cz shotguns


September 14, 2008, 09:00 PM
are there side by sides good guns? i really like sxs guns but there rather through the roof price wise or old and in bad condition, so these czs seem like a good deal. anyone have experience with them?

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September 14, 2008, 10:04 PM
One of the better made Turkish guns. They really feel great. I especially like the Bobwhite.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
September 14, 2008, 10:29 PM
Yes, the general consensus seems to be that they're a cut above the real economy lines (Mossberg, Yildiz, Stoeger, etc.), in both beauty and function/durability. But don't cost just a whole lot more. They're made at the Huglu factory in Turkey.

Der Verge
September 15, 2008, 10:12 PM
I have a Bobwhite on order. Going to pick her up on Friday. Had to have my gunshop call 5 or 6 distrubutors in order to find one. At the moment, the O/Us are just as hard to find. If these guns' popularity is a sign of their quality, this looks very promising. I will post pics and first impression once I get her home.

September 16, 2008, 11:18 PM
Last winter I bought two Bobwhites. One 20 ga and one 28 ga. I think they are a lot better than the other cheap SxS shotguns on the market. I handled a Stoeger 20 ga and it was like holding a 2x6. But the CZ shotguns are not anything like, and do not handle like, a more expensive double gun like those made in England and Spain.

After shooting a dozen shells and maybe 20 times pulling the triggers with snap caps, the right side on my 28 ga stopped working. I took it back to the dealer who sent it to a gunsmith and he replaced the hammer spring. I have no idea how common that is. Today I took it hunting and shot two squirrels; lots of fun.

Der Verge
September 17, 2008, 09:39 PM
Well, I picked her up a little early. Got the itch to go out for grouse this weekend, and wanted to make sure I would be ready.

On first inspection, fit and finish are great (20ga 28"). I was extremely pleased with everything, except the trigger pull. Had to be about 9 lbs for the front, and 7lbs for the rear. A few minutes to disassemble, a tug on each trigger spring, and some re-assembly, and voia-la. Trigger pull is down to about 4-5 lbs each. That should suffice. Also, the balance, and natural shouldering are very good. Nothing horrible that Stoeger Uplander I was once given, but not quite as good as my SKB. But then, I could have 4 of these for the price of a new 385 (20ga 26") All in all, I am very pleased.

September 18, 2008, 01:25 AM
385 is no longer made, sadly.

But one can get a nice new Basque gun for $1395 and up (when you add features):

There's just not that much else out there in the SxS world, though, until you get well above $2000.

CZ's got a good niche. Anyone put 10,000 rounds through one yet? (The old Huglus don't have a great rep, but CZ may well have helped to shape them up).

September 19, 2008, 09:31 AM
i have a 20 OU and so far it has been great for trap cost was below $550

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