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Re: CZ 600 write-up
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2022, 06:00:32 AM »
I THINK I have a line on an Alpha in .308, not sure yet. That one has the all weather stock and Picatinny rails for scope mounts. Scraping shekels and such if it's true.

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CZ 600 write-up
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2022, 03:12:39 PM »
Some of the 600 line are coming in with the redesigned features. I really like the Trail, and I agree - it would be awesome, (for me), in .308 with the ability to use AR-10 magazines, but it is what it is. I have only had one bolt action CZ rifle, my long lost and greatly lamented CZ 527M, but I will also say the 600 Lux in .308 has definitely grabbed my attention, with iron sights and Rem 700 scope mount drill and tap in place. I miss the 527 series, and the old 550s, but the 600 is what is here to stay now, and I think once they get past the teething issues, it will be an excellent rifle.
Not to worry about a future version of the 527 carbine format in the new series .The 600 trail in 556 felt very good in the hand today; got to find a way to get some rounds down range one of these days. The Alpha with the straight bolt handle at around 160° angle is very quick to operate.


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Re: CZ 600 write-up
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2022, 04:08:25 AM »
Nice! Still no word on the Alpha...

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Re: CZ 600 write-up
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2022, 12:24:47 PM »
Just saw the 600 write up in the Nov Guns & Ammo.  The writer gushes over the new model.  In the first page he falsely alludes to the old CZ as being a "push-feed action."  Later on, he says the new 600 has a "controlled-round feed (CRF) bolt" with an AR-15/M16 style extractor.   Huh?

Such nonsense.  Just write about the rifle, without making things up.

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Re: CZ 600 write-up
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2022, 12:28:03 PM »
Just saw the 600 write up in the Nov Guns & Ammo.  The writer gushes over the new model.  In the first page he falsely alludes to the old CZ as being a "push-feed action."  Later on, he says the new 600 has a "controlled-round feed (CRF) bolt" with an AR-15/M16 style extractor.   Huh?

Such nonsense.  Just write about the rifle, without making things up.

Joe

 Some of the older ones were push feed, 557 for instance. I haven't read the article so not sure if he specified, but in a broad sense it's not wrong.

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Re: CZ 600 write-up
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2022, 12:52:02 PM »
Just saw the 600 write up in the Nov Guns & Ammo.  The writer gushes over the new model.  In the first page he falsely alludes to the old CZ as being a "push-feed action."  Later on, he says the new 600 has a "controlled-round feed (CRF) bolt" with an AR-15/M16 style extractor.   Huh?

Such nonsense.  Just write about the rifle, without making things up.

Joe

The 557 was the short-lived successor to the 550 and is push-fed. Everything prior to that was CRF. The new rifle (600) has a modified form of CRF, but not the same as the 550. Only time will tell if it's as reliable as the older CRF.

But you're right, the author does gush quite a bit. It's a bit of a disservice to the readers, but that's what they are paid to do. In a perfect world things would be different, I'm sure that the first articles concerning the new model 70 praised it as the new cat's meow.
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Re: CZ 600 write-up
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2022, 01:59:44 PM »

The 557 was the short-lived successor to the 550 and is push-fed. Everything prior to that was CRF. The new rifle (600) has a modified form of CRF, but not the same as the 550. Only time will tell if it's as reliable as the older CRF.


Modified CRF?  What do you mean by that?  All I know is CFR (Mauser style) and push-feed.

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Re: CZ 600 write-up
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2022, 12:11:47 PM »

The 557 was the short-lived successor to the 550 and is push-fed. Everything prior to that was CRF. The new rifle (600) has a modified form of CRF, but not the same as the 550. Only time will tell if it's as reliable as the older CRF.


Modified CRF?  What do you mean by that?  All I know is CFR (Mauser style) and push-feed.

It is some sort of new system, and I don't pretend to understand it well enough to describe it, I simply haven't had the interest to research it. What it is NOT is the Mauser-styled CRF.

I'm sure that it's cheaper to manufacture.
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Re: CZ 600 write-up
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2022, 05:49:37 PM »
At one point in time (I believe it was the early 1990's) Winchester offered a non-Mauser style control feed for the model 70 bolt action rifle. I don't mean the pre 64 model 70's with the long rotating extractor, but a controlled feed version based on the push feed post 64 style ejection system. I also seem to remember it was just about the time they began offering a short actioned model 70 and this version was mainly offered in varmint calibers.  I've never used one so can't comment on them. There are other non-Mauser inspired control round fed rifles also.

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Re: CZ 600 write-up
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2022, 04:28:14 PM »
I had the opportunity to shoot and work with a CZ 600 Trail in .233 the past month (also have a 527 carbine in 7.62x39 and also used a friend’s in .223) and have to say that it was a very enjoyable experience. For one thing, the standard AR-15 type 10-round Magpul included for the .223 was much appreciated over the older 527 magazine. I would say to get some experience with the new 600 series before drawing conclusions one way or the other versus the older series.


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Re: CZ 600 write-up
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2022, 06:14:45 AM »
I had the opportunity to shoot and work with a CZ 600 Trail in .233 the past month (also have a 527 carbine in 7.62x39 and also used a friend’s in .223) and have to say that it was a very enjoyable experience. For one thing, the standard AR-15 type 10-round Magpul included for the .223 was much appreciated over the older 527 magazine. I would say to get some experience with the new 600 series before drawing conclusions one way or the other versus the older series.


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What drew me to CZ rifles was the combination of style and quality. Top-notch Euro-centric rifles that embodied both form and function, beyond that of current American made production rifles, and at prices that didn't require I hijack an armored truck in order to buy them.

Now, they have abandoned the style portion of what made me a CZ rifle fan, in favor of quasi Buck-Rogers raygunesque looks. They will probably find plenty of customers who actually like this. But let's not pretend that sales alone are a driving force for these changes, there will be lower production costs that are probably as much or more a factor than anything else. As for the magpul mag capability, a lack of plastic on the older models isn't a drawback in my opinion, it's a plus.

So, whether the function portion of the equation is still there or not. Speaking only for myself, I'm simply not interested.
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