CZ-3

     Notes: This new sporting rifle is actually made by CZ’s US branch, CZ-USA.  Though it is primarily meant for the North American, and particularly the US consumer, it is exported elsewhere.  It is quite similar to the Winchester Model 70 – it will even accept Model 70 scope mounts in addition to CZ’s standard scope mounts.  It is styled with Americans in mind, instead of the normal “European look” of CZ sporting rifles.  The metal parts are finished in matte stainless steel, and the stocks are of high-quality walnut.  The action tends to be a bit rough, but this can be easily fixed (Very Easy: Gunsmith or Easy: Small Arms (Rifle)).  As set by the factory, the trigger pull is a bit heavy, but the trigger is adjustable. 

     Twilight/Merc 2000 Notes: This weapon does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

CZ-3

.270 Winchester Short Magnum

3.63 kg

3 Internal

$1254

CZ-3

7mm Winchester Short Magnum

3.69 kg

3 Internal

$1302

CZ-3

.300 Winchester Short Magnum

3.9 kg

3 Internal

$1487

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

CZ-3 (.270)

BA

4

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

95

CZ-3 (7mm)

BA

4

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

97

CZ-3 (.300)

BA

5

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

103

 

CZ-365

     Notes: Originally known as the ZKW-465, this rifle fires small-caliber rifle rounds.  It is basically a miniature Mauser, and is an enlarged ZKM-451 with the safety catch moved to the right side of the receiver behind the bolt handle.  The trigger guard was enlarged and the magazine was slanted to accommodate necked rounds.  Though 40,000 were built, CZ-365’s chambered for anything other than .22 Hornet are extremely rare.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

CZ-365

.218 Bee

2.84 kg

5

$675

CZ-365

.22 Hornet

2.84 kg

5

$686

CZ-365

.222 Remington

3.17 kg

5

$784

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

CZ-365 (.218)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

72

CZ-365 (.22)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

73

CZ-365 (.222)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

74

 

CZ-452

     Notes: This is a Czech-,made rimfire rifle that is a modernized version of the old ZKM-452 rifle.  It is a basic sort of bolt-action rifle, with a lacquered wood half-stock, hogs-back comb, and sling swivels.  The CZ-452-2E can accept a sound suppressor.  Several variants exist other than the standard CZ-452-2E, including the Lux, a deluxe version with a polished walnut stock and polished blued metalwork (identical for game purposes); the Style, with a synthetic stock that has a roughened texture; the Special, with a polished beechwood stock and checkering in the right places (again, identical to the standard version for game purposes); the Junior, with a shortened butt and barrel; and the CZ-453 Standard, with a rocking L-type sight, grooves for a scope mount, and a simplified trigger mechanism; the CZ-453 Lux, similar in concept to the 452-2E Lux (and identical to the CZ-453 for game purposes); and the CZ-513 Farmer, a shorter-barreled version of the CZ-453.  An unusual modification of the CZ-452 is the Ultra Lux, which takes a Lux and puts a 28.6-inch barrel on it, along with a fully-adjustable tangent rear sight, and changes the wood type to high-grade beech to bring down the weight somewhat. The lower weight allows the Ultra Lux with the CMP Rimfire Sporter class of competition. The CZ-452 American is a rifle that was, as the name suggests, designed with the US (and North American) export market in mind; it is not available until 2004.  It has no iron sights, being designed for use with a telescopic sight.  The CZ-452 Training Rifle is designed, not for military trainees, but for youngsters learning how to shoot.  The stock is beech, but with a dark finish and in the same shape as the Lux and Ultra Lux.  The fore-end has a Schnabel tip, and the rifle has a 24.8-inch barrel. The Scout is designed to be a teenager’s first “real” rifle, and is made from lighter woods, a shorter LOP, and a shorter 16.2-inch barrel. Though the Scout is delivered from CZ with a single-shot adapter, it can take 5 and 10-roiund magazines with a minimum of user modification.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The CZ-452 American, of course, does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

CZ-452-2E

.22 Long Rifle

3 kg

5, 10

$310

CZ-452-2E

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

3.11 kg

5, 10

$341

CZ-452-2E Style

.22 Long Rifle

2.73 kg

5, 10

$320

CZ-452-2E Style

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

2.77 kg

5, 10

$351

CZ-452-2E Junior

.22 Long Rifle

1.81 kg

5, 10

$225

CZ-452-2E Junior

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.92 kg

5, 10

$256

CZ-453 Standard

.22 Long Rifle

2.81 kg

5, 10

$288

CZ-513 Farmer

.22 Long Rifle

2.77 kg

5, 10

$272

CZ-452 American

.17 Hornady Rimfire Magnum

2.42 kg

5, 10

$437

CZ-452 American

.22 Long Rifle

2.42 kg

5, 10

$289

CZ-452 American

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

2.42 kg

5, 10

$320

CZ-452 Ultra Lux

.22 Long Rifle

3.1 kg

5, 10

$332

CZ-452 Training Rifle

.17 Hornady Rimfire Magnum

2.93 kg

5, 10

$461

CZ-452 Training Rifle

.22 Long Rifle

2.93 kg

5, 10

$312

CZ-452 Scout

.22 Long Rifle

2.3 kg

1 internal or 5, 10

$225

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

CZ-427-2E (.22 Long Rifle)

