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CZ Full Stocks-Which Caliber?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by learningman, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. learningman

    learningman Well-Known Member

    Ok I tried to do search on this issue but for some reason the computer says it cannot pull up the page. So here's what I'm wondering about. I've been looking at the CZ FS rifles for awhile now and am wondering which caliber is going to be the best out of the 20.5 inch barrel that comes with the gun. I will be hunting mainly deer with this gun. I already have a 270 so thats not on my list. And I'm sure I don't need the 9.3x62. So according to CZ's website that leaves me with the 30-06, 308, 243, and the 6.5x55. I understand that with the shorter barrel you are going to sacrifice some velocity, but of the four calibers listed there which one is going to perform better on deer sized game? Or is it going to be pretty much a wash and just get the one that sound's the most interesting? I have no experience with the 6.5x55, 308, or the 243, so my knowledge of those three rounds is limited to what I have read. What do you think?
  2. GCW5

    GCW5 Well-Known Member

    If you're going with a full stock/euro type rifle, why not get it in a traditional caliber. I'd go with, and plan to get myself on of these days, is one in 6.5 X 55. You won't find a better deer cartridge.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2007
  3. skinewmexico

    skinewmexico Well-Known Member

    6.5x55 is just too cool. In a modern action like that, you can load it to higher pressures, and have outstanding ballistics. Lots of long distance shooters using the 6.5x55.
  4. missouri dave

    missouri dave Well-Known Member

    I have one in 6.5x55 and from the bench at 100 yards it will deliver cloverleafs. I recommend it.
  5. flashhole

    flashhole Well-Known Member

    The 6.5 is an excellent choice. Mine is a 243 Winchester. I didn't go the 6.5 route because I own a 25-06 and a 7mm RM. Both the 243 and 308 have detachable magazines. If it's going to be your only gun get the 30-06.
  6. CZguy

    CZguy Well-Known Member


    I agree with all of the above posts.

    If your going with the full stock get it in 6.5x55.
  7. Rio Laxas

    Rio Laxas Well-Known Member

    I just bought one in 6.5x55. It is a sweet rifle. I am thinking of getting another one in .308. I have a CZ 550 American in .308, but I really like the full stock version.
  8. TnBigBore

    TnBigBore Well-Known Member

    The 6.5x55 is a great mild deer round that flat out kills. I highly recommend it.
  9. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    6.5x55 for sure. If 7x57 were an option, that'd be even better.
  10. Mr_Pale_Horse

    Mr_Pale_Horse Well-Known Member

    9.3x62 Bock; there is no more a world cartridge anywhere. Legal minimum in most of Africa, but not out of place hunting Red Stag, Whitetail, or Bear.
  11. Shawnee

    Shawnee member

    If you are going to rely on factory ammo the .243 is probably the better choice. If you are an avid reloader, you could just flip a coin between the .243 and the 6.5x55.

    Though the 6.5x55 is a bit more horsepower than one needs for deer, it is not nearly so laughably over-powered as most of the military calibers and, for a good reloader, it offers a lot of interesting possibilities that also happen to be actually useful. :cool:

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