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Old 11-30-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
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Well I bought my first pump scattergun. I've been wanting one for HD purposes. Up until now all we had was a 20ga bolt action.

We wanted to keep all our shotguns in 20ga for now, for commanalaity of ammo purposes.

So I found the exact type of gun I wanted, or at least pretty close.

Its a Weatherby PA-08. I've learned after buying that its the Highland Youth model. It fits my wife and me perfectly. It came with three chokes: IC, Mod, and Full. It has a 22" bbl which is the exact length I wanted. I can add a magazine tube extension and get it to eight rounds in the tube. I may do that later.

I didn't want it all black. I like the dark wood classic look. I'm not into tacticool nonsense. This gun will stay exactly as it is, with the possible exception of the extended magazine tube.

I absolutely love it. I would prefer the Mossberg style safety but I can live with it the way it is.

It was a completely spontaneous purchase...

Pictures to follow.

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cool!

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Haven't shot it yet. Hope to within the next week or so.

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Nice shotty, enjoy it.

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I've always admired weatherby shotguns, and that exact model I have been looking for quite some time. No one seems to carry it and I don't like buying sight unseen. Cabelas advertises it on occasion, but it's never in stock when I go. Good luck with it and shoot it often.

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I've always admired weatherby shotguns, and that exact model I have been looking for quite some time. No one seems to carry it and I don't like buying sight unseen. Cabelas advertises it on occasion, but it's never in stock when I go. Good luck with it and shoot it often.
Thanks. Good luck finding one. I was just kinda browsing though a LGS and he had it. I fell in love right away and the price was in my budget. They had another model in the back that was the exact same thing but with lighter colored wood. I liked the darker look more.

Excited to shoot it. I'll post about how it shoots after I get the chance.
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JW357 I like your idea of adding a mag extension and calling it quits. I'm a big fan of keeping it simple. I just checked Cabelas website and it says that the PA-08 upland youth 20ga is a stocked item. I'm only 15 min away so I'm going to check it out one day next week. How is the recoil pad on yours, hard or soft? Also how smooth does it cycle? I have many shotguns and most of them are 20ga, another 20 will fit right in.

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JW357 I like your idea of adding a mag extension and calling it quits. I'm a big fan of keeping it simple. I just checked Cabelas website and it says that the PA-08 upland youth 20ga is a stocked item. I'm only 15 min away so I'm going to check it out one day next week. How is the recoil pad on yours, hard or soft? Also how smooth does it cycle? I have many shotguns and most of them are 20ga, another 20 will fit right in.
Its a pretty thick, soft recoil pad. She seems to cycle smoothly, although truth be told I don't have a whole lot of experience with pumps to compare it to. But bear in mind mine is brand new. I'm sure it'll smooth out even more with a couple hundred rounds down the pipe.

Take the trip, although a fifteen minute drive could hardly be considered a trip. I think you'll be pleased. Point of reference for the "youth" model, I'm between 5'9" - 5'10" with a normal proportioned body. The length of pull is I believe 12" and it seems to fit me perfectly.
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I was looking at the SA-08 before I got the Mossberg, Which was at the time MSRP over $100 less then the SA-08

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