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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-15-2014, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Acceptable accuracy out of the box??

Hey guys, i picked up a nice cz550 varmint model the other day. Heavy barrel, target stock, single set trigger chambered in 22-250.

This is a very nice rifle, im going to use factory shells for a bit until i get some brass saved up, im shooting hornady ballistic tip 50 grn at 100 yds and getting a consistant 3/4 groupings out of it some go a little under 3/4, thats a 5 shot group.

I dont think this is terrible out of a factory rifle right out of the box, and only trying one kind of ammo so far out of it, i think it has potential to do better wih other ammo/hand loads. It comes with a 1-14 twist for the rifleing.

Does anyone else have one of these rifles? Any ideas on a starting handload for it?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-15-2014, 12:41 PM
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Re: Acceptable accuracy out of the box??

That's very good accuracy for out of the box with factory loads, but you already knew that

My 1-14 twist 22-250 likes 37.0 grains of Varget, CCI Br2's and 50 grain Vmaxes. This load is near max so I would start around 35 grains.

I will be switching to CCI 200's because I just finished off my last brick of BR2's and refuse to pay 50+ for a brick of primers. Years ago the Br's were only a couple bucks more a brick.
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Re: Acceptable accuracy out of the box??

Like rob said thats very nice accuracy for an all factory rig and factory ammo. Well thought out Hand loads can turn that down a little. With that 14 twist i think you will get best accuracy with 50gr and less bullets( if i remember right) my 250 had a 12 twist and shot 55gr bullets over 34.5 gr 4064 and cci large rifle primers lights out. Not super fast but very accurate. sounds like a really nice set up. If you wanna get rid of it shoot me a PM LOL
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 11:20 PM
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Re: Acceptable accuracy out of the box??

That is way more than acceptable accuracy for factory gun/ammo.

If you're like most of us though, you'll try to get it smaller.........and smaller........and smaller still!
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Re: Acceptable accuracy out of the box??

Its a keeper very good out of the box.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-19-2014, 10:45 AM
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Re: Acceptable accuracy out of the box??

What factory stock did you get? I have seen laminated, walnut and Kevlar.
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Re: Acceptable accuracy out of the box??

Most of us only get "right out of the box." I depended on an eyeball to put the sight precisely on the same spot to get good groups.
Amazing what a trained good seeing eyeball and calmness did for "right out of the box."
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Re: Acceptable accuracy out of the box??

DonDi, my rifle has the green laminate stock with the vent holes under the barrel.

These are amazing rifles for being mass produced. They left no detail out while thinking these up. As far as the trigger assembly, i have never seen so much thought put into a trigger assembly in a decent priced factory made rifle.

It has 4 different adjustments to fine tune the "regular" trigger, and the set is fully adjustable for weight,creep and overtravel. Also the barrel is floated perfectly. One thing i also took notice of is under the rear tang and under the front sides of the action on the bottom side are "serated" to bite into the stock and eliminate ANY movement once the stock is secured to the action.

This is prbly not as important on the mild recoil of the 22-250, but they do make these in a 308 also. I would recoment these rifles to anyone looking for a high quality, extremely well built rifle, at what i believe to be a very reasonable price.
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Re: Acceptable accuracy out of the box??

Thanks for the info Concerned hunter, sound like a nice rifle.
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Re: Acceptable accuracy out of the box??

That's extremely good right out of the box....wouldn't get much better on anyone stock rifle...
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