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CZ 550 American Safari Magnum

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Cz 550

Postby Shaktill В» 09.01.2020

I 984 THE MUDD FAMILY OF THE UNITED STATES http://drosunhebuff.gq/the/frigidaire-fad704dwd-filter.php Henry Cecil Edelen married Jessie Mae Nichols (Abagb fae2) and in 1944 they resided in St.

Discussion in '. Log in or Sign up. Questions About the CZ Discussion in '. See a lot of posts fro serious African hunters that are shooting the CZ Truthfully, I always thought, for no particular reason other than price, that they were less than great guns. But obviously that cannot be true, or so many people would not have them. I just finally looked at one in a shop and I liked its simplicity.

I am still stuck on an extra gun for my long safari and I am now seriously considering a CZ Can those that have them comment on the pro's and con's. THey are not perfect so I would appreciate hearing about what's right and what could be improved. For instance, on the one I was handling, the gunsmith would need to polish the action better for DG hunting, slightly sticky for cycling rounds in a dangerous situation. F Feelings between the.

I know I just opened a can of worms but as I have said in nearly every post, I am starting my African hunting ventures with back to back single season safaris for the Big 5. I have a lot of questions. My PH is great at answering everything but I also like the breath of answers I get on this site - it's a good, and serious - group. I appreciate the constructive - no-bashing approach. Looking forward to what you CZ owners think.

Cleathorn , Oct 31, Here is an article that appeared in a publication that despite being paid by a text CZ reports and their qualities; For one thing, even though Paul Mauser had done his good deed for the world more than a decade earlier, Roosevelt's idea of an elephant gun was a Mod lever-action Winchester in. Whenever possible, however, "Big Stick" Roosevelt preferred to use one of his other Winchester lever guns in the decidedly 'Little Stick' , a cartridge designed to punch small holes in half-dressed soldiers.

Roosevelt arranged for 15 cases of Winchester rifles to be shipped to Mombasa and he used them to shoot up most things in British East Africa, the Belgian Congo and all the way up to Khartoum. He managed to bag more than animals in a year, but his safari was not noted for a high incidence of clean, one-shot kills. Not only did Roosevelt know nothing about guns, he was half blind and a poor shot to boot.

One after the other, American writers Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark eventually followed in Roosevelt's bloody footsteps, talking a lot about using 'enough gun' but mostly using the small-bore Hemingway and Ruark, both of whose sporting backgrounds consisted mainly of fishing and shotgunning small birds, were apparently unaware that chasing a wounded animal all over the countryside and shooting it a dozen times in order to kill it, usually meant you were not a very good shot or you were shooting the animal with an inadequate cartridge, or both.

As their reports, a selective mixture of fact and fiction writerly, filtered back to American hunters of limited experience and American Gunwriters of limited mental faculties, gross misunderstandings naturally followed. Because Roosevelt, Hemingway and Ruark did not know any better than to press the well beyond its design parameters, the idea sprouted in America that the was a proper cartridge for Africa had anything to offer.

This undeserved promotion of a mediocre cartridge reached its peak with the safaris of CJ McElroy, founder of Safari Club International, who attempted to shock and awe half of Africa with his barely functional pump-action Remington , and Jack O'Connor, the recoil-allergic journalism teacher and small-bore writer who even considered his wife's little ladylike too much gun for most uses.

The herds of shot-up, angry and wounded animals left behind in the bush to terrorize the locals was not reported by these megalomaniacs, and more ignorant gun-shooters were encouraged to continue to follow in their footsteps sub-caliber. Before long, the large quantities of cheap American-made rifles and easily obtainable ammo had seduced even a surprising number of Africans who could not or would not spend the money for more suitable equipment.

Eventually, more experienced American hunters in Africa began to realize that they did, indeed, need more than any American gun cartridge could provide. Unfortunately, the response of American gun and ammunition companies, rather than offering a Mauser action chambered in the African cartridges already perfected by Germany and Britain during their African-nization, was to design or steal something different proprietary and which they could market the 'new and improved' and which was actually either redundant or inappropriate.

Thus Roy Weatherby's crackpot theories applying rodent-killing techniques to pachyderms, Winchester's poorly designed and marketed dishonestly. Even Ruger who was wise enough when Bill Ruger Sr. Your editor wanted me to take a softer line on us Americans and our insight into African rifles and cartridges, but the truth is - very few of us have progressed beyond the Theodore Roosevelt - Jack O'Connor indoctrination and it is a truth to be told.

We can only be thankful that the indomitable Elmer Keith insisted that the Winchester Mod rifle he helped develop be offered in.

In fact, this was the only decent choice in American factory rifles until , when the idiots running the company replaced the Winchester Mod's Mauser-type action with a cheap-to-make push-feed contraption no better than the lowly Remington Mod , thus relegating America's only Africa-class production rifle to the dustbin of history. Thereafter, every proper African hunting rifle made in America had to be custom-built by the talented few gunsmiths who knew what an African rifle was, and the guns were priced accordingly.

