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You see them ticket on the trigger guard My name is on it - View attachment 465971
What is the chances of finding a brand new unfired CZ550 in 7x57?
Anyway I'm happy have been looking for a 7x57 but just could not find one it was either 2nd hand in bad shape or very expensive and new from Blaser, and other european makers.
So I settled to get a 30-06 2nd hand or new on a good deal and then I walked into a gunshop safe one day and what would be the first rifle I spot this 7x57!
It came back after someone wanted it but then decided against it his loss my keep.
So now. I have closed the gap in my calibres from 204 ruger to 375 H&H. Yes you all know I shoot plenty with the 6.5x55 Sweed but its my son's rifle not mine and he will soon get it licensed on his name.
The wood on the stock is quite dark and I'm sure will finish off well with an oil finish so now I need to do my application and wait the long wait for the license.
I have dies and Cases so far but will get more as I go along.
Sweet thing is that I can use same rifle Powder in the 7x57, 375 H&H and the 458 Lott.
Famous last words... Wait until the shotgun bug bites you, before you see you will have a whole safe full of shotguns and a gun dog running around. Congrats on the new rifle!!!So now there is only space in my safe for a double barreled gun no, not a double but a Shotgun then I think I'm done.
I know where another new one is standing at a shop its not a bargain but its new and the last CZ550 mine was probarbly the second last new one.Congratulations Frederick , a good find in a great caliber and make , I am envious . I am also looking for a good deal in a 7x57 , been checking Gunafrica regularly but have been missing out and not any good bargains that I have seen . I have the dies and plenty of cases , just need the rifle now .
Happy hunting with your new rifle !!!
Talk about Hen's teeth!!!Now you need to find a 550 .404j.
Like I have said above hunting funds more needed 7x57 will never break its a CZFrederik, this is bad thinking on your part.
You need a few more.
A backup .30-06 to loan to mates who come and hunt with you and that can fill in whenever something breaks on your 7x57.
And maybe a .243 for Springbuck and Blesbuck. A .25-06 or .270 will be even better.