Howa made the mark V weatherbies for a number of years before they broughtthe production over to (I believe) a manufacturer on the east coast. I own 4 of the howa built rifles and everyone is a great and solid shooter. I think howa still makesthe weatherby vanguard which many will tell you is a real bargain forthe $$$$.
I see howa may be coming out with a new line of lightweight rifles now too. I would love to own one and would buy one with confidence.