Duck, Duck, Goose! CZ-USA’s Hard-Hitting 12-Gauge Waterfowl Shotguns

CZ-USA builds shotguns for serious waterfowlers. From pump action and over/under to semi-autos, CZ shotguns deliver outstanding performance in the harshest hunting conditions. Because CZ makes a wide range of field-ready shotguns, choosing the best model for waterfowl hunting is sometimes overwhelming. So here is a curated list of dedicated camo-clad waterfowl hunting shotguns to help narrow down the options.

The CZ 712 G3 camo is the latest version of the tried-and-true soft-shooting gas-operated semi-automatic shotgun. The shotgun comes with two pistons, one for light/medium and the other for heavy magnum loads. Both pistons handle a wide range of shotshells up to 3 inches, the light for target shooting and the heavy for field loads. The 712’s Mossy Oak Elements Terra camo protects metal surfaces and keeps the shotgun hidden. Other features include an oversized safety, bolt release, charging handle, and a shim kit to adjust its cast and drop. 

The CZ 1012 Synthetic Camo is for waterfowl hunters who love inertia-operated semi-auto shotguns for their simplicity, reliability, and minimal maintenance. The 1012’s gas-less system is tuned to run a variety of shells — from light-recoiling target loads to the hottest 3-inch magnum field loads. This model is available in 26- or 28-inch barrels with a vent rib and includes a fiber optic bead sight. Models with Mossy Oak Blades or Mossy Oak Bottomland camo blend well in various hunting environments and habitats. 

The CZ 612 Magnum Waterfowl is a 12-gauge pump action shotgun built for the goose blind. The 612 Magnum Waterfowl cycles all waterfowl shotshells up to 3.5-inch magnums, and it comes with five extended black choke tubes delivering optimum patterns with any load. A flat vent rib 28-inch barrel provides excellent balance point ability. A complete camo hydro dip protects the shotgun’s metal and keeps it hidden from waterfowl. 

The CZ Swamp Magnum is a 3-1/2″ chambered Over & Under 12-gauge shotgun ready to knock big birds from the sky. It’s the only over/under in the CZ line with an automatic safety, bringing added safety protection to the duck blind. It features 30-inch barrels for a smooth swing, a set of extended choke tubes for optimum patterns, and ejectors for lightning-fast reloads. The Swamp Magnum’s polymer stock is cloaked in Realtree camo, and all metalwork is blacked out.

From light-recoiling target loads to 3.5-inch magnum loads, CZ-USA can handle needs from the shooting range to the blinds. The agreeable reasonable price tags make this reliability all the more enticing.

712 G3 Synthetic Camo Terra Specifications:

SKU: 06168

Chambering: 12 ga

Max Shell Length: 2 ¾ in, 3 in

Mag Capacity: 2+1, 3+1

Barrel Length: 28 in

Chokes: Active-Choke, 5 (F, IM, M, IC, C)

Stock: Camo Synthetic

Length of Pull: 14.5 in

Rib: 7mm Flat Vent

Overall Length: 47 in

Weight: 7.3 lbs

Safety: Crossbolt

MSRP: $650.00

1012 Synthetic Camo Specifications:

SKU: 06359; 06352

Chambering: 12 Gauge

Max Shell Length: 2-3/4in, 3 in

Magazine Capacity: 4+1, 3+1

Chokes: Extended Black

Stock: Mossy Oak Camo (Blades, Bottomland)

Length Of Pull: 14.5 in

Receiver Finish: Black

Barrel Finish: Camouflage

Ejector Extractor: Ejectors

Rib: 8mm Flat Vent

Overall Length: 49 in

Weight: 6.5 lbs +/-

Safety: Crossbolt

MSRP: $749.00

612 Magnum Waterfowl Specifications:

SKU: 06532

Chambering: 12 Gauge

Max Shell Length: 3-1/2 in

Magazine Capacity: 4+1

Chokes: 5 Extended Black

Stock: Synthetic, Camo 

Length Of Pull: 14.5 in

Receiver Finish: Black

Barrel Finish: Camouflage

Rib: 8mm Flat Vent

Overall Length: 48.75 in

Weight: 6.8 lbs +/-

Safety: Crossbolt behind the trigger

MSRP: $469.00

Swamp Magnum Specifications:

SKU: 06583

Chambering: 12 Gauge

Max Shell Length: 3.5 in

Barrel Length: 30 in

Chokes: Extended Black

Stock: Camouflage Synthetic

Length Of Pull: 14.5 in

Receiver Finish: Black

Barrel Finish: Camouflage

Ejector Extractor: Ejectors

Rib: 8mm Flat Vent

Overall Length: 48.25 in

Weight: 7.1 lbs +/-

Comb:1-3/8 in

Heel: 2-1/2 in

Trigger Mech: Mechanical, selectable for barrel

Safety: Automatic Tang Safety

MSRP: $1,169.00

Since 1997, CZ-USA has given American shooters and hunters the best firearms the Czech Republic has to offer. CZ-USA will continue to improve, innovate, and add to the CZ-USA line-up of high-quality, affordable handguns, rifles, and shotguns, plus custom-quality handguns from Dan Wesson.

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