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Weatherby ® announces a new PA-459 pump shotgun model for turkey hunting

The PA-459 Turkey model sports Mothwing™ Camo’s Spring Mimicry® pattern on the stock and forend components. Utilizing advanced computer technology, this hunting camouflage pattern is based on bark- and leaf-mimicking moths, accented with natural ground cover found in the spring.

“Spring Mimicry is one of the most effective turkey hunting camouflage patterns,” said Brad Ruddell, Weatherby’s vice president of sales and marketing. “It is a natural match for our PA-459, which offers a number of features that work well on those wily longbeards.”

The PA-459 Turkey model comes in 12 gauge with a 19-inch barrel. Its short 13.5-inch length of pull helps prevent the gun from snagging on turkey vests. Designed for comfort and reduced recoil, the shotgun’s ergonomic pistol grip-style buttstock has a rubber-textured grip area. A low-density recoil pad maximizes recoil absorption, making the PA-459 Turkey model easy on the shoulder.

Other key features include an extended forend and slide release to allow quick and easy function of the action. The forend has an integral Picatinny rail for accessories.

Constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy to reduce overall weight without compromising strength, the PA-459 Turkey model’s CNC-machined receiver is designed to improve the balance of the shotgun for better handling. A mil-spec Picatinny rail is installed on the action for mounting optical sights. The rail has a rugged clamp-style LPA ghost ring rear sight that is easily adjustable for windage and elevation. Magazine capacity is four 3-inch rounds or five 2.75-inch rounds.

The PA-459 Turkey model’s barrel is chrome lined to withstand years of high-volume shooting. It is fitted with a .810-inch-1mm extended and ported full choke tube for application-specific patterning. The barrel has a blade front sight with a fiber optic pin for quick target acquisition.

Weighing approximately 6.5 pounds, the PA-459 Turkey model measures 40 inches in overall length. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $499.

For more information, contact a local Weatherby dealer, call the company at (805) 227-2600 or visit www.weatherby.com.

Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc.’s line features the popular Vanguard® and legendary Mark V® rifles (production and custom), over/under and side-by-side shotguns in the classic Athena® and Orion® lines, 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.

Dan Weatherby, dweatherby@weatherby.com, (805) 227-2600

New Winchester Super X3 NWTF Turkey Shotguns

New Winchester Super X3 NWTF Turkey Shotguns Print E-mail

Super X3 NWTF Extreme Turkey Shotgun
Contact: Scott Grange or Paul Thompson
(801) 876-2711 ext. 3306 or ext. 3229
January 2011

New 20 Ga Waterfowl and All Purpose Models
Now Available In Winchester® SX®3 Line

A new 20 ga waterfowl model has been added to the Super X®3 shotgun line. The Super X3 Waterfowl gun comes in Mossy Oak® Duck Blind® camouflage and features a grip enhancing Dura-Touch® Armor Coating on the composite stock and forearm. The gun is available with either a 26 or 28-inch barrel and comes with three Invector-Plus™ choke tubes.

The 20 ga model is chambered for 3-inch shells. The Active Valve gas system cycles all factory ammunition from light field to heavy magnums. The gun comes with two lengths of pull stock spacers, drop and cast adjustment shims and sling swivel studs.

The Super X3 All-Purpose Field 20 ga gun has the same features as the waterfowl model, but comes in the Mossy Oak Break-Up® Infinity pattern of camouflage

Suggested retail price of all the models is $1,339.99

Citori Micro Midas Satin Hunter

Citori Micro Midas Satin Hunter

Contact: Scott Grange or Paul Thompson
(801) 876-2711 ext. 3306 or ext. 3229
January 2011

The famous Browning® Citori® over/under is now available for those of smaller frame and stature. The gun is the new Citori Micro Midas Satin Hunter. It is a shotgun suitable for any lover of over/unders, but this special model will fit youth and ladies very well. It is available in both 12 and 20 gauge models.

The satin-finished walnut stock is shorter for easier shouldering. The length of pull is only 13″. This makes the gun easier to shoulder, quicker to point, lighter and easier to carry; something that is very appealing to younger people and experienced shooters and hunters alike.

The new shotgun carries all the fine features that have made the Browning Citori the number one selling over and under shotgun in the world. These features include the all-steel deeply blued receiver and barrels, the single selective trigger and hammer ejectors with the famous and easily navigated top-tang barrel selector/safety. These time-proven features play a key role in how the gun works in their hands, and how easily it is operated and shouldered.

The Citori Micro Midas comes with three Invector-Plus™ choke tubes and an ivory front bead sight. All models are chambered for 3” shells. Barrel lengths of 24” and 26” are available in both 20 and 12 gauge. The guns weigh from 6 lbs. 2 oz. to 6lbs. 11 oz.

A recoil pad is fit to the 12 gauge models. This is a very fine choice for the dad who is looking for a lighter, smaller over/under and certainly ideal for youth and ladies.

