CZ Monday Morning Sneak Peek: Bobwhite G2 SxS Shotgun

CZ Monday Morning Sneak Peek: Bobwhite G2 SxS Shotgun

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Who in their right mind would want a classic-looking (and classy-looking) side-by-side shotgun at a surprisingly low price? Yeah, me too. CZ’s bringing back the Bobwhite. CZ-USA’s comments and a bunch more photos follow . . .

CZ bobwhite g2 side by side shotgun

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The CZ-USA Bobwhite G2 represents the return of our double-trigger side-by-side. With an English-style grip and splinter forend it makes for a nice, light field gun. The Bobwhite G2 comes in 12, 20, and 28 gauge, and the 28 gauge weighs just 5 ½ lbs. It ships with 5 interchangeable chokes and 28” barrels, and is finished in our hard black chrome, which is much hardier than bluing and much less prone to rust.

Best part about it is the MSRP — the Bobwhite G2 starts at $655 for 12 and 20 gauge and $702 for the 28 gauge.

CZ bobwhite g2 side by side shotgun

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CZ bobwhite g2 side by side shotgun

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CZ bobwhite g2 side by side shotgun

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CZ bobwhite g2 side by side shotgun

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CZ bobwhite g2 side by side shotgun

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CZ bobwhite g2 side by side shotgun

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CZ bobwhite g2 side by side shotgun

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The following photos also show CZ-USA’s Sharp-Tail Coach, which JWT reviewed here.

CZ bobwhite g2 side by side shotgun

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CZ bobwhite g2 side by side shotgun

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CZ bobwhite g2 side by side shotgun

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comments

  1. avatar MadMedic says:

    Where is the 410!?!?!?!

  2. avatar bobinmi says:

    this will be in my collection by the end of the year. I don’t think there is a better option out there for the working man than CZ rifles and shotguns.

    1. avatar Bill Anderson says:

      I have the original model Bobwhite in 20 guage and it is a fine shooting bird gun. I am glad to see CZ bringing this nice, affordable gun back. The English straight stock and double triggers make this a really affordable classic.

      1. avatar Bill Anderson says:

        My original model Bobwhite had a problem with overly long firing pins so I sent it in to CZ in Kansas City. They took care of the problem quickly and even lightened the trigger pull without being asked to do so. That is very good service.

  3. avatar Lee the fudd says:

    And where is the 16 gauge? Enquiring fudds want to know.

  4. avatar Defens says:

    Nobody needs more than a single shot shotgun.

    1. avatar bontai joe says:

      Blasphemy!

    2. avatar Big Bill says:

      That’s not what none other than Joe Biden said.

      1. avatar Scoutino says:

        Slow Joe endorsed! He said: “Buy a shotgun. Buy a double barreled shotgun.”
        https://youtu.be/ooPzr1vzmGY

        1. avatar Big Bill says:

          That’s what I meant. Joe said buy a double barrel shotgun, not a single shot shotgun.
          Then he said to unload both barrels as ‘warning shots” (which are specifically forbidden,as in illegal, here in Phoenix), so you are left with an empty weapon, which is, as the left believes, the next best thing to no weapon at all with which to defend yourself. Instead, he wants me to first violate the law, then put myself at the mercy of the police (not to mention the felon who just broke down my door) while they take an average of over seven minutes to respond to a priority 911 call.
          Just as a reminder,my HD firearm is a single barrel pump shotty with 8 rounds of 00 buck. And it ain’t empty.

  5. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    That black chrome model sure is pretty. Not a bad price either.

    1. avatar MyName says:

      I agree, at that price, that is a pretty spiffy shotgun.

  6. avatar MojoRonin says:

    Last i heard, CZ shotguns were made in Turkey. Which means a solid “thanks, but no thanks” for me.

    23 second review on Turkish shotguns:

    “I had 3 different Turkish shotguns. 2 of them failed 3 times, warranty repair 2 times, new replacement on 3rd repair. 3rd shotgun failed twice, exploded 3rd time. New replacement. Again. Tristar raptors and vipers suck.

