There’s nothing like the look an upland dog gives a hunter when the bird keeps flying after the shots ring out. You can see it in their eyes, as if they’re saying “Really? You missed THAT ONE? After everything I did to find it and flush it? Unbelievable.” I can assure you, you’ll see that look a lot less with me in the field. My dual-valve, gas-operated system ensures flawless shell cycling and my exact fit will have you shouldering and swinging like a champ. You’ll never be able to blame me for a miss. It’s all on you to keep that dog smiling.
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- CNC machined aircraft grade aluminum receiver
- Chrome plated bolt
- Vented top rib
- Brass front bead
- Chrome lined bore
- Drop out trigger system for easy cleaning
- Dual valve gas system
- Push-button safety
- Beautiful select grade walnut stock with high gloss finish
- 22 LPI checkering on pistol grip and forend
BARREL AND METALWORK:
- Available with 26-inch or 28-inch barrel
- Rich high lustre finish on metalwork
- Improved Cylinder
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|Choke||Improved Cylinder, Modified, Full|
Specifications subject to change without notice.
27 customer reviews
hunt pheasant with it and works great!!!!!!!!
Best Guns at Scout Camp
We have perhaps a dozen pump and Semi-auto shotguns at our scout camp. They are all 20 ga.and come in sizes to fit scouts from 12 to 18 years of age. The Weatherby SA-08's are without question the best. We fire 6,000 to 8,000 rounds per year and more than a third of these go through our 3 SA-08's. They are the only guns that never give us problems. I am an instructor and have too many shotguns already in my safe, but I still look at the SA-08's and say, "What a great value for a great gun. One more can't hurt."
Quality and Performance Beyond Its Price Point
As the owner of 4 semi-auto shotguns I must say the quality and performance of the Weatherby SA-08 is equal to or surpasses guns costing twice as much. I can only compare it to my Remington 1100, Remington VersaMax, and my Browning A5 Ultimate. This gun points quick, and shoots even faster. The wood is good, maybe not as good as my Browning, but then again the Browning is a $1,550.00 gun. I picked up the Weatherby new in the box from a local dealer for $400.00 plus tax. Fit and finish is on par with any of the guns I own. This gun is the lightest 12 gauge I own, yet has the softest recoil (yes, less than the veritable VersaMax). All I can say is the Weatherby became my favorite out of the bunch. Buy one, you'll be glad you did.
Elegant and Completely Reliable!
I have owned, shot, and been around shotguns of all types for 55 years and so when it came time to recommend a good reliable semi-automatic; I recommended the SA-08 to a friend. Out of the box I disassembled and cleaned it plus added the cast off shim because most RH people shoot better with a little cast off in the stock. This gun has done nothing but function flawlessly 100% of the time! No malfunctions of any kind, even with some very inexpensive ammunition used. My friend has shot it off and on for over a year without any cleaning, and it still never fails to function as designed. I see others having jams and having to fuss with their far more expensive Beretta autos and we just smile to ourselves. It also is a very soft shooting semi auto.
Randy Wakeman was absolutely right about this shotgun. It is a very solid and simple design. I particularly like the dual piston feature as it keeps the wear and recoil to a minimum on the gun by controlling bolt speed. In 12 gauge all you need to remember is if it is 1 1/8 oz of shot or less, use the Light Load piston and 1 1/4 ounce or more, use the Heavy Load one. Takes not time to change pistons and no brain work required. It is unquestionably a far simpler and easier to clean system than the overly complicated and miserable to clean, spring gas compensating system used by Beretta. Too bad more people have not discovered the SA-08 because they are a high quality gun, quite attractive in the aesthetics department and cost about 30-45% what other makers charge for their gas autos. Good job Weatherby!
Great 20 Gauge Shotgun
I really like this light weight 20 GA. Weatherby shotgun. It shoots where I point it and is easy on the shoulder. Nice shotgun for the money!!