The Weatherby Orion® I 12 Gauge Shotgun offers unmatched balance and handling and smooth, reliable performance. This over/under shotgun features chrome-lined bores that deliver consistently smooth shooting and even patterning. A low profile receiver, Prince of Wales grip, and "A" grade walnut stock give this Weatherby shotgun both a sleek look and durable build. Improved ergonomics offer superior hold and feel and allow comfortable shooting all day long. Automatic ejectors on this double-barrel shotgun eject only spent shell casings, making reloading even more convenient and smooth. An ambidextrous top tang safety offers easy access to both right- and left-handed shooters, making this high-performance shotgun perfect for any shooter. Thanks to its durable, focused design and fine-tuned craftsmanship, the Weatherby Orion® I 12 Gauge Shotgun delivers premium performance and unmatched dependability to improve the experience of hunters and shooters everywhere.
Low profile receiver
Ambidextrous top tang safety for easier access
Prince of Wales grip and "A" grade walnut stock
Improved ergonomics for superior feel and comfort
Chrome lined bores for consistently smooth shooting
Automatic ejectors only eject spent shells for added convenience
My brother was looking for an over under to shoot recreational sporting clays with me and to take hunting pheasants. He’d shot my Browning a couple of times and liked the feel of the O/U vs. his semi-auto but didn’t want to spend what I paid for my Browning. He researched economy grade O/Us and had picked out a brand that he was going to buy. His wife suggested to him that he take me with him since I had been involved in shooting and firearms training training for many years. We got to the store and were looking at the one he was interested in when I noticed the Weatherby Orion sitting next to the one he was planning to buy. I picked it up and found it had great balance, mounted nicely, was quick pointing and looked fantastic. I took the brand he was interested in from him and handed him the Orion and told him to give it a feel. He was sold immediately. The salesman tried to tell him the original one would be a better hunting gun because it was lighter but I pointed out that it had an aluminum receiver, didn’t shoulder well, and would hammer the shoulder over a couple rounds of target clays. Bottom line, my brother bought the Orion and is very happy with it. I went back and bought one for myself the next day because I thought it felt nicer than my Browning and would make a great upland gun for me.
My brother was looking for an over to shoot recreational sporting clays with me and to take hunting pheasants. He'd shot my Browning a couple of times and liked the feel of the O/U vs. his semi-auto but didn't want to spend what I paid for my Browning. He researched economy grade O/Us and had picked out a brand that he was going to buy. His wife suggested to him that he take me with him since I had been involved in shooting and firearms training training for many years. We got to the store and were looking at the one he was interested in when I noticed the Weatherby Orion sitting next to the one he was planning to buy. I picked it up and found it had great balance, mounted nicely, was quick pointing and looked fantastic. I took the brand he was interested in from him and handed him the Orion and told him to give it a feel. He was sold immediately. The salesman tried to tell him the original one would be a better hunting gun but I pointed out that it had an aluminum receiver, didn't shoulder well, and would hammer the shoulder over a couple rounds of target clays. Bottom line, my brother bought the Orion and is very happy with it and I bought one for myself the next day because I thought it felt nicer than my Browning and would make a great upland gun for me.
I really love this gun! I have shot already 200+ Rounds through it and the gun performed flawlessly. For the price, there is no better OU. The POW grip and gloss finish on this gun is excellent and better than any of the competitors at this price point!
Fit and finish are very good. Points and swings nice. Cast off for a right hand shooter is very good. Balanced right at the pivot pins. Stock is nice wood, nothi special. Triggers are very consistent. Safety and barrel selector have just the right tension. Only machining marks I could find at all were in places where you wouldn’t see them in a normal situation
LOVE THE GUN BOUGHT IT USED AND HAVE BEEN BE USING IT FOR 8 YEARS NOW. I HAVE HAD ONLY SMALL PROBLEMS WITH IT.. I SHOOT SPORTING CLAYS EVERY FRIDAY. I LIVE IN AZ. WHERE YOU CAN DO THAT. WHERE THE WEATHER IS ALWAYS GREAT.
I bought this online and had it shipped to my local gun store. When I picked it up, the guy there told me he had one just like it and it was the best over-under you could get for the money (and they don’t sell Weatherby products at that store). I have to say, I think he was right. Although I will admit that this is the only over-under I own, it is also the only over-under I plan on owning. It is a good looking gun, but not so pretty that you’re afraid to use it.
