pounds.

Our best-of-test 0.42-inch 3-shot/100-yard group, printed with SIG’s new Elite Hunter Tipped 130-gr. ammunition. Turns out Weatherby’s sub-MOA precision guarantee is conservative.

Between the outstanding TriggerTech trigger and effective Accubrake ST muzzle brake, the Accumark Pro was an absolute pleasure to shoot, and both contributed in no small way to exemplary downrange performance from the 100-yard line. With a Bushnell Forge 3-18x50mm riflescope mounted, and using SIG Sauer’s brand new 130-gr. Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition, our Accumark Pro turned in a best-of-test 0.42” 3-shot group. Weatherby guarantees sub-MOA precision (with Weatherby ammo) and our rifle proved to be over 100-percent more accurate than that. All other loads—including Federal, Hornady and Nosler brands—also turned in sub-MOA groups.

If long-range precision and top-shelf, lightweight made-in-the-USA construction are qualifications for your next hunting rifle, we can’t think of a better choice among 2019 model-year offerings. See the new Accumark Pro at your firearms dealer, or contact Weatherby, Inc.; Tel.: (307) 675-7840; Web: www.weatherby.com


Caliber/Gauge: 6.5 Creedmoor
Barrel: 24 inches
OA Length: 46.25 inches
Weight: 7.1 pounds
Stock: AG Composites Visible Carbon Fiber
Action: Bolt, 6-lug, 54-degree throw
Finish: Tungsten Cerakote
Capacity: 4+1
Price: $2,499