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

54

CZ-427-2E (.22 Magnum)

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

72

CZ-427-2E Style (.22 Long Rifle)

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

54

CZ-427-2E Style (.22 Magnum)

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

72

CZ-427-2E Junior (.22 Long Rifle)

BA

1

Nil

4

1

Nil

37

CZ-427-2E Junior (.22 Magnum)

BA

1

Nil

4

1

Nil

45

CZ-453 Standard

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

50

CZ-523 Farmer

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

47

CZ-452 American (.17)

BA

2

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

65

CZ-452 American (.22 Long Rifle)

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

50

CZ-452 American (.22 Magnum)

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

65

CZ-452 Ultra Lux

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

55

CZ-452 Training Rifle (.17)

BA

2

1-Nil

6

1

Nil

73

CZ-452 Training Rifle (.22)

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

55

CZ-452 Scout

BA

1

Nil

4

1

Nil

37

 

CZ-455

     Notes: This is a rimfire bolt-action rifle, designed for accuracy, but primarily meant for varmint hunting, pest control, practice and target shooting, and as a rifle to introduce beginners to firearms.  The company website says that eventually, the Model 452 and 513 series will be folded into the Model 455 line. The base member of the CZ-455 line is the Model 455 Lux, a rifle with scout-type sights and drilled and tapped for most scope mounts.  Like all members of the Model 455 line, that barrel may be changed in order to change caliber, and on the Lux, the stock is also interchangeable with a variety of stocks sold by CZ.  The standard Lux stock is designed specifically for use with iron sights, and is made of walnut.  The Lux features tighter tolerances, a hammer-forged barrel, and is made on up-to-date manufacturing equipment.  The barrel is 20.6 inches long, heavy profile, and match-quality. The Lux has adjustable sights and a trigger adjustable for pull weight.

     The CZ-455 American has features designed to appeal to an American and North American market, such as the style of stock and the synthetic construction of the stock, a stainless steel barrel and action, and drilling and tapping for a scope mount, with no iron sights. The barrel is as the Lux above (except for being stainless steel), but is slightly shorter at 20.5 inches. The Tacticool is sort of a “tactical” version of the Model 455; it is in fact not very different than the American. The stock shape, especially in the deep pocket pistol grip-wrist, is one of the few differences, as are the three attachment points for a sling (the American has only two).  The stock of the Tacticool has a space in the lower stock to hold a spare magazine.

     The CZ-455FS is similar to the Model 455 Lux, but uses a full-length Mannlicher-style stock, extending to the muzzle.  At the muzzle endcap is a tip of polished ebony.  Sights are similar to the Lux, being in the scout position, as well as having drilling and tapping for most scope mounts.  The interchangeable barrel system allows the CZ-455FS to fire any of its chamberings with only a barrel change; in addition, the action, barrel, and trigger pack can be placed in any other Model 455 stock.  Barrel length is 20.5 inches, and is similar to a Lux’s barrel in construction.

     The CZ-455 Varmint is, of course, designed for varmint, and as many such rifles, features a bull barrel instead of a heavyweight barrel.  Barrel quality is otherwise like the Lux above.  This barrel can be swapped out for other caliber Varmint-weight barrels if desired. The barrel is 20.5 inches long, and the stock is similar to the CZ-455FS.  The trigger is adjustable for pull weight.  The Varmint SST is the same except for the trigger pack, which is fully adjustable – for pull weight, pull length, and letoff length.  Neither rifle has iron sights – they are drilled or tapped for any sight mount, but do not otherwise come with sights. The Varmint Evolution is designed for target shooting, even in environments like cross-country shooting or Olympic shooting. It is also quite useful in regular varmint shooting, and is essentially a Varmint given accurizing and a fancy blue-gray stock, calls a Boyds stock.  The stock is specially designed, with a swelled cheekpiece, a skeletonized stock, and a forend with just enough weight to balance the weapon and act as a palm swell.  The 20.5-inch barrel is of bull profile and otherwise contracted in the same manner as other Model 455s, and also has a target crown.  No iron sights are supplied, but it is drilled and for most scope mounts.

     It should be noted that any of the Varmint and American series can swap barrels, stocks, and actions as desired.

     Though a member of the Model 455 family by virtue of its action, the Varmint Precision Trainer is designed to duplicate as much as possible the feel of a military rifle, making ideal for military marksmanship training.  At the same time, the Varmint Precision Hunter is made to appeal to target shooters and hunters.  The first thing noticeable is the Coyote Tan Manners Composite stock which allows for a rock-hard bed for the action while making it possible to mount a free-floating barrel.  The stock is made of MCS-T4, a blend of carbon fiber and fiberglass in multiple alternating layers. The stock has a deep-pocket pistol-grip-wrist.  If desired, CZ will embed the stock interior with extra, carefully-placed weights to user’s specifications, or leaves spaces in the stock, again to make it weight and balance as desired. The barrel is 20.5 inches, of heavy profile, and free floating.  The weight below is sort of a middle-weight.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

