Hummmmmmmmm seems to me that Weatherby uses the Japanese to make standard cartridge rifles for them. Not very many complaints about those.
Is it a Mark V? No, its a Vanguard. But Weatherby still backs them up.
Can you point out where anyone is complaining about Japanese rifles? It has been stated by myself and others that the "miroku-chesters" are great rifles. What is being discussed is the fact that the new "winchesters" are simply a less "authentic" copy of the famous american made "old west" rifle than the Italian made ones. Maybe actually reading the posts?