CZ Rifles....


December 29, 2008, 09:58 AM

I am wondering how many of you own a CZ rifle and how many you own.

Do you like them? What did you buy them for? Plinking or Hunting?

If you like them what about them is the number one reason why you like them?

If you were going to buy another Rifle and CZ had the caliber would you buy another CZ?

If you own one along with other brands of rifles, Remington, Browning, Sako, etc. which brand is your favorite if the CZ isn't and why is it your favorite?


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December 29, 2008, 11:20 AM
i have two rifles and two pistols. i bought them about 4 years ago.
back then , they were 100% made overseas, hand fit, hand finished, hand rubbed, turkish walnut, full sites front and rear.
they were 400 bucks, new. This price, was so far ahead of it's time, as to be rediculous.
these rifles are no longer made; what a shame. they are not hand fit, hand finished , hand rubbed turkish walnut. lot of marks are stenciled in, now , here in America, all my marks were rolled into the metal, and in Cyrillic as well.
the rifles now, do not come with sites, for the most part. The wood is not as beautiful. and they are now 200 bucks more.

and if I had to get a new rifle, I would look for a cz first.
the trigger is better as well, the single set trigger is a dream.
Accuracy? there will be no guessing about it, it will be better than any other
rifle you shoot, and there will never be a non accurate, or 5050...mmmeh...
accuracy rifle leave their plant.
I bought for plinking, hunting, and varminting. I bought both 527 carbines; the lightest, shortest
rifles on the planet. the 223 is a one hole punch; not a ragged hole, jagged hole, I mean, at 100 yds, I have pics, of 2 , 3 , and 4 rounds, going into 1 hole. the 762.39 , can take any crap foreign made ammo, and make it moa at 100 yds, period. Including milsurp.

December 29, 2008, 11:45 AM
CZ rifles drip with quality, are as accurate as anything out of the box, and are reasonably priced. You can't go wrong with any of them. The single set triggers are super and worth the price. My favorite rifle of all is the CZ 527 carbine.

December 29, 2008, 11:47 AM
PS - all CZ has to do to achieve nirvanna IMO, is chamber the carbine for another round, either the 6.5 Grendel or maybe the 6.8spc.

December 29, 2008, 11:58 AM
I have 2 CZ rifles. A 602 in 375 H&H that I bought about 25 years ago (25 years? Wheew!) and a newer 550 with a Mannlicher stock in '06 I got 5 years ago.

The CZ 550 is a true Mauser system and it's long enough for the big magnum cartridges. They are not as nicely finished as Remingtons or Winchesters. I have no experience with the smaller CZ rifle models.


The 550:

December 29, 2008, 11:58 AM
I handled a 550 30-06 one day and fell in love with it. Between CZ and Tikka T3's it's a hard choice.

Rancho Relaxo
December 29, 2008, 12:38 PM
I'm a HUGE fan of CZ rifles. I have a 527 Varmint Laminate in 223, a 527 American in 223, and a 452 22lr. If they made a 527 in 17 Rem. Fireball, I'd pick one up in a second.
These are some of my groups in the varmint laminate. Mine likes 50grain bullets best, worst groups were with 40grain bullets.
This is my best group with the 527 American. I can't honestly say if it's always that accurate because I tested until I shot that group and then started hunting with it. I've taken over 15 coyotes with this rifle and I've been astounded by how accurate it's been in that role.

Oh, and please don't say, "yeah but you missed the target!" I was testing groups, not sighting in... And yeah, 27.0 is on the hot side, but everything under that shot 1"+.

December 29, 2008, 01:30 PM
Excellent rifles, especially the .22LRs. I own a 452 Lux, and it shoots sub-MOA groups all day with decent to good ammo. My only complaint with it is it is so light, it's hard to steady in a rest. I ended up putting a forend stabilizer on it to solve this issue.

Float Pilot
December 29, 2008, 05:11 PM
CZ-550 full stock in 30-06. It shoots great, the trigger is singel set and very touchy when set. The stock wood is pretty, but the wood finish seems a little soft. So it shows scratches pretty quick.
The full Stocks have a comb drop that is better for iron sights. The Williams style rear sight on mine would never zero with some loads. It is better to get a NECG rear peep, or mount a rear peep if you go iron sights on a full stock.

December 29, 2008, 05:27 PM
I can't pick just one thing that stands out abut their rifles. I have two of their rimfires and one of their centerfires. The rimfires feel like they could handle some of the smaller centerfire rounds out there without a problem. The triggers are easily worked at home to be very crisp and anywhere from 8oz-6lbs and anywhere in between. The rimfires all shoot as good as anything I have tried in rimfire. I would think some of the more expensive rifles may have a bit more potential but with the less than match ammo I use there really isn't a difference.

