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 Post subject: CZ Sterling: What can I expect?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:50 am 
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This is a follow up to my post on shotgun opinions.

I shoot about 3,000 rounds of skeet a year. Recently I bought a CZ Sterling. CZ told me, based on their tests, I should get at least 50,000 rounds through the gun before I have any trouble.

Some folks seem to think I made a mistake, that I should have bought at least a Browning Citori, as the CZ will not hold up. (I am retired and living on fixed income.)

I do shoot two different chokes for skeet, so I am concerned about the barrel selector.

I guess what I'm asking is: what are your experiences with Huglu shotguns? How well have they held up.

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 Post subject: Re: CZ Sterling: What can I expect?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:36 am 
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Well, I can't speak specifically to the Sterling but see this thread: viewtopic.php?f=137&t=189338
cdb has north of 30,000 rounds through that Canvasback with no issues so far. I have a CZ Mallard that has roughly 7,500 rounds through it with no issues. There are other threads here in this forum about different CZ guns.


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 Post subject: Re: CZ Sterling: What can I expect?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:48 am 
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Nobody can accurately tell you that you will get "at least 50,000 rounds" through ANY gun before you have trouble. Guns are mechanical devices and some will fail early while some will far exceed expectations.

The Huglu, is apparently, an above-average gun for its price point; but it is a price-point gun. That means that some corners had to be cut somewhere to get to the price point. So, it may not have the top-quality materials or workmanship of a higher price-point gun, and the odds of experiencing a problem are probably greater. Will it last 50,000 rounds? Maybe. The odds would be better with a more proven product like Browning, Beretta, etc. When you buy on the low end of the scale, you roll the dice. Sometimes you win; sometimes you don't.

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 Post subject: Re: CZ Sterling: What can I expect?
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Yeah, my 2008 DeHaan (huglu) is a real POS, 10-15K rounds through it - I haven't keep records except the number of flats shot. I might have to give it its annual real good cleaning once again. Darn warranty is long gone too, I guess. So many of us have been shooting these guns for years and each and every one has had failure after failure - not.

But Oldskeeter is correct, any gun can be a lemon including those from Italy. Just ask cdb about his wonderful "B" gun that has no defined warranty and the cost to keep it working vs. CZ's 5 year warranty.

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 Post subject: Re: CZ Sterling: What can I expect?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:01 pm 
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Quote: Some folks seem to think I made a mistake, that I should have bought at least a Browning Citori, as the CZ will not hold up. (I am retired and living on fixed income.) Unquote

Never pay any attention to what "some folks say"...........ONLY IF they have owned and shot that brand/gauge/etc., of shotgun!! Even then each firearm is different.

You bought that shotgun for a reason............use it until is is no longer usable................then fix or replace.

CZ's are still manufactured by Huglu???

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 Post subject: Re: CZ Sterling: What can I expect?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:51 am 
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Yes, my CZ is manufactured by Huglu.
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 Post subject: Re: CZ Sterling: What can I expect?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:46 pm 
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I have a 12 ga mallard with one thousand rounds through it and its going strong. Keep it clean and shoot the heck out of it, my 2 cents...

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 Post subject: Re: CZ Sterling: What can I expect?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:16 pm 
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I haven't posted in this section for a long while, here's my take on it...
A few years ago when I wanted to try shooting clays I bought a CZ. I didn't want to spend a fortune to see if I would like it. At $900 the CZ seemed like a good option as an entry level gun. I knew if I liked shooting clays I would probably want a better gun, if I didn't care for clays, I didn't have to much invested and would have something I could go out with on occasion. In the year and a half I owned the CZ it functioned flawlessly, it got me into the clay sports without any regrets. I found it to be a good gun for the money.
Here's the thing, if I wanted to buy a gun to shoot 10k rounds a year and keep it for 10, 15, 20 years, would I buy a CZ? No. If I were looking for a gun to shoot 1 ~ 2k a year and wanted to keep it for the same 10, 15, 20 years, would I buy a CZ? Yes.
You have to look at your expected usage and your expectations to make the proper decision on what to buy...



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