First Varmint Rifle: Mark V SVM
first true varmint rifle, the Mark V SVM (Super Varmint Master) highlights the companys
2000 product line. Available in a repeater (magazine capacity: five plus one in the
chamber) or blind magazine single-shot version, the SVM features a No. 4 contour 410
series stainless steel Criterionª button-rifled fluted barrel. The barrel is 26 inches
with a muzzle diameter of .823 inch. It is free floated and finished with an 11-degree
concave target crown.
deep flutes, lined with black accents, help lighten the overall barrel weight without
reducing stiffness. The flutes increase the surface area of the barrel, enhancing heat
dissipation. Each barrel is cryogenically treated to -300 degrees Fahrenheit to stress
reduce the finished barrel. The bore is then hand-lapped to an ultra-smooth finish to
SVM also features a specially designed hybrid composite stock consisting of a
high-strength combination of Kevlar and fiberglass. Compared to conventional stocks, it
has a wider, flatter beavertail forearm to help stabilize the rifle.
raised comb monte carlo stocks bedding block is computer designed and CNC-machined
from aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum. This bedding block system, designed to function much
like a sleeve (popular with benchrest shooters), stiffens the receiver area of the rifle
when the barreled action is secured into the block. The combination of CNC-machining and
precision moulding of the bedding block into the stock helps ensure perfect fit and
alignment of the barreled action. Stock color is tan with black spider webbing.
factory-tuned, fully-adjustable trigger with sear engagement preset at .012 to .015 and a
let-off weight of 4 pounds is another accuracy-enhancing component of the SVM. The new
varmint rifle utilizes Weatherbys Mark V action for standard cartridges. A
lightweight version of the legendary Mark V Magnum action, it has six locking lugs as
compared to the magnum actions nine. However, both feature a 54-degree bolt lift,
the shortest of any production rifle on the market. This
allows faster chambering on follow-up shots and greater
SVM weighs 8 1/2 pounds and measures 46 inches in overall length. Its length of pull is 13
5/8 inches. The SVM is available in .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, .220 Swift, .243
Winchester, 7mm-08 Remington and .308 Winchester. The .220 Swift and .223 Remington are
new chamberings for 2000.
other Weatherby rifles, the SVM is made in the U.S.A. and covered by Weatherbys
accuracy guarantee of a 1 1/2-inch, three-shot group from a cold barrel at 100 yards with
For more information and suggested retail
price, contact a local Weatherby dealer or Weatherby, Inc., Dept. R, 3100 El Camino Real,
Atascadero CA 93422; or visit its web site at www.weatherby.com.