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Weatherby Orion #8755120 12/11/22 05:57 AM
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Just want to know what you all think of the Weatherby Orions? Wife got me on for an early B-DAY gift. 20ga 28" feels nice looks great.

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I like them. I think they used to be made by skb. I shot a few rounds of skeet with one and it fit me well. Happy Birthday to you… I think your wife did great.

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Had one in 12 gauge, have a friend that really wanted it..bad. I sold it to him, wish I hadn't. They are nice guns.


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You married well!


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I had a 12 gauge that I handed down to my son. It was a dream to swing and shoot. The best shotgun I’ve ever owned…and I’ve owned a few over the last 60 years.


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Fiancé bought me one for dove season, beautiful gun that points and swings nice. Only shot about half a flat of shells through it this year but it’ll see a lot of use in the future.

Re: Weatherby Orion [Re: Master Plumb] #8757632 12/14/22 11:32 AM
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Beautiful guns, Orion and Athena. I had the Athena and 2 shooting friends had Orions back in the 80’s & 90’s. The barrels fit on sleeves and all 3 of us had them start to separate now and then, simple fix was to bang them down on the floor/driveway/ etc. butt first and they would go back together. 30ish years ago so hopefully that problem is fixed.


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Originally Posted by P_102
Beautiful guns, Orion and Athena. I had the Athena and 2 shooting friends had Orions back in the 80’s & 90’s. The barrels fit on sleeves and all 3 of us had them start to separate now and then, simple fix was to bang them down on the floor/driveway/ etc. butt first and they would go back together. 30ish years ago so hopefully that problem is fixed.


I have an Athena. My absolute favorite shotgun


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I'm saving up for one.


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I shot a 30" sporting version once as a loaner while on vacation.

Solid solid gun, and I think one of the best values in the O/U game.


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It'll go toe to toe with a Citori or Red Label in my experience. Dad has an Orion and I have a Citori both in 12 and I cannot say where one edges out the other. The wife has a Ruger Red Label in 20; its plenty nice, but I prefer the feel of the W'by or Citori over it. All three will be heirloom type guns for our boys, hopefully.

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I would like to have the 20ga back bang


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