New CZ550

Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by Jay Kelley, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Jay Kelley

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    Just bought a new CZ550 in .375 H&H. I love it! Shoots well and recoil isn't really any worse than a lightweight 30-06
    Planning an overseas dangerous game hunt with friends within the next five years - We're thinking Buffalo in Australia.
    I know a lot of folk on this site are old hands, but this is pretty big stuff for us. Just wanted to say your site has been a big help.
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    Your purchase was a wise one. The CZ 550 is a great rifle, and the caliber is fantastic. I hope you have many years of happy shooing with your rifle. I owned one in 416 Rigby, and a 100 yrds you could cover 3 shots with a half dollar. Good luck in Australia. BTW welcome to the forum.
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    Welcome to AH, I have a 375 H&H CZ 550 and yes it's a great rifle.
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    the exact rifle and caliber that I used for my ones shot cape buffalo and the exact same rifle and caliber I am using for my elephant in about six weeks.
    Cheers, Mike
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    Hello Jay, welcome to the forums.

    We have two .375's as loan rifles in our camp, one of them being identical to your CZ 550 which a lot of our clients use to successfuly take Asiatic buffalo with.

    Loaded with a premium grade projectile which is delivered to a vital area, the .375 is a very effective buffalo cartridge.

    Although now extremely expensive here in Aus we have found the Barnes Tripple Shok the most reliable and consistent penetrating bullet.

    I could also reccomend C.E.B's (Cutting Edge Bullets) and North Forks.

    Good luck with your 550 and good hunting.

    Paul.
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    Hi Jay,
    Welcome to the forum. Got a CZ in .375 H&H as well. What a beaut ! Love it.

    Best Regards
    Marius Goosen
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    :welcome: Now the real fun starts - working up your favourite accurate load..!
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    Good choice, Jay. I have a CZ 550 in .375 H&H that I bought off a bloke in the Northern Territory, and he used to hunt water buffalo with it. Great rifle, great caliber, just got to love it! Best of luck with your hunt!
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    Jay, it will become like an extended arm Welcome to the site, Paul T can help but also check out Leithen valley hunts as well as coralsea, I have known George(Leithen) for the last decade with going to the US and what not, good solid honest hard hunting company,
    And off course they take some rippers,
    Enjoy!
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    Welcome to AH Jay! You made a great choice in the CZ, enjoy!
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    Hi Jay.

    A warm welcome to the forum.

    I used a .375H&H CZ550 since my mid teens and I can honestly say that the bark is definitely bigger than the bite. The recoil management is excellent and definitely comparable to that of a .30-06. Good choice! With the standard factory 24" barrel it shot most accurately with factory-loaded PMP286grain bullets. With a pretty common 3-9X40 scope I was confident in the Kalahari with those open long ranges on gemsbuck and red hartebeest, and in the Limpopo I faired quite well with bush game at close ranges. Confidence and comfort with ones rifle is key. You can't go wrong with a .375H&H.

    Have fun!

    Regards,
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    Welcome to the forum, Jay, that s a nice rifle !
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    Great rifle choice it will serve you well as long as you practice with it. welcome!

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