Who has shot a CZ 550 FS?


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viking499
February 14, 2009, 09:46 PM
Did/Do you like it? How did/does it shoot? What caliber? How does it compare with the American model?

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Anyname
February 14, 2009, 10:15 PM
I have a 30-06 CZ 550 Batteau. It have the same length barrel as the FS. It's not light, but it shoots well and it is rugged.

SaxonPig
February 14, 2009, 10:51 PM
I have one in '06 and you lose about 100 FPS compared to a 24" barrel but it's a tad more compact and handy. I think the the Mannlicher style stock rocks.

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rangerruck
February 14, 2009, 11:40 PM
I fired one once, not mine, but it was great, and the good thing is, with the fs stock, if using in the field, you can rest the front of it, on just about anything, without unduly stressing the bbl. So your accuracy doesn't go all over the place.

viking499
February 16, 2009, 08:48 AM
Is there any problems with that long piece of wood flexing or warping?

SaxonPig
February 16, 2009, 09:37 AM
No.

If you think about it, the full length stock was how rifles were first made. All the old flintlocks had wood all the way to the end of the barrel and so did just about all military bolt rifles. Custom rifle builders have been using this style for a long, long time. Nothing new, here.

Jim Watson
February 16, 2009, 09:42 AM
Is there any problems with that long piece of wood flexing or warping?

Yes.
The Mannlicher stock is famous for warping against the skinny barrels of the typical full stock carbine and limiting the accuracy. Friend of mine has a CZ 550 FS and is very happy to see 1.5 MOA out of it. It is a handy, attractive hunting rifle but if you want a target rifle, it is not the thing to get. I foolishly bought a full stock Sako .222 in my younger years. A beautiful little rifle, but it would not shoot with the half stock guns.

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