The CZ 550 Safari Magnum got a facelift. This popular rifle is now offered in an American pattern stock. The new model, called the CZ 550 American Safari Magnum, is available in 3 different laminate color combinations, as well as field and fancy grade American black walnut. The "American" models retain the quality and reliability of the original CZ 550 Safari Magnum, as well as all of the features that make it the perfect choice for your next dangerous game hunt.
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CZ .416 Rigby and Warthog - Added 3 weeks, 4 days ago. Added by Gary
May 2010, Adansonia Safaris, South Africa. Hunter: Gary Pleasants
Custom CZ in Africa - Added 3 weeks, 4 days ago. Added by Gary
A CZ 550 with a custom .475 Magnum barrel (.460 Weatherby necked up). South Africa; 2008; Adansonia Safaris. Hunter: Gary Pleasants
Took this Beautiful moose in northern B.C. with one shot from my dads boat,CZ 550 magnum 375 H&H, What a cannon.Hunt of a life time. Thanks CZ and thanks pop.
Zimbabwe - Added 2 months, 4 weeks ago. Added by Edward
Neglected to mention in my earlier submittal that I also took a mature male zebra and large Greater Kudu bull in South Africa on the same hunt. One shot kills with each. Great rifle and caliber. PH from Somerby Safaris.
Zimbabwe Cape Buffalo - Added 2 months, 4 weeks ago. Added by Edward
Excellent results with an early version of the CZ 550 Safari (American) in .458 Lott. Buffalo shot in the Tikabello region at 120 yards. Somberby Safaris with Bushman Safaris helping.
Pronghorn CZ 550 .375 H&H - Added 4 months, 3 weeks ago. Added by Erik
.375 H&H, 300yds CZ550 American Safari Magnum, 260g Nosler Partition.
With this load I had the same trajectory as my .30-06 with 180g PT. Beautiful, great shooting rifle in an unbeatable all around caliber.
africa 09 - Added 9 months ago. Added by Ed
I took a laminated 550 ,375 to South Africa, up in the northern cape,shooting a barnes 235 X. Collected 7 animals with 7 rounds. It was as great a foot safari as ever. Hard work as it should be. A great,durable rifle. Abuse does'nt bother it.
Hunting Africa w/CZ 550 American .375 H&H - Added 9 months, 2 weeks ago. Added by Kim Woolaway
I have hunted the Limpopo regeion in South Africa and the Gokwe South region of Zimbabwe with excellent results using my CZ 550 chambered in .375 H&H.
I shot a silver medal Southern buffalo in South Africa mesuring 107 2/8 and a bronze medal Greater Kudu in the same area using 300 gr. Barnes TSX hand loads @ 2,560 fps. The Kudu was a one shot kill and the buf. was spined with the first shot and required several down through the top to keep him down.
In the Gokwe area I took two buffalo with the same loads, one as yet, an unmeasured bull and the other a very large cow for the cheif's council dinner. The following week I harvested a very nice 39" Sable at a distance of 235 yards. All shots were with a Leupold 1-5 VX2 scope using Warne quick detach rings.
All-in-all this rifle is superbly accurate using my 300 gr. loads and when it comes to dangerous game, is enough to provide confidence that recycling will be 100%.
Lion Charge and Hyena Shot - Added 9 months, 2 weeks ago. Added by Lee Grigson
2009, Mozambique, A few clips of from Lee Grigson's 2009 Safari with Kambako Safaris. These clips feature an action packed lion charge and a great shot with spectacular effect on a Hyena. This lion hunt was a little different as it wasn't over bait but was found while bird hunting on the last evening of the hunt. The lion had been dead(the charge suggests he wasn't completely dead) for ten minutes before approaching by vehicle in open country- a safety factor that proved wise. Lee used a custom CZ 550 American Safari Magnum in .375 H&H with a custom fiberglass stock by McMillan shooting Barnes triple shock 300 grain bullets. Many thanks to Lee for sharing his Safari with us. Thanks also go to Jumbo Moore of Kambako Safaris for sharing the footage. Apologies from Jason at CZ for the amateur editing job...