CZ-455 Lux

.22 Long Rifle

2.77 kg

5

$266

CZ-455 Lux

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

2.8 kg

5

$288

CZ-455 American

.22 Long Rifle

2.07 kg

5

$266

CZ-455 American

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

2.08 kg

5

$267

CZ-455FS

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

2.72 kg

5

$267

CZ-455FS

.22 Long Rifle

2.72 kg

5

$266

CZ-455FS

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

2.75 kg

5

$287

CZ-455 Varmint

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

3.22 kg

5

$269

CZ-455 Varmint

.22 Long Rifle

3.22 kg

5

$268

CZ-455 Varmint

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

3.26 kg

5

$289

CZ-455 Varmint Evolution

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

3.22 kg

5

$274

CZ-455 Varmint Evolution

.22 Long Rifle

3.26 kg

5

$268

CZ-455 Varmint Precision Hunter

.22 Long Rifle

3.67 kg

5

$264

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

CZ-455 Lux (.22 LR)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

44

CZ-455 Lux (.22 WMR)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

56

CZ-455 American (.22 LR)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

44

CZ-455 American (.17 HMR)

BA

2

1-Nil

5

1

Nil

67

CZ-455FS (.17 HMR)

BA

2

1-Nil

5

1

Nil

67

CZ-455FS (.22 LR)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

44

CZ-455FS (.22 WMR)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

56

CZ-455 Varmint (.17 HMR)

BA

2

1-Nil

5

1

Nil

68

CZ-455 Varmint (.22 LR)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

44

CZ-455 Varmint (.22 WMR)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

57

CZ-455 Varmint Evolution (.17 HMR)

BA

2

1-Nil

5

1

Nil

58

CZ-455 Varmint Evolution (.22 LR)

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

44

CZ-455 Varmint Precision Hunter

BA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

43

 

CZ-513 Basic

     Notes: This new Czech small-caliber rifle is designed for the first time shooter and for practice shooting.  It is a simplified version of the CZ-452, and has a plain beechwood stock, non-adjustable iron sights with no drilling and tapping for a scope, and a non-adjustable trigger.  It is a compact and easy-to-use weapon.

     The earlier CZ-513 Farmer has a larger magazine, an adjustable rear sight, and a slightly longer barrel.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon exists only in Eastern Europe.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

CZ-513 Basic

.22 Long Rifle

2.42 kg

5

$271

CZ-513 Farmer

.22 Long Rifle

2.8 kg

10

$272

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

CZ-513 Basic

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

47

CZ-513 Farmer

BA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

47

 

CZ-527

     Notes: This is a Czech hunting rifle popular in Eastern Europe and some parts of Africa and the Middle East.  As CZ (Ceska Zbrojovka) manufactured a large amount of Mauser rifles for the Nazis after being taken over during World War 2, they have put a lot of that experience into building its line of sporting rifles, including the 527 series.  The 527 is designed for smaller calibers. The Lux version has a longer barrel and is built of stronger, but lighter alloys and superior woods.  The CZ-527 American was, of course, designed for export to the US (and North American) market, and uses an American-style stock, some different calibers, a single set trigger, and rings for American-built scopes; it has no iron sights.  Wood or synthetic stocks are available.  The CZ-527 Carbine is made in both a small-caliber and intermediate-caliber model, and is designed to be a brush gun, with open iron sights and light weight, and a short barrel.  It has a single set trigger.  The CZ-527 Varmint fires, in addition to 5.56mm NATO, the .17 Remington cartridge.  The 5.56mm NATO version has a synthetic stock; the .17 Remington version has a walnut stock.  It has a single set trigger and a much longer barrel than other models.  There are no iron sights, but the Varmint has rings for a scope. .17 Hornet is a new chambering for 2013, made available because of the beginning of factory production of the cartridge and because of the greater power of the .17 Hornet.

     A subset of the American, the M-1 American, improves on the aesthetics and ergonomics of the base American.  It features lighter-colored wood, a more ergonomic pistol grip wrist, an improved trigger guard and a smaller, flush-fitting magazine.  It comes in both wood-stocked and synthetic-stocked versions.  The barrel is the same 21.9-inch design. A subset of the Varmint, the Varmint Target, was introduced at the same time; this has an unusually shaped stock with a hooked butt, allowing for more cheek rest space and a deep pistol grip wrist. (The pistol grip wrist is almost vertical.)  The fore-end is narrower than on the Varmint, but has a palm swell; it also has two sling swivels, either of which can be used as bipod attachment points.  The stock is of Kevlar/composites with a recoil pad, while the 24-inch medium-profile barrel is target-crowned.  The Varmint Target, though descended from the Varmint, hardly resembles the Varmint externally, and is meant primarily for competition.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Of course, the CZ-527 American is not available.  The CZ-527 Varmint does not exist either.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