The Centerfire is also a great rifle. The action is built to the chambering, not just any chambering that can fit is tossed in an action. The 527 feels like it should be on a .223. The 550 feels like it should handle anything from the .308 to the magnums. They just seem right. The set trigger is GREAT. Even without it set the trigger is very very nice. The adjustments are good and let you get a very nice pull. They all seem to shoot very well. I don't know of anyone who hasn't gotten at least 1" at 100 yards with a decent rest. Mine will hold 1/2"-3/4" depending on the load. It really is nice.

As for the wood getting worse I disagree. All the examples I see today have better wood than they did 5 years ago. The checkering has gotten better as well. I really love the CZ. The heavy barrel Savages seem to get very good reviews. They may shoot a little better, not sure. For .223 though the CZ action feels much more appropriate than the Savage 10. Those are the only two I would really consider in the $600ish range new. The 700 is ok but of late they seem to be a little more hit or miss than the rest of the market. They would make a great donor action for a high quality build but beyond that Ill stick with a Savage or a CZ.

December 29, 2008, 05:31 PM
Have a CZ 453. It shoots right up with my 64 action Anschutz. CZ's are about as good as you get for the money. Maybe better.

December 29, 2008, 05:34 PM
I do not have a single CZ hunting/target rifle, but I do have, and enjoy tremendously, the vZ-58 they bring in.

My wife want's a 452 American in 22lr, and I want a 527 in 7.62x39mm, someday when money drips from my posterior. :)

Dollar An Hour
December 29, 2008, 07:07 PM
My CZ452 Style is a tack driver, I use it for smallbore silhouette matches.

My VZ.58 isn't really a CZ I guess, but it is a cool weapon and a ton of fun.

December 29, 2008, 08:12 PM
I bought my dad the cz452 22lr and loved it so much just bought one for myself today and fixin to take the scope off the win. wildcat i just instaled 2 days ago they are that nice in my opion.

December 29, 2008, 08:24 PM
I'm going to buy a CZ .308 some day:D

December 29, 2008, 08:40 PM
I bought one today.. CZ527 laminate varmint..

Now I need yo figure out the Rings and scope for it.. I think it will 50mm with at least a 16 total magnification.. What is the set up you guys are running

December 29, 2008, 09:02 PM
On my CZ 550 Laminated Varmit 22-250 I have a Ziess Conquest 6.5x20x50. It is an outrageous scope on an outrageous rifle! It has been a great combo. the way...Nice looking rifle!

December 29, 2008, 09:48 PM
CZ-527 (7.62x39mm) American Carbine. Love it, and it's a lot more accurate after I started my own reloads. :D

December 29, 2008, 09:54 PM
I have a cz 527 in 221 fireball, bought it for calling at night. Excellent gun definitely my favorite and i would buy another cz. It will shoot 1/4" groups all day long and feeds flawlessly. Excellent gun to reload for and extremely well built and sturdy. Went calling three days ago and had a 100% hit ratio with that gun and 40% hit ration with my multimatch ar. That is why it is my favorite.

December 29, 2008, 10:03 PM
+1 for the CZ 550 FS. It's a great little hunting rifle especially in .270. I keep my shots within ~300 yards so I don't need anymore reach than the 550 provides (although a better shooter could take longer shots than I). I love the asthetics of the full stock and the single set trigger is nothing short of amazing. The action is still a little tight making a quick followup shot a little difficult while staying on target. Should loosen up with time.

December 29, 2008, 11:34 PM
Deerhunter61....... What rings you using?.. I wish i could afford that scope right now

December 29, 2008, 11:50 PM
im a cz fan, only cz i own so far is a 452 fs 22lr. bought it for target shooting etc... my next cz rifle will be the 527 kevlar varmint in .223.

cz452 fs w/my vz58

December 29, 2008, 11:58 PM
Pat... what you need are the factory cz rings. if you look at your rear bridge, you will see a female notch in it; this is made for the male nip that comes with the set of rings. you will need high mount rings for it. Cz makes their rings and mounts out of one piece of solid steel, for the same set of rings/mounts. Very nice. Also, the one flaw you have with cz, is the bolt handle will curve right up into your rear scope bell; it is what it is. So if you like, get med. height rings/mounts, but keep the receipt, you will proly go back and get the highs.

December 30, 2008, 12:02 AM
I like your vZ-58 setup, is that folder sturdy? I'd like a rail forward for a red dot, too, sometime. Very nice.

December 30, 2008, 12:03 AM
thanks ranger.. I saw somebody selling a sculptured CZ bolt hadle that helps clear it..

December 30, 2008, 12:17 AM
Heres a thread all the "any foreign made gun is crap" folks are sure to love.

