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"Why I Want a Weatherby®" Video Contest Offers Chance to


"Why I Want a Weatherby®" Video Contest Offers Chance to Win Custom Rifle


The "Why I want a Weatherby®" Video Contest invites entrants to record themselves creatively explaining why they want a Weatherby rifle. The grand prize winner receives a customized rifle and trip to the company's headquarters featuring a tour and visit with company President Ed Weatherby.

"For decades, our customers have telling us why they always wanted a Weatherby," commented Brad Ruddell, vice president of marketing and sales for Weatherby. "The stories have ranged from emotional to hilarious. The contest gives people a venue to express themselves and the possibility to personally design the Weatherby of their dreams."

Entrants can submit their finished videos at www.WeatherbyNation.com/videocontest>www.WeatherbyNation.com/videocontest anytime between August 1 and December 31. To be eligible, videos must be less than two minutes in length and free of objectionable content.

Judges pick the top 50 entries which will be posted on the Weatherby Nation site. Once posted, site members can vote for their favorite video between Jan. 15 and Feb. 15, 2009.

The grand prize winner receives an expense-paid trip to Weatherby Inc. in Paso Robles, Calif., for a tour of the facility and Weatherby museum with company President Ed Weatherby. Dean Rumbaugh, Weatherby custom shop manager, will help the winner select the components of his or her custom rifle and case.

Other prizes include:

* First Prize: (1 awarded) Mark V® Deluxe or Accumark® rifle
* Second Prize: (2 awarded) Vanguard® Deluxe or Vanguard SUB-MOA rifles
* Third Prize: (3 awarded) Weatherby SA-08 Upland shotguns
* Fourth Prize: (4 awarded) Vanguard Synthetic rifle packages including rifle, scope, sling and case
* Fifth Prize: (5 awarded) Vanguard Synthetic rifles
* Finalist Prize: (50 awarded) Weatherby Nation package including Weatherby Nation License plate, license plate frame, hat, T-shirt and decal

Eligible entrants must be at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of the United States. Entry requires membership to www.WeatherbyNation.com. Membership to the site is free. For official rules or more information, go to www.WeatherbyNation.com/videocontest>www.WeatherbyNation.com/videocontest.

Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc.'s 2008 line features the popular Vanguard® and legendary Mark V® rifles, over/under and side-by-side shotguns in the classic Athena® and Orion® lines, semi-auto and pump shotguns, premium ammunition and security/shooting accessories. The company is based in Paso Robles and invites all hunters and shooters to visit and join its online community at http://www.weatherbynation.com.

Media Contact:
Bradley C. Ruddell, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, (805) 227-2600

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