It would be many years before a moderately priced factory-made rifle suitable for African hunting would be available in America. And it would not be America that produced it, but a new-old country called the Czech Republic finally emerging free and independent from the toxic swamp of Soviet communism where America's left-wing politicians had cast it in the aftermath of World War II. A few CZ Magnum rifles had been trickling into the U. The Brno name was little known in the U.

It took us a while to Americans realize that the proven-controlled-round feed rifle in real African calibers was available for the price of the common 'Remchester' at our local gun shop. Eventually, shooters and hunters began to discover and understand this amazing fact on their own with no help from the Gunwriters and magazine editors who, in this country, are genetically incapable of conceiving a story that does not begin: "The new home-grown super-duper perfect rifle for whitetail deer unveiled at the SHOT Show is Pretty soon, American game from deer to elk were falling to hammer blows from Bavarian CZs stocked in 9.

Even jackrabbits and ground squirrels were being blown to bits by the big guns. Having discovered too late that shooting big-bores quickly becomes an incurable addiction, Americans started joining Safari Club International by the tens of thousands and boarding jets to Africa. The rich ones packed Mausers custom hand-made by the best American gunmakers who are, quite ironically considering the low quality of American factory rifles, among the best custom gunmakers in the world.

The not-so-rich ones mostly packed CZs, off-the-shelf or customized moderately, and were just as proud. Alice Poluchova is recognized as the architect of CZ's successful invasion of America.

She expected to work six months, the offi ce get up and running and then go home. When Alice was named President of czus, big-bore rifle lines utilizing the CZ action started growing even faster. A medium size CZ action is ideal for the 9. The large-CZ Magnum action is used for the bigger cartridges -.

These 'Safari Magnum' rifles are available with CZ's famous schweinsrucken or 'hogs back' the stock with Bavarian cheekpiece, or with a straight-combed 'American-style' stock. The recent line of CZ 'Safari Classics,' with upgraded walnut and a variety of custom options and features, are available in.

The most popular size in this line, perhaps surprisingly, is the. While many consider Czech superior workmanship, the level of customization offered in this line of rifles would not be possible without utilizing local talent.

Each rifle is built to the customer's specs. It's just a matter of time and money. Our Safari Classics are meant to show what can be done, but there are an unlimited number of options that are possible. We provide a list of standard options and we can go well beyond that.

We'll do that to any of our rifles, not just the Safari Classics. We've always included fancy-grade American walnut, barrel-band sling mount, mercury recoil reducer and glass bedding in the. Throughout this year we've added glass bedding to all those rifles, and we're going to double crossbolts on all those rifles. We're offering more services from simple things like smoothing up the action, shortening barrels, making stock from customers' blanks, to all kinds of customizing across the whole line.

That's really changed. I'm very proud of the heritage CZ and I really believe our guns are superior. Our big-bore rifles account for as much as 70 percent of the market in some African countries. When we go to the Safari Club International convention in Reno there is always an extremely high level of awareness and interest in our guns. It is very exciting. I am not alone in giving CZ much of the credit for making the quality control problems of Winchester painfully clear and bringing about the discontinuation of the Mod and the final demise of that company, is forcing to import Remington Mauser-type actions from Zastava Oruzjem in Serbia as a last resort before selling the company off to private investors, for the money and asset haemorrhaging of Ruger, and for the bankruptcy of Dakota which was temporarily saved from total extinction only by financial sleight-of-hand.

CZ has been a contributing factor in the American hunter's realization that there is more to life than whitetail deer and push-feed rifles, that Africa and African hunting are accessible, and that Africa-worthy rifles can be affordable and are fun to shoot even in your own backyard.

If this expansion and intensification of the market has led to the downfall of non-competitive manufacturers of medium and lowend American rifles, it has had the opposite effect on the high end.

Shooters who can afford to have custom hand-built rifles on Mauser-precision design actions such as those from Granite Mountain Arms, Stuart Satterlee, and Hein Waffenfabrik are doing so. The custom rifle business in the United States is more vibrant than at any time in history. Hunting by African Americans is on a powerful upswing with no end in sight. Classic cartridges are being recognized for their excellence of design and are seeing use in the hunting fields again.

Safari Club International, the most sophisticated and influential hunting organization in the United States - and the world - has a membership of 50, None of these exhilarating developments would have such a sharp edge to them had it not been for CZ's swashbuckling entry into the market a decade in August 'I was born in a communist country,' says Alice Poluchova, 'so of course we were not allowed to own guns. We were not even allowed to protect ourselves.

There were no shooting sports. Hunting was forbidden. It was exactly the way the communists and leftists and anti-gun people all over the world want it to be, and that makes me shudder. When the Czech Republic became a free and independent country in , legislation was passed so that citizens could once again own firearms, and I became much more involved in shooting. I've been to Zimbabwe and South Africa three times, for both plains game and dangerous game.