I had an older BRNO 602 in 458 Lott for awhile. It was THE most rugged and reliable rifle I have ever handled and that includes the rifles I handled while in Afghanistan. It wasnt much for accuracy but who really cares.

It wasnt the perfect rifle though. What is the deal with CZs bass ackwards safties anyway?

December 30, 2008, 12:27 AM
Rangerruck is correct. I have CZ mounts on both my 22-250 and my 6.5x55 Swede. I used millets initially on the 22-250 but when I changed scopes it the millets simply were not stable enough for it.

So what I have learned is that you really need to use the CZ mounts with these rifles.

December 30, 2008, 12:29 AM
What do those VZ's cost? Looks like an expensive piece of hardware.

December 30, 2008, 01:42 AM
armoredman, thanks. the folding stock is very much sturdy as it is the original sidefolder for the vz58, just wrapped it w/nylon rope. my handguard set is from fabdefense/mako group, it has top rail mounts and very solid to add a red dot.

December 30, 2008, 01:48 AM
deer hunter, czechpoint usa i beleive has a special on them $820 or 890 not bad considering some on gunbroker fetches up in the 1k range already:eek: the way the prices of aks are goin i would rather get another vz58, awesome rifles and a plus on their milled receiver.

December 30, 2008, 02:56 AM
Mine was worth every penny, fantastic rifle. I do need to get a folding stock/pistol grip combo sometime. Thanks.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
December 30, 2008, 01:07 PM
Hee hee, lemme think about that one.

Yes. Yes, definitely. 452/453/513 is outstanding. 550 is outstanding. Never had a 527 yet, but want one.

December 30, 2008, 01:21 PM
Two, 527( I think) in 22 Hornet, and 550 in 375H&H

December 30, 2008, 01:58 PM
I have a CZ550 Amercian in 30-06 I've had since about 1998. It is a fantastic hunting rifle.

The fit and finish is very good. Better than the Winchester Mod 70 Classic F/W it replaced back then.

I really like the single set trigger. Very easy to adjust.

True CRF Mauser action. I likey!!!

I don't like the CZ specific scope rings. My rifle did not come with rings back when I bought it (unscroupolus dealer took them out the box and tried to sell them for extra $$$). I didn't know they were CZ specific and a little strapped for $$$ that day on a new rifle I didn't really need at the time... Later the only thing I could get for it were some Warne quick detach rings for like $165.00....

It only shoots my favorite 30-06 load (Federal Premium 180gr Nosler Partitioned) into about 1.2 MOA. I just haven't had time to do any load development with the rifle it may like 150 or 165gr bullets better, but I needed to use it for a hunt and sighted it in with my favorite Federals and said 1.2 will have to be good enough... that was 9yrs ago.


December 30, 2008, 02:37 PM
I have had the 550 Varmint laminate for a couple of years.

I would pick up a 6.5x55 next.

January 2, 2009, 12:55 AM
I took my CZ 22-250 to the range today. Not sure what happened but I did not shoot it near as well as I usually do...this is a shooter issue and not a rifle issue. The range was real crowded...not sure why but I just do not seem to shoot as well when there are that many people hovering and moving around. Just too distracting.

January 2, 2009, 08:00 AM
I love my 550 LUX in 223 caliber. Shoots prairie dogs like there is no tomorrow.

January 2, 2009, 10:37 AM
it is quite possible, that a 527, in 22 hornet, or if made , a 17 fireball, may be just the most perfect varmint / walk about rifle ever made...

January 2, 2009, 12:43 PM
The only thing more perfect Rangerruck, is a CZ 527 .221 action that is turned into a tack driving 19 badger with a light contour stock and FX6 scope. It is my favorite "go-to" rifle and has accounted for hundreds of chucks, SERTs and numerous yotes.

I wish I still had my first CZ rifle, a 452, 17 hmr American. After watching the price of hmr ammo go through the moon, (I can reload three boxes of 19 badger ammo for the price of one box of HMR ammo), I sold the rifle. That thing was a laser cannon with 17 grain CCI loads;took out lots of SERTs in the five years I had it.

