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Old March 24, 2009, 11:09 PM   #1
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CZ-USA O/U Woodcock

I recently posted about wanting to buy a new shotgun for skeet and clay shooting. I am a beginner so I don't want to spend a fortune. If I get hooked I will dropped serious money in the future but for now my price range is $900. Looking around I found the CZ-USA O/U Woodcock in 12ga. with a 28 inch barrel and I really liked the way it looked and the specs it offered. Has anyone bought or shot this gun? With the research I have done I feel it would make a good shotgun for me considering what I will be using it for.

Any Opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all
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Old March 24, 2009, 11:14 PM   #2
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Are you set on a double? There are alot of very nice semis out there for less money. You can get a very fine shooting used Beretta AL390 Silver Mallard for around 500 or so. That's what I use for skeet and trap and I find it to be one of the most natural pointing shotguns I have ever held.

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Old March 24, 2009, 11:22 PM   #3
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I'm not set on a double and am actually looking at semi's as well its just that when I think O/U I thinks skeet shooting. I don't hunt so skeet and clay shooting would really be the only thing I would use it for. I am open to suggestions but I want one that is mainly for skeet shooting at a lower price point
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Old March 24, 2009, 11:35 PM   #4
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My issue with the CZ shotguns is they are mad in Turkey and have some issues I looked a 20ga a while back and after reading online about em decided against it. If you can find on check out the AL390 they made several models but the Silver/Gold Mallard have beautiful wood and a load of chokes that fit em. You won't be sorry.
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Old March 24, 2009, 11:40 PM   #5
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By the way the 390 was my first Beretta and my first semi auto and I now own the 390 an Xtrema2 and a 1201FP (all berettas) as well as a Benelli Super Black Eagle 2. The other real nice semi I would suggest is a Franchi 720 Raptor. Beautiful gun. I would suggest ANY of these over a Remington semi of any kind. There are no o-rings to break no adjustments to be made for different size shells just make sure your follow you shotguns labeling.


Best of luck Hope this is helpful
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Old March 24, 2009, 11:49 PM   #6
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Have any of you used the A390 or other semi's of equal value for clay or skeet shooting? How has that been. I am basically at the point where I don't want to make a bad investment and as much as I don't want to wait, I will if I can't get a quality gun at the $900 price point.
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