I have two of the Big Five so far - a lion with the. I think what's happening is that it's still relatively reasonable to hunt in Africa. You can pay X amount of dollars in the U. Thanks to SCI and the world community of hunters and the stability we're seeing in RSA and the fact that other African countries are opening up, the people who have always dreamed of hunting in Africa can now do that.

Another thing I'm happy to hear is Alice's talk of plans for CZ's future. That all changed when the Cold War ended and the company historically known as Zbrojovka Brno eventually went bankrupt.

That factory is producing sporting guns for the European market and will begin producing guns for the world market in No product is perfect, but the historical record shows that our guns work year after year in the most demanding conditions. Dangerous-game hunting is one of the markets where we have long been one of the top in the world.

So on those occasions cocktail party when somebody tries to tell me all about how Theodore Roosevelt and his 15 cases of Winchesters opened up Africa for American hunters, I usually take the opportunity to point out what Alice Poluchova has been up to in the Kansas City last few years. BETO , Oct 31, Cleathorn, I'm sure some members of this forum may disagree with what I am about to say, but I'll put it out there just so you have one more input to consider.

A couple months ago, I was trying to make the same decision that you are facing now: What caliber and what rifle for DG?

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Postby Kazilmaran В» 09.01.2020

In short, this is a very collectible rifle. Great rifles accurate strong and a lot of rifle for the money. Description Additional information Reviews 21 Description Built on our Magnum action, the 550 Safari Magnum is intended for use with magnified optics, but with backup irons in ca were that optic to be removed. Craig — Learn more here 14, : 550 got the FS in 6.

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Postby Nikogis В» 09.01.2020

Choose an option in in But then again some of that can be blamed on the low comb of the stock. The 550 chambered in. I own 5 CZ rifles.

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Postby Torn В» 09.01.2020

My CZ HH is refered to as my mid- life crisis gun by my friends. I 550 … astounded. Nate — February 7, : Literally the best shooting rifle I own. My favorite rifle in a great all around caliber.

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Postby Shakalabar В» 09.01.2020

It is my second cz and I ccz be buying more. Barrel Cold Hammer Forged. I simply cannot believe the quality in workmanship at the prices paid.

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Postby Fenrikazahn В» 09.01.2020

The range of possible chamberings is wider than for other 5550 rifles and not limited to the above-mentioned standard chambering palette. I have found my 9. Rate Of Twist

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Postby Nijas В» 09.01.2020

While the humpback stock looks a little odd to my American eye, it is incredibly comfortable. Dale 550 Benson — November 27, : For see more years I have been a professional hunting guide offering hunts in Alaska — Oregon — Washington states for game that can kill you very easy. The fit and finish of the gun is better than any other firearm I own including several expensive Italian shotguns in my collection.

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Postby Vozragore В» 09.01.2020

Built for precision, the Varmint MTR gets a few special tweaks for accuracy. I love this rifle! Just reporting back after my February review.

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Postby Mazahn В» 09.01.2020

The and Rigby are tack drivers with full power loads. Reuben Richardson — October 23, : I purchased my fs 6. I bought My 550 in This little carbine becomes a steel and wood extension of your body.

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Postby Yojora В» 09.01.2020

The holes touch. One is not even conscience of 550 it when when hunting. Frankly, this rifle is capable of shooting better than I can shoot it. Ado550 24, Choose an option in in

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Postby Tazragore В» 09.01.2020

The Turkish walnut stock is beautifully figured with striping from end to end. A couple months ago, I was trying to make the same decision that you are facing now: Cx caliber and what rifle for DG? Taken 2 deer and a restaurants in nairobi so far. Frankly, this rifle is capable of shooting 550 than I can shoot it.

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Postby Gojar В» 09.01.2020

I will be mounting a scope next week to fire at longer ranges but I have to say I was very pleased with the rifle. I was already set up to hand load for it. Frederick J Dau — March 23, :. The 550 fs in gave vz 17 deers, two mooses and more than 20 caribous.

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Postby Fenrinos В» 09.01.2020

Gary — September 16, :. We were not even allowed to protect ourselves. My chance came when nice Kudu gave me a yd downhill shot, using a Sierra gr Gameking, the 550 ran about 20 yds and dropped. Both are powerful and are proven DG link.

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Postby Vobar В» 09.01.2020

J J King — August 19, : I have had mine years now. Jim Ford — June 22, :. Choose http://drosunhebuff.gq/review/stress-video.php option CZ Safari Magnum. They have the 550 American line rifles all right less costlybut they are not Mauser actioned.

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Postby Sajind В» 09.01.2020

It did not appear to have been fired much. Similar to the European-styled Lux but with a whole lot more pizzazz! Choose an option Hinged Floorplate. I more info a FS in. I just finally looked at one in a shop and I liked its simplicity.

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Postby Kazralabar В» 09.01.2020

I finally found some that were marginally lower and was 5550 to see that there is just the width of 550 sheet of paper between scope bulb and the bolt click. Buke — December 27, :. The safety locks the bolt and sear. Sweet rifles both.

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