I have a CZ 452 trainer with a trigger job and a vintage Lyman 4x All-American mounted with burris Z-rings that will be passed on after I die. I have owned more than 15 rimfire rifles. My list currently is a 1969-Marlin 39a, 1981-Marlin 39a, 2004-CZ452 trainer. I will give the levers to my kids, the CZ is mine. Enough said?
I have been on a quest for the perfect 30-06 since I was 14. After owning four previous rifles, Savage 110, Browning 1895, Winchester 70, Garand, I have finally found the 30-06 I'll use the rest of my life. CZ 550 FS. My 168 gn Sierrs handloads with IMR 4895 and CCI primers shoots 1/2 inch at 100 yards using a telscopic sight. I intend to purchase a peep sight someday as the rifle doesn't carry well with a scope.
I also purchased a Dan Wesson PM7 that I am having some issues with but I am confident that these will be taken care of by any subsidiary of CZ.
I would like to sell off my Kimber Longmaster Classic .223 and a Belgium hi-power to finance the purchase of a CZ 527 Carbine, CZ453 american and a CZp01.
I am very fond of CZ products.........Only divorce keeps me from the purchase of more of these fine firearms. :D

January 2, 2009, 07:09 PM
I have 5 CZ pistols and 2 rifles. You can't go wrong with a CZ.:)

CZ 453 .22LR Cal. Varmint Rifle

CZ 527 .223 Cal. Varmint Kevlar Rifle

January 2, 2009, 08:34 PM
I don't own one but everyone I know that has them LOVES them and I hear they are tack drivers.

January 2, 2009, 08:50 PM
My 452FS in .22 LR is awesome. The picture doesn't do justice to the wood on this thing. I paid less than $500 out the door in August. I could not be happier with it.

January 3, 2009, 01:23 AM
winter, a CZ rifle and a Havel quote? I think you just might have Czech fever.

January 3, 2009, 03:38 AM
PS - all CZ has to do to achieve nirvanna IMO,

Is to manufacture the 550 in a left-hand version. :(

January 3, 2009, 05:38 AM
CZ 452 22mag with BUSHNELL ELITE 3200 10X40 MILDOT RIFLE, almost same hole at 50 yards....Great Rifles.

January 3, 2009, 10:01 PM
I have a 527 in 22 Hornet great shooter and a lot of fun. Did have to send it back to the factory. The magazine wasn't working right and it wouldn't feed from the magazine. Once returned it has worked great.

January 3, 2009, 10:07 PM
I can vouch for my 550 in 243 cal. It is the most reliable rifle I own. I only wish CZ would make Picatinny rails an option.

January 4, 2009, 12:08 AM
The European, down sloping stock looks like it would smack you in the cheek with a hard recoiling rifle. Do any of you have one and can answer that issue?

January 4, 2009, 02:32 AM
I have had 3 CZs: a .375 H&H Mag Safari, a .300 Win Mag Safari and a .22LR. I sold all 3 some years back when I had my neck fused. Didn't think I would ever be able to hunt again. I kick myself weekly for selling that I can hunt and target shoot again.

chris in va
January 4, 2009, 03:29 AM
527 x39 carbine. I fell in love with it at a gun show, bought it a few months later. Perfect caliber (for me), perfect rifle. Once I worked the bugs out...:rolleyes:

January 4, 2009, 04:41 AM
If someone could convince me that the 550's shoot as good as the 527's.. ill pick one up.. but it seems the Cz's have mastered the small calibers, .. ranger ruck.. posted awhile back his shot sub-moa or key holes with almost every brand of factory at 100 yards.. amazing.

January 4, 2009, 07:31 AM
My 7.62 did fine with the Wolf steel case ammo but I wanted more so I started reloading my own. Once I tested my loads and got the best combination I started and 100 then 200 and finally at 300 yds. I'm getting 1" patterns at 300yds now, which is pretty damn good for a little carbine. It's the most accurate of all the rifles I shoot.

Ky Larry
January 4, 2009, 08:39 AM
I have a CZ-550 in .30-06, a-550 in .22-250 with a laminate stock, a -550 Walnut Varmint heavy barrel in .308, a -452 rimfire, and 5 CZ pistols. I'm currently trying to talk my cousin out of one of his CZ autoloading shotguns. Do I like CZ's? What do you think.:D

January 5, 2009, 01:09 PM
I have a CZ Varmint laminate in .308 topped with a Super Sniper 10x scope. The gray stock is beautiful. The set trigger is a nice.

It will shoot within an inch.

My .243 Savage groups a little better.

January 5, 2009, 07:30 PM
Got two. Both are 452 Americans. One in 17HMR and one in 17HM2.

January 12, 2009, 05:32 PM
This is my first(key word that) CZ rifle. My fifth CZ over all

Actually I recounted & it's my FOURTH CZ ( the fifth is gonna be a 527 in .223 :D )

January 12, 2009, 06:46 PM
I'm going to buy a CZ in .270 when I make alot of money eventually, and a CZ .22 :D

January 12, 2009, 06:54 PM
I have a 453 American .22lr I bought several months ago. I put a Leupold 3-9x33 Rimfire EFR scope on it and its a thing of beauty! I've only shot it a little bit so far (like for 1-2 hours), but it shot under one inch groups with Federal bulk pack ammo in a stiff crosswind at about 30 yards (backyard). When the weather warms in a few months, I have several types of premium ammo to try. Eley sport and club, Federal Match, Wolf Match to name a few. I'll see how it does at 50 and 100 yards. Should be fun!

