Reviewed By: David S on 05/11/2015
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
***Best sub $1000 over/under period!***
This shotgun, the CZ Canvasback is definitely the over-under you want for starting out or if you are on a budget. I did my homework for many months
prior to buying and the Huglu made CZs have quality, durability, and look pretty good too. I was told to avoid several other makes of O/U shotguns that are
offered for under $1000 and I had a chance to try a Brazilian made O/U at the range and it wasn't nearly as nicely finished.
You'll notice some little things on the CZ that are different from say a 2,000 shotgun like a Silver Pigeon, but you pay for the fine details in a shotgun like that.
I've got about 1,000 rounds through my CZ Canvasback so far and it's been flawless and completely reliable. It shoulders well, seems well balanced, and also didn't feel any different to me than a Browning Citori rental that a buddy of mine had while out one day. The recoil is pretty light feeling with standard 1 1/8 oz loads. There's a guy at Shotgun
World forums who has over 30,000 rounds through his Canvasback with zero issues!
If you're on the fence about this shotgun and it's in your budget, buy it. You won't regret it. I'm thinking of adding another one to my stable in 20 gauge for my daughter
and I to shoot occasionally.
if not a CZ for under 1,000 dollars, I'd be buying a used Citori or a used Silver Pigeon for $1300+. My Canvasback was less than half that...
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