The CZ 550 Varmint is a big bore world class hunting rifle with superb accuracy. CZ is known to make quality weapons and this one is a class apart. The rifle being reviewed is chambered in .308 Winchester. It has a walnut wooden stock, no iron sights, a bull barrel, single stage trigger and checkering in the front end as well as the pistol grip. I have seen a light hunting rifle called the Lux, also chambered in .308 Win, but this one is really a showstopper.
Caliber: .308 Win
Rifle Length: 46.7″
Barrel Length: 25.6″
Weight: 9.7 lbs
Rate of Twist: 1:12
Trigger: Single set, adjustable
Safety: Two position safety with firing pin block as well as bolt lock
Barrel: Heavy, Cold forged, bull barrel
Length of Pull: 13.7″
Detachable magazine, with 5 and 10 rounds capacity
This rifle comes with two 5 round mags and a 10 rounder. That’s good capacity for big game hunting
The walnut stock with checkering has an impressive look.
The pistil grip has chcekering as well.
The monstrous Bull barrel is really impressive.
Observe the trigger safety, can be easily engaged with one’s thumb.
The single set trigger is adjustable for shooter’s liking.
The rifle is really good piece of craftsmanship. It is slightly on the heavier side, the finish is really fine, excellent quality wood and metal work. If a Lux chambered in 308 is suitable for 300 meters, this one will be good till 500 meters or more. This very piece has participated in long distance competitions and won prizes, its very very accurate. Getting sub MOA performance till 600 or 800 meters is no joke, and it has preformed well. At 2:12 twist it can handle 175 gr and produce good results. I have seen excellent performance with Lake City M118 ammo. But off course you need a very good scope and lots of training and understanding of ballistics. In Pakistan you will be lucky to get it in the Rs 450k range, that’s because its a quality rifle, the 308 Win ammo is available easily and off course the darned arms and ammo ban by the Government.
To conclude, I like its simple design, beautiful looks and best of all excellent performance. This one is a keeper for sure 🙂