Go to http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/6321043/m/3341045521?r=8061095521#8061095521 to read Lee's entire hunt report.
Michael @ 15 with CZ 550 416 Rigby Cape buffalo@ 45YDs. - Added 11 months, 1 week ago. Added by Michael Busby (@15 years old)
Michael Busby (@15 years old) with CZ 550 416 Rigby Cape buffalo@ 45YDs.
550 Classics in Africa - Added 1 year ago. Added by Pieter Kriel
Jeremy (hunter) and Pieter (outfitter) had a great opportunity on a recent hunting trip to Africa. Jeremy was using a CZ 458 Win Mag with 500gr Nosler solids and was backed up by Pieter with a CZ 550 458 Lott using 500gr Hornady solids. We were about 35-40 yards from the big guy when Jeremy launched the side-on brain shot. The follow-up shots put the animal down within 10 yards from it's initial position. This was an improptu picture taken with the two rifles next to each other. I have to say that in 12 years of professional hunting in Africa, my CZ has never let me down at critical moments. Thanks guys. Pieter Kriel
Chirisa Area Zimbabwe - Added 1 year, 1 month ago. Added by David Brown
Cape Buffalo. Taken with Safari Classic in .416 Rigby. The shot was taken at 30 yards and the bull collapsed 20 yards later
Hippo Valley Zimbabwe Buff 2009 - Added 1 year, 2 months ago. Added by Old Dugga Boy Zimbabwe 09
My first dangerous game hunt in Zimbabwe. After 8 days of walking 8-12 miles a day, bad weather, snares, poachers, dogs, and extremely wired buffalo I was able to connect with this old dugga boy at 18 yards with my CZ 416 Rigby. He was bedded down with a young guard bull that didn't want to leave him which made things a bit cheeky.
africa - Added 1 year, 2 months ago. Added by Anonymous User
It will come as no surprise to CZ that rifle performance was super. I took a brown laminated .375 and ran tubbs bullets to break in the barrel. Then loaded a barnes 235 gr. triple X. Five rounds at 100 meters in less than a few centimeters or one inch at 100. 7 rounds and 7 animals on foot. Thanks for a great rifle.
550's in Africa - Added 1 year, 4 months ago. Added by Tim Crites
This was my 3rd Safari in Africa with Angus Brown Safaris. I took a nice Buffalo cow with my 416Rigby CZ 550 Safari Classic. This rifle performs flawlessly and accurately. I have fired about 100 rnds from it by now and have had no mishaps whatever. I look forward to more Dangerous Game hunting with it in the future. Also I had a CZ 550 American in 9.3X62. I took quite a lot of game with it and also performed perfectly. Eland 274yds. Springbuck 186 yds. Black Wildebeest 174 yds. Blesbuck 154 yds. Baboon 274 Yds. Bushbuck 87yds. All with a 286gr. Nosler PArtition. I am a former US. Marine and have taken shots unimaginally longer than this. But not with a 9.3 of course. This is an accurate rifle and the SS trigger is pricelesss when one has lilttle option on a shot that suddenly becomes more match like than expected.
Grizzly for Alice - Added 1 year, 6 months ago. Added by Anonymous User
British Columbia, 2006 - CZ 550 American Safari .375 HHMag, shot at 37 yards
CZ 550 embodies aesthetic elegance and ergonomic design. On closer inspection the heart of the machine shows its time honored features.
· Mauser style claw extractor · Square bridge receiver · Hammer forged barrel · Single set trigger
The Mauser style claw extractor for positive loading and extraction, and compact trigger mechanism which can be used as a single stage or a single set trigger. The CZ 550 has a positive 2-position safety. All CZ 550's feature a classic square bridge receiver with a 19mm dovetail milled right into the receiver for the mounting of optics. For accuracy and long life these rifles are fitted with hammer forged barrels.
The CZ 550 Lux and CZ 550 FS are traditional European style models featuring adjustable open sights and Turkish walnut stock in the famous Bavarian pattern while CZ 550 American, CZ 550 Varmint and CZ 550 Prestige are models made specifically for the US market with our American customer in mind featuring American pattern stock with 18 LPI checkering.