CZ-527

.22 Hornet

2.8 kg

5

$638

CZ-527

.22 Long Rifle

2.8 kg

5

$245

CZ-527

.222 Remington

2.8 kg

5

$745

CZ-527

5.56mm NATO

2.8 kg

5

$754

CZ-527 FS

.22 Hornet

2.7 kg

5

$696

CZ-527 FS

.22 Long Rifle

2.7 kg

5

$269

CZ-527 FS

.222 Remington

2.7 kg

5

$758

CZ-527 FS

5.56mm NATO

2.7 kg

5

$777

CZ-527 Lux

.22 Hornet

2.7 kg

5

$662

CZ-527 Lux

.22 Long Rifle

2.7 kg

5

$269

CZ-527 Lux

.222 Remington

2.7 kg

5

$769

CZ-527 Lux

5.56mm NATO

2.7 kg

5

$778

CZ-527 American

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

2.8 kg

5

$305

CZ-527 American

.17 Hornet

2.8 kg

5

$499

CZ-527 American

.22 Hornet

2.8 kg

5

$674

CZ-527 American

.222 Remington

2.8 kg

5

$772

CZ-527 American

5.56mm NATO

2.8 kg

5

$791

CZ-527 American

.221 Fireball

2.8 kg

5

$679

CZ-527 M-1 American

5.56mm NATO

2.8 kg

3

$789

CZ-527 Carbine

5.56mm NATO

2.7 kg

5

$757

CZ-527 Carbine

7.62mm Kalashnikov

2.7 kg

5

$1122

CZ-527 Varmint

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

3.4 kg

5

$305

CZ-527 Varmint

.17 Remington

3.4 kg

5

$533

CZ-527 Varmint

.17 Remington

3.4 kg

5

$593

CZ-527 Varmint

5.56mm NATO

3.4 kg

5

$813

CZ-527 Varmint

.222 Remington

3.4 kg

5

$804

CZ-527 Varmint Target

.204 Ruger

3.41 kg

5

$836

CZ-527 Varmint Target

5.56mm NATO

3.41 kg

5

$909

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

CZ-527/CZ-527 Lux (.22 Hornet)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

3

Nil

58

CZ-527/CZ-527 Lux (.22 Long Rifle)

BA

-1

Nil

7

1

Nil

41

CZ-527/CZ-527 Lux (.222)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

3

Nil

55

CZ-527/CZ-527 Lux (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

3

Nil

53

CZ-527 FS (.22 Hornet)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

65

CZ-527 FS (.22 Long Rifle)

BA

-1

Nil

6

1

Nil

46

CZ-527 FS  (.222)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

65

CZ-527 FS (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

63

CZ-527 American (.17 HMR)

BA

2

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

84

CZ-527 American (.17 Hornet)

BA

2

1-1-Nil

6

2

Nil

73

CZ-527 American (.22 Hornet)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

70

CZ-527 American (.222)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

71

CZ-527 American (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

69

CZ-527 American (.221)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

70

CZ-527 M-1 American

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

69

CZ-527 Carbine (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

54

CZ-527 Carbine (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-Nil

6

5

Nil

61

CZ-527 Varmint (.17 HMR)

BA

2

1-Nil

5

1

Nil

69

CZ-527 Varmint (.17 Hornet)

BA

2

1-1-Nil

6

2

Nil

85

CZ-527 Varmint (.17 Remington)

BA

2

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

58

CZ-527 Varmint (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

3

Nil

76

CZ-527 Varmint (.222)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

3

Nil

82

CZ-527 Varmint Target (.204)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

72

CZ-527 Varmint Target (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

81

 

CZ-537

    Notes: This is basically a CZ-527 chambered for larger calibers.  However, the box magazine is not standard on this weapon, though it is available; instead, most of these weapons are equipped with an internal magazine.  The Sport version was designed for target shooting and comes with an optical scope; the Sniper version coves both with a telescopic scope and a bipod. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

