The Perfect Companion for Anything From Deer to Pheasant
With the two interchangeable barrels of Weatherby's new PA-08 Slug Gun Combo, hunters can pursue both whitetail deer in the hardwoods and pheasants in the CRP.
The PA-08 Slug Gun Combo is available in two models: the Upland which sports a walnut stock with gloss finish, and the Synthetic which has a lightweight and durable injection-molded black synthetic stock. Both come in 12 gauge with a 24-inch rifled barrel for slug ammunition and a 28-inch field barrel for birdshot shells. Regardless of application, the PA-08 Combo is designed to provide hunters with a commonly affordable gun that can be counted on for years of high-volume shooting.
"Our new Slug Gun Combo offers all the quality, performance and value of our field-tested PA-08 shotgun," said Mike Schwiebert, Weatherby's marketing manager. "With the versatility of interchangeable barrels, it is a true workhorse for all seasons. Hunters will also appreciate the choice of a wood or synthetic stock to suit their personal preference."
The eight-groove rifled barrel has a 1-28" twist rate, with a bore diameter of .718 and groove diameter of .728. It comes with a Weaver-compatible cantilever scope mount base for big game hunters who utilize optics.
The 28-inch field barrel has chrome lining to withstand years of high-volume shooting. 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) come with the field barrel. The screw-in Integral Multi-Choke System is compatible with the Briley thread pattern and allows bird hunters and target shooters to tailor their shot patterns according to need.
All metalwork for both models of the PA-08 Slug Gun Combo is matte black to reduce glare. Constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum 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.
The PA-08 Slug Gun Combo has a three-inch chamber and weighs approximately 7.25 pounds. Swivel studs are included. Manufacturer's suggested retail price is $549 for the Upland model and $499 for the Synthetic. (805) 227-2600; www.weatherby.com
Weatherby is based in Paso Robles, Calif., and invites all hunters and shooters to visit and join its free online community at www.weatherbynation.com