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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bezoar, Mar 15, 2008.

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  1. Bezoar

    Bezoar member

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    What advantages do i get by purchasing a manlicher style cz in 6.5 swede/223/308 as compared to what i can get with remington and savage rifles these days?

    Ive seen some mighty nice customized cz stuff online but ya need more then nice looks.
     
  2. alexanderplatz

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    Are you comparing CZ rifles in general to Remington & Savage, or rifles with Mannlicher style stocks? Remington offers a Mannlicher stock version of their Model 7, but it costs about three times as much as the CZ. (link)

    The stocks on the CZ and the Remington are slightly different.

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  3. R.W.Dale

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    With the CZ you'll get a single set trigger that'll make the Remington and Savage accu-glock trigger feel like a rusty nail stuck in a piece of play-doah

    You'll get sights with the CZ as well
     
  4. missouri dave

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    I have two cz mannlichers. One in 6.5 swede and the other in 9.3 mauser. Both come with slick as glass actions and superb triggers. Never handled or shot the others so I can't say about them.
     
  5. rangerruck

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    you get better wood, the trigger is smooth as butta, I would bet all day long, that pulling 100 of each rifle out of a box, and testing for accuracy, the cz would win 90 times. If you can find one with a hogback/fiddleback stock, so Schwing!!! The ring bases are actually part of the receiver.
    the cons? it will be an uncomfortable fit for your scope more than likely, either it will be too close or too far from your face, of if you eyepiece bell is big, it will never clear the bolt arm, unless you get high mount rings, and get them from cz, by the way. Cz uses solid piece steel for its rings/mounts.
     
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    The scope rings for my CZ carbine are proprietary and cost $50. They're pretty darn tall too, to clear the bolt handle. I just went back to the iron sights and called it a day.
     
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    The CZ is one of the greatest values in rifles today. Hammer forged barrel, great looks, single set trigger, and accuracy.

    I love my 527 LUX which I bought a few years back. It has one of those notorious "soda straw" barrels which are not supposed to be very accurate, but no kidding, that thing will shoot 5 rounds touching all day at 100 yards, and doesn't seem to matter whether hot or cold, or clean or fouled. I use it for prairie dog shooting, and it just fits me and points well.

    As far as the geometry of the bolt handle. That is a drawback. But it is a drawback than can be cured. If you feel comfortable doing it, just dremel away a crescent in that beefy bolt handle and reblue the thing, so that it clears your scope. If you don't feel comfortable doing that, it is an easy job for a good gunsmith.

    I hope to buy more of these excellent rifles.

    Would like to find one in 6.5 Swede.
     
  8. alexanderplatz

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    Here's a pic of mine with the proprietary CZ scope rings. I have learned that the shape of the European style stock is not ideal for a scope-mounted rifle, but at the time I purchased the rifle and the used scope, I didn't know any better :eek:, and I didn't think anything of it whenever I shot it. And, I did take my first deer with it. That said, if I ever get a another rifle that I intend to scope, I will probably go back to the iron sights on the 550 FS and transfer the scope.

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  9. CB900F

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    Bezoar;

    I've been buyin' rifles for several decades now, and I have a few of them. I own one Remington, and no plans to buy any more. I owned one Savage & would have another if the right deal came along on the right gun. I currently own two CZ's, and most assuredly will obtain more if the right deal, etc.

    The CZ's offer better quality in machining, wood, and options as far as I'm concerned. For instance, just try to find a 6.5 Swede on the shelf of your favorite gun emporium by an American maker. Somebody might catalog it, but just go try to actually buy it instead of order it.

    Wouldn't hurt to go take a look at the Tikka's either. I've got one & could easily be talked into another.

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    There are several 3rd party rings for CZ 452/527/550 and the BRNO equivalents. Of them, I like the Warne rings. The CZ rings are nice, but often high, and I've found the screws supplied to be brittle. In general, however, I like CZ, and every one I've had shot well for me.
     
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    The CZ rifles are excellent values. The three I've tested were very well built, and it was harder than it usually is to return a test sample 6.5 Swede with Mannlicher stock a while back. Were it not for the fact that I'm acquiring too many rifles, I would have bought it. :)
    Denis
     
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