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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by RookieWingHunter, Dec 4, 2006.

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  1. RookieWingHunter

    RookieWingHunter Member

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    how does the cz 550 american stack up against the 700 or ruger m77? i am looking for a deer rifle in 243win. I heard the wood is really nice and i know they are i little pricier, but they seem to have an "edge" more upscale, it seems to me tia tia -rookie
     
  2. rangerruck

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    the set trigger will blow you away, the accuracy will mock the other two, especially the ruger, and the action is as good as the origional mauser action ever was. Lots of long range shooters are building off of 550 actions now.
     
  3. CZguy

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    +1 Good advice.
     
  4. rangerruck

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    thanks, cz guy. Just so you guys know that i am not just blowing smoke, I have 4 cz's. Love 'em.
     
  5. BozemanMT

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    Yep, what he said, almost word for word.
    The quality and value of the CZ will amaze you.
     
  6. ryoushi

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    Correspondence from CZ

    Me wants a CZ 550 but a shoot left handed.

    I said:
    What the world needs now is a CZ 550 for left handed shooters. preferably
    chambered in .243, 7-08 and .308. If I'm not mistaken there is currently no
    commercially made short action Mauser for lefties. Any chance this could happen?

    They said:
    We are planning on it, but I have no details at this time. It will probably be available in 2007.
    Thank you
    CZ-USA
     
  7. Z_Infidel

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    I have a CZ550FS in .30-06, it has the full-length forestock and European-styled buttstock. I shoot it with iron sights, and the stock design is ideal for that. I have heard that some people who have bought these rifles are not pleased with the quality of the finish on the wood, but mine is very very nicely done. The fit and finish of the rifle are top notch and I couldn't be happier with it.
     
  8. killzone

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    Can we see some pictures CZ guys? They seem sharp
     
  9. rangerruck

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    sure. chew on these;
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    this is the 527 carbine, 223. these are 100 yds groups. As you can see,
    the groups start opening up at 62 grains, this is because of the slow twist bbls.
    the 223 in kevlar varmint has a 1/9 twist , i believe, but this type of accuracy , is something to expect from them, in all of CZ" s rifles, throughout their cals.
     
  10. Stiletto Null

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    Well, my 452 FS (.22LR) is a hell of a lot more accurate than I am. The weak link in that rifle is the trigger, unfortunately. I need to get it to a smith.
     
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    CZ rifles are great. Friend of mine has a 550 american in .243 it's a good shooter out of the box. I prefer the 527 which is much smaller both of them will blow away any other rifle in their price range.
     
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    I like my 550 in 22-250

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    and a group. There was actually a scope adjustment here.

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  14. one eye joe

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    Get the CZ, you'll like it. Mine is in 6.5x55 and I would definitly look at that caliber over the .243. But I'm prejudiced.
     
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    I am looking into buying a 30-06 and its looking between a CZ 550 and rem 700, (maybe a Tikka). But between the CZ and rem I see that the rem has a 1:10 rat of twist and the CZ has a 1:12, which would be better in this caliber I mostly looking for a somewhat light wieght gun and I like the 30-06 for the versitility of bullets for it. Mostly I want it for average range shots on deer and for bear, so I am not looking to shoot light varmit bullets from it.
     
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    I have a 550 American in 6.5x55 and am seriously lusting after a 550 (either Lux, if I can find one, or American) in 9.3x62 - serious elk medicine. My current one shoots better than I do (admittedly not saying that much). If they ever bring them out in lefty config I'll be getting one right away for SWMBO.

    Buy a CZ 550 with great confidance that you're getting a much, much better rifle than you'd ever expect for the price. Only other Mauser action I'd seriously consider would be a pre-64 or Classic Featherweight M70, but considering the cost of either of those I'd still take a CZ first if I was paying retail for either.
     
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    I couldn't be happier with my varmint in .308 and I'll be getting a Burris Fullfield II 4-14x42 for it soon. I'm moving the cheaper Simmons Aetec over to the 700BDL 30-06 which I've never been able to get the CZ-like groups with.
     
  18. rangerruck

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    a 1/10 twist is fine for the remmy, if you shoot bullets regularly over 205 , or maybe 220 grains. the cz 1/12 twist, will get you up to the 205 grainers with confidence.
     
  19. R.W.Dale

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    CZ rifles are kinda like Pokemon in that you "gotta collect em all":evil:

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  20. jethro75

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    Thanks for the feedback. So the 1:12 rate of twist would we good for 160's to 200's then?
     
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