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 Post subject: CZ Ultralight?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:58 pm 
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I just returned from a trip from ND and I have decided to look for a O/U. My Winchester SX-1 is too heavy to hump around all day and I have decided to sell it and put the money toward an Ultralight. Just wanted to get some opinions before I do . Im not really recoil sensitive and plan on using this for pheasant and desert chukar.Any opinions good or bad are appreciated.




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 Post subject: Re: CZ Ultralight?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:47 pm 
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I'm a SxS guy, but the Ultralight is hard to argue with if you prefer O/U. Go for it!!!!

You know the recoil is going to be brutal for 100 rounds or more in a day at clays, but it is a hunting gun and you won't find a better one in it's price range. If Huglu/CZ would make an Ultralight in SxS with DT and English stock in 16 gauge I would put a LOT of money on the table.

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 Post subject: Re: CZ Ultralight?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:48 am 
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A couple guys here have bought the Ultralight, and they really like them, for hunting you probably can't beat them. Keep your SX1 for target use. :D


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 Post subject: Re: CZ Ultralight?
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mojoab, welcome to the Huglu forum, the friendliest and fastest growing "I Love My" forum on SGW.ImageImageImage Hope you decide to stay and visit with us.


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 Post subject: Re: CZ Ultralight?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:52 am 
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I bought an Ultralight at the end of last season. My decision was like yours, after carrying an old Remington 1100 pheasant hunting in Kansas for a week I was looking for something else. I had wanted an O/U for some time but couldn't find one I liked I could afford, plus I wanted it to be light enough for a guy getting older and out of shape to carry and keep up with younger hunters and bird dogs. I saw the Ultralight online but couldn't find one in 100 miles I could actually handle. Finally just ordered one after reading positive reviews online. When it came in I liked the look and feel of it right away. I took it to the range to pattern it, I didn't have any light loads so I took some #6 1 1/4 oz pheasant and grouse loads I had. Being used to an autoloader I have to say I found the recoil "surprising." The dang thing kicked like a government mule. But both barrels shot to point of aim at 25 yds out of the box. I only got in the field with it once last season for grouse and had no flushes. But it was a pleasure to carry at least. This spring I started trying to get in practice for a pheasant trip and even with 1 oz loads the recoil was more than I liked. After one round of skeet I felt pretty beat up. I have a good gunsmith, and I took it to him and had him put a grind-to-fit Limbsaver on it. He did a good job, charged me $55 for the pad, work and all. I couldn't believe the difference. The recoil is now very tolerable, even comfortable with light loads. And like many guys have said, you never notice it hunting anyway (at least until the next day). Bottom line, I could not be more pleased with the Ultralight. I would buy another one in a minute and recommend it to anyone. I have only had mine a short time and have put under 300 rounds through it so I can't say from experience how well it will hold up in the long run but it is tight and well-made, and others say they hold up well. For price, weight and function I think it is hard to beat as an upland gun.


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 Post subject: Re: CZ Ultralight?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:10 pm 
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I kind of "impulse bought" one last spring (I'm basically a SxS DT guy), and so far have only shot clays with it, but do really like it. Weight and balance are really good; it's a lively feeling gun for me. I'll be using it a bit now, after most of the leaves have dropped, for Grouse hunting. Recoil isn't that bad, but you do notice it with heavy field loads. I'm not planning to shoot any 3" turkey loads through it, but I didn't buy it for that, either. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: CZ Ultralight?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:23 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. It's what I was hoping to hear.

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 Post subject: Re: CZ Ultralight?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:11 am 
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I got one earlier this yr (26 in) as my first shotgun after marrying into a hunting family. It does have some kick, but last Sat I had it out for opening day for pheasant for the first time. At birds, the 1 1/4 oz loads were no problem...but I didn't have too many shots (lots of looks at hens though).

Overall I'm happy with it, but I can only compare to other remingtom pump shotguns I've borrowed.


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 Post subject: Re: CZ Ultralight?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:55 am 
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Old rule of thumb is to take the weight of the gun (in oz.) and divide by 96 to get the max. shot load to use. So 6 lb = 96 oz/96 = 1 oz shot. Or 6.5 lb = 1-1/8 oz.

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 Post subject: Re: CZ Ultralight?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:46 pm 
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CZ O/U's have horrible recoil pads when they arrive from the factory. If you do nothing else to the gun, you should really replace that pad so that it doesn't rattle your head when you shoot it. "Recoil sensitive" or not, getting kicked in the head by your gun over and over can and will take a cumulative toll on your body. Much like you should wear good hearing protection when shooting, I'd say it's also important to mitigate as much of the recoil as is reasonably possible. Otherwise, these make great, light-use field guns.


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 Post subject: Re: CZ Ultralight?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:19 pm 
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I finally got out with mine this morning (probably thanks to this thread :wink: ) and went Pheasant hunting with my son - in - law, and the labs Dougal and Bruno. Just like advertised, carried it a lot, through a lot of hazel brush and field edges, and finally shot a bird. Worked perfectly, and I even managed the single trigger - I missed the first shot. :)


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 Post subject: Re: CZ Ultralight?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:10 pm 
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I bought one. Fired it 3 times(all misses at phez), then traded it for a Silver Mallard, and some store credit. I dislike 12ga., but needed one for 3" steel. I needed 3" steel for the "50 yard" birds of SD, and later this year for ducks. It carried well, and I would've loved to keep it, but it really is for Upland birds only. Despite its light weight, 3" steel was not bad at all on the recoil side of things.

In the end, I liked the Beretta better, and thought it was better for double duty, that was all. I don't shoot a 12ga, unless forced to do so.....but if I shot 12ga allot, it would be a great option.



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