Picked it up last night!!!!

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  1. Heeler75

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    Last night went and picked up my new CZ-550 Safari Magnum in 375 H&H. I can't wait to get it out and put some rounds through it. It has the express sights so I'm going to make sure I'm good with them before I put the scope on it.

    CZ sent the target used for the "3-shot test". With open sights, 100m distance, all three holes were easily inside the approximate 2" circle. 2 holes were touching and one was about 1 1/2" left of those. :clap:

    Yes, it is a heavy piece of shooting iron, but wow, to me it is balanced very, very nicely.
     
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    I bought one the first year they came to the U.S. and had it customized. I had it ported in the front of the barrell, still kept the sights though. Then I had a mercury reducer put in the back of the stock and had a very soft recoil pad put on the gun. It is my "baby" for the big game of Africa. I put a 2.5X8 36mm Leupold VIII scope on it. 375 H%H!!!!

    Congradulations Heeler!
     
  3. Heeler75

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    Thank you very much!!! It comes standard now with a Pachmayr pad and crossbolts. I'll see how it shoots before I decide on any other recoil reducing measures.
     
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    Well, here it is. Gonna shoot it this weekend with open sights and then going to put the scope on after that. They also sent the target for the 3-round test group that was fired at the factory. 100m and open sights.
     

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    Heeler75, That's great... It's like Christmas in June. :D
     
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    Looks great! I can't wait to hear how it shoots for you.
     
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    Hello, congratulations on the rifle, I have one equal but the CZ 550 (the most basic) Magnum model. Now I purchased (I don't have the rifle still) a Ceska 550 Safari Magnum, but I believe that the stock which mounted the rifle is the luxus (the rifle is new factory but I told the armero that I was concerned that the stock had crossbolts) and I am looking forward to having my rifle. Enjoy great health.

    A greeting

    Oscar.
     
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    Congrats Heeler... It looks great - enjoy it bwana!
     
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    You are going to love shooting the 375 H&H. Don't spent to much time on the bench. Go right to the sticks ASAP. I used the 375 in Wyoming last year Antelope hunting. They drop like stones and very little meat damage. Much less than the 7mm for sure. Grab a couple of boxes of the Federal Power-shok 270 SP for sighting in. They are cheaper than anything else and are very consistent. I shoot a Browning A Bolt SS stalker.
     

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