SHOT 2015—Orion Over/Under Shotguns Return to Weatherby Line in 2015

Orion Over Under Shotgun

In 2015, the Orion over/under shotgun re-enters the Weatherby firearms lineup sporting a Grade “A” walnut stock with a high-gloss finish and a rounded Prince of Wales grip featuring precision-cut checkering (22 LPI).

The new Orion over/under shotguns come in 12 gauge with a 26- or 28-inch barrel and three-inch chamber. Each weighs approximately seven pounds and have an MSRP of $1,099.

Orion Over/Under Shotgun
In 2015, Weatherby’s Orion over/under shotguns will be 12 gauges with 3-inch chambers and 26- or 28-inch barrels. Photo courtesy of Weatherby, Inc.

A Pachmayr Decelerator pad helps reduce felt recoil. The pad’s “speed mount heel” is designed to prevent catching on clothing when shouldering the gun.

In addition, Orion shotguns have a traditional boxlock action with a dual conical pin locking mechanism for superior structural integrity, a reduced-size forged-steel receiver, chrome-lined chamber and bore, and automatic shell ejectors allow for faster reloading.

Other key features include a matte ventilated top rib, a threaded brass-bead front sight, and an ambidextrous top tang safety that also serves as barrel selector.

“Our new Orion is a rock-solid, beautiful over/under shotgun that offers exceptional balance and effortless swing through,” said Adam Weatherby, executive vice president/chief operating officer. “We subjected it to rigorous testing to ensure smooth, reliable performance. We also gave it the Weatherby touch to meet the expectations and inspire the dreams of hunters and shooters everywhere.” Each Orion over/under shotgun features Weatherby’s Integral Multi-Choke System and comes with Improved Cylinder, Modified and Full choke tubes.

Are you planning to add this new shotgun to your gun cabinet? Share your plans in the comments section.

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Comments (2)

  1. are these new orion shotguns still produced by skb in japan or are they a new design made in turkey with the pump and auto loaders? the old athena and orion shotguns were well made bur were a bit bulky and a much higher price than the same shotgun with the skb brand on it.

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