Sportsman's Warehouse is the exclusive seller for the new line of MeatEater hunting rifles.
Steven Rinella, aka: the "MeatEater" has become one of the few hunters to really cross the line over into the mainstream of American culture, garnering fans with hunters and non-hunters alike for his exploits big game hunting on public lands. It is one of the few hunting shows you will find on Netflix. A while back, Steve got his own line of trophy copper rifle ammunition from Federal Premium.
It was probably only a matter of time before he got his own line of signature hunting rifles too. The new MeatEater rifles have been created via a team-up between Rinella, Weatherby and Sportsman's Warehouse.
Here is the down low on these new bolt-action hunting rifles and the six calibers they are being offered in.
These new bolt-action rifles are being made by Weatherby and as you might expect from that name, these are premium quality firearms. This new rifle features a composite molded stock that has been hand-painted in a custom sponge camo pattern. They went with a simple gray, black and tan color scheme that should help it blend into the sage brush of Montana and Wyoming as easily as the heavily forested backcountry of Alaska.
To start things off, they are offering this new rifle in six different calibers: 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum, 7mm Remington Magnum, .308 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum and rounding out the group, .300 Weatherby Magnum. That means there is a caliber for everyone, no matter if you prefer targeting whitetails and mule deer or black bears and moose.
Weatherby is saying they will guarantee Sub-MOA groups straight out of the box using premium ammo or Weatherby-brand factory ammo. The barrel is cold hammer forged and varies in length between 24 and 26 inches depending on the caliber.
The barrels are also spiral fluted and threaded. All six rifles have a gray Cerakote finish and are drilled and tapped for optics. Capacity varies between 3+1 and 5+1 depending on the caliber you choose. Official specs on the Sportsman's Warehouse website put the weight right around the seven-pound mark for all six models. That puts these rifles right in the sweet spot for the type of gun you would want to carry for a wild game hunt in the backcountry.
The one-piece machine bolt is also fluted and Weatherby is including a match-quality two-stage adjustable trigger on each of these rifles.
These rifles are already available exclusively through Sportsman's Warehouse and are listed for $899.