In the last 12 months Australia has had a numerous amount of new 12guage lever action shotguns hit the market. I decided out of all the options to pick the Uzkon. Why? Everyone was talking about the Adler and the Pardus but not much about the Uzkon. Picking the Uzkon was a decision I haven’t regretted yet.
I purchased the 28 inch model as it came with the 3 chokes standard whereas the 20 inch one required them to be bought separately, convenience more than anything. The shotgun itself is nice, it swings up and around quite easily even with the longer barrel. The 20 inch would offer even more manoeuvrability which would come in handy if you are working your way through the scrub. The finish on it is acceptable personally, It’s not amazing but really this is a budget shotgun which for me I don’t mind bashing around in the bush. The action started off a bit rough and it doesn’t hurt to put a bit of gun grease around the bolt and lever. It smoothed out as I used it more.
Now the fun part of the review how does it shoot? I put a 100 shells through it with no malfunctions, every shell fired and ejected. For a shotgun it shoots where you point, the spread on it is pretty even overall it’s going to hit what you aim at the rest is on the shooter. I didn’t get a chance to shoot anything bigger than no.2 loads but it brings me to my next point. The Uzkon feels very light so recoil is noticeable, shooting slugs and magnum shells out of it is going to be an interesting experience.
Some Action shots (left)
Spread at 25 metres using No.3 shot and modified choke
Overall for a sub 1k shotgun you won’t regret it. It works as advertised, it will take a beating and won’t let you down.