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Old 09-21-2019, 09:40 AM   #1
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Need a rough duty shotgun

Going dove hunting in Nov down by the Salton Sea and was advised by all NOT to bring a nice gun due to the high ambient saline content in the air down there. So I've got an excuse to buy a new gun, and specifically something cerakoted camo vs. blued, etc.

I've been looking at sub $700 semi-autos 12ga and the CZ 1012 seems to stand out. I know it's an import (Turkish made by Hugli) but it seems very well reviewed and comes fully outfitted with chokes and stock shims. Also looking at the A300.

Budget is key as I don't know if I will hunt much, but when I do it will probably be with my buddy down at the Salton Sea.

Appreciate any advice re the CZ or other semis in the same price range.

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Going dove hunting in Nov down by the Salton Sea and was advised by all NOT to bring a nice gun due to the high ambient saline content in the air down there. So I've got an excuse to buy a new gun, and specifically something cerakoted camo vs. blued, etc.

I've been looking at sub $700 semi-autos 12ga and the CZ 1012 seems to stand out. I know it's an import (Turkish made by Hugli) but it seems very well reviewed and comes fully outfitted with chokes and stock shims. Also looking at the A300.

Budget is key as I don't know if I will hunt much, but when I do it will probably be with my buddy down at the Salton Sea.

Appreciate any advice re the CZ or other semis in the same price range.

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I bought an A300 as my first semi and I love it. I use it to shoot skeet and sporting clays. Before I bought mine I was allowed to use one of the rentals at the club we belong to. They keep a bunch for rentals. They are turning over their current group (selling them for $550) and putting new A300's. They all have the synthetic stock which requires no maintenance.
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Old 09-21-2019, 03:52 PM   #3
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rough? to me rough duty is under 200 bucks. get a used mossberg 500 at a pawn shop so when it rusts, you can toss it and not feel any loss.
700+/- is a nice gun.
go cheaper.
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:46 AM   #4
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Or even a new Maverick - last I saw they were just under $200
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:13 PM   #5
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Found a great, local deal on a 28" A300 in Real Tree camo and ordered it. For only $60 more than the CZ it was a no brainier.

Thanks, fellas!

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Found a great, local deal on a 28" A300 in Real Tree camo and ordered it. For only $60 more than the CZ it was a no brainier.

Thanks, fellas!

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You will enjoy shooting it. Be sure to have a small punch to remove the trigger group when you clean it.
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...........cost???
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...........cost???
$730

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someday i will be able to say a 730.00 gun is for rough duty. enjoy.
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someday i will be able to say a 730.00 gun is for rough duty. enjoy.
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It's not a beater gun, it just has to stand up to use in harsh conditions (saline) but I'd also rather not spend half as much on something that wont last or breaks and has poor warranty support.

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