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.
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.