CZ-537

.243 Winchester

3.32 kg

5 or 4-Internal

$1012

CZ-537

6.5mm Swedish Mauser

3.32 kg

5 or 4-Internal

$1196

CZ-537

.270 Winchester

3.32 kg

5 or 4-Internal

$1452

CZ-537

7mm Mauser

3.32 kg

5 or 4-Internal

$1381

CZ-537

7x64mm Brenneke

3.32 kg

5 or 4-Internal

$1511

CZ-537

7.62mm NATO

3.32 kg

5 or 4-Internal

$1443

CZ-537

7.62mm Nagant

3.32 kg

5 or 4-Internal

$1518

CZ-537 FS

.243 Winchester

3.09 kg

5 or 4-Internal

$994

CZ-537 FS

6.5mm Swedish Mauser

3.09 kg

5 or 4-Internal

$1164

CZ-537 FS

.270 Winchester

3.09 kg

5 or 4-Internal

$1440

CZ-537 FS

7mm Mauser

3.09 kg

5 or 4-Internal

$1349

CZ-537 FS

7x64mm Brenneke

3.09 kg

5 or 4-Internal

$1484

CZ-537 FS

7.62mm NATO

3.09 kg

5 or 4-Internal

$1411

CZ-537 FS

7.62mm Nagant

3.09 kg

5 or 4-Internal

$1486

CZ-537 Sport

7.62mm NATO

4.71 kg

4-Internal

$1615

CZ-537 Sport

7.62mm Nagant

4.71 kg

4-Internal

$1690

CZ-537 Sniper

7.62mm NATO

5.27 kg

4-Internal

$2256

CZ-537 Sniper

7.62mm Nagant

5.27 kg

4-Internal

$2331

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

CZ-537 (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

3

Nil

73

CZ-537 (6.5mm)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

75

CZ-537 (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

67

CZ-537 (7mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

78

CZ-537 (7x64mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

70

CZ-537 (7.62mm NATO)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

87

CZ-537 (7.62mm Nagant)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

88

CZ-537 FS (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

3

Nil

58

CZ-537 FS (6.5mm)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

61

CZ-537 FS (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

54

CZ-537 FS (7mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

63

CZ-537 FS (7x64mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

56

CZ-537 FS (7.62mm NATO)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

71

CZ-537 FS (7.62mm Nagant)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

71

CZ-537 Sport (7.62mm NATO)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

98

CZ-537 Sport (7.62mm Nagant)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

98

CZ-537 Sniper (7.62mm NATO)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

98

CZ-537 Sniper (7.62mm NATO, Bipod)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

2

Nil

127

CZ-537 Sniper (7.62mm Nagant)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

98

CZ-537 Sniper (7.62mm Nagant, Bipod)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

2

Nil

128

 

CZ-550

     Notes: The CZ-550 is a bolt-action hunting rifle produced primarily with the export market in mind.  The stocks are made from walnut, and have a thick recoil pad at the butt.  It has no iron sights, only rings for a telescopic sight.  The controls are handy and easy to manipulate. 

     In recent years, a few more models have been added.  The CZ-550 American is designed with the North American export market in mind; it uses an American-style stock and fires slightly-different calibers, and has a longer barrel than most CZ-550s.  It has no iron sights, and is equipped with scope rings that will mount most US and Canadian telescopic sights.  The American Kevlar has a Kevlar/composite stock and is chambered only for 6.5mm Swedish, 9.3x62mm Mauser, .30-06, and .270, but is otherwise identical to the American in game terms. The CZ-550 Varmint has a long 25.6-inch barrel and a single set trigger; it comes only in two calibers, and can have a synthetic or wooden stock.  There are no iron sights, but scope rings are provided.  It is meant primarily for North American export. 

     The CZ-550 American Safari Magnum is a variant of the CZ-550 Magnum firing a different mix of powerful cartridges and using American styling in the stock.  They are equipped with rubber recoil pads, scope rings (with express backup iron sights), and synthetic or wooden stocks (which may be finished with simple lacquer or laminated).  Barrel length of these versions is 24 inches. 

     The CZ-550 Safari Magnum (also known as the Brno-602) and Medium Magnum are designed for the European market, though they have been exported elsewhere; the Safari Magnum fires a slightly different mix of ammunition than the standard Magnum, but uses the same sort of European stock; the Medium Magnum fires only 7mm Remington Magnum and is a rather light magnum rifle.  The Safari Magnum has scope rings and express iron sights; the Medium Magnum has scope rings and standard Iron sights. 

     The Ultimate Hunter (also called the CZ-550 UHR, for Ultimate Hunting Rifle) is new for 2006; it features a 23.6-inch heavy free-floating barrel, and extreme attention has been given to the fit and finish of the rifle to make it as accurate and tough as possible.  The Ultimate Hunter comes with a proprietary sight base which can mount most civilian scopes in the world today.  (There are no iron sights.)  Shooting Times magazine says the tolerances are so tight on the Ultimate Hunter as to be nonexistent.  The stock is of checkered American Walnut, with a thick rubber recoil pad on the butt, and finished in natural color and weatherproofed.  The metalwork is satin blued.  A second version, the UHR Kevlar, has a Kevlar/composite stock, but is actually heavier than the wood-stocked version. Currently only one chambering is available; it is not known whether other chamberings are planned, but I’d say it’s a safe bet that there are.

     The CZ-550 HET (High Energy Tactical) was designed specifically for the USSOCOM Precision Tactical Rifle program, but is also available for civilian sales. The HET features a heavy, match-quality barrel, 26 or 28 inches long tipped by a muzzle brake.  It’s a heavy rifle; the rifle is available in three calibers, though the version being tested by SOCOM is in .338 Lapua Magnum with a 26-inch barrel.  The HET features most of the features that make the CZ-550 a great rifle, but also has a massive claw-type extractor and an extended bolt knob.  The pocket of the pistol grip wrist is deep, and the bolt is relieved to clear any optics.  The butt has a thick recoil pad, and the stock has a raised cheekpiece. The HET is a sniper rifle, but is included here for completeness.

     In November of 2010, CZ-USA (CZ’s offices and plant in the Kansas City) announced a budget version of the CZ-550, the CZ-557 Sporter.  The real-world price of the CZ-557 is much lower than that of a CZ-550 of the same caliber, due to the use of lower-priced hardwood for the stock and a shorter 20.6-inch barrel (the game price is not much different, however).  However, the forged receiver, integral scope mount dovetails, and hammer-forged barrel were retained; in addition, a short extractor and plunger-style ejector are used to increase reliability. The CZ-557 uses a trigger which is user-adjustable for pull weight, pull length, and overtravel, and the safety allows the bolt to be cycled without allowing the weapon to fire.

