Winter’s a great time to start thinking about your next turkey hunting gun, and to help kick start that process Weatherby is now offering the SA-459™ Turkey semi-auto, available in 12 or 20 gauge.

New for 2012, the SA-459 Turkey offers a trim forend and pistol grip-style buttstock that gives it a nearly tactical look. The shotgun has a 13.5 inch length of pull, and an hourglass bolt handle that is oversized for easy location and operation. The 21 ¼-inch barrel comes with a removable and extended ported choke tube (Extra Full). A mil-spec Picatinny rail, LPA-style ghost ring rear sight and blade front sight with fiber optic pin are standard. The 20-gauge model is a good choice for females or smaller shooters.

The SA-459 sports Mothwing® Spring Mimicry® camouflage pattern on the stock and forend. 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. A special dipping process adheres the camo directly to the stock surfaces for added durability.

MSRP $699.