I have just received the latest copy of Wolf Publishing 'Rifle' magazine and the cover article is about the new CZ 557 rifle, which is a bastardized 550 - intended to cut costs and generate more sales. This new rifle does NOT have the Mauser claw extractor nor controlled round feeding that have been a key feature of BRNO and CZ rifles for decades. The really scary thing about this is that, and I have this information from a very reliable source, CZ intend to drop the CZ 550 entirely from production - that means no more controlled round feed CZs and no more 550 magnums! This decision has 'over-enthusiastic' accountant/engineer involvement written all over it but would seem to be lacking in real hunter input. Maybe I am just an alarmist but I think that this is a really, really bad idea and means that getting hold of reliable bolt actions, that are suitable for hunting dangerous game, will become even more expensive in the future. I, for one, will NEVER buy a push-feed CZ (nor any other push-feed rifle) as I am completely sold and convinced of the superiority of controlled-round feed rifles for hunting things that can fight back. I intend to write to CZ and express my displeasure at this decision and maybe if enough people do likewise, they will see the light and NOT cease production of 550 magnums. Any body else feel like writing to CZ and trying to change their minds?