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.
For more information, contact a local Weatherby dealer, call the company at (805) 227-2600 or visitwww.weatherby.com.
Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc.'s line features the popular Vanguard® and legendary Mark V® rifles (production and custom), Threat Response shotguns and rifles, semi-auto and pump shotguns, premium ammunition and security/shooting accessories. The company is based in Paso Robles, Calif., and invites all hunters and shooters to visit and join its free online community at www.weatherbynation.com.