Also coming from Weatherby in 2010 is the new PA-459 pump-action shotgun.
The first thing that struck me when I saw the above photo was how “Benelli” it looked. It looks like a Benelli Nova with a Benelli M4 style fixed stock. I really like the Benelli-style and hope we will not be seeing another lawsuit in the near future.
Style aside, functionally it is much the same as the Mossburg 500 SPX that was launched at the beginning of the year at a similar price-point. Weatherby will be marketing it as a self-defense shotgun, although it would make a decent slug hunting gun with the ghost sight removed and a red-dot or low-powered scope added.
|Caliber||3″ 12 gauge|
|Capacity||four 3″ rounds or five 2.75″ rounds|
|Stock||Injection-molded. Includes recoil pad.|
|Barrel||19″ chrome lined barrel|
|Choke||.810-inch-1mm extended and ported cylinder choke tube|
|Front Sight||fiber optic|
|Rear Sight||LPA ghost ring (mounted on picatinny rail and adjustable for windage and elevation)|
|Picatinny rails||Top of receiver and on forend.|
I think this is a very nice looking gun that I am willing to bet will be a very good seller.