    Bought 2 American shotguns (Mossberg 500 and 930), and one Italian (Franchi Affinity). Zero problems.”

    1. avatar Nickel Plated says:

      I have a Turkish made Winchester SXP. Not a problem and is one of the best pump shotguns out there IMO. Turkey is a big place, lot’s of shotgun companies. Some good some not.
      That’s like trying a Lorcin and then saying American made guns are garbage.

      These are made by Huglu in Turkey. From my reading they were very hit and miss a few years ago. but have improved the CC recently and people seem happy with the current ones. Just remember, there’s a reason all good doubles cost 5-6k and up. This is a good working shotgun but don’t expect it to compare to a Purdey or even a Beretta. I’m looking at the Hammer Classic in the near future.

      1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

        Huglu is a HUGE manufacturer and capable of making guns of vastly different quality levels. CZ designs these shotguns and uses Huglu as a manufacturing partner to produce them to CZ’s design and quality specifications. The CZ shotguns have always been solid quality and nicely made and finished.

    2. avatar Manse Jolly says:

      A short time ago I was considering a TriStar Rapter….can you expand on what you found wrong with them?

      Thanks

      1. avatar Manse Jolly says:

        above meant for MojoRonin.

        Edit button lost forever?

        1. avatar MyName says:

          What’s a ddeit butoon?

    3. avatar Robroyb says:

      The opening says “CZ-USA Bobwhite G2”. As far as know, CZ USA only develops their specialized line of firearms in the US, and the quality is exceptional. Best of best from most everything I’ve seen them produce.

    4. avatar PeterC says:

      Some years ago, I bought a CZ Ringneck 28 Ga. SxS double, Turkish made… a lovely gun and an absolutely killer on doves. No complaint whatsoever.

    5. avatar Randy says:

      I have three CZ shotguns, a Bobwhite a sharptail and wingshooter elite, all three have around 10k shotgun shells fired in them and I use them as field guns. I would take them over the Beretta silver pigeon I got by far.

      1. avatar Tony Garbo says:

        Seriously? While CZ makes okay shotguns for the money, I use them as back-ups to my good shotguns (Beretta’s or Browning’s). I always bring my Beretta Silver Pigeon, maybe my Browning and a comparable CZ. If weather turns to shit, I shoot the CZ, if it’s nice, I shoot the Beretta or Browning. Best of both worlds. The CZ does not pattern as well as the more quality guns though, but then they also cost 1/3 to 1/4 so . . . you get what you pay for. I am looking to add a Bobwhite to my collection and cannot wait.

  7. avatar possum says:

    That’s a real pretty shotgun for sure. And a double barrel is on my “get it list”. But not this one, I want a hammer gun.

    1. avatar MyName says:

      CZ has you covered there as well, in case you are interested.

      https://cz-usa.com/product/cz-hammer-classic-12-30-5-choke-tubes/

  8. avatar Jeffro says:

    Wire Haired Griffon….one of the best unknown breeds for bird hunting. And…..I’m thinking one of these just made it to the top of the procurement list.

    1. avatar MyName says:

      Super convenient that the pup is color coordinated with the gat and gear as well. Good dog, here’s some jerky.

    2. avatar FedUp says:

      Is that a chest protector?
      The Wirehair we used to have wouldn’t have wanted one of those, crashing through cover was a large part of the fun. She’d actually accelerate when she saw raspberries. Made me wince just watching it but I don’t remember her ever getting bloodied.

      None of my Shorthairs ever did that. My current one would probably jump over the whole thicket if she saw it and knew what it was. (she has been known to jump over cars when she’s crossing the driveway in a hurry)

  9. avatar Robroyb says:

    Love my CZ’s. Hopefully the quality is there on this one. I own and collect a lot from the Czechs, but like everything else, they are trying to balance that cost factor with quality, so I’ll consider this one and read up on the blogs how the owners like it into 2019. CZs will remain my fav for the unknown future. I truly think they are trying to forge the best quality for the best price. As one said already, the working man’s firearm. I love them!!

