We’ve been putting the CZ Upland Ultralight through the paces for a number of months now. CZ has done a really good job of making upgrades to this over/under platform while still managing to keep the price reasonable for a new double.
The first thing you’ll notice is the color: sage, matte Cerakote cloaks the receiver and barrel in a protective, wear-resistant layer that will soothe scratch-wary grouse hunters. A set of extended black chokes come standard and give some visual contrast.
In hand, most will immediately recognize why it has been labeled “Ultralight” — the shotgun we are testing hits the scale at just 5 lbs 14 ounces.
The inclusion of rare earth magnets in the extractors keeps shells in place even when the action is open and the gun turned upside down. No longer will you be searching for unspent rounds that fall into the cover when crossing fences or watering bird dogs. The safety and barrel selector are crisp and responsive unlike many similarly priced doubles.
This shotgun is well-balanced, feels whippy in hand and is an easy all day carry. My one complaint, the pull length seems a bit short for someone of my frame. CZ offers the All-Terrain features across a number of shotguns in their lineup. The 20 gauge Ultralight is the right tool for us but the other models are certainly worth a look — $890.