CZ VZ 58 Military Sporter -VS- Ohio Ordnance Works' VZ 2000?...


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nero45acp
July 21, 2010, 02:46 AM
I got the chance to handle a OOW's VZ 2000 rifle yesterday at a local gunshop and I was very impressed with it! It looked to be very well made/finished and felt great holding it. It's noticeably lighter and better balanced than an AK-47. Also, I loved the look of the wood-impregnated bakelite stock. I decided then and there I will buy one of these before this year is up...

Now however, I'm wondering how CZ's now discontinued VZ 58 Military Sporter compares with the OOW VZ 2000. Any quality or functional difference between these two rifles? I know that the VZ 2000 doesn't have a chrome-lined barrel, does the VZ 58 have a chrome-lined barrel? Are the mags between the two interchangeable?

If anyone has any info/experience with either of these two rifles I'd really appreciate your input. Thanks.

http://www.ohioordnanceworks.com/Firearms/OOWExclusiveFirearms/VZ2000Semi_AutoRifle.rif

http://cz-usa.com/products/view/vz-58-military-sporter/



nero

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nalioth
July 21, 2010, 05:39 AM
Well, the Czechs haven't discontinued anything.

you can get a Czech-made non-sporter Vz58 for less than $600. It uses all military parts, where legal (including it's chrome lined barrel).

Or you can buy a reverse-engineered OOW rifle for $1200.

Even though the OOW job is reverse-engineered, Vz58 mags are Vz58 mags.

Uncle Mike
July 21, 2010, 07:10 AM
Right!... The VZ-58 has NOT been discontinued, only that CZ-USA will no longer be importing them into the U.S.

New VZ's can be had from Czechpoint-USA and still from TGI, both sell the exact SAME firearm...so if yours says TGI on it, no problem!

We deal with Czechpoint for our VZ's and I would recommend them over others.

Here is a thread discussing the VZ-58 here at THR, and there are many more...www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=370404&page=3

Now that's out of the way...Forget the VZ 2000! Really, do yourself a favor and pass on that particular unit. Get a Czechpoint or TGI VZ-58 and you'll be happy!

Chainsaw2
July 21, 2010, 06:47 PM
What about replacment parts if something breaks? 100M accuracy in inches? Magazine price?

jim

Uncle Mike
July 21, 2010, 07:54 PM
What about replacment parts if something breaks? 100M accuracy in inches? Magazine price?

Replacement parts are available and in good to excellent supply, acquire them at Czechpoint.

I set up a TGI VZ-58 for a customer and was getting 3"@100y(main body of group) from Brown Bear ammo, open sights, laying on bags fore and aft.

Yet another VZ-58 we did would put 7 0f 10 round into a good 2" at this range(our reloads), but would religiously throw the first 3 rounds left and high opening the group to 6", it left the shop that way, have not heard from it or its owner since! hehehehe

My VZ's, who knows, haven't shot either of them yet...dang it!

Magazines run in the neighborhood of $13 to $20 retail, again, from Czechpoint.

Afy
July 22, 2010, 03:41 AM
Technically what is being sold in the US is the CZ 858 the civillian version of the Vz 58, modified to comply with US rules.
These are none the less excellent rifles.
The Vz is te Mil spec model, when sold to the civil market here in Europe they have the happy switch disabled. However the guns to malfunction regularly.

I would go for the CZ 858/Vz58 everyday. They are really excellent rifles.

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