Not Many, ALL!Son of a bee-otch!
How come every time one of these threads gets started we have to have a bunch of suggestions about buying a used this or that? It's way beyond tiresome, as the suggestions come straight out of the blue and are not in any way solicited by the OP. If he'd asked for "this or that?" opinions, that'd be one thing. He didn't, however; he asked about experience with a particular model. Same thing with the TriStar threads.
Yeah, there have been many Turkish guns that were poorly made and couldn't withstand the pounding that even a recreational trapshooter put them through. That doesn't mean that the newer stuff isn't a hell of a lot better. Until you've had some type of experience with them, the suggestions that "you'd be better off buying a used yada, yada yada" are completely without merit.
I owned an SKB unsingle. I bought it new. A GC7 grade 3. Nice gun, beautiful wood on it. I didn't shoot it well, so I moved on. I put several thousand rounds through it with not a single hic-up. I sold it to my nephew and he is still shooting it. Still no problems.I cannot speak directly about the CZ. My impression is they made Huglu clean up its act a lot when they started working with them. There still seems to questions.
If you looking for a less expensive entry level combo, new, I'd look at the SKB. Yes..still made in Turkey, but you won't find too many stones being thrown. All the feedback seems to be pretty positive.
Hoytshooter,Richbandit thanks for the reply. While all are assuming they are made by huglu it's nice to know they are not. Trail we have looked at the SKB actually have 5 of them as club guns. In my opinion they don't hold a candle to the cz as far as finish and wood.
Just wondering, did you expect the company rep to say anything BUT good things about them? I'm not saying they are bad, but if you go by that review, that is MORE than a little biased.I called CZ on this today. Dave Miller from from CZ called me back. Class act...spent about 10 min on the phone with me. You're right...made in Turkey but by Akkar. He said its made for heavy shooting. Was very enthusiastic about the product. CZ has a good reputation for support. Only concern he left me with it sounds like the length of pull does go shorter than 14 5/8.
Where are you going on July 12? Cardinal Center?Trail see above richbandit owns the combo and said that it is not made by huglu. July 12 can't get here soon enough looking forward to shooting the cz. Would really like to get a demo to really put it through the ringer as a club gun will see. If it don't hold up I will be disappointed. Nice to see a combo that kids can get into at a fair price.
Dave is an outstanding guy. He will not lead you astray!I called CZ on this today. Dave Miller from from CZ called me back. Class act...spent about 10 min on the phone with me. You're right...made in Turkey but by Akkar. He said its made for heavy shooting. Was very enthusiastic about the product. CZ has a good reputation for support. Only concern he left me with it sounds like the length of pull does not go shorter than 14 5/8.