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Question by PAShooter. Uploaded on February 28, 2010
I don't know about the Browning, but I would imagine it's pretty good.
My Weatherby Mark V Magnum, CNC Machined and stainless was a Piece of Work. I hated to sell it more than any of them.
The CZ was a well-made and beautiful rifle.
550 Magnum, .375 H&H.
But the barrel was not what it should have been, and it shot 3" groups.
Re-barreled, it would have been unsurpassed.
Get the stainless Weatherby Mark V Magnum, CNC machined in the USA.
I'm curious to is why such a cannon? No jokes or puns intended.
I HAVE a CZ 550 in a 22-250 I love it. CZ makes some really good guns.
Repeat after me, controlled feed, that cancels out the browning.
My Winchester will shoot 1.5 groups @ 200 yds. with 270 gr. bullets. I see them for sale every once in awhile on GunsAmerica.
Weatherby or Remington both are good.
I would lean towards Weatherby for the simple reason there rifles are designed for that region and environment
Sako is my recommendation. If you must have controlled feed the Weatherby is out too. The new Winchester Safari is probably worth a look. All the new ones are nice so far, maybe the best ever, and a Winchester is the classic African bolt rifle.
Make sure you look at the Ruger rifles too. CZ has a great action but if modifications are needed how easy will it be to have them do it?
The CZ 550 Magnum is a great deal in a true magnum length action. Controlled round feeding, adjustable trigger with set feature and really good sights. All warrenty work is done in Kansas City at the CZ USA headquarters. You can even get uogrades done on the CZ rifles through CZ USA.
"Weatherby" is never a wrong answer for "What is a good rifle for...?"
Thanks for the great answers. Certainly narrows the selection.
I got a CZ550 and have been very happy with it. You haev to oil the action and cycle it about 300 times but then it is one of the smoothest actions you will find. I really like the set trigger and its accuracy is MUCH better than I was expecting. I am getting around 3/4 inch groups with everything from 235g to 300g and my 350g shoot around an inch. The bluing could be better and the wood isn't AAA but for the price I am very happy with it. I really like the .375. Recoil is not bad at all and it is really in a different league than a 30-06. Lots of fun to shoot. The Browning and Weagtherby will be nice but I'm not sure I would trade my CZ even up because it shoots so nice.
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