Sad to see. I've been scooping up reasonably priced 550's for about a year since these rumblings started. Wayne sure makes a hell of a rifle out of the 550's for not much money. I'm hoping he can keep going with this drying up.
Yes it would have! Maybe when CZs management comes to their senses, they’ll offer a .338? But, just as Winchester started building their rifles in Portugal, CZ will probably move their manufacturing to.....Tibet? Ha! Ha! Ha!Wonder why CZ never offered the .338 mag. Would have been a nice rifle.
Maybe a Blaser style action at CZs pricing? One can only guess? Anyway, they’ll move their manufacturing to somewhere with cheaper machinery/labor costs. It worked well for Weatherby?I just got home from SCI and the rep told me it is going away. He did say that he heard they are thinking of a replacement but didn’t know what.
Translation...highly unlikely to retool for another run of CRF CZ550's.Had chat over a beer with one of the cz guys just before the show closed...as already known he confirmed that it's the end and what is available is it....he said he is going to grab himself a 416 rigby.... I got it wrong saying only some 375 there. There were couple of lotts and a rigby also..... He said the rifle sales last year didn't cover the cost of the booth.... And that hand gun sales were good but the scorpion and bren tactical stuff were what have taken off big time..... So basically very little demand for the rifles....
Yeah, whether it’s a seller on GB or at a gun show, many have no clue. None of the people I hunt with know what a CRF OR Mauser action is. Two guys have Rugers (‘06 and .338) which they thought we’re CRFs? But it doesn’t really matter. Just like 99 percent of the hunters in North America (maybe the world) they hunt non DG and probably always will with their modern, lightweight, push feed rifles. So the availability of the CZ 550s for DG or otherwise for everyone who wants one, will last for decades, unless Toby starts buying them up?A business wont continue to produce things that don't sell.
Many folks don't know or care about CRF rifles. I actually asked a GB seller the other day if his Browning was CRF or push feed as his pictures didn't show the bolt at all. He had to take it to a gunsmith and ask him even though I explained to him what it meant and what to look for!
Then he got mad when I asked for a picture!
Maybe a Blaser style action at CZs pricing? One can only guess? Anyway, they’ll move their manufacturing to somewhere with cheaper machinery/labor costs. It worked well for Weatherby?