Orvis FABARM Elos D2 Over-Under Shotgun

3.1 out of 5 Customer Rating
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  • Gauges: 12, 20, 28
  • Barrel length: 28"
  • Average weight: 6 1/2-7 1/2 lbs
  • Receiver finish: Nickel plated forged steel
  • Receiver design: Orvis Logo with gold birds
  • Stock finish: Hand rubbed oil finish walnut
  • Standard length of pull: 14 1/2"
  • Standard drop @ comb: 1 1/2"
  • Standard drop @ heel: 2 1/4"
  • Standard cast: 1/8" off
  • Recoil pad: Rubber pad
  • Center rib: Ventilated
  • Chokes: Five flush, nickel plated FABARM Hyperbolic chokes
  • Sight: Brass bead
  • Safety: Automatic
  • Case: Elos D2 Integrale Hard Case

Warranty: FABARM five year guarantee against materials and construction defects, except in cases of negligence, poor maintenance or incorrect use by the buyer or user, Orvis 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

The Story

Orvis is proud to introduce the Orvis Elos D2 shotgun by FABARM for 2018. The new Orvis Elos D2 is characterized by key upgrades from the previous Orvis Elos. FABARM engineers went to considerable lengths to improve the internals, lighten the barrels, and provide upgraded wood with a hand rubbed oil finish. The steel, nickel finish receiver is designed to be more robust than that of its predecessor while not adding additional and unwanted weight. The forearm has been completely redesigned to feature a foolproof attachment mechanism. The Orvis Elos D2 comes in 12g, 20g, and 28g. It is tastefully engraved and adorned with gold birds. Standard features include ejectors, manual safety, and a single selective inertia trigger that breaks cleanly at 3.75 lbs. 28" chrome plated barrels with a ventilated top rib come standard with a brass front bead. FABARM's Hyperbolic screw-in chokes are revered for their superb patterning, and the Orvis Elos D2 comes with a complete set: C/IC/M/IM/F. The upgraded, oil-finished walnut stock features a recoil-absorbing rubber pad. The gun is a natural pointer, balances perfectly at the hinge, and swings cleanly and deliberately. It is perfectly suited for the field and clays range. The Orvis Elos D2 is a triumphant and crowning addition to the Orvis Shotgun lineup with a base price of $2850.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well balanced and fast handling I purchased this gun (28 gauge) primarly for woodcock and of course any grouse that may show themselves during woodcock season. Now that the woodcock have departed for warmer climes and I have hunted with this gun for at least 2 weeks (ok I do have more than one shotgun but what dedicated upland hunter doesn't) I feel I can give a thoughtfull review. First thing I did was pattern it at 15, 20 and 30 yards with several loads and the C, IC and Mod chokes. Very impresive with the uniformity of the patterns no matter the load or choke, though some variation in patten size between loads as is to be expected. I would say it's about 60/40 patterning gun, at least for me. Next a few trips to the clays range. Let me qualify by saying I'm no expert at breaking clays, but this gun shot as well or better for me than any other gun I have. Now the true test, the upland covers. Mine wieghs 6.5 lbs on my scales which to me is a little heavy for a 28 gauge in the uplands. The balance is exactly at the hinge point, which makes it carry well and seem to weigh less than it actually does. I prefer 26 inch barrels but did not feel handicap by the 28 inch except in the thickest alders and hawthorne. The true proof, I did very will with it shooting, and it has at least 30 woodcock and 4 or 5 grouse to it's credit in my hands. Did I miss, sure. But I feel confident carrying it in the uplands and there were a few days when 3 shots equaled 3 birds. So, overall, a well balanced, easy to carry, comfortable to shoot gun that I can hit birds with. Truthfully if it was available with 26 inch barrels that's what I would have bought, but it would also of course be little muzzle light if it had shorter barrels. One small issue. After hunting in wet weather the front of the forearm obsorbed water which it weeped out for a day or so after. If I hadn't caught the issue with daily maintenance it might have caused some rust on the lower barrel. Simple to solve once it dried out with some wood sealer. No longer an issue. I'm glad I purchased it, and it will see many more trips to the uplands. As always, Greg was a pleasure to deal with when purchasing the gun.
Date published: 2019-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shooting gun Pretty straight forward and honest gun. Point and fire and you will have yourself some dead birds or broken clays. Just purchased on May 5/1 and have put about 600 shells through it shooting sporting clays with no problems. Does a great job with the distance shots that are hard to make with some guns. I really appreciate the light weight and as long as you are shouldering it properly the kick is not that dramatic, in fact my 5'3" 108 pound wife enjoys shooting it also. Much more than her 8 pound gun!
Date published: 2019-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Most Satisfying 20 Gauge O/U I've Tested The history of Orvis is a lengthy one. Orvis is a family-owned retail and mail-order business specializing in high-end fishing, hunting and sporting goods. Founded in Manchester, Vermont in 1856 by Charles F. Orvis to sell fishing tackle, the company has changed hands only twice and has had only five CEOs in its 150-year history. This gun, the Orvis Elos D2, comes with the best guarantee ever offered to the consumer with a shotgun: you are 100% satisfied or you get your money back. Though I did not grow up in the years of the Great Depression as did my parents, or struggle through it as did my grandparents and great-grandparents, value is personally important to me. Price is just what you pay, but value is what you get. That's what sets the Orvis Elos D2 apart. You cannot just phone in hand oiled, high grade walnut, tool-mark free machining, light and crisp triggers, and proper wood to metal fits. You have to do it every day, with every gun. Proper walnut O/U's are built to be lifetime guns. The walnut itself is slightly proud wood, so as generations go by the walnut can be completely re-sanded and refinished if needed, and you still have a gorgeous shotgun . . . or, your grandchildren do. If you go to your local pro-shop, you'll be hard-pressed to find this level of quality in a far more pricey Browning Citori Grade VI or a Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon III. It just isn't there, not in the walnut, not in the barrels, not in the triggers, and certainly not in the warranty or customer service. The Orvis Elos D2 checks all the boxes in a quality twenty gauge O/U. You can have a lot of fun with it breaking clays, yet it is easy to manage with heavy hunting loads as well. It has stunning good looks, but not ostentatious. It isn't a vulgar or pretentious shotgun, it is just a great-looking, honestly made O/U that happens to be the most O/U shotgun you buy at its price level on the market today.
Date published: 2019-01-15
Date published: 2018-11-17
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