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New Weatherby Realtree Camo Waterfowl Shotguns Offer Reliable Performance No Matter the Conditions


Weatherby, a manufacturer of some of the world’s finest firearms, is offering two new waterfowl shotgun models in Realtree camo options. Both shotgun models are designed for shooters who need and expect superior reliability during a day of high-volume shooting.


Weatherby is proud to be able to offer Realtree camouflage on our inertia-operated semi-auto waterfowl shotguns in both the 18i and Element lines. The workhorse of these is definitely the Element Waterfowler, which gains a level of protection from Mother Nature with the addition of the camo dip, which serves as one more layer to seal out the elements. The addition of a quality camouflage pattern makes these hardy, hard-working shotguns a perfect fit in the goose pit or duck boat.

-- Zachary Hein, Weatherby director of marketing


Founded in 1945 and based in Sheridan, Wyoming, Weatherby, Inc. is a family-owned company that helps outfit passionate hunters and shooters around the glove with some of the world’s finest firearms. With a legacy of setting new standards in ballistics and performance, the company is committed to providing excellent performance on the range and in the field. The Weatherby line features the legendary Mark V® rifles (production and custom), accessible and popular Vanguard® rifles as well as shotguns like the Orion, Element® and 18i®. Discerning shooters throughout the world choose Weatherby’s premium ammunition and shooting accessories.


The Weatherby Element Waterfowler MAX-5 semi-auto shotgun combines the Griptonite stock and chrome-lined bore barrel with the Realtree MAX-5 camo pattern, making it the perfect companion on any wetland hunt.

Weatherby Element Waterfowler MAX-5 webedit 1

Inertia driven with a clean running action and paired with the fit and finish of the signature Weatherby style, the Element Waterfowler MAX-5 is a reliable waterfowling tool for the harshest of environments.



  • Drop and cast adjustments
  • Vented top rib
  • Fiber optic front bead
  • Chrome-lined bore
  • Dual-purpose bolt release
  • Interia operated action
  • Swivel studs included


The Weatherby 18i series of semi-automatic shotguns, available in Realtree MAX-5 and Realtree Timber camo patterns, are built on the proven inertia system for reliable cycling on an evenly-weighted gun. Offering superior reliability with high-volume shooting, the single-piece receiver is precision machined from billet aluminum for strength and simplicity. The advanced polymer stock provides a seamless fit with a soft-touch area on the cheek rest and aggressive texture in the palm and foregrip. The premium engineering and material composition ensure consistent performance in a variety of conditions. In poor light conditions, the high-luminosity LPA fiber front sight ensures accurate target acquisition. The safety is conveniently located behind the trigger with a positive red ring for visible confirmation when in the “ready to shoot” position. Includes five choke tubes and a true choke tube wrench.

Weatherby 18i series of semi-automatic shotguns - Realtree Max-5Weatherby 18i series of semi-automatic shotguns - Realtree Timber



  • Elastomer stock for reduced felt recoil
  • Red ring on safety release button for secure handling
  • Full length ventilated top rib
  • LPA Fiber sights
  • Camo pattern adheres directly to all metalwork and stock components
  • 4+1 (2+1 with magazine limiting plug)
  • 3.5” chamber
  • Chrome Line Bore

For more information about Weatherby, please visit weatherby.com.