Wyoming-based Weatherby have announced the launch of a new line of 12 gauge inertia action shotguns. Weatherby recently made the move from California to Wyoming and are launching the new 18i Italian-made shotguns as their first line launched from their new home.
Here’s Weatherby’s press release on the new shotguns:
Weatherby is proud to announce their brand new 18i™ shotgun line. The new 18i™ models are available now through distributors across the country with even more inventory shipping later this month.
The Weatherby 18i™ series of semi-automatic shotguns are built on the proven inertia system, that provides the most reliable cycling in an evenly-weighted gun. The single piece receiver is precision machined from billet aluminum for strength and has been designed and built for shooters that require superior reliability with high volume shooting.
“As we finalize our transition to Sheridan, WY, Weatherby is excited to announce our brand new Italian made inertia-driven shotgun product line. This is the first of many new items to be launched from our new home in Wyoming.”, says Adam Weatherby.
The 18i™ Synthetic model features a 12 gauge 28” barrel with a 3.5” Super Magnum and is the first shotgun with a 3.5” chamber from Weatherby. The Synthetic model features an advanced polymer stock has been designed for a seamless fit to the shooter with a soft touch area on the cheek rest and aggressive texture in the palm and foregrip. Premium engineering and material composition will provide consistent performance in the harshest of environments. The safety is conveniently located behind the trigger with a positive red ring for visible confirmation when in the “ready to shoot” position.
The 18i™ Waterfowler model is a 12 gauge 28” barrel 3.5” chamber and is dipped the Realtree Max 5 pattern for concealment and corrosion resistance. More camouflage patterns will be coming soon.
The 18i™ Deluxe model is available in a 12 gauge 28” barrel with a 3” chamber. The Deluxe model has a beautiful European Walnut stock that is ergonomically shaped to match the engraved nickel receiver and high gloss blued barrel. More 18i™ Deluxe models will be announced later this year.
“We are very proud to offer the new 18i™ line. The 3.5 inch super magnum Synthetic and Waterfowler models deliver extreme quality for the price and are sure to be passed down for generations. The 18i™ Deluxe is the Weatherby Mark V Deluxe of shotguns, truly a work of art.”, says Luke Thorkildsen, VP of Marketing, Sales, and Product Development.
Here’s a video from Weatherby:
The Weatherby 18i Synthetic and Waterfowler models have MSRPs of $1,099 and the 18i Deluxe has an MSRP of $1,899.00. All models come with five flush fit choke tubes with a true choke tube wrench contained in a small case. Find out more at www.weatherby.com.