Weatherby Varmintmaster

Weatherby VarmintMaster
TypeBolt-action rifle
Place of originUnited States
Production history
DesignerRoy Weatherby, J.P. Sauer & Sohn of West Germany
ManufacturerWeatherby, Inc
No. builtunknown
ActionCock upon open bolt-action rifle
Feed systemfive-round internal box magazine
SightsDrilled and tapped for scope mounts. Iron sight included on some models.

The Weatherby Varmintmaster is a lighter quicker-handling version of the Weatherby Mark V. It was first offered for sale in 1963 in two barrel lengths: a 24-inch standard weight and 26-inch heavy weight. The price then was $295, same as the Mark V. Compared with the Mark V it weighs 40% less with most parts being reduced in size by 20%. The trigger assemblies are identical. Having a smaller bolt diameter, the Varmintmaster uses a six-lug locking bolt as opposed to nine for the original magnum-sized Mark V. Chambered in .224 Weatherby Magnum with a 55-grain bullet, it achieves a muzzle velocity of 3,750 feet per second (1,140 m/s). Weatherby ceased production of its smallest rifle in 1994.[1]


  1. ^ Layne Simpson (23 September 2010). "Weatherby VarmintMaster". Guns&Ammo. Retrieved 23 May 2015.

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