CZ 550 Am. Safari Kevlar in 416 Rigby: 5+1?
I see a number of these on Gunbroker, where the NIB Kevlar ones, and only the Kevlar ones, are listed as 5+1 (5-rd magazine). E.g: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=155087892; and http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=155063860
Two different sellers bnoth say that they are 5+1.
Yet, the CZ website seems to indicate that all of the CZ 550s in 416 Rigby are 3+1. Does anyone know what gives?
Are the modieifed somewhow? Am I just confused by the CZ site? Or are the Gunbroker descriptions wrong?
Thanks in advance for any answers.
Easiest thing to do is to give CZ a call.
I thought about that, but they are not open for a couple more days, and I thought someone on here might know the answer.
Originally Posted by Snowwolfe
I apologize for being a little impatient.
Just from looking at the pics it doesn't look any bigger than my .375, so I can't believe it would hold 5 in the mag, but who knows...if you can't wait for CZ to open, you could give Bud's gunshop a call.
Thanks for the comments. I agree it might just be a mistaken description.
Originally Posted by Diesel Nut
Are you familiar with Bud's?
I was more likely to call the Sportsman's Safari. I've ordered a lot of stuff from them in the past without incident, and they have a modest discount for veterans. I have zero experience with Bud's, but when I Googled them, there was a nightmarish list of links to negative comments about Bud's from past customers. I Googled SS, and nothing bad comes up about them, at least on first blush.
The 375 H&H Am Safari I had was 5+1.
I assume the 416 Rigby rilfe has a lower capacity than the 375 H&H due to the fatter 416 case.
I e-mailed Sportsman’s Safari the question. They responded:
“The capacity is 3 according to the CZ Website, linked below. I believe yjis means 2+1. Thx
The linked CZ website actuallyt says “Magazine Capacity ... 3.” Shouldn’t that mean three in the "magazine"—i.e., 3+1, not 2+1, right?
Anyway, I’ll call CZ today and find out.
Thanks for the comments.
It's gotta be a mistake. That 416 is a bulky cartridge to be able to hide two more in there without an obvious size difference in the stock.
The other 299,300,000 people can have it.
Noone has a more intimate understanding of, or deeper appreciation for freedom, than a soldier who has fought for it in a country where it does not exist.
As the .375s hold 5 in the mag, I'd bet the Rigby will hold 3...
Guess you'll just have to buy one so we can all know the answer
Bingo. On both points.
Originally Posted by Diesel Nut
I e-mailed CZ-USA yesterday identifying the sellers who confusingly claimed anything from 2+1 to 5+1 (I partly was wondering if there is some modified option available from CZ or otherwise). Today, CZ responded with an e-mail simply saying "Don't count on any more than 3+1 in the Rigby."
FWIW, here's an interesting favorable article about it (also says 3 in the mag): http://www.realguns.com/archives/175.htm
But then there are some (not all) guys on the Africa Hunting forum (which disgustingly does not ban political discussions, so I rarely ever like to look there) who seem to think some of this stuff (http://www.hunting-rifles.com/CZ/CZowners.htm) needs to be done to be done to bring the 550 up to par.