Weatherby is wasting no time in adding models to its Camilla line of rifles built exclusively for women. The third in the series, just announced, is the Mark V Camilla Subalpine.
The Subalpine joins the Mark V Camilla Deluxe and the Vanguard Camilla, all sharing the same specialized stock geometry developed by consulting Women of Weatherby representatives and other female shooters. The stock features a slim forearm for a fine feel and reduced weight. The narrow radius pistol grip has a subtle palm-swell and a short grip-to-trigger reach for smaller hands. Camilla’s high comb provides optimal cheek weld and eye-scope alignment. Combined with its 13” length of pull and well-thought-out buttstock angle, the stock fits a woman’s form with natural balance and fast-to-target shouldering.
All Camilla rifles are named after the “First Lady of Weatherby,” company founder Roy Weatherby’s wife Camilla. Brenda Weatherby, wife of company COO Adam Weatherby, explains the inspiration for this feature-packed Mark V: “After hunting with my beautiful walnut Camilla all over the world, I realized that some hunts are more suited for an ultra-tough, lightweight, weather-resistant rifle,” she said. ”It’s only logical to give us ladies more options in a firearm that we already love.”
For the Mark V Camilla Subalpine, Weatherby has traded rich walnut and blue steel for cutting-edge materials to shave weight from the rifle while boosting durability. In doing so, Weatherby combined a lightweight carbon fiber stock and weather-resistant Cerakote metal coatings to create a nimble firearm that handles beautifully while standing up to the toughest conditions. The result is a woman’s rifle that weighs just 5.75 lbs.
The new rifle features Weatherby’s revolutionary 6-lug Mark V action, an adjustable match-grade LXX trigger and a hand-lapped, stainless steel, fluted barrel with a recessed target crown. The rifle has earned Weatherby’s SUB-MOA accuracy guarantee* (.99” or less 3-shot group at 100 yards when used with Weatherby factory or premium ammunition). The rifle’s metalwork has a Flat Dark Earth Cerakote finish for stealth and exceptional weather and corrosion resistance.
Aesthetically, the Camilla is distinct. The stock is finished in Gore Optifade Subalpine camo from SITKA Gear—which matches its new line of women’s hunting clothing.
So far the rifle is offered in five popular calibers: .240 Wby. Mag.; .270 Win; 6.5 Creedmoor; .308 Win; and .30-06 Springfield. For more, visit Weatherby.com.