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My 5 or 6 year old beat up CZ Bobwhite 20/26 weighs in somewhere in the 6.2-6.4lbs range based on the two scales I threw it on for giggles.......then again, with all the dings and chips I have put in it I may have reduced the weight.... ???

I think balance can make a heavier gun feel great and poor balance can make a light gun a challenge to consistently shoot well.

My O/U is an industrial POS that weighs 7+ lbs but I actualy shoot it well when I take it out......well is a relative term here.  Weight isn't everything.


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PC is right! If you can't carry a 7 pound gun you just might want to think about carrying something lighter... like a Golf club.

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saw a recent internet rumor circulating that cz was going to discontinue handeling side-by-sides.  anybody know if there's a kernal of truth to this?

The owner of the gun shop I shop in told me that they weren't taking shotgun orders in the CZ booth at the shot show he attended recently. Could be a sign of trouble but I know this guy is no fan of CZ shotguns.
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I will agree to a point with PC on weight but I think he is very mistaken when it comes to cheaper guns. Many have poor balance and the gun feels way heavier and wears on you much faster. My CZ Bobwhite 12ga is a good example. It weighs exactly 7lbs, however it feels more like 8 or 9 when you carry it. I have an Ithaca Lewis that weighs 7.25lbs and feels more like a sub 7lb gun.

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I don't own one, but have handled a 28 gauge Bobwhite a few times in a local gunshop.  

It's a pretty petite gun, so even if it's slightly over what the website says, it's not likely to feel "heavy" to you.


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I have a DeHann 28 that goes 6 lbs exactly. That's with 30 inch barrels and a 15 1/4 inch stock.

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I don't own one, but have handled a 28 gauge Bobwhite a few times in a local gunshop.  

It's a pretty petite gun, so even if it's slightly over what the website says, it's not likely to feel "heavy" to you.

I have heard the 28 are very light but I'm thinking the 20 and possibly a 16. Haven't owned a 16 yet, feel like I'm missing out on something.
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My SIL has a Bobwhite 20 26" that weighs 5 lb 10 oz.

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I saw a CZ Ringneck 16 in a Cabela's Gun Room that weighed 7 1/2#s. That's too heavy for a 16 in my world.

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IMO, gun weight is the least most significant criterion. Fit should be your goal.

I hear a lot of guys taking about it, but frankly, I think most men should be able to carry a seven pound gun with one hand through cover.

I'm of a slight build but find no issues with a one handed carry with a heavier gun.

You'll shoot a slightly heavier gun better too.

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Amen and amen. My go to O/U weighs 7 pounds. Even this old fart can still carry it most of the day for a week or so.


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Why do we Americans continue to call upon Brittish standards for our shotguns when these very light Brittish shotguns were designed and manufactured to shoot 2 1/2 light load shells?

We Americans are demanding our guns have 3 inch chambers and we want to shoot cartriges that exceed 1400 FPS. We want greater speed and heavier payloads. Some want all this power in a 6 lb gun. That's INSANE!


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Dunno about that. What I'm basically looking for is @6.5 lbs, double triggers, Straight stock, and 26" bbls. This gun will need to throw an oz. of #6 or #71/2 shot so really the 20 guage pretty well covers it but then again so would a 12 or 16 I guess. It's mostly academic and something fun to play around with. I have a couple O/U in that weight range and I like to be around that point.
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The reality is though that the gun will be carried way more than fired.

Really?

Jeez, I never even thought about that.

You hunt thick cover too?

Well, that changes things.

Most of us never hunt thick cover and always shoot our guns more than they are carried.

You've convinced me.

Guy is a total smart ass, but I agree with his thoughts on the fit vs. weight. I have always said that if a man is fit enough to walk far enough that a few onces make a big difference than weight shouldn't be a huge factor. My grandpa is 89 and can't walk far and likes as light a gun as he can find when he does hunt. All depends on practical use. With all that said my friend 20ga bobweight weights 6.2 with 26 inch pipes.

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If I am carrying 7 pounds of gun, it better be a 12 gauge.  That said, I have seen cz Bobwhites from right at 6 at near 7.  I would talk to the seller and see if they will pick you one at the weight you want.

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I will agree to a point with PC on weight but I think he is very mistaken when it comes to cheaper guns. Many have poor balance and the gun feels way heavier and wears on you much faster. My CZ Bobwhite 12ga is a good example. It weighs exactly 7lbs, however it feels more like 8 or 9 when you carry it. I have an Ithaca Lewis that weighs 7.25lbs and feels more like a sub 7lb gun.

Hi all, I would have to agree with Wade.  While balance is a major factor (that's why we/I use a SxS), the simple fact that carrying weight is also a factor when hunting.  Here on the prairies, we walk if you want to get birds.  Not a mile or two at a time.  But a heck of a lot longer.  You lug around a 7lb gun and after a couple hours, you know it.  As you age, that 7lb gun you could carry when you were in your 20's and 30's sure gets heavy.

You have to admit that most folks only shoot a few times while hunting, so recoil in a light gun is not that major of a factor.  Heck, I don't don't even notice the recoil, to busy with the bird.

All of my guns are sub 7lbs (to include duck guns) most are in the 6.25 to 6.5 range.  Perfect for me.

Anyway, for me, I like light guns.  But as the saying goes to each his own.

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