Gun Report

Weatherby SA-08 Synthetic 3-Inch 12 Gauge

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Even if we give the gun the benefit of the doubt on its function, which we did, there’s many things the Escort has that the SA-08 lacks. That makes it no better than average, in our view.

Weatherby SA-08 Synthetic 3-Inch 12 Gauge

Gun Details

Model Name
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Receiver Material
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel

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Here’s the problem: The SA-08 wouldn’t feed shells from the magazine cleanly.
We don’t really like this solution: two valves for different shotshell weights. The other gun just shot what we fed it.
We got the pattern densities we expected from the IC choke, but 68% of the pattern blew to the left half of the target because of wind.

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