Weatherby Inc. has released the third Wyoming Commemorative limited edition Mark V bolt action rifle. The new rifle is called Wyoming Bronze and it was added to the earlier introduced Gold and Silver rifles of this custom line. Back in 2018, at the SHOT Show, Weatherby announced their decision to move from California to Wyoming, and these rifles are dedicated to commemorating this important event in the company’s history.
Here is how Weatherby describes the reasons for introducing the Wyoming Bronze and some of its features:
We received so much feedback on the Gold and Silver Edition that customers wanted a lower priced option in the Commemorative family, enter the Bronze version. This Wyoming special features the same AAA walnut stock from the Silver Commemorative. It differs in that it has a matte blue finish on the metal work and a special bronze floor plate design that features a beautiful mountain scene to match the amazing checkering on the stock. There are only 25 of the .257 WBY MAG and 25 of the 6.5-300 WBY MAG for a total of 50 limited edition rifles available.
Other features of the Wyoming Bronze rifle include the Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad, exotic wood forend tip, LXX trigger, 9-lug magnum bolt with a 54-degree handle throw angle and a fluted body. The company guarantees that with the use of Weatherby factory ammunition, the Wyoming Bronze rifles will print sub-MOA 3-shot groups at 100 yards.
As mentioned above, the Bronze rifle is the more affordable one of the three commemorative rifles. Both the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum and .257 Weatherby Magnum Wyoming Bronze rifles are listed on the company’s website at a price point of $3,500. For comparison, the Wyoming Silver and Gold rifles cost $6,500 and $10,000 respectively. Bronze edition rifles will have WYOOXXXXX serial numbers.
To learn more about the company’s history and the story of moving to Wyoming, watch the below-embedded video.
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