Sheridan, WY – May 31, 2023 marks a landmark event in Weatherby’s 78 year history, for the first time in over 50 years Weatherby will introduce a new center fire rifle action, the Model 307™. Designed to complement the historic Mark V® and Vanguard® lineups, the Model 307 is a fully barreled, 2-lug action that is compatible with many aftermarket accessories. It features a tool-less detachable rifled bolt, a TriggerTech trigger, and a detachable magazine to name a few. The goal of 307 was to design an action that could accommodate the wide offering of stocks, triggers, rails, mounts, and magazines on the market today. All rifles with Model 307 actions will be built at Weatherby’s headquarters in Sheridan, Wy, so shooters and hunters can expect the same precision craftsmanship Weatherby has delivered since 1945.
Action of the builders of the model 307 Starting at $749, the Model 307 action is available in short and long actions and will have standard and magnum bolt-face options. The tool-less removal bolt has an M16 puller for smooth, reliable cycling and is spiral-fluted to save weight. The barrel design fits Stiller/Savage® scope mounts and is threaded for 8-40 bolts. The bolt release button is located high up on the receiver to make sure its 700®-style footprint can accommodate a wide range of aftermarket stocks and triggers. The Builder’s Action is finished with a durable Graphite Black Cerakote®.
Model 307 XP range Starting at $1,199
The Range XP features a lightweight vertical grip stock that includes an adjustable cheek piece and adjustable draw length that provides a custom fit for the shooter. Contact points are textured for a no-slip grip and dual front swivel studs allow for attachment of various accessories. The Range XP comes standard with an adjustable TriggerTech trigger and is equipped with a removable Magpul® magazine. The spiral-rifled barrel is threaded and comes with a recoil-reducing Accubrake. The Range XP is finished in a durable Graphite Black Cerakote®.
Model 307 Alpine MDT Starting at $2,999
The Alpine MDT sits on MDT’s lightweight HNT26 chassis system, which is their first purpose-built hunting rifle chassis. This stock provides all the benefits one expects from a chassis system such as V-block bedding, adjustable draw length, adjustable comb and AICS magazine compatibility. The chassis is constructed of magnesium alloy, carbon fiber forend, carbon fiber pistol grip, and carbon fiber stock. The forend has an integral ARCA rail for easy attachment to a tripod and a folding stock for compact storage. The Alpine MDT comes standard with externally adjustable TriggerTech field trigger and PEAK 44 picatinny rail. The spiral-rifled barrel is threaded and comes with a recoil-reducing Accubrake. The Alpine MDT is finished with a durable Graphite Black Cerakote®.
“Looking back on our long history, each new rifle came with a purpose. My grandfather released the Mark V in 1958 and it quickly became known as the most powerful action in the world. The purpose was simple and clear. He wanted to develop an action that could house his high-powered magnum cartridges with a set of unique and distinctive features. As the years passed, it became apparent that there were many hunters and shooters who wanted a Weatherby but simply couldn’t afford the Mark V. So in 1971 the Vanguard was released with the purpose of providing the quality that people would expect from Weatherby while remaining affordable for a wide range of athletes. While both of these actions have been widely accepted over the years and used with great success, the design intent of the Model 307 is new and different for Weatherby. With more accessories available for a 700 platform than any other bolt-action rifle in the world, the goal of our third action was to create a design that could accommodate the wide offering of stocks, triggers, rails, mounts, magazines, etc. that exist on the market. While we keep in mind the importance of compatibility, we are also committed to keeping this rifle “Made in the USA.” with a feature set and price point that rivals anything out there, while maintaining the quality our customers would expect from a Weatherby.” -Adam Weatherby
The Model 307 will be housed in many of Weatherby’s historic Magnum cartridges, as well as some of the most popular cartridges on the market today.
6.5 WBY RPM
300 People’s Republic of China
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Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc. is a family-owned business that continues to fuel the passion of hunters and shooters around the world by building some of the best firearms in the world. With a legacy of setting new standards in ballistics and performance, the company is committed to redefining excellence on the range and in the field. The Weatherby line features the new Model 307, the legendary Mark V rifles (production and custom), the affordable and popular Vanguard® rifles, as well as shotguns like the Orion®, Element® and 18i®. Weatherby’s premium quality ammunition and shooting accessories are also the choice of the most discerning shooters around the world. The company is based in Sheridan, WY and invites all hunters and shooters to follow them on social media at @weatherbyinc on Facebook and Instagram. For more information about Weatherby, visit weatherby.com.