January 19, 2009, 08:15 AM
I was wondering if any of you have one of each of these? If so which do you like the best? Do they all perform equally well or do you think CZ builds one group better than the other?

Oh....Saturday I shot another hog at my deer lease with my CZ 22-250. :D

January 19, 2009, 09:32 PM
I have been looking at the VZ58 and seen that ifit mentioned CzechPoint USA. CzechPoint's website says
Q: Are the firearms 100% newly manufactured?
A: No. D-Technik hand selects original military issue parts to be assembled onto new manufactured receivers. The original parts, along with the Czech made receivers, are refinished to new condition.
So my quenstion is this. What is the difference between the rifle from CzechPoint USA and the rifle from CS-USA.


January 20, 2009, 12:24 AM
my vz actually came from cz-usa, i found it at jgsales and my ffl dealer ordered from there, all i can say is that it is a top quality vz58. heres some pics
the box it came in

January 20, 2009, 07:29 AM
It looks like that D-Technik put your together as well. Would you agree?

January 20, 2009, 04:00 PM
i know for a fact that it was manufactured by D-Technik a.s, czech republic. doesnt really matter to me who put it together, all i know is that i got a quality vz. you want more info go to the under ak variants. back on topic, my cz527 varmint kevlar should be comin in today crossing fingers:)

January 20, 2009, 08:43 PM

Will you post a photo of your CZ527 Varmit when you get it? Where do are you getting it from?

Your VZ is one great looking rifle! I wish I could afford one....

I am in a gun buying hold right now. Perhaps next year I will be able to start purchasing again.

January 21, 2009, 10:15 AM
I bought a 452 Lux a few years ago. I can honestly say that it is the only firearm I have ever purchased that has effectively reduced my collection. I like shooting it so much that I have since traded/sold off the other four .22lr rifles that sat in my safe. I liked them too... I just rarely touched them after the CZ came into my home.

At first it felt a little strange using such a beautiful rifle to deal with day-to-day pests and varmints on the property, but now I can't imagine using anything else.

If I were to buy another CZ, it would be a 527 in 22 Hornet.

January 23, 2009, 07:00 PM
I have been amazed at the number of folks who have indicated that their CZ of choice is the 452. Where are all the CZ 550 American owners? What is your caliber in this model?

January 23, 2009, 07:35 PM
I have a 527 in .223, it is my only CZ. It is a great rifle, nice fit and finish for a reasonable price. I like the set trigger, though without setting it the trigger is a little gritty and heavy...not bad, I'm just picky. It shoots great: pretty much one big hole at 100 yards with any ammo I've tried.

I like my Rem 700 CDL in 8x57 more, but it was more money. I will likely be getting a CZ in .22 LR pretty soon.

January 23, 2009, 09:14 PM
I love my CZs. One is a .22 LR and the other a 550 FS in .270.

January 25, 2009, 01:09 AM
I have a 550 Premium in .270 Win, it's my only hunting rifle. I topped it with an older model Leupold VX II 3X9 and I really like the way it shoots (Nos BTs, Sierra SBTs and Fusion 130s) all shoot under an inch.

January 25, 2009, 07:17 AM
I just put a 527 on lay-away Friday. Unfired, .204 Ruger, NIB condition. Has a Bushnell Banner 6x18x50. Got it for $500. Seemed like a pretty good deal. Going to see how it works on PD's this summer.

January 25, 2009, 09:14 AM
the only cz we have is the one i bought for my son on his 7th birthday (in august). it is a cz452 scout. it seems like a nice rifle. nothing cheap about it. i would definitly think about purchasing one of their rifles if they made what i wanted! and i must admit i really like the looks of that one posted on here with the mannlicher style stock!

January 25, 2009, 09:44 PM
Elktrout, the European stocks look odd, but they work very well, especially if you are using both iron sites and scope.

I have CZ 527s in 17 Rem, 22 Hornet, 221, 222, 223 and 7.62X39, I have 452s in 17Mach 2 and 22LR. The only 550 is a 30-06 Battue. Yep,I guess they are OK...

BTW, for rings, I prefer Warne, but the factory rings on CZ527s are nice as well.

January 26, 2009, 02:23 AM
its official my 2nd cz rifle and maybe more:banghead: just picked it up today cz527 varmint kevlar in .223,

January 26, 2009, 08:24 AM
Nice set up! Are you going to reload for it?

Please let us know how it performs after you take it to the range.

