The new 2015 Weatherby Orion over/under shotgun is now available at retail locations. The Orion over/under comes in 12 gauge with 26- or 28-inch barrels and three-inch chambers. Field tested, the shotgun offers endurance, proven performance, and classic handsome style.
Paso Robles, Calif.—New for 2015, Weatherby has reintroduced the celebrated Orion® over/under shotgun with endurance tested, field proven performance and a classically handsome appearance. The new Orion over/under shotguns come in 12 gauge with 26- or 28-inch barrels and three-inch chambers.
“Back by popular demand, 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.”
Orion over/under shotguns sport a rich Grade “A” walnut stock with a high-gloss finish and a rounded Prince of Wales grip featuring precision-cut checkering (22 LPI) for comfortable, sure handling in the field. A closed cell recoil pad helps reduce felt recoil. The pad’s “hard plastic 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. The forged steel receiver is shallower in depth and thinner in profile than traditional 12-gauge designs to provide exceptional balance and reduced weight. The chambers and bores are chrome lined for easier cleaning and greater corrosion resistance to withstand years of high-volume shooting. Automatic shell ejectors allow for faster reloading.
Other key features include a matte ventilated top rib to provide a better sighting plane and dissipate heat waves quicker. The threaded brass bead front sight atop the barrel helps facilitate quick target acquisition. An ambidextrous top tang safety also serves as barrel selector, allowing the shooter to quickly choose which barrel shoots first. The safety is designed for easy use, even with gloved hands.
Each Orion over/under shotgun features Weatherby’s Integral Multi-Choke System and comes with Improved Cylinder, Modified and Full choke tubes that allow shooters to tailor their shot patterns for specific hunting applications.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: $1,099. For more information, contact a local Weatherby dealer, call the company at (805) 227-2600 or visit www.weatherby.com.
Weatherby offers an extensive test and evaluation program for members of the professional media. All media related inquiries should be directed to Eddie Stevenson of Driftwood Media, Inc.
Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc.’s line features the new WBY-X™ products as well as the popular Vanguard® and legendary Mark V® rifles (production and custom); Threat Response® shotguns and rifles; semi-auto, pump and over/under shotguns; premium ammunition; and security/shooting accessories. For more information, go to www.weatherby.com. The company is based in Paso Robles, Calif., and invites all hunters and shooters to visit its free online community at www.weatherbynation.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Weatherbyinc. Follow @weatherbyinc on Twitter.