Element® Waterfowler

(12 customer reviews)


I live for the duck blind. There’s nothing I like more than hitting a mallard hard, watching him fold and knowing that my second shot is ready for the next bird in line.

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The Element Waterfowler series semi-auto shotgun combines the Griptonite stock and chrome lined bore barrel, providing the perfect companion on any wetland hunt. Inertia driven with a clean running action paired with the fit and finish of the signature Weatherby style will be 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
  • Inertia operated action
  • Swivel studs included


  • Griptonite stock features pistol grip and forend inserts
  • Realtree Max-5 or Mossyoak Bottomland camo pattern adhered to all stock components


  • Realtree Max-5 camo pattern adhered to all metalwork
  • Mossyoak  Original Bottomland camo pattern adhered to all metalwork


  • Full
  • Modified
  • Improved Cylinder
  • Extended Modified / Long Range Steel (12 ga only)

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Additional information

Weight6.7500 oz


Barrel Length



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12 reviews for Element® Waterfowler

  1. Cole

    Couldn’t ask for more. Great fit & finish, Great looks and Great Price!!

  2. Andrew

    Awesome gun. This is my first inertia gun. Shot sporting clays with my son using all leftover low quality 2 3/4 shells from years of shooting. Gun never hung up. Well balanced and easy to the shoulder. Fiber optic sight really helps to pick out that spot just before the clay. I can’t wait for duck season.

  3. Wiserboxer

    I am on my second full season with this gun, and I must say, this gun has out-performed not only my expectations, but any other semi that I have been in the field with. It eats any ammo I put through it.. the lightest 2 3/4 trap loads, to magnum steel and bismuth loads. The light weight is not an issue as the action absorbs the recoil and follow up shots are a breeze. If you are looking for a quality affordable semi, this is the gun. You know it from the moment you shoulder it.

  4. Bird banger

    This is got to be one of the most beautiful guns I’ve had the opportunity to try yet ! Before anyone decides to go buy a Bonelli, Browning, Or any other inertia operated shotgun I encourage You to go to your gun shop and pick up to shoulder one of these beautiful Weatherby quality built shotguns at about half the price of any other shotgun today. I’ve done a lot of research before buying this gun I can find no bad reviews on the Internet or in the field.

  5. KillerElite1212

    Had an SA-08 and upgraded to the Element. I am so glad I did. I love this gun and have no complaints. It kills ducks a lot better than the SA-08 did! lol! I would recommend this gun to anyone looking for a good quality, affordable semi-auto.

  6. Skipper

    For Fathers day my two sons surprised me with this wonderful 12 gauge semi auto. We took it out and ran low brass target loads 1200 fps which ran flawlessly… she throws and tracks better than any Shotgun I’ve ever had… I am a fan of Weatherby shotguns as of today!!.. only critique is I need a magazine plug for the hunt and would be nice to have some Weatherby decals for my truck and such…

  7. Drd

    I trust the weatherby name. I grew up watching my Dad shoot and hunt with Weatherby firearms. So it was a no brainer to keep the tradition going. I love hunting Waterfowl with this gun. It is smooth and functions flawlessly.

  8. Spence

    I purchased my Max 5 and took it duck hunting in SEMO without putting a single shell through it first. I know better but that’s how things worked out. 3 days of hunting – 4 boxes of shells later and i was all smiles. It held its own against some Benelli’s in my group with one exception. While they had bruised shoulders from shooting equivalent amounts of 3 1/2 inch shells my shoulder felt the same as it did when we arrived. All of us shot Blackcloud. Most impressive of all was how clean it was when I ran a patch through it.
    It excells at everything and I will put this shotgun head to head against any brand. Couldn’t be prouder of happier with this purchase. Well done Weatherby. Well done.

  9. Michael

    The value and craftsmanship is unmatched in this price range.

  10. Spence_usm

    Used it straight out of the box with Blackcloud #3 and hit every duck in my line of sight snd made a few shots that even surprised me. Recommend whole-heartedly. The real deal – as advertised. Couldn’t be happier and was so much cleaner than anticipated when i cleaned it.

  11. Charlie

    When I bought the element, I was expecting great function and some compromises due to the price. The fit and finish on this shotgun is perfect. Shoots as well and is put together as well as any Beretta or Benelli I own. I recommend this gun without reservation.

  12. Russ

    I used my Element™ Waterfowler Max-5 for the Opening Day of Dove Hunting In Texas, South Zone. I limited opening Day and the following 2 days. The Gun Operated Perfectly, light Recoil, no Malfunctions what so ever. I put 5 Boxes of 7.5 Shot thru this gun. I would recommend this Shotgun to anyone. For the Money, you cannot beat this Shotgun.

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