Weatherby Announces the Orion Side-by-Side (SxS) Shotgun

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In a blend of traditional aesthetics and modern functionality, the new Orion Side-by-Side (SxS) shotgun from Weatherby offers bird hunters and clay shooters a reliable choice. Equipped with 28” barrels, a swamp rib, and brass bead sight, the Orion SxS epitomizes versatility and classic style.

The Weatherby Orion SxS combines a straight English stock, a splinter forend, and double triggers for a nostalgic appeal. The inclusion of a swamp rib and brass bead facilitates clear sighting for accurate wing shooting. To further aid shooters, the shotgun comes with 5 extended choke tubes, part of the Yildiz Choke System.

A Weatherby shotgun on a fence post.
Available in 12 and 20 Gauge. (Photo: Weatherby)

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Orion SxS incorporates extractors to help bird hunters ensure empty shells land in their pockets, not on the ground. It’s available in both 12 and 20-gauge models.

Noteworthy features include a mechanical double trigger, with the front trigger firing the right barrel and the rear, the left. An ambidextrous tang safety offers quick transitions from safe to fire positions. The straight English stock is paired with a slim splinter forend, enabling natural pointing and seamless trigger transitions.

A Weatherby side-by-side shotgun.
The MSRP for the Orion is $1,099. (Photo: Weatherby)

The Orion SxS has an oil-rubbed, grade “A” walnut stock, a matte blue receiver, barrel, and top rib, and extended choke tubes. The long tang trigger guard fortifies the wrist of the stock, enhancing stability.

The Orion SxS is shipping now, retailing at $1,099. Visit to learn more.

Technical Specifications:

CaliberWeightOverall LengthBarrel LengthChamberChokeLength of PullDrop @ CombDrop @ HeelSights
12 Gauge7.3lbs.46”28”3”Yildiz IM, IC, M, F, SK13.75″-14.75”1.5”2.25”Brass Bead
20 Gauge6.7lbs.46”28”3”Yildiz IM, IC, M, F, SK13.75″-14.75”1.5”2.375”Brass Bead

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  • Fred Csiky August 13, 2023, 11:57 pm

    Very Classic and tastefully done, properly with double triggers and gracefully elegant lines.Wonderfully soft stock curves and a rubbed finish to blend it all together . Well done!

  • John Roberts August 12, 2023, 1:29 pm

    Stupid to put a severely swamped rib on a sxs for the American market. Level flat or concave rib is what it should have. Agree on Weatherby logo should be in script ratjer than bold block letter in GOLD, only it should be half the size and not gold, just engraved into the receiver. They should offer a pistol grip and semi-beavertail stock also, along with a 30″ barrel option.

    I don’t understand where these companies get their marketing ideas.

  • James Wagner August 11, 2023, 2:34 pm

    Why would you only offer with a double trigger

  • David Boerboom August 11, 2023, 1:17 pm


    Go back to the cursive logo. Asap. The plain text one looks like crap. Sorry. ….or do you save the cursive for items that are actually made by Weatherby?…and the plain text for outsourced items???


    That is all.

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