Hunting,Shotguns & Shooting  |  10/12/2015

2015 Shotgun Preview: Weatherby Orion / 12 Gauge

Weatherby has brought an over/under shotgun back into its line for 2015! For the past few years the iconic rifle company has been providing budget conscious shooters with fine firearms. Now, for those looking for an over/under shotgun, Weatherby has introduced the Orion.
At first glance, you would not think this is an over/under shotgun that will most likely sell at retail for under $1000! The forged steel receiver with the Weatherby name engraved in a gold finish, along with the Grade “A” Walnut stock and forearm certainly gives a perceived image of an over/under shotgun that an upland wing shooter would pay much more for.
The Orion is currently available only in a 12 gauge model with your choice of 26” or 28” barrels. However, it will fire both 2 ¾” and 3” rounds, making it a great over/under to use both at the range and in the field chasing late season roosters. One of our shooters, Jared Austin, gave the Orion high marks overall and gave a top rating for overall design and style. For those looking to get a nice over/under shotgun for under $1000, the Orion might be just the gun you have been looking for.