The CZ550 I reviewed (pictured here) is chambered for 308win, has a NF scope (3.5-15power) and the barrel is fitted to accept a SureFire suppressor (not tested..Sorry Charlie T, the SureFire guy was a no show). While I would not have this in my personal collection, this is a great utility rifle that would make a good deer rifle, be at home on the ranch and makes a decent urban sniper rifle as intended……
Location: Marc Halcon’s Alpine Range
Rifle: CZ 550
Caliber: 308 Win
Scope: Night Force minute reticle 3.5-15 power
Weather: 80 degrees F, sunny with a slight 2-3mph right to left (gusts to 5mph) wind going to a boil.
Holding 2.5minutes at 500 yards and 3.5 at 700.
Ammo: Hornady 165 grain
Overall Score 60-100: 80
Other Example Scores:
Barrett MRAD 338 Lapua: 92
Off the CZ website “The CZ 550 UCS is a fresh rifle concept built with a compact profile for maneuverability, reduced weight and “cold first shot” predictability. The rifle uses proven bench-rest principles by using a short stiff free floated 16” bull barrel with a target crown for consistent barrel harmonics and amazing accuracy. This barrel is enhanced with a Surefire muzzle break for soft recoil and QD suppressor compatibility. A Bell & Carlson fiberglass stock, aluminum bedding block, oversized bolt handle, polished action, Teflon coating and a crisp single stage trigger complete the package. The balance and maneuverability of the CZ550 Counter Sniper make this rifle ideal for many tactical situations. Includes 10 round detachable magazine.”
The video (You Tube Channel) gives a quick look the rifle up close. The CZ is a great utility gun but like I said earlier, not something I’d have in my personal collection. The action was a bit sloppy which created some feeding issues from the internal magazine. Don’t get me wrong this was a fun rifle to shoot and would make a lot of people very happy.
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