Weatherby’s PA-08 pump shotgun line now includes models designed specifically for youth and waterfowl hunters.
Available in 20 gauge, the PA-08 Upland Youth model features a short 22-inch barrel and a 12 ½-inch length of pull that is ideal for many younger shooters. A walnut stock with gloss finish makes the PA-08 Upland Youth eye-catching as well.
A 12-gauge shotgun, the PA-08 Waterfowler 3.0 sports the Mothwing Marsh Mimicry camouflage pattern on its stock. Utilizing the moth’s biological patterns, Mothwing camo is designed to mimic and disappear into the surrounding environment. A special dipping process adheres the camo directly to stock surfaces, providing exceptional durability. The injection-molded stock is lightweight and built to last as well. Hunters can choose between two barrel lengths: 26 or 28 inches.
“Our PA-08 pump shotguns provide hunters with a commonly affordable ‘workhorse,’ built and rigorously tested to ensure reliable performance, whether it’s turkeys in the spring or waterfowl in the fall,” said Mike Schwiebert, Weatherby’s marketing manager. “The new Upland Youth model is a handsome wood-stock gun that can make shooting more comfortable and fun for those of smaller stature. The Waterfowler 3.0 model offers the concealment and performance needed for a successful marshland hunt.”
The PA-08 Upland Youth’s metalwork is gloss black to provide a distinctive look, while the Waterfowler 3.0′s metalwork is matte black to prevent glare.
Both models have a three-inch chamber. Constructed of aircraft-grade alloys to reduce overall weight without compromising strength, the CNC-machined receiver is designed to improve the balance of the shotgun for better handling. A chrome-plated bolt helps prevent the action from binding and eases operation. The drop-out trigger system can be quickly removed for easy cleaning and reassembled. A push-button safety is conveniently mounted on the trigger guard for quick acquisition and ease of use.
The PA-08 Upland Youth and Waterfowler 3.0 have a chrome-lined barrel to withstand years of high-volume shooting, while lengthened forcing cones help reduce felt recoil. A vented top rib dissipates heat and helps facilitate target acquisition, as does the brass bead front sight.
Three application-specific choke tubes (Improved Cylinder, Modified and Full) are included with each shotgun. The screw-in Integral Multi-Choke System is compatible with the Briley thread pattern and allows shooters to tailor their shot patterns for specific needs. All Weatherby chokes feature an easy-to-use identification system so the user can quickly identify the proper choke for the shooting situation.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices: $449 for the PA-08 Upland Youth and $399 for the PA-08 Waterfowler 3.0.
For more information, contact a local Weatherby dealer, call the company at (805) 227-2600 or visit www.weatherby.com.