January 26, 2009, 02:00 PM
Congratulations ifit, you've purchased a fine rifle. Enjoy it. I use a James Calhoon ( single shot flush follower when shooting off the bench. It’s much easier/quicker to work with than the magazine. :)

January 26, 2009, 02:58 PM
thanks guys, eventually will be doing my own loads, but for now i have a friend helpin me out. and will post range results, eaj thanks for the site got some neat stuff there thanks.

January 28, 2009, 02:45 AM
some range results from today, could only shoot 60 yards today, but 100 on sunday. as you can see the table is no way even solid but just gotta use whats available.

January 28, 2009, 12:11 PM
Good shooting; mine likes Black Hills 223 60 Gr Hornady V-Max too. Last time I shot I had some inexpensive plain jane Sellier & Bellot 223 55 gr FMJ which grouped as well as the Black Hills which surprised me. You never know what the rifle will like until you try it and "testing" is half the fun. :)

Incidentally – You’ll find a good guide on how to adjust the set and standard trigger at, which was put together by Shorty, one of the forum members. It’s written for the CZ 453 however the CZ 527 trigger is identical. I’ve used the guide ( both my 453 and 527.

January 28, 2009, 03:16 PM
I own two CZ rifles, both ZKM 452 Scout models. Awesome little guns. I have a friend that owns a CZ-550 Varmint in 308 Win. and I would gladly own one of those as well - it shoots sub MOA all day. I may own a CZ 527 Carbine in 7.62x39 one of these days and I will own another 452 or 453 in 22LR.

January 29, 2009, 06:27 PM
WOW! ifit,

That is some pretty good shootin! That is pretty amazing out of the box accuracy.

January 29, 2009, 07:46 PM
thanks guys, not bad for the first time outa the box, but really wanna see how she does at 100 yards, so stay tuned. happy shootin:)

January 30, 2009, 12:11 AM
I've got a 452, a 527, and two 550s. (and a 75 SA in 9x19).

The pic below was my very first test of some handload batches in my .308 Win CZ 550 Varmint.

It is to this day, one of the best groups I've gotten with this rifle, but 1/2 MOA without shooter mistakes is typical. I've got full blown benchrest rifles that have a hard time repeating this kind of group.

I love that rifle, and will keep all my CZ(s). No complaints.

January 30, 2009, 06:42 AM
RugerOldArmy-nice shooting! Just got a 550 308 varmint, but not scoped yet. Did your stock come with a pressure point at fore end, with the rest of barrel free floated?

What rings are ya using?

Thanks much

January 30, 2009, 08:47 AM

There was no skill in shooting that group. The rifle was in bags, shot free-recoil, with the set trigger. (Don't give me credit unless I'm shooting offhand or at unknown distances.) The scope hadn't even been zeroed, but I was shooting for precision (to test reloads) rather than accuracy.

Rings, lol, I have three sets of rings for that rifle:

- I have some 1" Leupold rings, which I like the least, but they let me put on a Weaver T36 target scope, which is great for testing reloads. I have this scope just for that purpose, and use it for various rifles.

The primary scope I have on that rifle is a 30mm 4-16x50 Nikon Tactical Scope (, since this is my beanfield rifle). It has a large bell, and wants high rings to clear the bolt, a common issue with CZ rifles. (Nice scopes, a cut above the Monarchs, you don't see these much, they're built like tanks, weigh about the same, and have great adjustments.)

- I have the CZ 30mm Rings. Great rings, brittle screws. Beware the brittle screws with CZ rings! :banghead:

- I've switched to the Warne 30mm High rings, which I like the best. It's worth looking around for these. They have a model for the CZ 550 dovetailed receiver (note that the 452/453 and 527 receivers are smaller dovetails)..

My .308 550 is the plain 'ol walnut stock 550 Varmint stock. It is free-floated from the factory. I have a can of Devcon to glassbed this rifle, but given the groups, and the fun glassbedding a Mauser with a magazine, I haven't gotten around to doing this since I got the rifle. (Way to remind me I'm getting Lazy ;) )

Hope this helps!

January 30, 2009, 09:04 AM
That rifle can flat shoot! WOW! I thought mine were shooting well. They will not touch that one though.

I do most of my shooting using a led sled. Mostly because when I am shooting it is to try out new rounds. In a couple of weeks though I am going to be going to my father-in-laws for some long range shooting and that will be when I find out just how good I shoot over distance. Out to 500 yards. I have never done anything like this so I am really looking forward to it.

January 30, 2009, 10:00 AM
In a couple of weeks though I am going to be going to my father-in-laws for some long range shooting and that will be when I find out just how good I shoot over distance. Out to 500 yards. I have never done anything like this so I am really looking forward to it.

