View Full Version : Mossberg sa-20 versus Weatherby sa-08 - help me choose

January 14, 2011, 07:09 PM
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. :)

January 15, 2011, 01:00 AM
I've only fired about 400 rounds in my Weatherby SA-08 12 ga, and no problems. Handles very nicely and is lightweight.

January 15, 2011, 08:41 AM
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.

Smitty in CT
January 15, 2011, 02:33 PM
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/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=143986

January 15, 2011, 04:38 PM
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.

Smitty in CT
January 15, 2011, 07:13 PM
Bud's Gun Shop sells the SA-20 for $388...including shipping

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