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    Default CZ Canvasback O/U Reviews....

    My husband is looking at the CZ Canvasback O/U as his next gun purchase...anyone shot one and have a review?
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    I have a 20 gauge CZ Redhead. They are ok. Metal work is so-so. If the gun is going to be shot a lot, there are better options.

    Depends on use. Hunting its ok, clays, forget it as it won't hold up.

    I much better value gun is the Baikal....assuming your husband doesn't mind a stiff action for a while.

    They are butt ugly but they are made to last. It is about the only Russian product I can think of that is made well.
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    I was looking at a CZ Mallard the other day. I liked the looks and the action wasn't so stiff I couldn't shut it. I was wondering how it would hold up for some upland hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Margo Ellis View Post
    I was looking at a CZ Mallard the other day. I liked the looks and the action wasn't so stiff I couldn't shut it. I was wondering how it would hold up for some upland hunting.
    They are pretty guns of mid-range quality, and the value is fine.

    But, the fact they are well finished and look nice doesn't mean you are getting a Beretta quality gun for less money.

    They simply aren't in that league.

    I would get a used White Onyx, SKB, or Rizzini over any new CZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinRetriever View Post
    I have a 20 gauge CZ Redhead. They are ok. Metal work is so-so. If the gun is going to be shot a lot, there are better options.

    Depends on use. Hunting its ok, clays, forget it as it won't hold up.

    I much better value gun is the Baikal....assuming your husband doesn't mind a stiff action for a while.

    They are butt ugly but they are made to last. It is about the only Russian product I can think of that is made well.

    Thanks, I will pass the info. along. I figured it was too good to be true when seeing the CZ price tag!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kweller View Post
    Thanks, I will pass the info. along. I figured it was too good to be true when seeing the CZ price tag!
    Well they look nice, and they are good guns, but the appearance and mechanics don't line up. They are not something you can shoot and shoot and shoot like an Italian 0/U.

    Like I said depends on the use. Light hunting seasons, ok, but he shouldn't expect much more without repair work.

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    If you're looking in the price range, you can pick up a very nice Lanber for around the 7-800 dollar range. Check out and give CDNN a call, I believe they are one of the very few that stock them.
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    Your husband might want to look at Franchi's guns, part of the Beretta group.

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    X2 I agree with SpinRetriever
    Quote Originally Posted by SpinRetriever View Post
    They are pretty guns of mid-range quality, and the value is fine.

    But, the fact they are well finished and look nice doesn't mean you are getting a Beretta quality gun for less money.

    They simply aren't in that league.

    I would get a used White Onyx, SKB, or Rizzini over any new CZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinRetriever View Post
    Your husband might want to look at Franchi's guns, part of the Beretta group.
    I think Franchi is owned by Benelli. Their auto loaders are inertia driven. I own one and love it, $800. Anyone have an opinion on the CZ auto loaders?
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