The CZ 550 American is a bolt-action rifle chambered in .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., .270 Win., .30-06 Springfield, .308 Win., 6.5x55mm SE, and 9.3x62mm Mauser. The 550 rifle series is built to handle the rigors of big game hunting, such as elephants and other animals native to Africa. It is based off the Mauser 98 rifle series, but differs slightly with the operating mechanism. The American weights between 7.5 lbs and eight pounds and is 44.7″ long.
The 550 American features an American walnut stock with 18 LPI checkering. A version of the 550 American with a Kevlar-reinforced polymer stock is also available. The gun is equipped with a 23.6″ barrel that is cold hammer-forged and finished in blue. This rifle is designed for aiming with optical sights and comes with factory installed one inch steel scope rings. The 550 American utilizes a two position manual safety firing pin block and bolt lock. The detachable magazine has a capacity of four.
Česká zbrojovka translates as “Czech Army”, so it comes as no surprise then that CZ firearms has a long history of supplying weapons to militaries around the globe. The CZ name can be found on a variety of handguns, smallbore and bigbore rifles, military rifles and submachine guns.