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Old January 14, 2011, 07:09 PM   #1
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Mossberg sa-20 versus Weatherby sa-08 - help me choose

I'm looking for an inexpensive, lightweight (6lbs or less) 20ga and I'm trying to decide between the sa-20 from Mossberg and the sa-08 from Weatherby. I welcome your input.
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Old January 15, 2011, 01:00 AM   #2
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I've only fired about 400 rounds in my Weatherby SA-08 12 ga, and no problems. Handles very nicely and is lightweight.
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Old January 15, 2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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I haven't seen more than a couple of reviews for the SA-08 that were negative in any way. Almost everything I've seen says that these are excellent guns and very good value.

The only problem with Turkish guns (I have an H&R myself) is the fact that parts and accessories are VERY limited.
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Old January 15, 2011, 02:33 PM   #4
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The two are similar, the Weatherby has a single action bar, the Mossberg has dual action bars...

I bought the Mossberg SA-20 youth model for my son in May of '08, after he out grew the gun, I ordered a walnut stock from Weatherby....

Here's a link to an ongoing review I've got going: http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/view...?f=58&t=143986
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Old January 15, 2011, 04:38 PM   #5
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Thanks! That is a great thread - just what I needed.

Prices seem strange though - I'm seeing the sa-20 listed for ~$450, yet I see where folks bought them for a major chunk less.
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Old January 15, 2011, 07:13 PM   #6
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Bud's Gun Shop sells the SA-20 for $388...including shipping
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/52291

If you have a Gander Mountain in your area, they have them on sale every so often for $299!!
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