Got a Cz Ringneck in trade.....

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  1. LoonWulf
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    Got this as part of an on going multi-gun trade with a friend of mine.
    Its in good condition, which amounts to excellent condition for living out here. I did have to take some rust spots off thr underside, and clean the breach end of the barrels and extractor mechanism of rust mud, but otherwise pretty minor. Couple light scuffs on the barrel is about all the other issue there is.

    I actually agreed to take the thing because ive always wanted SxS 20ga and I find the gun very attractive...

    Ive shot this gun a few times before actually taking ownership of it, and it handles and points really well. Unfortunately it dosent shoot where im looking exactly...still havent patterned it to see where its shooting...but if anyone has any suggestions im all ears because its a fantastic little shotgun, and might actually replace my Citori for walking bird duty.....quite honestly i rarely fire more than a dozen shells during bird season anymore, and not hitting anything probably isnt that big a deal LOL.

    Yes i need to get better pictures, but for now here it is.
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  2. troy fairweather

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    Sweet, you may just need to get used to a sxs. I've wanted to try a cz sxs and see how there are. I've not seen any in person to look at tho. Yours looks well made from what I can see. Does the stock have much cast?, I don't much like single trigger sxs so I'd like the hammer model.
     
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    Lemme go check the stock, im pretty sure its straight tho......i didnt think about it but you could be right about just needing to shoot it. Ive only got a box or two of shells thru it on a couple different occasions. I dont really aim shotguns mostly shoot them like i do my traditional bows.
     
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    Yeah the stock is straight
     
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    That's a nice looking shotgun you've got there! .Would make for a really decent upland game gun.
     
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    Oh yeah!
    I like it already.
    You just need 500 shots on clay birds, then you'll be ready for bird season
     
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    Nice snag , they are a fine SxS . My son has sold a bunch of them in his shop , folks are always very happy with them . I don't own one yet ,but it's on the list .
     
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    Got the exact model also in 20 gauge. Second round of skeet I ran a 25 with it. There is no telling if the barrels are regulated correctly if you don't take it out and pattern each barrel separately. CZ(Huglu) has a pretty good track record of getting the barrels in alignment though. I have a older Huglu .410 that will put two slugs withing 3" of each other at 50 yards, can't beat that for a shotgun. I never bothered patterning my 20 gauge as I have run multiple straights with it so I figure it's pretty close.

    SxS's have a small learning curve when shooting. The wide plain that the shooter sees can mess with perception, especially leads. I originally had a tendency to look across the barrels years ago and not center up straight down the rib.
     
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  9. JCooperfan1911

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    It’s a Turkish made shotgun, and the Turks have yet to master the art of properly hardening and making parts. I wish you luck.
     
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    I'm just curious on what do you base this statement? This is the first time I've run across this. Do you have the equipment available to test the parts?
     
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    Look and see the reports and data from trapshooting boards. The Turkish guns don’t last.
     
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    Thanks
    Ive heard different reports on the Huglus, with some saying they ware quickly and others putting tens of thousands of rounds thru them.
    Ive also read of guys wearing out Citoris pretty quickly (time wise) also.

    I don't shoot shotguns very much so im not hugely concerned....the guts cant be any softer than the Winchester 24 im working on.
     
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    1. It is not marketed as a trap gun.
    2. I does not have the price point of a dedicated trap gun.
    3. It is a 20 gauge, not to many trap shooters will shoot a 20 gauge for competition.
    4. It is a Side X Side, even fewer trap shooters will ever shoot SxS.
    5. Nothing was ever said about shooting this gun in high round competition.

    This was a trade gun that is going to be for fun and a little hunting maybe. Should last a lifetime for those pursuits. I had a couple Ruger Red Label shotguns that were worse than many of the "Turkish" made guns. One lasted about 35 thousand rounds, the other a 28 gauge was having problems after about 3000 rounds. I sold both with full disclosure. Ruger was still fixing them at the time so at least they could have work done if needed.
    LoonWulf, congrats on a fun gun, a lot better IMO than most of the tacticool black shotguns I'm seeing anymore, most that are made in Turkey as well.
     
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    Thank you!

    I've got the 100 dollar eaa/akkar made 870 thing, and had the Stevens/akdas semi. They are actually a pretty decent "sporting" guns, tho they only weights about 6-6.5#s and shake you up pretty good.
    Still I much prefer this Ringneck.....
     
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    I’ll eat crow then.

    Handsome gun op, I’m sure it will serve you well. I did further research and it appears the quality is improving.
     
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    Not if you're hunting grouse or woodcock in heavy cover and a quick second shot is needed. :eek:

    Great looking shotgun, LoonWulf. The Turks have been making fine firearms for a very long time and guns made in Turkey might be the best value extant today.

    In looking at your photo, I noticed a shoe holder hanging on a door and it occurred to me that one (or two, in my case ;)) of them might make for a cheap way to organize and store holsters! :)
     
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    Ya you got to be quick lol, I've never had much trouble using hammer guns. I'll walk with my hand ready to cock a hammer,.
     
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    I like CZ's and also love side by sides. Very nice!
     
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    I love S&S's, but they gotta have double triggers!

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    I have hunted with with double triggers and selective single triggers. Selective single triggers much better. Regardless there isn't anything bad about a side by side.
     
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    After the safety, the only "selective" I want on a S&S, is the "selector" to select the bottom bbl.!

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    Over and under or side by side I select before the hunt. Fumbling with two triggers when the bunny rabbit is running over the hill is something I am too slow to react to.
     
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    Im fine with the single selective trigger, i run modified chokes in both barrels of my Citori, and will probably do the same for the Ringneck.

    I can see the advantage to having double triggers AND hammers, but being a neophyte shotgunner, simple is preferable lol.......

    Speaking of, was gonna pattern the gun today, but i left the box of shells sitting ontop of my reloading shelf.......
     
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    How do you like the Belgium grip, I like a straight grip with double triggers on sxs the Belgium type is a good compromise, you get the support of a pistol grip but can still slid your hand. On a single trigger gun it's really doesn't matter tho.
     
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    "The bunny running over the hill" is when you choose the BACK trigger to get the modified or full choke!

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