Don't forget to bring your 452 Lux. It's amazing what you can hit at 200 yards with a .22 LR with open sights. :cool:

January 30, 2009, 10:18 AM
That rifle can flat shoot! WOW! I thought mine were shooting well. They will not touch that one though.

When I shot that group, and the rifle was new, I have to confess to have been nearly as happy as Brad Pitt must be when Angelina Jolie shows up with a new nightie and a mischevious smile. ;)

January 30, 2009, 01:55 PM
RugerOldArmy-thanks much, it be appreciated. Still getting it togther for a scope. Either a 10x ss, or a Nikkon 6x18 Buckmaster.

Have several CZ rifle's before the 308. They all all extremely accurate.

January 30, 2009, 03:02 PM
ROA, thats and awesome 550 you got there. czguy i know what you mean, though not shootin 200 but just recently removed my scope from my 452fs and started using irons most rewarding and challenging, hitting golf balls at 50 yards fun as heck.

February 1, 2009, 06:50 AM
update on my 527 @ 100yards, pics of my best shots of the day, still need more practice though. used 60 grain hollow points. but will try different ammo 55gr,62gr, and see what it likes best till next time happy shootin


5 shot

5 shot

February 2, 2009, 01:27 PM
Do CZ Bolt Action rifles cock on close?

February 2, 2009, 03:43 PM
Do CZ Bolt Action rifles cock on close?

The only bolt action that does that (to my knowledge) is the Enfield.

February 2, 2009, 07:14 PM
Bought a CZ 452 .22lr Special (Like a Lux) a few days ago. So far one ragged hole at 25 meters. Some groups weren't that good but one was.

February 4, 2009, 09:04 PM
d2wing, this your first CZ?

Try a few different types of ammo for it. They do have their preferences.

Good luck with it.

Did you scope it? What type?

February 11, 2009, 03:48 PM
Pound for Pound CZ's are untouchable. A no thrills rifle that will not let you down and they shoot straight. I own a few but, my favourite is a 527 in .22 Hornet, it will cloverleaf at 100yds and is a joy to shoot.

This is my first post on THR, so hello to all from the UK

February 12, 2009, 06:21 AM
I got a 602 in 375 H&H mag. Its as good as it gets for my use. Must have shot 17 moose with it or so. Little bit heavy, to long and the stock is to much of a "banana". The accuracy is outstanding. Hole in hole. Way better than my Rem 700 in the same caliber, however this rifle got a straight synth stock and takes the recoil much better. The muser mechanism is fail safe, could be a better safety, but I never got a round in the chamber when I walk arround in the bush anyway. Sitting waiting for the damn moose I just keep the bolt in forward position, but not closed. Best safety there is. Silent too.

Best thing about it in my eyes is that it can take almost any loads. Its my 375 load testing gun. I had no idea what kind of loads to start with when I tried out the 380 grs Rhino bullets. I ended up with Norma N19 powder. Dont remember the load right now, but I can find it if someone wants to know. In the chronograph it made a good 740 ms (2430 fs). Pretty good for a bullet with that mass. The bullets are 2" long!!

Oh...and it takes 6 rounds in the magazine. Dont know of any gun that does the same in that caliber......

February 12, 2009, 12:32 PM
Welcome! I hope you enjoy it here. There are some great folks here always looking to help!

February 12, 2009, 03:16 PM
Thank you, I think I will enjoy myself.....Nice people and guns.... :D

Ha en jævlig fin dag (have one hell of a nice day)

February 12, 2009, 04:08 PM
I have a shortened 452 in .22LR. What a rifle for the money, I mean man oh man. I paid $175 for it used. I don't need another .22 Bolt rifle (except an Anshutz match rifle, of course). I'd like a Ruger 77/22 in .22WMR, but I'd feel stupid for not buying a 452-lux and leaving the barrel long.

This is my dedicated small game rifle, barrel shortened to 20.5" w/ a M1 Carbine front sight. I feed it CCI Velocitors in the field for an honest chronographed 1415fps (faster than w/ the 24" barrel). Of course the critters are smart and haven't shown themselves yet...


February 12, 2009, 09:33 PM

What a great looking rifle! Nice find!

February 12, 2009, 10:06 PM
Thanks, dh61.

It was a little dry and rusty, but most of that buffed off easily and the rest was on the front sight which I obviously cut off when shortening the barrel.

