CZ 550 Varmit

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by bartrak, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. bartrak

    bartrak Member

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    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.
     
  2. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

  3. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. kweidner

    kweidner Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. bartrak

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    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.
     
  6. yobuck

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    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.
     
  7. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    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.

    http://cz-usa.com/products/view/cz-550-varmint/
     
  8. bartrak

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    Well I took the action out of stock and relieved the stock where the barrel was touching and reasembled. I shot it off my pickup tool box at 100 yds and the group was good under 1moa. I will work up some loads and get it down on a bench. I am satisfied that the gun will shoot fine now.
     
  9. yote doctor

    yote doctor Well-Known Member

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    I have owned my CZ 550 Kevlar Varmint 22-250 for 3 years now. Its my go to rifle. I have shot over 25 coyotes(one at 438yards), few hundred prarie dogs, 8 deer, couple antelope and few other critters.

    My best results have been the 55 gr Nosler ballistic tip with 34 grains of Varget. Nice groups!

    During the break in I did end up having to let the barrel soak for 8 hrs and brush it few times. The accuracy wasnt what I new it could be. This removed all the gunk from the factory as well as the copper. After this it shot like a different rifle. Was very impressed.

    I did try 40 gr bullets but did not get great accuracy.

    I will agree with most on the trigger issue. Set trigger is great but that means you do sacrifice on the regular trigger pull. Hope you have great results with yours...
     
  10. bartrak

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    I am in the process of working up a good load for it. I have shoot some Sierra 52grn bthp with 35grn of Varget but still working on load any more load suggestions would be appreciated.