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cz 550, vanguard s 2, Model 70- Which takes a scope better?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Rustle in the bushes, Jun 19, 2012.

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  1. Rustle in the bushes

    Rustle in the bushes Member

    Dec 9, 2011
    I have read multiple posts about the cz 550 American having a wierd drop and not lining up to give a great cheek weld; as well as the bolt swinging too far upwards and interfering with scope placement. On a "truth about guns" review he stated that the weatherby cheekpiece (monte carlo style??) was still too low to properly line up the eyes with the scope. The model 70 I havent heard anything bad about. I wonder if folks could chime in that own these since Im about to "pull the trigger" down at the local wholesale sports on one of these pretty soon and it has come down to this 1 detail between the 3 rifles.
  2. Bobson

    Bobson Member

    Aug 9, 2011
    Snohomish County, Washington
    My Winchester M70 "took a scope" just fine. Cheek weld is great, no issues I can think of.

    Seems weird that the other two rifles mentioned would have issues, but I have no personal experience with either of them. I would think this type of fit issue would depend more on the shooter than on the rifle itself, but I could be wrong.
  3. jmr40

    jmr40 Member

    May 26, 2007
    Never owned the CZ 500, but my CZ 452 in 22 LR will not work with many scopes. I've owned Weatherby's in the past and have 6 Wincester 70's. Never had a problem with scope mounting.

    Some rifles do have too much drop and scope mounting is a bit of an issue. Ruger 10-22's in the factory carbine stock and almost any lever acton present problems but almost all bolt rifles are designed with scopes in mind. Long action Savage rifles are problematic, but that is the only issue I've run across with bolt guns. Depending on the individual rifle and scope, as well as the users body type you may have to experiment with different height mounts. But I'd think you should be able to get a scope to work on any of them.
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