Roy Weatherby built the company that bears his name on the premise that speed trumps weight when it comes to harvesting game quickly and humanely. His company's 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum is the embodiment of that premise.
Since 1958, Roy Weatherby’s darling, his namesake Mark V rifle, has changed very little, and that’s one of the reasons it’s so recognizable. For 2016, Weatherby has introduced several tweaks its flagship New Mark V that will allow it to remain relevant in today’s hyper-competitive market.
For 2015, Weatherby is testing the waters of the over/under market once again, this time turning to the Turks in an effort to hit that thin line where affordability and quality meet. There are a lot of great gunmakers in Turkey, and Weatherby has obviously found one in ATA Weapons Industries, as the Orion I exhibits the kind of quality rarely found on a double gun with a street price that will likely fall under a thousand dollars.
Founded in a family garage as the country was recovering from World War II, Weatherby is the epitome of the American success story. One one, one idea and a unfaltering work ethic helped Roy Weatherby turn a hobby shop into an internationally recognized brand. As you might imagine, a lot happened in between. Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about Weatherby, Inc.