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Question by deer hunter1727. Uploaded on March 01, 2010
The guns are of good quality and are made in Turkey by Hugli. Hugli has gained much note as of late for producing doubles and side by sides of good quality at a reasonable price. All warranty work is done at the CZ USA headquartes in Kansas City, MO.
Beekeeper said it all.
Should have said Over & Unders and Side by Sides... pardon the single mindedness...
I have one in 20 gauge,Ringneck model. Good gun. I am thinking of buying a 28 gauge.
As a postscript, I will add that I am going to purchase a 28 gauge Bobwhite model ASAP.
I had a 28ga Bobwhite. It was a very nice gun, especially for the money. They offer SxSs in both single and double triggers. I don't know if they offer ejectors on any of the lower priced models, so just make sure you can live with the extractors (which I prefer for hunting).
I handled a Bobwhite 28ga many times and had one on my 'list' for the longest time before I got serious about one and started doing research on them. Yes, they are made by Huglu, but I've read numerous sketchy reviews on it. I've read that people are having locking/hinging issues at the break, I've read that some people are having firing pin issues and I've heard that that 'gorgeous' blueing on the barrel and case hardening on the receiver is black chrome and flamed coloring that in some cases is wearing off. I don't mean to be the 'hear-sayer' but just thought I'd throw this out there for you. Then again, put it in perspective, you can pick one up for around $700.
Those wer issues when the guns were first imported in the late 90's. CZ took Huglu to task and has corrected the issues.
hi_tail and Beekeeper-
Thanks to you both. I will be looking carefully at the one that I buy.
Not sure about the shotguns but I have shot a 527 varmit in 204 ruger, very nice shooting gun, looks great, and is a tac driver.
Cousin Rick braggs about his CZ's. I have never owned one but have heard good things about them until the above.
i have cz bolt action rifle and cz auto pistol,both are quality firearms.i dont think the shotgun would be any different.
I don't have a shotgun but I have a CZ550 Safari rifle. I wasn't expecting too much because the price was extremely low and the stock was not AAA fancy. I have been very pleasantly surprised. The action is the smoothest I have ever shot and the accuracy of the .375 H&H is sub-MOA. I can see that their specialty seems to be steel quality, working usability, durability, accuracy, and low cost. It even has a set trigger. The only thing I would change is better bluing and better wood on the stock. Of course that would raise the price a couple hundred dollars.
I had a bobwhite, but I gave it up (Sold it really for a good price) when I realized I could not transition form one trigger to the next in time to shoot skeet doubles :( I used to do so with a Stevens 311) but that was 30 years ago and I could do a lot of things then I cannot do now.:(
But maybe I should have kept it fo real birds!
I have owned 3 CZs made in Brno, CZ. All three were excellent quality,
CZ-USA makes high quality arms from hand guns to shotguns. Not one of mine have had any failures. I think they get trashed talked a lot, but you have to remember, they have only really been in one place for ten years. There will will always be growing pains with any newer company. But overall, they make make fantastic shooters.
I have a CZ Redhead Deluxe O/U 12ga. I have shot thousands of rounds over 5 years with only a minor firing pin adjustment needed. I use it for pheasants in the field and trap. I consistently shoot trap as well as club members with dedicated trap guns. I own a Browning 20 Citori 525 and an SKB 28 O/U. They have fancier engraving but the CZ is easily as good. Definitely an excellent gun for the money.
I think that once people come to know the quality of what is being sold, the prices of these guns are going to more than double. My DZ sporting 12ga is marvelous, but is a big heavier than what I expected.
High quality, excellent workmanship. I've only had my 20ga for a short period of time but, I,m sold.As far as I can tell,it is a great little gun.
I'm new at Shotgunning but I like the tradition of side by sides. I'm also interested in the CZ Bobwhite. How is it weight-wise, like carrying it for hours in the field?
Has anyone had issues with fit? I mounted one in a shop and I could see the last couple of inches of barrels and all of the bead.
Also, one other question: why can't more gun makers make SxS shotguns and do so at affordable prices?
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