  10. avatar Enuf says:

    Sure wish I could buy a side by side with exposed hammers from an American gun maker. Without spending a fortune too for that matter. As it is, I can see no reason to buy a gun from Turkey or any other non-American place when there are so very many USA scatterguns available.

    I fully realize my pumpguns lack the beauty and feel of a side by side.

    But then I cannot afford a yacht either, so no biggie.

    1. avatar bontai joe says:

      Have you tried auctions of used guns? I just picked up a nice double at a recent auction of a gun store liquidation at a very reasonable price. Yeah, there was a couple of $4000 Parkers, but also a couple of Foxes and L.C. Smiths under $800

    2. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      You need to keep your eyes open. Compared to the total number of “hammerless” guns made, the guns that had hammers and could take a “nitro” load are few in number.

      What I tell most people looking for a “deal” on a hammer gun is that they will have to learn enough about double gun repair work to judge how much gunsmithing work the gun might need, and then factor that into the price they’re offering. Then they need to learn how to spot issues in double guns while they’re examining the gun.

      In a nutshell, most of my advice on buying old double guns comes down to this: Look carefully, very carefully, at the barrels. If you have a good set of barrels, the rest of the gun can be repaired, usually at a reasonable price. If the barrels are in bad shape, then there’s little that can be done to restore the gun to shooting condition economically, because the cost to buy a set of new barrel blanks, profile them, chamber and bore them to final dimensions, then polish, set them on-face and blue them…. you could be looking at $3000 and up in gunsmithing costs.

      If they’re deeply pitted, if the rib(s) are loose, if there are any deep dents that need raised, etc – this adds to the cost of the gun to a point where it might be better to keep looking. By “deep” pitting, I’m referring to rust pits deeper than 0.002 to 0.003″. This seems very conservative, but remember, that’s per side, so if you want these honed out, now we’re talking of increasing the bore diameter by 0.006″ or more. You should have the tubes checked for bore diameter first; many of the older guns will have “tight” bores, with bore diameters forward of the forcing cone two to three thousandths under “nominal” size for a bore today. eg, I’ve seen plenty of old American double guns with bore diameters for a 12 gauge of 0.724 to 0.726, when 0.729 is today’s “standard” for bore diameter. You need to learn how to “ring” a set of barrels that you’re holding in your hand to judge the tightness of the ribs, etc.

      The repair of these sorts of barrel problems can’t be automated, or programmed into a CNC machine. This is all bench work by skilled hands, and the billable hours adds up. eg, let’s say you have a barrel set with loose ribs (top and bottom ribs). OK, now a ‘smith has to judge whether he can just re-sweat the ribs onto the barrels, or if he has to remove the rib(s) completely and re-set the rib(s). Re-laying a single rib might be a $600 job in my shop; re-laying both ribs is $800 (and up). Both jobs will require re-blueing the barrels, and you absolutely cannot use hot salt blueing on double gun barrels, and the hours of work for rust blueing is part of what runs up the price of the work.

  11. avatar Michael says:

    Nice, I found a tight and well tended 16 ga. Parker Trojan from a local dealer who took one in trade and knew I was looking. Went home with me for a little over $900.00. Didn’t need it, but it reminded me of the one my Gramps used to walk beside and that’s good enough. -30-

  12. avatar Alan says:

    Has Joe Biden ordered one?

    1. avatar VieteranGunsmith says:

      No, but Dick Cheney has one.
      DISCLAIMER: comment made for comic relief only –

  13. avatar Vlad Tepes says:

    I would buy one if they made it in 16 gauge.

  14. avatar J says:

    Nice gun.. most likely pick one up soon. Does anyone know who makes that leather sleeve in the photo?

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