     The CZ-550 Carbon Kevlar is sort of a test of a new lightweight and weatherproof rifle.  The stock is otherwise American pattern, with a 20.6-inch specially-bedded cold hammer forged barrel.  External metalwork is blued; the Kevlar is gray. The Medium is the same rifle, but chambered for 7mm Magnum and has a longer, heavier 23.6-inch barrel; there is also a Medium Kevlar version of the Medium; it is another case where the synthetic stock version is heavier than the wood stock version.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The “American” variants (including the Ultimate Hunter), the Safari Magnum, the HET, the CZ-557, and the Medium Magnum) do not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

CZ-550

.243 Winchester

3.3 kg

6

$1087

CZ-550

.270 Winchester

3.3 kg

5

$1547

CZ-550

7.62mm NATO

3.3 kg

4

$1518

CZ-550

.30-06 Springfield

3.3 kg

4

$1800

CZ-550

9.3x66mm Sako

3.3 kg

4

$2909

CZ-550FS

6.5mm Swedish Mauser

3.1 kg

4 Internal

$1240

CZ-550FS

.270 Winchester

3.1 kg

4 Internal

$1516

CZ-550FS

7mm Mauser

3.1 kg

4 Internal

$1425

CZ-550FS

7x64mm Brenneke

3.1 kg

4 Internal

$1561

CZ-550FS

.30-06 Springfield

3.1 kg

4 Internal

$1769

CZ-550FS

9.3x62mm Mauser

3.1 kg

4 Internal

$2805

CZ-550FS

.243 Winchester

3.1 kg

5

$1055

CZ-550FS

7.62mm NATO

3.1 kg

5

$1486

CZ-550 Battue

.243 Winchester

3.1 kg

6

$1055

CZ-550 Battue

.270 Winchester

3.1 kg

5

$1515

CZ-550 Battue

7.62mm NATO

3.1 kg

4

$1486

CZ-550 Battue

.30-06 Springfield

3.1 kg

4

$1768

CZ-550 Lux

6.5mm Swedish Mauser

3.3 kg

4 Internal

$1272

CZ-550 Lux

.270 Winchester

3.3 kg

4 Internal

$1548

CZ-550 Lux

7mm Mauser

3.3 kg

4 Internal

$1457

CZ-550 Lux

7x64mm Brenneke

3.3 kg

4 Internal

$1593

CZ-550 Lux

.30-06 Springfield

3.3 kg

4 Internal

$1801

CZ-550 Lux

9.3x62mm Mauser

3.3 kg

4 Internal

$2901

CZ-550 Lux

.243 Winchester

3.3 kg

5

$1087

CZ-550 Lux

7.62mm NATO

3.3 kg

5

$1518

CZ-550 Magnum

7mm Remington Magnum

4.2 kg

5 Internal

$1588

CZ-550 Magnum

.300 Winchester Magnum

4.2 kg

5 Internal

$2359

CZ-550 Magnum

.375 H&H Magnum

4.2 kg

5 Internal

$3310

CZ-550 Magnum

.416 Remington Magnum

4.2 kg

5 Internal

$3883

CZ-550 Magnum

.458 Winchester Magnum

4.2 kg

5 Internal

$4074

CZ-550 American

.22-250 Remington

3.3 kg

4

$856

CZ-550 American

.243 Winchester

3.3 kg

4

$1012

CZ-550 American

6.5mm Swedish Mauser

3.3 kg

5 Internal

$1197

CZ-550 American

.270 Winchester

3.3 kg

5 Internal

$1473

CZ-550 American

7.62mm NATO

3.3 kg

4

$1443

CZ-550 American

.30-06 Springfield

3.3 kg

5 Internal

$1727

CZ-550 American

9.3x62mm Mauser

3.3 kg

5 Internal

$2744

CZ-550 Varmint

.22-250 Remington

4.77 kg

4

$876

CZ-550 Varmint

7.62mm NATO

4.77 kg

4

$1463

CZ-550 American Safari Magnum

.375 H&H Magnum

4.51 kg

5 Internal

$3277

CZ-550 American Safari Magnum

.416 H&H Magnum

4.51 kg

3 Internal

$3879

CZ-550 American Safari Magnum

.416 Rigby

4.51 kg

3 Internal

$3932

CZ-550 American Safari Magnum

.416 Remington Magnum

4.51 kg

3 Internal

$3504

CZ-550 American Safari Magnum

.458 Winchester Magnum

4.51 kg

3 Internal

$4068

CZ-550 American Safari Magnum

.458 Lott

4.51 kg

3 Internal

$4457

CZ-550 American Safari Magnum

.505 Gibbs

4.51 kg

3 Internal

$5840

CZ-550 Safari Magnum

.300 Winchester Magnum

4.2 kg

5 Internal

$2306

CZ-550 Safari Magnum

.375 H&H Magnum

4.2 kg

5 Internal

$3277

CZ-550 Safari Magnum

.416 Rigby

4.2 kg

5 Internal

$3904

CZ-550 Safari Magnum

.458 Winchester Magnum

4.51 kg

3 Internal

$4040

CZ-550 Medium Magnum

7mm Remington Magnum

3.3 kg

3 Internal

$1512

CZ-550 Ultimate Hunter

.300 Winchester Magnum

6.63 kg

3

$2385

CZ-550 Ultimate Hunter Kevlar

.300 Winchester Magnum

6.73 kg

3

$2395

CZ-550 HET (26” Barrel)

