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 Post subject: CZ Huglu shotguns
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:18 pm 
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Just bought one that needs some tinkering and wondered if any one on here
Had had any experiences with them??? This is a Model 103 FE ???
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 Post subject: Re: CZ Huglu shotguns
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:10 pm 

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No experience tinkering with them but I've seen a few clients show up with them. I've noticed it is possible to break them open reload but not actually cock both upper and lower barrels.


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 Post subject: Re: CZ Huglu shotguns
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:25 am 

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salmonchaser wrote:
No experience tinkering with them but I've seen a few clients show up with them. I've noticed it is possible to break them open reload but not actually cock both upper and lower barrels.


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I don’t know CZ; but I shoot O/U a couple times a week.

Typically there is a selector switch.

1) on the safety where you can see it , or
2) in the trigger guard where a gloved hand can trip (switch) it by accident.

Every time I had an issue the selector switch was moved. For the new position to work, you have to open the action and close again.


On one of my OU’s the switch makes it work like a single barrel trap gun, the other OU just flips which barrel shoots first.

The hunting gun it flips, but you have to break open the action again to actually arm the barrels in reverse order. Else only the last barrel goes.

The sporting clays gun is the one that works like a trap gun.

Next time you see a guest do that, ask him if it’s a new gun (less than 1000 rounds through it. In a busy month, I’ll shoot 500+ rounds, which is not during deer season. I don’t do tournaments, just R&R with friends.


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 Post subject: Re: CZ Huglu shotguns
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:23 am 

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Dang it, learned something new and I haven't had my coffee yet. I haven't owned an o/u in about 30 years, just not that familiar with their mechanics.
Most of the guns we see issue with are new guns, I always suspect operator error. Thanks for the heads up.


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 Post subject: Re: CZ Huglu shotguns
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:31 am 

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Have to say, I’m envious of what you do. Love fishing, love shooting birds, love working with dogs.... you got it all! The last two pheasant hunts (put and take) we got our monies worth. Shooting sporting clays regularly is a hugely unfair advantage.. 19 for 19 flushes and 16 for 17 flushes, I didn’t shoot, the bird went into the neighbors property, no sense upsetting a property owner over a bird. Be fore that we’d be happy with 50% get. It is tremendous fun to hunt behind dogs !

Kudos to you! I’ve learned a lot from your posts.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:33 am 

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Well done on the no shoot and thankyou. It is amazing and scary how many times I've been hollering no shot and one of our barns or a tractor or an irrigation system gets lit up. We obviously try to limit exposure but edges are always good to hunt edges are where farmers store things or the neighbors property starts and you can't always predict how the birds will fly.
I'm glad you're having good hunts and enjoying the dog work. My favorite days are with guys who watch the dogs. Those days when the guys don't even realize the dogs have circled behind them, I just want to get done and go home.
I'm very lucky, simply in the right place at the right time. I hope to do this for a couple more years then retire for real. All this guiding has cut into my hunting and fishing.


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 Post subject: Re: CZ Huglu shotguns
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:06 am 
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Well how the heck they can produce guns of this quality for this short money amazes me, people must work for next to nothing in Turkey? About the only thing I can find fault on this gun, is the trigger pulls are a bit heavy, which I can easily take care of , but other than that the fit and Finnish rivals a $3K shotgun from Italy or Spain for ALOT less mulla'......
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:50 am 

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35 Whelen wrote:
Well ... Italy or Spain for ALOT less mulla'......
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From what I’ve seen, it’s how strong is the action and how serviceable. Every time I go to break clays, I run a minimum of 100-150 rounds through it. My field gun was in rough shape after a year. Loose action and you could fee the gun torquing between the fore arm and butt when you’d shoulder it. My Caesar took 10,000 rounds, and I dropped it off for a pit stop. Smithy double checks the specs, tightens it up, back in business for another two years.
A bird gun on the other hand, 25-50 shouts a couple times a year is the norm.
Be happy with a CZ, Mossberg, Remington etc if you are going to hunt it and break clays a few times a year. If you get sucked into sporting clays...get a second gun for clays.

I do carry a 20 gauge Benelli for pheasant, grouse, and chukar.

Considering a 28gauge. Expensive if you don’t handload.

Economics on loading shotshell is all about the cost of the lead.
Lead is running 38-40$/25# bag. If you are loading 1 ounce, you get 16 shells per pound.time 25, equal 400, that’s 16 boxes of shells, plus powder, plus primer. Cost around $4.50 a box. I like to shoot STS Nitro or Win AA 1300fps, so for me, I’m ahead. If you are happy with $5 ammo, does not, if you are casual- does not.

The CZ is a beaut!


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 Post subject: Re: CZ Huglu shotguns
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:36 pm 
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Took this thing out and my Dads faithful old Browning Superposed both are twenty,
I am used to the balance point of the Browning, the Huglu 103 is slightly forward of the
Hinge pin. But it points like a dream, the Browning is about 1/3lb lighter, but for some reason
The felt recoil was noticeable more,than the few oz of weight difference would suggest. The Huglu was sweet to shoot, Everyone commented on it the moment they shot it! I felt it's recoil seamed more like a 28ga, than a 20 ga! The Huglu operates flawlessly, one of our guides was throwing the clays shoots a Grade II Citori, He fell in love with this Huglu, and remarked the engraving makes his look silly! I realize all of us, Love our American guns, I have been shooting my Grandads Parker 16ga VH on a Zero frame, (20ga) for the last 30 years..........And our gunshop is known nationwide; for all the hundreds of small gauge Fox Sterlingworth; We have sold over the years. But I have got to give the devil his due , this Turkish double is built as well,
Shoots as well, and looks better than some big name imports that cost triple what the Huglu does.
CZ will do well with these, for sure.
A fellow shooter watching us shoot it though it was a Weatherbys Athena, when I told him it was a Huglu 103, he said well they must be who built them for them....... He was shooting an old Winchester Model 24, and told me he only shoots American guns !

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:03 am 

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Outstanding report. Looking forward to seeing a few more I hope this winter.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:36 am 
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Just had an old friend 77 years young buy a Turkish shotgun yesterday at Cabelas, he is a staunch Parker
Collector?? These guns are going to really effect the market on old doubles......under 2K
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Imported as a Dickerson Plantation.......... Looks like a $35,000 Purdy, go figure. :shock:

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