Suggested retail price on all models is $1,470.00.

Browning Adds Two Sporting Models to Maxus Shotgun Line

Maxus Sporting Carbon Fiber

Maxus Sporting

Contact: Scott Grange or Paul Thompson
(801) 876-2711 ext. 3306 or ext. 3229
January 2011

Since its introduction just a couple of years ago, the Browning® Maxus® has quickly become one of the most popular semi-automatic shotguns in the market. The Maxus is known for its reliability and shooter/hunter friendly features. In 2011 Browning is adding two new models for the clay target shooter, the Maxus Sporting and the Maxus Sporting Carbon Fiber.

The Maxus Sporting is a beautiful shotgun with a strong, lightweight aluminum alloy receiver with a durable satin nickel finish. The receiver is laser engraved with game birds transforming into clay birds. It features a quail on the right side and a mallard on the left. The stock and forearm are high grade walnut with a gloss finish.

The Maxus Sporting Carbon Fiber shotgun also features the strong, lightweight aluminum receiver but with a carbon fiber finish on the top and bottom. The stock and forearm are made of composite material, have the Dura-Touch® Armor Coating and the carbon fiber finish.

Both of the Maxus Sporting shotguns come with either a 28 or 30-inch barrel and chambered for 3-inch shells. The barrels include the Vector Pro™ lengthened forcing cone. Five Invector-Plus™ choke tubes are included with each gun. Like other models of the Maxus, the two sporting models feature the Power Drive Gas System which cycles a wide range of loads. An Inflex Technology recoil pad helps reduce felt recoil. Each gun includes a HiViz® Tri-Comp fiber-optic front sight and Ivory mid-bead sight.

Suggested retail for the Maxus Sporting is $1,629.99.

Suggested retail for the Maxus Sporting Carbon Fiber is $1,419.99.

Antonio Zoli North America Introduces the Z-Sport Bilanx Shotgun

Canandaigua, NY – Antonio Zoli North America has added the Z-Sport Bilanx to its family of world-class shotguns. With its new precision mechanical trigger group and the recently patented BHB™ Between the Hands Balancing system, the Bilanx is the ultimate in competition shotguns. Distinguishing itself as the only shotgun engineered to house an internal balancing system within the grip of the stock, this patented concept keeps the weight between the hands. The Bilanx (pronounced Bēlănx) allows every serious competitive shooter to customize the necessary control, balance and swing dynamics that is paramount in a well-fitted shotgun, while they are shooting.

The Between the Hands Balancing system is comprised of two weight components. The quick detachable, modular grip cap mechanism fits into the buttstock grip accommodating six threaded steel disk weights adding up to three ounces. It can be instantly removed and the weight adjusted. Other brands using stock-bolt weights cause the shooter to remove the buttpad each time to adjust weight. The forend weight system has the capacity to add up to twenty individual four-gram weights easily installed onto the side ribs underneath the forend. Therefore, all adjustment weights are between the hands providing for instant precision adjustment of gun swing dynamics.

Steve Lamboy, General Manager of Antonio Zoli North America said, “Our competitive shooters know a well balanced gun reduces swing effort and conserves stamina needed during serious competitions. They have wanted a precision balancing system that would allow them to easily, fine- tune their shotguns without adding weight near the ends of the gun like the stock bolt. The Between the Hands Balancing system in the Bilanx provides this with a simple and intuitive design they can use while shooting a practice round.”

The Z-Sport Bilanx is available in 12, 20 and 28 gauge with various barrel lengths; choice of a fine nickel or deep blue finish and stocks carved from high grade fancy Turkish walnut with fine checkering and hand rubbed oil finish. Zoli precision barrels guarantee P.O.I.

The new, hand detachable mechanical trigger system is Titanium Nitride treated and is fully adjustable fore and aft for grip fit and has crisp, precision let-off. Powered by robust coil springs for guaranteed ignition, it automatically sets up the second shot even if the first round is a dud. “The BHB system and the new hand-detachable mechanical trigger group of the Z-Sport Bilanx shows our commitment to develop the most advanced precision competition shotguns for the U.S. shooters. At Zoli, serious commitment is the foundation of our reputation,” said Paolo Zoli, President of Zoli Antonio s.r.l.

Antonio Zoli North America is a division of Zoli Antonio s.r.l of Gardone, Italy, one of the oldest family owned firearm manufactures in the northern region of Brescia, Italy. Dating to the late 1860′s and continuing today, the Zoli family and skilled craftsman manufacture high performance shotguns that are famous for their precision barrels and the new Z Series Boss action design for competition and game. For more information about the full product line of world-class shotguns and why Zoli is the only choice to meet your shooting needs, visit www.zoli-northamerica.com or call (585) 394-1271.

Steve Lamboy
Antonio Zoli North America
Office: (585) 394-1271

Elzetta Releases Flashlight Mount for Tactical Shotguns

The new Elzetta ZSM fits Remington 870, Mossberg 500/590, and many other shotguns with at least 1 3/4″ free space on the magazine tube and barrel. The ZSM may be mounted to either side of the shotgun and is made from the same durable polymer used in our popular Elzetta ZFH1500.

