CZ 712 Semi Automatic Shotgun

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The CZ 712/720 is a gas operated semi-automatic shotgun built on a light weight alloy reciever. Both the 26" and 28" barrel configurations accept the 2 3/4" to 3" shells, making the new shotgun a great choice for both upland game and waterfowl.
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CZ 712 Semi Automatic Shotgun

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The CZ 712/720 is a gas operated semi-automatic shotgun built on a light weight alloy reciever. Both the 26" and 28" barrel configurations accept the 2 3/4" to 3" shells, making the new shotgun a great choice for both upland game and waterfowl. The barrel on the 712/720 is chrome lined with a moly black hard chrome exterior finish that wil resist corrosion after many seasons in the field. It is fit with a Turkish walnut soick sized for a 14.5" length of pull. The 712/720 comes with a magazine tube plug installed for waterfoul. If the plug is removed, it gives the upland hunter a 4+1 capacity.

Additional Information

Gun Type Shotgun
Action Semi-Auto
Manufacturer CZ-USA
Mfgr Website cz-usa.com
Finish Matte Black Hard Chrome Exterior Finish
Capacity 4+1
Caliber 12 Gauge

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  1. CZ 720 Review by Opeye
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    I received a CZ 720 as a payback for a loan from a relative. It was brand new on the box. After taking it apart and thoroughly removing the factory lubricants, reassembling it I took it to a game farm for pheasants. I have several shotguns. My meat gun for years has been a Benelli M1 Super90 12 gauge. I also shoot a Steger M3000 that I won (that I actually like, lol). So with that said I was open mined knowing the CZ 720 was a low budget auto. I was pleasantly please. It cycled the 2 3/4 shells well and I shot it quite well. The matte finish did scuff up after one use though... no biggie. So I took it out to North Dakota as a spare gun. I used mostly 2 3/4 5s, but also have a couple boxes of 3 inch Prairie Storm in case the birds flushed further out. Enough said it failed on every 3 inch shot... everyone. To the point of getting the spent shell half way out and the next shell half way in. Requiring total break down to remove the shells... totally not good the trigger mechanism holding pin actually broke when we pulled it out. The factory did send me a new for free when I got home. I have since cleaned it again replacing the lubricant with I believe gun smith graphite. Long story but still fails on 3 inch shells. No confidence in this gun now. Still have it, but replacing it with either a Fanchi Affinity or Benelli M2. You get what you pay for. Would not recommend borrowing money to a relative or buying this gun! (Posted on 5/23/17)

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  2. Excellent Shotgun Review by Tony
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    I bought the CZ 712 G2 Green at the end of last summer for an all around bird gun, to take advantage of all the public land here in our new home of Western Wyoming. Shot a few rounds of clays at the local range starting with about 50 high brass rounds to break her in then moving on to the 7.5 Walmart specials. She ate everything! Zero stoppages. This shotgun is AMAZING at it's price point. It often gets confused for a special edition Beretta or Benelli and when told that it's a CZ most are floored! I know Turkish shotguns are a mixed bag, and a lot are crap. I bought a 20ga Tristar Viper G2 Bronze for the wife and that came with a plastic trigger guard and obviously much lower quality internals for $200 more than my CZ! Needless to say that pissed me off. My CZ however has zero plastic parts, and well machined, beefy internals. I only have two issues in the fit and finish department. First the end cuts of the forearm are not as highly finished as the rest of the forearm and the stock is between 1/32 and 1/16th of an inch larger than the receiver where they meet, reminding me that this isn't a Beretta. Otherwise fit and finish is EXCELLENT. It is slightly weight forward/ muzzle heavy but that helps with the swing on birds, so I don't see it as a negative. It's not the lightest shotgun I've ever owned but I have walked 14 miles through the back country with it on grouse hunts, no problem.

    I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this to anyone looking for a high quality inexpensive shotgun. And definitely over a Tristar. (Posted on 4/21/17)

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  3. Excellent Review by West River Ducker
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    Killed a double out of the box, cold weather still killing ducks. (Posted on 1/4/17)

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  4. Sad but hopeful Review by Cameron
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    Purchased my cz 712 largely because of the reviews touting its reliability and i couldn't find any real negative reviews since 2012ish mostly complaining about extractor issues which have been addressed since. Also to be a little different than my buddies running their italian and american shotguns. Took it apart and gave it a good cleaning with clp and took it out for a box of clays. 1 box of federal and 2 boxes of estates with some buck and slugs thrown in. After the first box of federal which cycled fine i had about 40 failures to feed/cycle/extract out of about 85 rounds. It was a bolt action the last 3rd of the session even after getting the whole assemply drenched in remoil... im hopeing it was just cause its a brand new gun and needs to break in but i feel disappointed with cz... (Posted on 11/27/16)

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  5. Loading, feeding, ejecting Review by Jim
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    I am very disappointed in this shotgun. The feeding tube needs to be pushed in with a screwdriver to get the shells in. It doesn't feed all the time and stovepipes ejected rounds. I only have 75 rounds through the gun and I am hoping it gets better. I bought the gun for my wife to shoot clays with and she would NEVER tolerate the way this gun works. (Posted on 8/18/16)

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  6. won't shoot again Review by bullybreed
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    Bought it, took it out shooting the day after. Jam, double feed, failure to eject, and that was the first 10 rounds. Don't plan on using it again. (Posted on 8/16/16)

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  7. Best Gun I have Review by Grouse hunter Maine
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    I have had this 712 for about 6 yrs now after the 2rd yr the forearm stock cracked. I called CZ and they replaced it. I've shot $2500 guns that are not any better than my CZ712. They have my loyalty, if you buy one you will understand. I've shot thousands of rounds at both birds and deer, it has never failed. I own other guns, but this is my go to when it matters. (Posted on 5/5/16)

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  8. Horrible gun for waterfowl hunting Review by Pat
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    My 712 shoots any low base shells just fine,so I decided to use it for waterfowl. BIG MISTAKE. The gun jams and fails to eject every other time I reloaded it. So many missed shots because of this. I took it to a gunsmith and he checked it out and could not find anything wrong. I took it back out again and had the same problem. I will never buy another CZ shotgun again. (Posted on 12/20/15)

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  9. Awesome! Review by Alec
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    I have about 100 rounds through my cz 712 field model. I havent had any issues. I like the gun alot, most people ask me what gun im shooting and are surprised i shoot so well with the 712. (Posted on 5/2/14)

    Pros: Shoots everything I feed, Accurate, Simple Design, Easy to maintain, Easy to shoot well, Nice Recoil, Ergonomical, Lightweight, Fits very nicely in my hand, Reliable, Easy to Use


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  10. Excellent shotgun Review by Dave Esch
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    My CZ 712 Utility has been an excellent shotgun for many uses. It has been reliable with all different loads, and shoots to point of aim with whatever I stuff it full of. I bought mine with the adjustable stock and Nordic 5 round mag extension...without realizing the mag extension was longer than the barrel. :) Oops. It's a wee bit long for inside the home, but since we eliminated magazine size restrictions in Arizona, it makes a delightful bunny buster. I feel confident taking it into the field or the hallway, depending where it's needed. (Posted on 4/13/14)

    Pros: Shoots everything I feed, Accurate, High capacity, Simple Design, Easy to maintain, Easy to shoot well, Nice Recoil, Ergonomical, Reliable, Easy to Use
    Cons: Bulky

    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes

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