Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Double Up!



OK, fishing's great but you have to shoot too and part of that involves shotguns, yes, double barreled shotguns or "doubles." Thanks to a friend who's moving overseas, I was able to pick one up today, a CZ Bobwhite.




It's a handy side by side 20 gauge, Jeff Quinn calls it "svelte," with double triggers, 3" chambers, extractor-only action, straight English stock, case hardened receiver,  and 28" barrels.




For a budget SxS, I'd say it's attractive and it certainly seems to handle well, coming quickly to shoulder and putting your eye straight down the rib. But does it work?




If my friend's testimony is anything to go by, yes, he's had all kinds of success in the field with this gun. 




Now it's my turn, right in time for predove season warm ups against the clays and then the avian acrobats themselves.

Thanks, TC. God bless your trip to the Emerald Isle.

Gun rights,

LSP

8 comments:

Theodore Crispino said...

Quite welcome LSP. Glad it's found a good home in the great state of Texas. It's never taken a dove before (the eco militants in the Northeast have them classified as songbirds), but I'm sure it'll rise to the challenge admirably after a few years of grouse, woodcock, and pheasant.

LL said...

That's a great dove gun.

Jim said...

There's a certain elegance about a side by side double that I find appealing.

LSP said...

I didn't know they'd banned dove hunting, TC. Hunh. I there'd be a mutiny if that stunt was pulled Texas...

And thanks for the gun!

Safe travels.

LSP said...

That's exactly what I was thinking, LL. Let's see of the birds fly this year.

LSP said...

Me too, Jim, and I've been after one for a while. Now I need a 12!

LindaG said...

When we were in Alaska, we hunted with over under 12 gauge/22. I don't remember if we had to sell them before we moved to Nebraska or if we sold them before we went overseas.

Jules said...

If it's English then it's bound to be cool! ;)