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CZ 550 Varmit

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Old 07-12-2010, 04:26 AM
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CZ 550 Varmit

I just bought a cz 550 varmit 22-250 with green laminated stock. Does anybody shoot one of these and how do they preform also need a good load for coyotes and ground hogs.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:35 AM
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Re: CZ 550 Varmit

Congratulations on the new rig. Wish I could help you out but I don't own a 22-250. I'm sure others that do will jump in and comment. Enjoy.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:41 AM
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Re: CZ 550 Varmit

I use a CZ in .204 on rock chucks and other varmints. Works great - but that's a different rifle from yours. Overall I'm impressed with the value for the dollar of the CZ rifle.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:12 PM
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Re: CZ 550 Varmit

I own one in the grey stocked version. It is by far one of the most accurate guns in my safe. It will hold sub MOA out to 500 yds. My pill of choice is the 52 grain sierra and my powder is H380. I personally do not like the trigger without the set being engaged. A little creepy but the set trigger takes care of that. AWESOME rig! I wouldn't trade mine for anything! good luck.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:30 PM
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Re: CZ 550 Varmit

I got a chance to shoot mine today. Bought some Winchester 45grn. just to see how it preformed. I agree on the trigger bit, the set is the only way to go there is creep to the regular trigger. I slid a dollar bill down between barrel and stock to chech for float. I shot a 5 shot goup and it started spreading on the last two shots. I checked the barrel to stock clearnce again an could not slip the dollar bill between them. Upon examing it closer I could see the barrel favoring the left side of the stock. I am going to take it out of the stck and clearnce it some more. Overall I am satisfied with the way it has preformed so far just need a little tweaking and working up a good load for it although the Winchester's aren't bad.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:04 PM
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Re: CZ 550 Varmit

i have a left hand 223 that is at the repair center now.
i purchased the gun in april.
first the stock/ barrel allignment problem mentioned, is caused by a little dab of bedding in just the corners of the recoil lug area.
check it out.
after removing the berreled action a few times for trigger adjustment etc. the recoil lug damages that so it wont go back in the stock correctly.
i removed that and glass bedded the action.
id be flat out lucky to hit a prairie dog with it at 300yds.
i loaded everything i could think of and nothing produced better than 1 1/4" at 100yds.
i called and they said send it back and i did.
i got a card saying they received it but dont call us.
its now been over a month. i called the other day saying ill be at a different location for the next six months.
gave them that address, and asked how the repairs were coming along.
i was told there would be no repairs.
when they get time a tech will shoot the gun with factory ammo.
if in their opinion it shoots ok ill get it back. if not ill get another gun.
their policy is 1" is fine.
the gun had all the features i wanted.
being left handed, not many choices are available.
savage and tikka were the only others i had to choose from for a small rifle with a clip.
i thought this was the most attractive although more costly than the others.
if i get the gun back ill rebarrel it.
if i get a different one who knows.
what other choices are there except to stick somebody else with it.
i agree the trigger is lousy also, except on set.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:46 PM
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Re: CZ 550 Varmit

Originally Posted by yobuck View Post
what other choices are there except to stick somebody else with it.
Hopefully you wouldn't do that.

CZ-USA per the website invites one to share their experience...can't think of a better place to share your experience with CZ...who knows might get their attention better.

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