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The Gun Room

Jul 17, 2021

Zach Hein, Director of Marketing, and Jared Smethurst, Associate Product Development Manager, join me from the Sheridan, Wyoming facility to talk about the story of Weatherby. Roy Weatherby, a Kansas native, left everything and moved to California searching for opportunity and a new life for his family. He found success and eventually opened his own sporting goods business that quickly morphed into a gun manufacturing facility. 

Roy’s experiments with wildcat cartridge development lead him to create some of the hottest and fastest moving cartridges around, which in turn forced his hand in developing what would become one of America’s iconic rifles, the Weatherby Mark V. Over the years Weatherby expanded operations and production to include the Vanguard Rifle as well as several shotguns to round our their offerings. Today, Weatherby is still building Mark V rifles in much the same configuration as Roy’s original design, a testament to their original design. 

Now located in Wyoming, Weatherby is expanding operations and looking forward to a bright future. Ammunition manufacturing capabilities have grown along side the developments in rifles and shotguns. New metal coatings, synthetic stocks, and new materials like titanium have all made their way into production guns at Weatherby. Their desire to continue to expand and develop new technologies stays true to Roy Weatherby’s original vision. This and so much more on Episode 17 of The Gun Room.