.300 Winchester Magnum

6.3 kg

5

$2841

CZ-550 HET (28” Barrel)

.300 Winchester Magnum

6.42 kg

5

$2906

CZ-550 HET (26” Barrel)

.300 Remington UltraMag

6.47 kg

5

$2976

CZ-550 HET (28” Barrel)

.300 Remington UltraMag

6.59 kg

5

$3042

CZ-550 HET (26” Barrel)

.338 Lapua Magnum

6.77 kg

4

$3209

CZ-550 HET (28” Barrel)

.338 Lapua Magnum

6.9 kg

4

$3262

CZ-557 Sporter

.30-06 Springfield

3.54 kg

4 Internal

$1763

CZ-550 Carbon Kevlar

.30-06 Springfield

3.18 kg

5 Internal

$1750

CZ-550 Carbon Kevlar

9.3x62mm Mauser

3.18 kg

5 Internal

$2726

CZ-550 Medium

7mm Remington Magnum

3.3 kg

5 Internal

$1586

CZ-550 Medium Kevlar

7mm Remington Magnum

3.6 kg

5 Internal

$1599

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

CZ-550 (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

3

Nil

73

CZ-550 (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

3

Nil

67

CZ-550 (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

87

CZ-550 (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

76

CZ-550 (9.3x66)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

8

6

Nil

115

CZ-550FS (6.5mm)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

4

Nil

61

CZ-550FS (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

54

CZ-550FS (7mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

Nil

63

CZ-550FS (7x64mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

56

CZ-550FS (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

61

CZ-550FS (9.3x62mm)

BA

5

2-4-Nil

7

5

Nil

71

CZ-550FS (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

59

CZ-550FS (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

71

CZ-550 Battue (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

3

Nil

59

CZ-550 Battue (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

54

CZ-550 Battue (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

71

CZ-550 (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

61

CZ-550 Lux (6.5mm)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

75

CZ-550 Lux (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

67

CZ-550 Lux (7mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

78

CZ-550 Lux (7x64mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

70

CZ-550 Lux (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

76

CZ-550 Lux (9.3x62mm)

BA

5

2-4-Nil

8

5

Nil

88

CZ-550 Lux (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

87

CZ-550 Lux (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

3

Nil

73

CZ-550 Magnum (7mm)

BA

4

1-2-3

7

3

Nil

84

CZ-550 Magnum (.300)

BA

5

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

87

CZ-550 Magnum (.375)

BA

7

1-3-5

8

5

Nil

97

CZ-550 Magnum (.416)

BA

7

1-3-5

8

5

Nil

105

CZ-550 Magnum (.458 Win)

BA

7

1-3-5

8

5

Nil

106

CZ-550 American (.22-250)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

3

Nil

72

CZ-550 American (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

3

Nil

73

CZ-550 American (6.5mm)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

75

CZ-550 American (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

67

CZ-550 American (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

87

CZ-550 American (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

76

CZ-550 American (9.3x62mm)

BA

5

2-4-Nil

8

6

Nil

88

CZ-550 Varmint (.22-250)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

2

Nil

78

CZ-550 Varmint (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

98

CZ-550 American Safari Magnum (.375)

BA

7

1-3-5

8

5

Nil

99

CZ-550 American Safari Magnum (.416 H&H)

BA

7

1-3-5

8

5

Nil

108

CZ-550 American Safari Magnum (.416 Rigby)

BA

7

1-3-5

8

5

Nil

108

CZ-550 American Safari Magnum (.416 Win Mag)

BA

7

1-3-5

8

5

Nil

108

CZ-550 American Safari Magnum (.458 Win)

BA

8

1-3-5

8

5

Nil

108

CZ-550 American Safari Magnum (.458 Lott)

BA

8

1-2-3

9

6

Nil

108

CZ-550 American Safari Magnum (.505)

BA

9

1-2-3

9

6

Nil

124

CZ-550 Safari Magnum (.300)

BA

5

2-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

94

CZ-550 Safari Magnum (.375)

BA

7

1-3-5

8

6

Nil

106

CZ-550 Safari Magnum (.416)

BA

7

1-3-5

8

6

Nil

115

CZ-550 Safari Magnum (.458 Win)

BA

8

1-3-5

9

6

Nil

115

CZ-550 Medium Magnum

BA

4

1-2-3

7

5

Nil

84

CZ-550 Ultimate Hunter

BA

5

1-2-3

7

3

Nil

93

CZ-550 Ultimate Hunter Kevlar

BA

5

1-2-3

7

3

Nil

93

CZ-550 HET (26”, .300 Win Mag)

BA

5

2-3-Nil

8

2

Nil

91

With Bipod

BA

5

2-3-Nil

9

1

Nil

118

CZ-550 HET (28”, .300 Win Mag)

BA

5

1-2-3

9

2

Nil

102

With Bipod

BA

5

1-2-3

9

1

Nil

132

CZ-550 HET (26”, .300 RUM)

