Are those Weatherby SA08s as reliable as a Beretta AL390/391?
Iím in the market too.
They are good until you get into the thousands of shells. Good luck finding a 390 or 391. Beretta makes an outstanding shotgun.
The deal with an SA-08 youth is make sure it fits. Make sure itís aligned when shouldered, without having to really conform yourself to the shotgun. It comes with some shims to adjust.
People are different and each can handle different stuff but I believe a youth pump shotgun is one of the worst things to inflict on a young person if you want them to develop good shooting skills.