I miss the magic wand feeling of the longer barrel, but now it's the perfect packing rifle for the New England woods, which was the goal. Couldn't cut down Grandpa's .22, after all. I'll just have to get another one full length in .22WMR. :-D


The Lone Haranguer
February 12, 2009, 10:10 PM
I've had a CZ452 "Training Rifle" since 2002. It can shoot the whiskers off a gnat. ;)

February 13, 2009, 09:16 PM
update on my cz527, range results from today tryin different ammo, could only shoot 75yards today. my scope is adjusted for 100 did not adjust for 75, but very very windy today. i think i will stick with 52s

February 15, 2009, 08:16 AM

Thats some pretty good shootin...

I am going to shoot a couple of my CZz at long range least what I consider to be long range...500 yards. I am curious to see how they perform...

The two rifles will be my 6.5X55 Swede and my 22-250.

February 15, 2009, 12:45 PM
Bought my first yesterday, a 17 HMR in the 452.

February 20, 2009, 11:07 PM
Shot my CZs this past weekend. Here are a couple of targets. One from shooting my 6.5x55 Swede and another from my 22-250.

The Swede is my deer hunting load.

The 22-250 is a new load I was trying...I am going to go back to the other one.

February 21, 2009, 12:44 AM

March 15, 2009, 12:47 PM
I just picked up a CZ 550 full stock in 270 yesterday. Spent all my money on the gun so I couldn't get no ammo or reloading supplies for it. I'm impressed with the targets posted on here. Hope it shoots as good.

March 16, 2009, 02:54 AM
g33 nice fs you got there, i have the smaller version the 452 fs, just somthin about the cz full stocks. let us know how she shoots

March 16, 2009, 04:37 AM
I have a CZ 452 American in .22LR. Great quality for the price. Wish the trigger wasn't so creepy, though. I see Timney makes an adjustable trigger. Need to look into it.

March 16, 2009, 06:11 AM
I have a CZ 452 American in .22LR. Great quality for the price. Wish the trigger wasn't so creepy, though. I see Timney makes an adjustable trigger. Need to look into it.

Or you could buy a Brook's trigger kit for $15.00. :cool:

March 16, 2009, 08:41 AM
For some reason I cannot edit my earlier post. All of my other posts on other threads seem OK but on this one the edit button doesn't appear. No idea why but I need to replace a missing photo so here it is and maybe someone can tell me why this thread and only this thread denies me the ability to edit my post?

March 16, 2009, 02:21 PM
The very first rifle I bought was a CZ 452 Silhouette with a Bushnell Banner 3-9x40 scope mounted on it. It's a very neat little rifle and has seen more use than any of my other long guns. With Winchester subs I can tear ragged holes at 50 meters and (with the right hold over and so long as the wind isn't blowing too hard) can hit golf ball sized chunks of clay at 100.

Can't complain with that.

March 17, 2009, 09:06 PM
I've bought (4) rifles and (2) handguns. I posted a pic of the Rifles. A CZ 550 Safari Magnum in 458 LOTT. A CZ 550 American in 30-06. A CZ 452 American in 17HMR and finally a CZ 452 American in 17 Mach 2.

I wish the 453's were out when I bought the 452's. I wonder if CZ is going to make the set trigger available to those of us who have 452's but wish the set trigger feature? Kind of wierd the big 458 LOTT has the set trigger. Don't really need that on a buffalo or elephant.

March 21, 2009, 05:54 AM

What a great collection of CZs! They look great!

I have been looking at a CZ 550 American 243 and I am considering selling a couple of other rifles to pay for it.

I am sold on CZ pretty much because of the single set triggers. The rifles are every bit as good as any of the other rifles I own from other manufactorers and the SST simply put the CZs over the top.

The only other hunting rifle I would consider buying right now that is NOT a CZ would be Browning BBRs. I have a couple of them and would like to buy as many of the calibers as I can find and afford.

March 21, 2009, 05:56 AM

Great looking rifle! How does it shoot?

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
March 21, 2009, 10:11 AM
Between my brother and I, we have:

--Four 452/453s

--Zero 527s (yet)

--Two 550s.

--Three modern pistols

--One old pistol (52)

--One combo (M6)

--Two shotguns (Huglu)

I would not ever hesitate to buy a CZ rifle - love them! Still may get another FS yet. Really want two more FSs - one 452 and another 550.

March 21, 2009, 10:27 AM
CZ used to be a good deal but now the TIKKA T3 is the way to go.

March 21, 2009, 06:47 PM

Great looking rifle! How does it shoot? "

I spent every penny I had on the rifle so I haven't been able to buy any bullets yet.:scrutiny:
Might order me up some 270 reloading supplies tonight though.

The Tikka T3 is next on my list.

March 21, 2009, 07:17 PM
Have not looked at Tikka T3. What makes it special?

March 21, 2009, 07:43 PM
the tikkas as far as finish are not as nice, but they are great shooters.. Real accurate.. I would rate both about the same in that department..

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