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The Weatherby name has long stood for quality and innovation in the firearms world. Since 1945, a Weatherby rifle has been near the top of the list of desires for many riflemen, especially after the introduction of the famous Mark V rifle in 1957. I remember as a kid looking at pictures of those ultra-modern, sleek rifles sporting knockout gorgeous wood with a Monte Carlo cheek piece and contrasting forend tip. Those great rifles were, and still are, available chambered for high-stepping cartridges that bear the Weatherby name.
With thousands of manufacturers rolling out new products at the 2011 SHOT Show, the AmericanHunter.org team knew it had to have a game plan. What was our strategy? To find as many new hunting guns as we could get our hands on. After fondling more than our share of new deer slayers, duck killers and a few surprises, we picked the 10 best hunting guns from SHOT Show 2011 (in no particular order).
I recently tested Weatherby's PA 459, a sub 7-pound tactical shotgun with a 19-inch barrel and a synthetic pistol grip stock.
Our resident gun bloggers (and new TV stars) Phil Bourjaily and David E. Petzal pick their 30 favorite rifles and shotguns, and tell us why they like them.
To folks on the sporting/hunting side of the house, the name Weatherby means well-made, aesthetically pleasing and powerful hunting rifles.