Problem with new CZ 550 in .416 Rigby
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03-02-2013, 03:23 PM #21
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A worrying issue but at least you were safe and no accidents happened. I had one in .416 Rigby as well.
You have sent off the rifle to CZ so this is a bit late.
The #1 best thing you can do to a CZ is have the factory trigger re-built by someone who knows what they are doing. You can retain the set feature if you like, but don't have to replace the entire assembly. It is the best $50 you can spend on a CZ and isn't anything more than you would do with most factory rifles these days.Time spent in Reconnaisance is never wasted.
03-27-2013, 08:36 PM #22
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Really nice rifle
I am really enjoying my new CA 550 in 416 Rigby with Kevlar stock.
3 weeks ago, I took it to a friend's farm and shot it for the first time. I got Warne QD rings and Leupold 1-4X scope. I also got a Warne torque wrench for the scope (25 inch pounds) and it was perfect for mounting the scope without any movement.
The rifle shoots to POA and I was very pleased with how I handled it. After 18 shots, no numb cheeks or stiff shoulder. I flinched the off shot but I am confident that wth practice I can shoot this rifle well.
I am starting to get excited about my first big bore.
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04-16-2013, 04:53 PM #23
Congrats on a great rifle. I really like my CZ .458.
Since you are going to reload, I would get away from the Partitions. The front end of that bullet blows up and the remaining back half will not expand much. Might work fine for deer sized game in smaller calibers but go with a Swift A-Frame or a Barnes for bigger game and bigger calibers. I have seen lots of problems with Partitions on bigger game. I don't allow Pertitions in my camps for Elk or Brown Bear. Good luck with the new rifle.
04-17-2013, 05:54 AM #24
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I shot the rifle again a few days ago. It's quickly becoming a favorite. Very, very accurate off the leadsled too.
About the partitions, a box of them came with the dies I purchased - never intended to hunt with them as my experience is similar to yours. I've moved on to Barnes TSX and their banded solids. Those, I'm rather fanatical about.
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