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About to buy a CZ Bobwhite G2 20 gauge side by side

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Macchina, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. Macchina

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    I've been a 12ga 870 fan for 2 decades. My first gun of any sort was an 870 Super Magnum Express I saved up for years to get when I was a kid. Way too much gun for me but I quickly grew into it. Since then I have stumbled into 2 more 870 Express shotguns in 12 gauge (both were old models and less than $75 each) and have hunted and shot sporting clays pretty much exclusively with them.

    I've been thinking about branching out into a 20 gauge double barrel for some time and my instinct was always an over under until I saw the CZ Bobwhite with it's double triggers and straight English stock. My gosh is this a beautiful gun! The 20 gauge version is correctly sized and weighs 6 pounds, comes with 5 chokes and a case all for about $600 out the door.

    Anyone have one? Anything I should be aware of aside from the heavy triggers?

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  2. Cvans

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    That is a pretty gun. :thumbup:
    Hope you get it and let us know how you like it.
     
  3. Fine Figure of a Man

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    I’m considering one myself possibly a 28 gauge. I read one review saying the stock was cast for right handers. Don’t know if that’s true and being a lefty I don’t want it.
    I emailed CZ customer service about it yesterday, have not heard back yet.
     
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  4. gpb

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    I bought a G2 Bobwhite in 20 gauge last July. I'm a low volume casual skeet shooter. So far I have about 500 shells through it with no problems.

    The trigger pulls on the gun I have measure 6.7 and 6.5 pounds. To me this seems about right for a gun of this nature.

    I also own one of the old model Bobwhites in 12 gauge that I bought over 8 years ago. The triggers on it were very heavy. They were in the 11 plus pound range. I had them adjusted to the 6.5 pound range. Other than that, the gun has worked fine.

    The old Bobwhite has a noticeable cast off suitable for a right handed shooter. This new Bobwhite seems to have a
    very slight cast off for a right handed shooter, or maybe the stock has a slight warp. I'm not sure which.
     
  5. Macchina

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    Thanks! Great to hear the triggers see nicer on the G2 version. A 6.5 pound trigger is perfect for me. I heard reports of 10 pounds and I'd have to do something about that.
     
  6. Milkmaster

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    The CZ shotguns catch my eye a lot lately. I hope you like yours and let us know about the uality once you have shot it a few times.

    CZ makes a SxS that has the external hammers. It always catches my eye. I like the idea of having the SxS uncocked when loaded until I am walking up on the birds and cock it myself. The internal hammer models I have just stay broken open over my shoulder now.
     
  7. Macchina

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    Do you not trust any internal hammer firearms or specifically shotguns? Where I hunt in the Midwest you would never make a shot if you left your gun broke open. Woodcock and Partridge are our primary game birds and most all shots are instinct shots as once they hit the Aspen canopy they are history.
     
  8. DocRock

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    The Huglu guns have come a long way under CZ stewardship. The Bobwhite seems to hold up as a field gun and there is no other way to get into straight stock, splinter forend, double trigger 20ga with customer service for that price. Enjoy!
     
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    Wondered the same thing. I alway carry mine hot with the safety on and unrelenting muzzle discipline.
     
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  10. Targa

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    I don’t have a Bobwhite but I certainly like it. I really like the double triggers that my Sharptail doesn’t have.
    Also, the 20 gauge is so nice to shoot, never a sore shoulder after a round of sporting clays.
     
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  11. Milkmaster

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    Usually it's Quail around here. The dog quits running and is on point. Close the gun, let the dog flush them and take your shot. I agree it isn't optimum but it's how I do it. I do have some hidden hammer guns as well. I just like the look and style of the external hammers. The Bobwhite he is considering is a nice looking shotgun for sure.

    The quail are getting sparse around here too. I don't know if it is the oncoming of the turkey and coyote population growing and eating the eggs maybe, but the quail population seems to have drastically dropped around here in the past few years. Just not hardly worth the time looking anymore.
     
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  12. Macchina

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    I see. Makes sense if your dogs give you a heads up like that! Too bad about the quail. I hate to see game birds go away like this. My grandpa used to tell me about getting permission to bring his shotgun to school and hunt pheasants on his way home. I haven't heard of anyone getting a wild pheasant in Michigan in my whole life...
     
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  13. JudgeHolden10

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    The quail population has been declining in Missouri for decades. My dad used to hunt them several hours from where I live, but I have never seen one in that area.

    The turkey thing doesn't seem to have much evidence to support it. There are other reasons, such as land use patterns, that seem to play a much larger role in the decline. https://mdc.mo.gov/conmag/2011/05/where-have-quail-gone

    Apologies for the thread hijack. That is a nice-looking shotgun.
     
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  14. Armored farmer

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    That's classic sxs.
    Tubes and double triggers....nice
     
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    I was looking at that exact model today. Seems a good deal for the quality. Got interrupted and never got around to figuring out if they have a similar 16ga.
     
  16. Macchina

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    Nothing in 16 that I have seen, however they do seem to make some weird combos such as 28/20 and 28/410. Why you would want to mix rounds so close to each other is beyond me...
     
  17. Virginian

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    I have shot one and liked it. I really like the double triggers and straight stock and balance of it.
     
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    I shot a few in MI....in the 90s. Don’t know what the population there is now.
    I used to see them all while I was high school and a few friends and I would shoot a few. After that until I left MI in 2008 I never saw one.
     
  19. Macchina

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    Placed my order today! I'll update here when I receive it and get a chance to use it. My next hunt is a rabbit hunt in a pretty nasty swamp at the end of February. Nothing like breaking in a new gun with a few scratches right off the bat...
     
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  20. gpb

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    I hope you like it. I enjoy the one I have. Let "Fine Figure of a Man" know about any cast off on the stock.
     
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  21. Macchina

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    Will do. I'm no shotgun expert but I'll do my best ;)
     
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  22. SwampWolf

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    I like double-triggers on a side by side; the only practical way to choose a choke on a flushing grouse at a distance.
     
  23. Cvans

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    You can say that again. :thumbup:
     
  24. Fine Figure of a Man

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    That would be great. I still have not heard back from CZ and don't know of any place that has a Bobwhite in stock.
     
  25. Macchina

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    I don't really know how to measure cast, would a picture along the spine of the gun show you what you need?
     
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