BA

5

1-2-3

8

2

Nil

111

With Bipod

BA

5

1-2-3

8

1

Nil

144

CZ-550 HET (28”, .300 RUM)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

9

3

Nil

124

With Bipod

BA

6

1-3-Nil

9

1

Nil

161

CZ-550 HET (26”, .338)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

9

3

Nil

115

With Bipod

BA

6

1-3-Nil

9

1

Nil

150

CZ-550 HET (28”, .338)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

9

3

Nil

129

With Bipod

BA

6

1-3-Nil

9

1

Nil

168

CZ-557 Sporter

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

62

CZ-550 Carbon Kevlar (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

82

CZ-550 Carbon Kevlar (9.3x62mm)

BA

5

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

71

CZ-550 Medium/Medium Kevlar

BA

4

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

87

CZ-550 Medium Kevlar

BA

4

1-2-3

7

 

 

 

 

CZ Safari Classics Express Rifles

     Notes: The CZ Safari Classics line is actually a product of CZ’s USA subsidiary; the movement for the Safari Classics’ design began in the US, and though they are now sold all over the world, their primary sales are in the US and Canada.  Most likely, without the end of the Cold War, the Safari Classics would simply not exist.

     The Safari Classics grew out of the CZ-550 and CZ-550 American Safari Magnum, and further back, the European Mauser-type express and big game hunting rifles.  CZ does have considerable experience with heavy-caliber and high-powered Mauser type rifles, going back to before the Second World War, but they found a ready market for such rifles in post-Cold War America.  (Some American hunters are apt to pick a .458 Lott-firing rifle and use it to hunt North American game, which is overkill, but does sell rifles…)  The Express and Magnum express rifles are essentially “semi-custom” rifles; one picks a basic rifle form, stock, and the desired caliber, and CZ-USA makes their rifle, to their body measurements and almost any “quirk” they may desire.  The trigger pack is also the CZ Single Set-Trigger, which is set at the factory or by a local gunsmith to the shooter’s specifications.  Finish, especially on the stock, is beautiful, with the stocks being made out of a minimum of #1 fancy-grade American Walnut with a recoil pad, with dual recoil crossbolts.  Options include bolt jewelling, a muzzle brake, an ebony fore-end tip, custom glass bedding (including a floating barrel), and sling swivels in up to five places.  (These options will not be covered below.) The barrel is generally 24 inches (again, length can be changed by a customer’s order), cold-hammer forged, high-quality and made with a CZ secret mix of steels, and premium glass bedding. Iron sights are not generally included with the Express Rifle, but the receiver is dovetailed for scope mounting.  The mounts for the scope are included, but rings are extra cost.  Even the mounts that come with the rifle are cold-hammer forged.

     The chamberings below are representative rather than comprehensive.  For the right money, CZ will chamber these rifles for just about any round.

     The Magnum Express rifle fires heavy magnum rounds, while the Express fires standard-length rounds.  The Magnum Express has a slightly-longer 24.02-inch barrel, negligible for these calculations.  The .500 Jeffery and .505 Gibbs have a mercury recoil buffer in addition to the recoil bolts and recoil pad, further decreasing felt recoil.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These rifles do not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Express Rifle

.270 Winchester

3.81 kg

5 Internal

$1634

Express Rifle

.30-06 Springfield

4.07 kg

5 Internal

$1886

Express Rifle

.300 Winchester Magnum

4.33 kg

5 Internal

$2476

Express Rifle

.338 Winchester Magnum

4.53 kg

5 Internal

$2698

Express Rifle

9.3x62mm Mauser

4.74 kg

5 Internal

$2934

Express Rifle

9.3x66mm Sako

4.85 kg

5 Internal

$2988

Express Rifle

.375 Ruger

4.76 kg

5 Internal

$3187

Express Rifle

.416 Taylor

5.34 kg

5 Internal

$3528

Express Rifle

.416 Ruger

5.39 kg

5 Internal

$3704

Express Rifle

.425 Westley Richards

5.66 kg

5 Internal

$4066

Magnum Express Rifle

.300 H&H Magnum

4.68 kg

5 Internal

$2611

Magnum Express Rifle

.338 Lapua Magnum

4.92 kg

3 Internal

$2876

Magnum Express Rifle

.338 Winchester Magnum

4.76 kg

5 Internal

$2698

Magnum Express Rifle

.375 H&H Magnum

5.43 kg

5 Internal

$3422

Magnum Express Rifle

.404 Jeffery

5.95 kg

3 Internal

$4079

Magnum Express Rifle

.416 Remington Magnum

5.88 kg

4 Internal

$3992

Magnum Express Rifle

.450 Rigby

6.42 kg

3 Internal

$4700

Magnum Express Rifle

.458 Winchester Magnum

6.06 kg

3 Internal

$4181

Magnum Express Rifle

.458 Lott

6.35 kg

3 Internal

$4570

Magnum Express Rifle

.500 Jeffery

6.91 kg

3 Internal

$5435

Magnum Express Rifle

.505 Gibbs

7.27 kg

3 Internal

$5985

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Express Rifle (.270)