Weatherby® SA-08 Shotgun
A GREAT Purchase
I worked right out of the box. I shot 5 boxes at clays and hit 90%. That is VERY good for me. It is light and throws and tracks with ease. LOVE IT!!!!
September 2, 2013
I use it mostly for casual skeet shooting. About 1000 rounds so far. The gun has performed flawlessly since new (*knock on wood*). I've seen friends have trouble with their guns, even guns costing much more - Beretta, Franchi, Mossberg 935, Rem 870. Not huge problems, but compared to zero problems for the Weatherby, what can I say?
Recoil seems normal, but I would not say light. I fired a magnum load from my friend's 870 that seems to have less recoil than the same round from the Weatherby - maybe weight; maybe the longer barrel on the Weatherby (28" v. 20").
The "heavy" piston did not cycle Rem. 2 3/4 00 buck Managed Recoil, so I haven't even tried it on the light skeet rounds (Rem. Gun Club, mostly).
The only minor downside is that it didn't have a fiber optic sight, which I added for about $10.
January 22, 2015
Quality Semi-Auto Shotgun
I went into the BPS this year and told the guy I wanted a decent semi-auto. I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg, but I didn't want to buy trash either. He pointed me straight to this gun immediately. Boy was he right. This is a quality semi-auto (especially for the price). This gun comes with two different pistons; heavy and light, which is really cool. I usually keep the heavy on there, but I've had it struggle to eject ONE type of dove shell EVER. It took me about 45 seconds to change the piston, and it started spitting them out no problem. Not only would I recommend this gun to a friend, I have. He hunts with it too and loves it.
I told the BPS guy when I bought it that I would probably upgrade in a few years. I would now like to retract that statement. I'm not sure why I would ever need to get a different gun.
November 1, 2012
I was in the market a few years ago for a new semi. I didn't want to buy another 1187, I'll never own another mossberg semi, and have never really been impressed with the super black eagles. I did a lot of research about this gun beore I bought it. I've had it for 2 years and couldn't be happier with it. It's light, handles great and has low recoil for being one of the lightest shotguns on the market. I have well over 1,000 rounds through it without a single problem. The recycle time is incredible and it will chewup and spit out any type of shot you put in it. I've used it for waterfowl, clays, squirrel and turkey.
March 1, 2012