The Weatherby Mark V Accumark is a bolt-action rifle that is loaded with the renowned Weatherby performance. It features a barrel and receiver made of stainless steel, a fully adjustable trigger, and a nicely contoured composite stock. It has a fluted barrel that reduces weight and surface area.
Basic Specifications (depends on calibre)
- Length – 44 to 48 5/8 inches
- Barrel Length – 24 to 28 inches
- Weight – 7 1/4 to 9 pounds
- Rate of Twist – 10 to 12 inches
- Magazine Capacity – 2+1, 3+1, and 5+1
Looking for a rifle that is not only accurate but also worthy of carrying around to show off? Then, get the Weatherby Mark V Accumark. This bolt-action rifle features the signature and technologically advanced Accumark, which is the result of years of development and expertise on the part of Weatherby.
In addition, the Accumark is fitted with a Bell & Carlson Monte Carlo synthetic stock with moulded-in aluminium bedding plate that makes for a rock solid base for the receiver. It has a contoured, slender fore-end which makes the rifle look good. There is no chequering on the stock for grip, but the contouring helps to support the arm and keep a good grip.
Furthermore, the stock is finished in a material made from a combination of fibreglass and Kevlar, then hand laminated and smoothed out with no visible sanding marks. It is then coated with a grey wispy spider web finish which adds to the stylish look of the rifle. It also helps that the rifle is fitted with a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad, which greatly helps take in recoil.
Depending on the calibre, the magazine can take 2, 3, or 5 cartridges with an additional cartridge in the chamber. The floor plate is activated by a button in front of the trigger guard, which allows the cartridges to be unloaded safely from the magazine. A separate magazine system is definitely more favourable and easier as you don’t have to load rounds one by one and risk losing them in the dark.
The Weatherby Accumark also comes with a single-stage trigger, which has zero creep. However, many shooters favour the precision that two-stage triggers provide. This is just preference, of course, because if you want speed single stage is definitely better. But to compensate for preferences, the trigger is adjustable, coming out of the box at a heavy 5-pound pull weight, or thereabouts.
When talking about the action on the Accumark, it comes with the standard and renowned Weatherby Mark V action: a push feed design. The rear tang is shaped very much like the Remington 700, but the 2-position safety is actually part of the bolt and not the trigger mechanism such as the Remington.
At the heart of the Accumark’s action is the 9-forward locking lugs, which allows for a short bolt throw and a positive lock up. The bolt itself is long, heavy, and very solid. Add the effortless movement it goes through after firing and you have a durable, long-lasting bolt.
Perhaps one of the more distinct features of the Weatherby Accumark, aside from the stunning-looking stock, is the fluted barrel. The 6 black fluting is not just there to make the rifle look good. It actually helps reduce the weight of the gun and cools it down faster as it has more . Made of stainless steel and free floated, the barrel is a strong and accurate, too.
The Weatherby Accumark comes in these calibres for a variety of uses:
- .240 Wby. Mag
- .257 Wby. Mag
- .270 Win
- .270 Wby. Mag
- 7MM Rem. Mag
- 7MM Wby. Mag
- 308 Win
- 30-06 Sprg
- 300 Win Mag
- 300 Wby. Mag
- 30-378 Wby. Mag
- 338 Lapua
- 338-378 Wby. Mag
- 340 Wby. Mag
Certainly, the Accumark, which bears all the good things that the quintessential Weatherby rifle has also brims with enhancements that make it a good choice for long-range shooting.