The Webley and Scott Model 2000 shotguns are high-quality side by sides with a reasonable price tag.
Our test shotgun was a 12 gauge side-by-side with 28-inch barrels with 3-inch chambers and automatic ejectors. The boxlock action is scalloped and features a color case hardened finish. A single trigger and automatic safety complete the action. The chambers are steel shot proofed.
The wood is a nice grade of Turkish walnut with oil finish and has a half pistol grip stock and splinter fore-end. The scroll engraving on the action and the checkering on the wood were well executed and clean.
The listed weight is 6 pounds, 7 ounces but our test gun weighed 3 ounces more according to our regulated postal scale. Five choke tubes are included that are thin-walled English style. A choke tube wrench is included as well.
We took the Webley and Scott Model 2000 to the local shooting club where guest were asked to try it out on targets or on a hunt in exchange for filling out a survey and questionnaire. The test shooters said “It is a little heavy to lug around the field but is great on targets and driven game”; “The pistol grip is of a thickness and angle that I am not used to but it is very comfortable nonetheless”; “Nice trigger, strong ejectors and tight action”; and “The butt can slip on your shirt so that must be addressed however you prefer before getting serious with it.”
Overall, nearly 500 rounds were fired from the Webley and Scott Model 2000 with no malfunctions or hiccups of any kind. The gun patterned according to the respective choke tubes with a variety of loads. The recoil was mitigated by the overall weight of the gun, making it pleasant to shoot.
The Model 2000 is available in 12-gauge and 20-gauge with 28 or 30-inch barrels.
Pricing starts at $2499. Visit Webley and Scott for more information