Featuring classical styling, the Weatherby Orion SxS side-by-side shotgun is the company’s latest bird and clay companion. The break-action shotgun features a straight English oil-rubbed grade “A” stock and splinter forend. Additionally, the 28-inch barrel, in either 12- or 20-gauge, swings smoothly and predictably for chasing birds or clay.
The Weatherby Orion SxS Side-by-Side Shotgun
Channeling classic side-by-side styling, the Orion SxS builds on a matte blue receiver. Coupled with the receiver is the beautiful oil-rubbed grade “A” walnut straight English stock with a slim splinter forend. As a result, the shotgun not only maintains an appealing aesthetic but allows for natural pointing and easy transition between the two triggers.
Rounds are delivered on target via the mechanical double trigger. Correspondingly, the front trigger fires the right barrel, and the rear trigger fires the left barrel. Additionally, the triggers are housed within a long tang trigger guard that adds to the aesthetics while providing strength and additional stability to the wrist of the stock.
Featuring a 28-inch side-by-side barrel, the Orion SxS is designed to handle modern steel shot loads in either 12- or 20-gauge. The shotgun utilizes the Yildiz choke system and includes five extended chokes (SK, IC, Mod, IM, Full). Additionally, the extractors provide full control of where your empty shells end up.
Running the length of the barrels is the swamped rib with a slight U dip at the breech. Correspondingly, the dip couples with a brass bead sight at the end of the rib for a clear sight picture. Finally, an ambidextrous tang safety delivers ergonomic operation for right- and left-handed shooters.
The Weatherby Orion SxS side-by-side Shotgun is available now with an MSRP of $1,099.00. For more info, please visit Weatherby.com.
Weatherby Orion SxS Shotgun Specs
Caliber: 12-gauge or 20-gauge
Weight: 7.3 pounds (12-gauge), 6.7 pounds (20-gauge)
Overall Length: 46 inches
Barrel Length: 28 inches
Chamber: 3 inches
Choke: Yildiz IM, IC, M, F, SK
Length of Pull: 13.75-14.75 inches
Drop Comb: 1.5 inches
Drop Heel: 2.25 inches (12-gauge), 2.375 inches (20-gauge)
Sights: Brass bead