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savage 14 classic vs. cz 550 american

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by grafsk8er, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. grafsk8er

    grafsk8er Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    the city that never sleeps (actually about an hour
    I'm in the lookout for a new rifle. decided on getting a 22-250. i plan on hunting mostly woodchucks 100+ yards out, and the occasional coyote. I've narrowed my search down to the savage 14 classic and the cz 550 american. Both, to me, look pretty much the same. From what I've read you can't beat these two guns as far as performance goes for their price. My question is, however, which do you prefer or would be the better choice? Which has a more slender over all profile? etc. I've heard more about the savage being more accurate, and having a better trigger. On the other hand i've read that CZ makes a more quality rifle. I originally wanted a .223 but i can't stand the way the CZ's magazine hangs out, and savage's .223 has the most ugly wooden stock ever. So i figure that since i'll be handloading, i can handload rounds like a .223, or step them up to the speeds of a .204 ruger if i wished. Both are similarly priced, the cz has a 1:14 twist rate, whereas the savage has a 1:12. the savage will allow me to shoot a wider variety of bullets etc. idk, i'm in a little dilemma. i would really love to hear some of your guys thoughts on the savage and/or the cz. thanks alot

    also, should i look for a hinged floor plate or a box magazine?
  2. rangerruck

    rangerruck Mentor

    Jan 12, 2006
    Texas, baby!
    cz is more accurate, with a better trigger, allways. though savage is good. Remember, cz; single set trigger, fantastic made bbls. Most top of the line olymipic, or biathalete shooters, if they shoot factory complete, they shoot Anschutz. If not that, then they will go sometimes to cz... Cz people made aa bunch of the nazi stuff, and standardized the makeing, of the action / receiver and bbl, of the 8mm mauser. most benchrester guys, that wanna start with an action, to do a custom build, will look for an old vz24 mauser action, which was made by cz, basically.
  3. eliphalet

    eliphalet Participating Member

    Apr 16, 2007
    CZ's are nice I like mine and my Savage 223 too but my favorites are my 700's
    The CDL's are slinder enough and have a very nice feel to me. All should provide plenty good enough accuracy.
  4. Essex County

    Essex County Participating Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    A CZ 527 in .223 is my first choice for a walking varmit rifle. If I'm shooting off my rig a Savage heavy barreled .223 is so accurate it's scary. Thank the Good Lord I don't have to decide between the two. That would be the worst decision imaginable. Essex

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