Cz 550 243 ?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ChasinElk, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. ChasinElk

    ChasinElk Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  2. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    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,
     

  3. Code4

    Code4 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. ChasinElk

    ChasinElk Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. Code4

    Code4 Well-Known Member

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    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.