Shotgun Showcase 2019 Top-10 Pick:
By Rachel Hoveland
The New Inertia Option to the Market
The 18i Deluxe is part of the new 18i line of inertia operated semiautomatics from Weatherby. The top version of the line, the 18i Deluxe blends aesthetics with quality performance. The lighter-colored receiver with understated engraving makes for a subtle, unique beauty. The wood has patterned checkering along the full pistol grip and forearm, and the barrel is glossy blued.
On the course, the firearm had a forward balance and swung onto targets with ease. Reviewers gave this firearm strong scores in Style and Function; “Beautiful wood, easy handling. This model shows the superior workmanship that went into its design.”
With dependable performance and appealing looks, this firearm makes an excellent option for an upland semiautomatic. A king of rifle makers, Weatherby, knows how to make shotguns too!
Includes five flush choke tubes. Available in 12-gauge with 28-inch barrel and 20-gauge with 26-inch or 28-inch barrel. Standard black synthetic models MSRP at $1,099, and the Waterfowl edition, available in two camo patterns, MSRPs at $1,199.