Orion® Sporting Videos

Orion® Sporting

(19 customer reviews)




Versatile and adaptable, the Orion Sporting comes with an adjustable comb giving the shooter a personalized cheek weld and combined with the fiber optic front sight, getting on target never felt more natural. With fast acquisition and a swing that is as smooth as they come, missing is hard to do. The automatic ejectors will throw empties free and clear and allow the shooter a chance for lighting fast reloads. Proven on both the sporting range and in the field, the Orion Sporting is perfect for any situation in any environment.


  • Ambidextrous top tang safety
  • Low profile receiver
  • Automatic ejectors
  • Chrome lined bores
  • 3” chamber


  • High gloss finished, “A” grade walnut stock with diamond point checkering
  • Adjustable comb


  • High gloss metalwork
  • Tappered ventilated top rib (10mm x 6mm)
  • Fiber Optic front sight
  • 30 inch, ported barrels


  • Knurled, extended chokes
  • Full
  • Improved Modified
  • Modified
  • Improved Cylinder
  • Skeet

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19 reviews for Orion® Sporting

  1. Rob

    Great bargain and well made shotgun. Purchased through Galleryofguns.com and delivered to local FFL gunshop for background check and final payment.

    Great shooter – 4 rounds of skeet, trap and wobble trap over the weekend and it performed flawlessly. Several 23 of 25 round scores!

  2. Hammer

    Great wood fit. Very nice lockup. Very nice wood finish. For the little extra money over the standard Orion you can’t go wrong

  3. Billys

    I own a total of 9 Weatherby shotguns, 12 Weatherby Vanguards and 5 Marks!
    All are of impeccable quality! Buy one!
    I am a registered shooter and shoot over 5k rounds per year!

  4. BAM

    A truly beautiful gun that I will eventually hand down to my child when I am too old to shoot.

  5. Ric

    Purchased this shotgun after comparing many guns over a few years.When I saw the sporting I was by interested. All I had to do was find one! Found at Shydas in Lebanon Pa. Very impressed with fit and build quality.Wood seems nicer than many guns costing much more. Took to range today. Fit perfect,hit well overall a great gun at a great price

  6. Maverick

    This is one great shotgun! This o/u can’t be beat for the money. It has many features that guns twice the price have. I am very happy with this gun.

  7. MickyB

    I purchased my Orion a bit capriciously; I thought if felt good, it looked great, and the salesman convinced me that the Turkish managers at the new plant were aware of the reputation for modest quality of regional manufacturers and wanted to build a good o/u shotgun along with a better reputation.

    I also have a Citori that has worked flawlessly for many thousands of rounds and have no intention to replace it; well, perhaps a good Red Label. My view has always been that a good quality o/u shotgun for less than $3K would be made in Japan. However, I have now shot more than 2000 rounds through my Orion without any issues and my belief is changing; I like the way it is balanced, I enjoy shooting it, and it is still tight. I think the Orion is a very good value.

  8. John in MI

    To be honest, this gun was an impulse buy. I have shot trap for 5 years with a single barrel from the 70’s and love the gun. In the last two years I started getting in to get into sporting clays and trap doubles with my dad and brother and always shot a pump. They always tried to get me to buy either a semi-auto or an O/U. I was hesitant because of the cost of getting a sporting gun that fit and shot great. I’ve shot Benelli’s, Citori’s, Ithaca’s, but I could never afford a gun that nice. Well until that is, I stopped in at my local gun shop to pick up a choke for my buddy and the salesman asked me if I was looking for anything else. I opened my mouth and said I was in the market for an O/U. He handed me the Orion, I closed it and it found it’s place on my shoulder. I knew before I even set it down that I was walking out with it in my possession. Around a thousand rounds later, I’ve tacked 6 birds on to my doubles average, my sporting clays, I’m finally in the 30’s as for trap… I’m sticking with my single barrel for now.

    This has to be the best impulse buy I’ve ever made. The Prince of Wales stock fits my frame perfectly and the thing shoots so flat I had to change my shooting style. This is the best shotgun I own.

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  10. Jp

    After paper tuning and stock adjustment this gun fits and shoots amazing love it. It has features of guns twice the price.

  11. Rick

    I use it for trap and hunting. I haven’t had any issues.
    I would recommend this shotgun to anyone looking for an over and under. I really like the extended chokes,and the five they supply with the gun.

  12. TheAmerican

    Weatherby hit a Triple with the Sporting Model, all the high-end features that can be had for under a grand. If I had to throw shade it would be that Weatherby did not have the foresight to partner with MullerChokes now that would have been a Grand Slam. Imagine getting U0-U4 Muller Chokes with the gun instead of the 5 crappy steel chokes that loosen and not great patterns. We Can Only Hope ….

  13. ClayBuster

    The slim differences between the Sporting Model which cost $900 and the Barrett Sovereign B-XPro which cost $2600 is Coin Finish and made in Italy. So buying the Sporting is a Brilliant Move. For dependability/handling I would match the Sporting with the Krieghoff K-80.

