View Full Version : Weatherby Orion Info. Please

March 19, 2002, 07:14 PM
HEY GUYS:GUNNUTS HERE,Any Info. on WEATHERBY'S ORION shotgun will help,Give me the good & bad,Who makes the guns?I just don't know about there fit & finish and will they last? I do know about there rifles thay are made by a LOT of sub co.'s,Like HOWA!!You can get a HOWA rifle for $350.00 they stamp WEATHERBY on it , and it goes for $750.00:rolleyes: If I'm going to dish out $1050.00 for a ORION or just spend $150.00 more for a CITORI,What I'm looking for is a nice little over & under in 20 GA. with 26" barrels,To take down south for quail,I need a gun that will last,But not for $1800.00:confused: THANKS ALOT

March 19, 2002, 09:02 PM
The o/u's are made by SKB in Japan and are very good guns. The s/s are made in Spain or Italy they list it on there website. The s/s are new this year

Steve B.
March 23, 2002, 11:19 AM
I used an Orion 12 ga. O/U during the last bird season, and I like it. The gun fits me perfect, and shoots where I aim it.

The decision for me came down to Weatherby vs. Beretta vs. Franchi. Out of the three, the Weatherby just felt better and lighter than the other two. I've know the guy that owns the gun store forever, and he swore that the modified Greener crossbolt lockup of the Weatherby was the strongest. I don't know that I would ever shoot one loose or have any problems with any of them, because I don't shoot that much (If it's good enough for John Wayne, it's good enough for me). The Browning was out because of price, and they don't fit me as good as the Weatherby anyway. I like the looks of the Weatherby better than the Beretta or Franchi (I opted for the Grade II because of the silver receiver - I thought it would be more trouble free as far as cleaning and rust goes).

Whichever you choose, just make sure that you have shouldered it and that it fits you. If you haven't tried different brands, you'll be surprised at how different each one feels to you. Good luck.