Where do CZ side by sides fit into this debate about quality? Price-wise, they seem to split the difference between the "cheapies" and the expensive one. Anyone here have any experience with them?
At one time, both CZ (Ceska Zbrojovka) and Brno (Zbrojovka Brno) made SxS guns of high quality. CZ eventually switched to O/Us exclusively, and then more or less stopped making their own shotguns entirely. CZ outsources virtually all of their shotguns from Turkey these days.
This model may actually be Czech-made, but I can't tell. I suspect that it is just a semi-custom Turkish model.
CZ bought out Brno a few years ago, and Brno continues to make very high quality O/U shotguns under the BRNO RIFLES label. They are priced accordingly.