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Cz 550 243 ?

 
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:36 AM
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Cz 550 243 ?

Anyone have a CZ 550 american 243 1:10 twist, how does it shoot and what bullet works best with that twist?
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:05 PM
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Re: Cz 550 243 ?

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Anyone have a CZ 550 american 243 1:10 twist, how does it shoot and what bullet works best with that twist?
I can't help with the exact rifle you are inquiring about but can tell you I really like CZ rifles. I have played with the 550 varmint and was impressed. I have a couple rimfires too that shoot lights out and have had excellent luck with build quality and accuracy right out of the box.

The only real negative is there aren't a whole lot of aftermarket items for them nor are there a lot of smith's that really familiar with them. I have done some work on my own though and I would think a good smith, willing to take the time, could do anything needed.

HTH,
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:09 PM
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Re: Cz 550 243 ?

I had a CZ .308 which is the same model and magazine as the .243. I also am a CZ fan.

The trigger needs to be re-built and I had mine bedded. Other (better) shooters than me got it into an average of 0.5" at 100 yards. I took it to Africa and it performed flawlessly. I traded it in a moment of weakness.

The .243 with 1 in 10" twist should be able to stabilise all hunting weight projectiles. My son is on his 2nd, 1 in 10" .243W barrel. He uses at least a 24" barrel to keep the .243's obnoxious muzzle blast as far away as possible.

Edit: We use 100 grain projectles exclusively as he hunts larger game up to 75kg liveweight.
I don't know about the longer VLD style of projectile but I'd be surprised if it didn't stabilise them.
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:06 AM
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Re: Cz 550 243 ?

Thanks guys
Code4, did you just have the action bedded ? I did notice on mine that the barrel is not centered in the stock, it almost touches on one side.
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Old 10-24-2010, 05:07 PM
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Re: Cz 550 243 ?

The action was bedded and the barrel floated. My gunsmith also beds the first 1" or so of the barrel shank. If mine was off centre I did not notice it. As I stated the trigger was rebuilt to remove the set trigger function and broke very cleanly. I like a 2 1/2 pound pull on my hunting rifles.

They are a solid rifle that will perform in adverse conditions and I hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoyed mine.
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