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Old 06-18-2022, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Steven Rinella's (Meateater) Mk V

Guessing there are some fans of the show here and figured I'd share.

Recently picked up this LH Weatherby Mark V Meateater edition 300Wby on another site. The story is that it was one of Steven's personal firearms that was even used on a couple episodes of his Netflix show. Meateater donated the rifle to TRCP who gave it away in a sweepstakes fundraiser event and I ended up with it.

I called Weatherby and they confirmed the rifle was the first of this edition produced and was made specifically for Meateater, I also have emails from Meateater's Director verifying its authenticity as well as the load it liked, etc. After I received it back in March I sent the bottom metal off to Rinella who autographed and returned it.





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Old 06-18-2022, 04:37 PM   #2
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Great story, congratulations on getting such a unique firearm. Question is will you hunt with it and risk having the signature rub off, or hang on to it as a collector's item?
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Old 06-18-2022, 04:41 PM   #3
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Great story, congratulations on getting such a unique firearm. Question is will you hunt with it and risk having the signature rub off, or hang on to it as a collector's item?
It's a left-handed rifle, and I'm RH. I have an FFL and buy/sell firearms, I bought this one because it was a neat gun at a reasonable price. Honestly not sure if I'll hang it up or let it go.
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Old 06-18-2022, 04:46 PM   #4
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Thatís pretty cool!
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Old 06-18-2022, 05:41 PM   #5
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That’s cool, he uses a Savage on some of his hunts. I always wondered about the show and sponsors. It’s like he uses whatever he wants, he’s not shoving brands down our throats every minute. That’s one thing I like about the the show.
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Old 06-18-2022, 05:52 PM   #6
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The client I work for sponsors him. They said he is a blast to work with and get to hang out with. Great score.
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Old 06-18-2022, 06:51 PM   #7
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That is a beautiful rifle!

You lucky son of a gun!
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Old 06-18-2022, 07:32 PM   #8
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Pretty sweet Keith
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Old 06-18-2022, 08:24 PM   #9
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Well that’s awesome. Rinella is legit.
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Old 06-18-2022, 09:04 PM   #10
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Nice!
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Old 06-18-2022, 09:29 PM   #11
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Cool story. If Steve was gracious enough to take the time to autograph it, you may regret letting it go for some cash.
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Old 06-18-2022, 09:44 PM   #12
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Cool story. If Steve was gracious enough to take the time to autograph it, you may regret letting it go for some cash.
Fair sentiment, I sent him and the director some goodies as a thanks and so I wouldn't feel too guilty if I ended up selling it.
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Old 06-18-2022, 10:19 PM   #13
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That’s pretty cool!
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Old 06-19-2022, 07:33 AM   #14
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Iím a huge fan of the show so if you end up selling it let me know lol. Very cool IMO!


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Old 06-19-2022, 08:33 AM   #15
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I'm a fan too. Was impressed with how he goes about hunting from the first time I saw his show.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought the rifles he carries had a trajectory chart or some sort of chart plastered on the side of the butt stock, too bad it didn't come with that on it. Would be cool to have.
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Old 06-19-2022, 09:30 AM   #16
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Really cool gun to add to the collection. Big fan of Steve and the whole Meat Eater team.
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Old 06-19-2022, 09:56 AM   #17
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That's pretty cool, would be nice to have. Too bad it was not left the way he had it set up. I can see you hunting down the same pieces he used and finish the gun. Very cool how they told you what it likes for ammo.
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Old 06-19-2022, 10:17 AM   #18
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I'm a fan too. Was impressed with how he goes about hunting from the first time I saw his show.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought the rifles he carries had a trajectory chart or some sort of chart plastered on the side of the butt stock, too bad it didn't come with that on it. Would be cool to have.

Looks like he had his dope on the scope bell on this one. The photo I posted of Steven with it was degraded a bit, this one might be better.







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That's pretty cool, would be nice to have. Too bad it was not left the way he had it set up. I can see you hunting down the same pieces he used and finish the gun. Very cool how they told you what it likes for ammo.


Iíll have to see if I can figure out which Vortex he was using, I might already have it in my scope pile. Should have the same as well, thanks for the idea.
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Old 06-19-2022, 01:29 PM   #19
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I'd probably have to figure out a way to shoot something with it before I let it go. LH or not

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I'd probably have to figure out a way to shoot something with it before I let it go. LH or not

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I made myself learn to shoot left handed, I would not mind practicing on my left handed shooting.
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Old 06-19-2022, 04:01 PM   #21
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I'd probably have to figure out a way to shoot something with it before I let it go. LH or not

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Yea, but then you'd have to eat guts and other things that are no way as delicious as backstrap
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Old 06-19-2022, 04:19 PM   #22
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Yea, but then you'd have to eat guts and other things that are no way as delicious as backstrap
I'll be honest, I'm curious to that meat behind the eyeball on a caribou he eats raw

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Old 06-19-2022, 05:01 PM   #23
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That is pretty cool, I think I would probably have to hold onto it, I’m a pretty big Meat Eater/Rinella fan
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Old 06-19-2022, 06:44 PM   #24
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Looks like he had his dope on the scope bell on this one. The photo I posted of Steven with it was degraded a bit, this one might be better.











Iíll have to see if I can figure out which Vortex he was using, I might already have it in my scope pile. Should have the same as well, thanks for the idea.
I did some research for you, as per Steve he uses this scope for the majority of his hunting.
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Old 06-19-2022, 09:11 PM   #25
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I did some research for you, as per Steve he uses this scope for the majority of his hunting.

Ha! I actually have the HS LR 4-16x44 listed for sale here. Guess I have a spot for it now.


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Old 06-19-2022, 09:40 PM   #26
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I didn't et the eye fat but I will tell you I watched some little birds dine on that stuff while our heads were sitting in camp. They picked on that stuff for days.
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