The CZ 550 FS is a bolt-action rifle chambered in .243 Win., .270 Win., .30-06 Springfield, .308 Win., 6.5x55mm SE, and 9.3x62mm Mauser. The FS is unique among its 550 series peers for its European-style Mannlicher stock.
With an overall length of 41.54″ and a total weight of 7.3 lbs, the FS is among the more modestly sized rifles in the 550 family. The 550 rifle series closely resembles the Mauser 98 rifle series. CZ recommends the 550 FS for big game hunting.
The 550 FS features a classic Bavarian-style Mannlicher stock of Turkish walnut with a cheek piece, complete with a steel muzzle cap. The muzzle cap prevents dust and water from entering and eroding the inside of barrels. The 550 FS utilizes a 20.5″ blued barrel that is hammer-forged. The gun’s detachable magazine has a capacity of four. The FS is equipped with fully adjustable iron sights.
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.