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CZ 550 in .505 Gibbs
      #317195 - 10/06/18 10:48 AM

I just saw such a rifle in local gun show. Quite heavy "cannon".


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Re: CZ 550 in .505 Gibbs [Re: Igorrock]
      #317201 - 10/06/18 12:53 PM

I bought one used at the Range about three years ago. Came with two boxes of ammo and only 6 shells fired.

I sold it with a few left as well.

Shooting it from a standing bench was just miserable. At 50m best I could do with it as 3 inches and I felt a flinch comming on so it went within six months.

450-400, 9.3x74r and 7x65r.

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Re: CZ 550 in .505 Gibbs [Re: Rell]
      #317204 - 10/06/18 03:27 PM

I would figure with that sort of calibre you would need to have a stock tailor made to you to reduce felt recoil.

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Re: CZ 550 in .505 Gibbs [Re: Rule303]
      #317214 - 11/06/18 06:16 AM

A mate had one for a while, before he got an offer on it too good to refuse!
It was handloaded with 600gn Woodleighs that came with the rifle, we didn't get to chronograph the loads, but they would drill clean thru 18" gum trees (hard wood) & keep going!
It shot exactly to point of aim 40-50 yards & was very accurate off hand.
Those loads certainly had a lot more zing than my 500NE 3" which clocks 570gn just over 2150fps, it had a good stock & was weighted well; recoil was controllable & manageable - still wouldn't like to have a big session at the range with one of these though, give you a recoil headache!

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Re: CZ 550 in .505 Gibbs [Re: 93x64mm]
      #317386 - 20/06/18 06:34 AM

I shot my cousins 550 in 505. Loaded the 3 rounds and shot all 3 then did it again. All 6 shots it was a fight to hold on to but they all went in to buffalo brain sized groups at 25 yards. That stock had the grace and shape of a 4x4.

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