Every Elzetta ZSM comes with Sizing Adapters, giving the Flashlight Mount the ability to hold flashlights from 0.70 to 1.05 inches in diameter (we, of course, recommend our 235-lumen Elzetta ZFL-M60 LED Flashlights). Additionally, every Elzetta ZSM includes Gauge Adapters that allow it to be used with 20-gauge and .410 shotguns.

Retail price for the standard ZSM is $39.95. A Thumb Screw version is available for $46.95 which allows installation and removal of flashlights without tools.

Like everything Elzetta sells, the ZSM is Made in the USA with a limited lifetime warranty.

Information: www.elzetta.com

Legacy Sports International Announces Synthetic Stocked Verona Semi-Auto

Legacy sportsLegacy Sports International announces the addition of a synthetic stocked Verona semi-auto shotgun! Verona is returning with an upgraded 405 Series semi-auto from the well-known Italian gun manufacturer, Flli Pietta. Available in 12 gauge, this new model comes with matte black receiver and blued barrel, synthetic black stock and trigger guard, and five choke tubes. The new Verona Synthetic 405 is inertia operated – with the same mechanism as another Italian brand – at a fraction of the price! Fitted with 3″ chambers, the Synthetic 405 offers a 4+1 magazine capacity and 28″ barrel. Retail Price: $1,099.00.

Verona Synthetic 405 Semi-Auto Shotgun Features:

• Inertia Operated Action

• Aluminum Alloy Receivers

• Chrome Lined Barrel Internally Choked for Steel Shot; Blued Finish

• Fiber Optic Front Sight

• Pivoted head Bolt with Integral Double Charging Lever and Sleeve

• Synthetic Black Stock with Black Nylon Recoil Pad

• Patented Locking Forend

• 4 + 1 Magazine Capacity

• Five Choke Tubes: M, IM, IC, Sk and F (additional chokes available from Carlson)

• 28″ Barrel Length

The Verona 405 Synthetic is one of two firearms used exclusively by the hunting teams of The Fowl Life with Chad Belding, and with Northwest Hunter starring Pat Boyer.

Legacy Sports International, LLC is an importer of firearms and shooting accessories. Bringing in high quality, reliable and affordable products for shooting and hunting enthusiasts is the mission of Legacy Sports’ business. With well-respected brands including Howa and Puma M-1892 rifles, Puma Old West M-1887 shotguns and M-1886 big bore rifles, NikkoStirling optics, Citadel LE shotguns and M-1911 handguns, and Escort and Verona shotguns, Legacy Sports is committed to offer today’s shooting sports enthusiast performance on the range and in the field. Legacy’s track record proves – without a doubt – that they have consistently provided accurate rifles and shotguns as well as award-winning optics for sportsmen on a budget. This is why Legacy Sports is known as “The Most Trusted Name in the Shooting Industry”.

Rick Homme
Legacy Sports International, LLC
4750 Longley Lane, Ste. 208
Reno, NV 89502
Ph: 775-575-6186


MIAMI – Rossi is pleased to announce a $20 rebate for its popular Youth Matched Pair shotgun line. The $20 rebate is offered for the .410/.22 LR Youth Matched Pair in a blued finish with brown, black, or pink synthetic stock and a nickel finish with black synthetic stock. Additionally the 20-gauge/.22 LR Youth Matched Pair in a blued finish with brown, black, or pink synthetic stock is eligible for the rebate.

This rebate is valid from September 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. Consumers must submit the rebate form, mailed/postmarked within 20 days from date of purchase and latest redemption must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2011 to be eligible to receive the offer. MRSP for eligible products ranges from $197.00 to $283.00.

The Rossi Youth Matched Pair line has set the standard for two-barrel guns. The combination long gun package in unequalled, having been recognized as the best “youth-size” gun. Rossi starts with one of its popular single shot rifles, then hand fits an interchangeable shotgun barrel to create the Youth Matched Pair. The result is a highly reliable rifle with adjustable fiber optic sights and a button rifled barrel for enhanced accuracy, which quickly allows a swapped barrel to become a favorite shotgun. Each model comes with a scope mount base, hammer extension, removable cheekpiece, custom carrying case and dual-purpose strap.

The complete line of Rossi firearms features the exclusive Taurus Security System, which utilizes a key to lock the firearm and offers additional safety for youth.  All Rossi firearms also incorporate a transfer bar mechanism and a manual safety on a single shot, break-open design in which the breech cannot be closed or opened if the hammer is cocked.

Rossi is proud to offer a free One-year NRA Junior Membership with the purchase of any Rossi youth model. It is recommended that children always be accompanied by an adult when shooting. For more information about Rossi Firearms, a Division of BrazTech International, and complete details about the rebate, visit www.rossiusa.com.

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