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Got a new CZ 550 American in .270 Win a couple of weeks ago. My first one, and so far, I love it, other than it being a little heavier than I would have preferred. But compared it with a friend's Model 70 Win Classic in same caliber and it's virtually identical, and the new CZ stock feels better to me.

The dealer had just gotten in a shipment of Americans with a new stock design, and I chose one of them. The new stock is a little slimmer and trimmer, sorta like the Ruger Hawkeye wood stock, and has different checkering panels sorta like the new Sako and Tikka wood stocks, and has a palm swell. I like the feel of it a lot. And the barrel channel inleting is much better than the older style American stock. The channel is very neat and perfectly symmetric down both sides of the barrel and is completely free floating, unlike some of the other older Americans, which had the stock touching the barrel on the right side (but can be easily relieved).

I mounted a new Nikon Monarch 2.5-10x42 on it, in the factory rings, and can't wait to get to the range and shoot it, but will have to wait till my new .270 Win dies get here. I'll try to post some pics of it, if I can figure out how to do it.
 

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Skeez: It sounds like you have a keeper, if it is as accurate as other CZs! Enjoy, find a good load, shoot a lot and avoid excessive ballistic proctology. :D
 

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Congrats on the new and first CZ. I'm sure there will be many more in your future. You will have to let us know how it shoots. How is the wood on it?
 

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Well, I've got several different loads put together to try in it, using Hornady SST's, Sierra GameKings, and Nosler BT's.

I took the action out of the stock and adjusted the trigger, including the 'set' function, to where I wanted it. Then cleaned everything up really good, including getting the excess grease out of the bolt, and put it all back together. I was VERY impressed with the fit, finish and machine work in the out-of-sight areas. Much better than the last couple of Win 70's I've owned (including one Super Grade). This is a VERY nice rifle, and a bargain at the price they're selling for.

Now if I can get some cooperative weather. Right now the wind's blowing at 20+ mph and the temp is in the low 30's.

I'll try to post some pics. The wood is nothing special, but it ain't ugly either, a little better than the average stock on most other comparably priced brands. I believe this rifle's gonna be SWEET!!
 
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