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
Questions about Choke Tubes? View the Choke Tube Guide HERE.
|Choke||Improved Cylinder, Modified, Full|
Specifications subject to change without notice.
33 customer reviews
About the 12 ga.
I read all the reviews about 20 and 28 ga. SA-08's, but nothing about the 12 ga. I own a twelve ga. SA-08 and it is the best shooting shotgun in my collection . I might add it is the softest shooting 12 ga. I own. I have a lot of more expensive shotguns, but my favorite is my SA-08 deluxe. I recommend if buying a new shotgun don't over look the SA-08's.
Great Gun in ALL respects
I wanted a SOFT shooting 20 gauge for my wife but also wanted something really nice in fit function and finish. So I bought a SA-08 Deluxe before the inertia guns came out. It is just perfect. Beautifully finished of course but DOES IT SHOOT WELL!!. Now, IF I had to buy it all over again I would NOT get the inertia operated gun. Yes, the gas gin needs more cleaning, but it is trimmer and the pistol grip is more natural. I would change nothing and would buy another in a New York minute! Now if we only had the nice older O/U guns back in Grade 2 and 3, plus the Anschutz bolt guns in rimfire. I was able to get both calibers for myself before the arrangement went away. They are simply beautiful rifles.
I bought this gun in a 20 ga. a year ago and love it. I hunt ducks, geese, doves, quail, pheasant, and other game. Also trap, skeet, 5 stand, and sporting clays. Over 800 field loads and over 5,000 target loads. Still runs like brand new. Would highly recommend this and all other Weatherby shotguns to anyone looking for high quality guns at a good price.
The best semi for the money!
I searched, studied, reviewed, and compared affordable shotguns for months. After all the results, I decided to try the Weatherby SA-08 deluxe. I hit the jackpot. The quality beats every gun in it's class, the fit and finish is better than more expensive guns, it handles and cycles as nice as guns that cost 4 or 5 times as much. My son who is a stickler for quality, had his doubts, (he just spent 4 times as much on a Italian gun), but when he handled the Weatherby, he couldn't believe it! He want to buy 2! one for clays, and one for the woods. Great job Weatherby! Keep it up! You'll see us again for sure!
Soft shooting, reliable, impressive
I first saw the SA-08 deluxe in 2013 and immediately bought it in 28 gauge. A few years later I added another in 20 gauge. My absolute two favorite guns to shoot hands down. I was sad to hear the 28 gauge is being discontinued and I may be buying another just in case.