Top 3 CZ Shotguns For Tagging Spring Gobblers

Spring gobbler season is firing up, and CZ is making sure hunters are well gunned as they hit the turkey woods.

Three hard-hitting 12-gauge shotgun options will allow hunters to carry more longbeards over their shoulders and enjoy more turkey breasts on the smoker.

CZ Reaper Magnum is CZ-USA’s over/under designed for max flexibility in those common situations where gobblers either strut into hunters lap or hang up at the outer margins of range. Clad in Mossy Oak Obsession Camo the Reaper is built to slay turkeys with the same 3 ½" chambers of the Swamp Magnum.

The beauty of hunting with an Over/Under is that each barrel can be equipped with a different choke. Putting an open choke in the bottom barrel for the optimum effectiveness at close range and an extra full choke in the top barrel, to deliver lethal pellets at longer distances, a simple flip of the selector switch lets hunters pick which barrel to fire.

Hunters will appreciate the shorter barrels that allow them to be more maneuverable in the woods or blind. The Picatinny-style rail allows hunters to add a favorite optic atop for best assurance of shot placement. The gun accepts the most potent 3 ½-inch turkey loads and will also accept all 2 ¾" and 3" loads. At 7 pounds, with a 26-inch barrel and sling swivels front and back, the Reaper Magnum is easy to carry and maneuver. It comes with five extended interchangeable chokes.

CZ 612 Magnum Turkey is created for the turkey woods. This pump-action shotgun sports an effective springtime camo pattern in the Mossy Oak obsession and comes equipped with two chokes. One choke is extra-full to deliver maximum pellets to the gobbler’s kill zone, and the other is modified for upland hunting and steel shot.

The 612 Magnum turkey comes with a rail that can be added atop the receiver for an optic of choice. The 8mm flat vent rib has a bead at the muzzle, weighs 6.8 pounds, accepts 3 ½-inch, 3", and 2 ¾" shotshells and has a 26-inch barrel.

CZ 1012 Synthetic Bottomland is CZ-USA’s versatile semi-auto shotgun that can take hunters from the duck blind to the turkey woods seamlessly. It is a longtime favorite of gobbler getters, especially with its iconic "Bottomland" camo pattern.

The popular inertia operating system delivers reliability and ease of maintenance. During testing, the CZ 1012 fired 5,000 rounds without needing a drop of oil or cleaning. Few, if any, turkey hunters or waterfowlers will require that pace of activity – occasional cleaning and oiling should be more than enough.

This flexible shotgun is one hunters will want to carry to the practice range and upland bird fields as well as the spring woods, owing to its ability to handle everything from light-recoiling target loads up to potent 3-inch magnums. It has an 8mm flat vent rib, weighs just 6.5 pounds, and is available with a 26- or 28-inch barrel.

CZ Reaper Magnum Specifications

  • SKU: 06588
  • Chambering: 12-gauge
  • Barrel Length: 26-inch
  • Chokes: 5 Extended Black (Cyl, Mod, Imp Mod, Full, Xtra-Full)
  • Stock: Mossy Oak Obsession Camouflage Polymer
  • Length of Pull: 14 1/2
  • Barrel/Receiver Finish: Mossy Oak Obsession Camouflage
  • Ejector/Extractor: Ejectors
  • Rib: 8mm Flat Vent
  • Comb: 1 3/8 in
  • Weight: 7 pounds
  • Heel: 2 1/2
  • Trigger Mech: Mechanical, Selectable for Barrel
  • Safety: Manual Tang
  • MSRP: $1,079.00


Prices accurate at time of writing

CZ 612 Magnum Turkey Specifications

  • SKU: 06533
  • Chambering: 12-gauge
  • Barrel Length: 26-inch
  • Chokes: Modified and Extra Full Interchangeable
  • Stock: Mossy Oak Obsession Camouflage Synthetic
  • Length of Pull: 14 1/2
  • Barrel/Receiver Finish: Mossy Oak Obsession Camouflage
  • Rib: 8mm Flat Vent
  • Comb: 1 5/8 in
  • Weight: 6.8 pounds
  • Heel: 2 1/4 in
  • Safety: Crossbolt Behind Trigger
  • MSRP: $469.00


Prices accurate at time of writing

CZ 1012 Synthetic Bottomland Specifications

  • SKU: 06358, 06355
  • Chambering: 12-gauge
  • Barrel Length: 26-inch, or 28-inch
  • Chokes: 5 Extended Black (Cyl, Imp Cyl, Mod, Imp Mod, Full)
  • Stock: Mossy Oak Bottomland Camouflage Synthetic
  • Length of Pull: 14 1/2
  • Barrel/Receiver Finish: Mossy Oak Bottomland
  • Rib: 8mm Flat Vent
  • Weight: 6.5 pounds
  • MSRP: $749.00


Prices accurate at time of writing

For more information, please visit WWW.CZ-USA.COM.

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