  14. old woody

    I purchased the shotgun for trapshooting & I am very pleased !!

  15. SonOfAGun

    The LPA Fiber Optic sight is to small, also needs a mid bead preferably an ivory one, wish a left handed model was offered, also scale back the cost by only including a Full Choke as most folks go to aftermarket chokes when they want to get serious about getting the best patterns. In my finding for 16 yard trap I am getting the best patterns using Winchester AA #8’s and Patternmaster Anaconda Shooting Sport Series (SSS) Mid Trap choke in the top and Sporting Clays choke in the bottom. NO DOUBT I WOULD PURCHASE AGAIN !

  16. Jim Garren

    We shoot sporting clays with a gal who is new to shooting, after renting and borrowing several shotguns she decided on an over under but budget was a concern as it is with most of us. I suggested she check out the Orion Sporting based on features offered for the price but she could not find one at a local retailer. She made a leap of faith based on Weatherby’s reputation and purchased online through GunBroker. She is delighted with the gun and has now been shooting it for about 8 months, her shooting has improved significantly, she has had no problems aside from stiff operation experienced with any new over under.
    I was so impressed with her gun I recently bid on one for myself again using GunBroker to ship to my local FFL transfer agent. I took delivery last Thursday so thought I would list likes, dislikes and first shooting impressions of an experienced shooter.

    Gloss finish/checkering, flared pistol grip
    Barrel selector/safety
    Adjustable comb
    Extended choke tubes Browning/Winchester thread
    Beretta 686 clone receiver
    Low price

    Weight: 7lb 13oz
    Heavy triggers: 6lb 8 oz lower 6lb upper
    Very plain walnut, “belly” on forend
    green fiber optic front bead


    Ported barrels

    I was disappointed that my gun weighs several ounces more than the one purchased by my friend and that the trigger is heavier (6lb 8oz for the under barrel, 6lb for the top,) her trigger pulls about one pound less. I have never liked fiber optic beads so I removed the stock one and replaced it with a HiViz Comp front sight, installing the white light pipe rather than the florescent green or orange.
    The wood is very plain but finished well, the gun has a safety/barrel selector similar to my Browning Citori 725 which I prefer over the rocker style selector found on my wife’s Syren and other Italian guns. Ported barrels in my experience offer no real value.

    We met some friends at the gun club Monday morning, they all were impressed with the appearance of the gun and value for price.

    The gun was stiff opening as expected on a new gun, but handled and pointed well. After shooting 100 targets on the “easy” course I can report gun weight and heavy trigger were both non-issues, completely unnoticed while shooting. Shooting cheap Winchester target ammo in 1 and 1 1/8oz I shot a 94 on the course, my personal best to date, considering the LOP is about 1/2″ longer than I typically shoot it was a very impressive first outing. I have a KickEez sporting clays pad on hand but may shoot it full length for a while before cutting the stock. Great job Weatherby, now build it in 20 ga!

  17. Hoyden

    Looks more expensive than I paid (always a good thing).

    I’ve used it extensively for Trap, Skeet and 5 Station.

    The Weatherby logo case is a nice addition (but it does need a sling for easier carry between Sporting Clays’ stations).

    I like the “fatter” forend , it fits my grip well for guiding the point.

    The wood is exquisite as is the deep finish on the receiver and barrels.

    I would like a mid rib bead to help me quickly establish my hold on the Trap field, the adjustable comb has also helped me show new shooters how to point well and look over the barrel.

    For less than a grand, you’re getting as nice a 12 gauge as a Citori or Cynergy.

  18. James Deaton

    The sporting is a great shotgun. Shot about 500 rounds and the gun points well for me (a lefty). Have added some Carlson chokes that I prefer. Been shooting Beretta A300 Sporting and really like this for weight and balance. You can’t go wrong with buying Weatherby.

  19. Dillon K.

    This review comes hours after mine’s first outing:

    My family has always been Weatherby, through and through; if they made Mark V toilet paper, i’m sure we’d invest. Owning a number of their rifles, I took the plunge on this shotgun, my family’s first Weatherby shotgun, and i’m beyond impressed.

    The value is the leader, this shotgun could probably fetch twice what it’s MSRP is and it’d probably still be worth it. The fit and finish is everything you’d expect from Weatherby, almost making you feel guilty for touching it or taking it out to the field. That is, until you actually start shooting it, then you feel guilty for putting it back in it’s case. It naturally points like second nature, the extended chokes are a very nice addition and the porting does seem to help recoil; we alternated my Orion in 12ga with 2 Wingmasters in 20ga and it was very difficult to tell them apart recoil-wise. I would buy this shotgun all over again in a heartbeat, and if they ever chamber them in 20ga, I believe my wife will. “If the Mark V deluxe decided to be a shotgun”. Outstanding job Weatherby, now make it in 20ga!!!

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