I was all set to purchase a new Baretta silver pigeon and saw the Orion on sale at half the price. Liked the way it looked and shouldered better than the Baretta and bought it on the spot. The gun has performed flawlessly in the field and I am 100 percent happy with my purchase. Kudos to Weatherby for a great shotgun at a reasonable price.
It is my favorite shotgun. I have four. It is well balanced and just the right length and nice and light. Long enough for long range shooting and short enough for quick shots in the woods. I have the 26″ 12 gauge barrel.
I bought the Orion to take on a bird hunting safari to South Africa. I found the Orion fit and finish to be equal to if not better than its compeitors in $2000 range. The Orion performed flawlessly. For the money, there is not a better gun made. Buy it!
Finally got to shoot a round of Clay’s with The Orion; throws good, feels great, looks even better. Best $1,000 market gun out right now. I can say the front bead is too small, besides that I’d buy again. Will hopefully have for a lifetime.
My significant other bought me this shotgun and I absolutely love it! It shoots naturally and looks killer! This is a great shotgun ..and a for the price, an amazing deal! I’d recommend this shotgun to anyone looking for affordable quality. Performance would have been rated 5 out of 5 is I could have gotten a more complete choke set from Weatherby (as opposed to 3rd party). Regardless, if you can only have one over and under shotgun, this is the one you want!
very well made and nice looking shotgun. good weight at seven pounds. tang safety could be a little smoother and not slide laterally so easily. can get hung up in the middle. I have had this issue with a browning as well.
I just shot my orion on the sporting clays course for the first time. This gun is amazing. It already feels somewhat broken in, after only 100 rounds. Very smooth and swings beatifully. I was slayings clays with this thing. This was a great purchase!!!!
I like my guns to look as well as they shoot. This gun is absolutely beautiful. Craftsmanship is excellent. I’ll be buying a second one for my daughter to go hunting with me. Looked at Browning’s, but there simply is no comparison for the price point. I hope this firearm enjoys a long run with Weatherby.
I love my Orion. I shoot clays every week and will put this gun up against any gun at the range. I feel confident that I will break my share of clays every time it is my time to shoot. I am proud to be an owner. Keep up the good work. I can’t wait for the 20 and 28 to come out. Please Hurry.
I just got my new Orion O/U and couldn’t be more pleased. The finish is just beautiful and the balance of the gun is phenomenal. For a O/U under $1000 there couldn’t be a move value for the dollar shotgun. It mount, swings, and shoots great. So please with this gun. It will quickly become my favorite. My SA-08 will be a close second.
I’ve had this gun for 30+ years (got it at 18 Y.O.), so u do the math. Never had a single issue, have shot 25 in a row trap shooting, killed countless birds. Wouldn’t bat an eye at another one. Thank You Weatherby. Orion OU is the BEST gun for the $$.
This is a beautiful little shotgun! I am now consistently shooting 25’s in skeet. Great looking, great shooting, and remarkable VALUE. Get one; it is great. I beat the club pro the other day; he shoots a $30K O/U. Customer service is great too! Thanks Weatherby.
I’ve had my weatherby orion for about a year and it shoots very well in skeet. I love the gun because, the weight, the look, and the overall performance. I think it is worth it because it keeps up with my dads browning citori for half of the price.
When I first received the gun it “was” very stiff and especially in the cocking phase but I was assured by others it would work in. After the first 100 rounds I brought it home and cleaned it and then noted rubbing tight spots. I got a light stone and polished these areas and lightly greased only where it’s needed and I have 250 rounds though it now and it opens and closes as smooth as any high end shotgun. Besides being a beautiful gun it’s a great shooter and gets plenty of good looks at the gun club. You truly can’t beat it for value, quality and performance. Plus it’s a Weatherby.
However, It does seem to be very tight and I have too almost struggle with opening and closing the breech dues to this situation. I am still working to get the correct lubrication to help with its operation.
The Weatherby O/U is a superior shotgun for about a third price of the others. Have had mine for three years now and it still locks up tight and never fails. A great value for anyone needing a double barrel.