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First Look: Weatherby Model 307 Centerfire Rifle Actions

The Weatherby Model 307 centerfire rifle action is the company’s first new action line in 50 years.

Weatherby Model 307 centerfire rifle actions have just been announced, and it’s the company’s first new action line in 50 years. The Model 307 will be available as either a standalone action for builders or as a complete rifle in the form of the 307 Range XP or the 307 Alpine MDT.


The Model 307 is a 2-lug, fully cylindrical action that was designed to complement Weatherby’s Mark V and Vanguard lines. It’s compatible with popular aftermarket accessories and features a TriggerTech trigger and a fluted bolt that can be disassembled without tools. It can also use a variety of detachable box magazines and is available in three action lengths.

Weatherby said this about the design of the new action:

The goal of 307 was to design an action that could accommodate the vast offerings of stocks, triggers, rails, mounts, and magazines in today’s marketplace. All rifles with Model 307 actions will be built in Weatherby’s Sheridan, Wy headquarters, so shooters and hunters can expect the same precision craftsmanship that Weatherby has delivered since 1945.


As for the complete rifles, the Model 307 Range XP sports a lightweight stock that features a vertical grip, an adjustable cheek piece and an adjustable length-of-pull. It also comes with an adjustable TriggerTech trigger, an Accubrake on the muzzle of its spiral-fluted barrel and a Magpul magazine. The Model 307 Alpine MDT is the more premium of the two options, mostly due to its MDT lightweight HNT26 Chassis System. Like the range XP, it also has an adjustable TriggerTech trigger, an Accubrake and a spiral-fluted barrel, but the magnesium alloy and carbon fiber chassis system has a few tricks up its sleeve too. To name a few, that includes a folding stock, an adjustable length-of-pull and comb height, v-block bedding and compatibility with AICS-pattern magazines.


The Model 307 Builders Action has an MSRP of $750, the 307 Range XP has an MSRP of $1,199 and the 307 Alpine MDT has an MSRP of $2,999. All three will begin shipping to dealers in the summer of 2023 and will be available in 15 different popular chambering options.

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