What are the opinions of the CZ 557 Urban Counter sniper rifle

Bakwa

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Curious as well.
There's next to nothing out there in the way of reviews and experience on them.
 

308pirate

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If the quality is like that of the CZ 550 I used to have, I would not hesitate to buy one.

Crisp, fully adjustable trigger, no pot metal anywhere, Manners stock, cold hammer forged barrel with flash suppressor. I mean, what does it need besides a scope and a bipod?
 

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If in the future I decided I wanted a longer barrel would be difficult to have it rebarreled?
There seems to be a lot of gunsmiths that won't (can't) do anything but a 700/700 clone.

But it's not impossible to find someone who will rebarrel a CZ 557. I bet someone like Mark Gordon (Short Action Customs) or Chad Dixon (Long Rifles Inc) would take a stab it. Also, CZ-USA has a custom shop that without a doubt can put whatever barrel you want on it.
 

fdkay

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I looked into them when they first came out. (I contacted CZ at the time)
I really like CZ products.
The urban sniper was nothing but a varmint kevlar, with the barrel cut back and a surefire brake installed.
The price was substantially higher for the urban sniper and, to me, not worth the extra coin. it didn't help that the surefire brake was completely useless to me.
I ended up going another route, but the do make nice stuff.
Personally, I would look at the Varmint Kevlar (if they still make it) and have it cut back.
 

DaleGribble82

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This rifle is exceptionally hard to find anywhere. I just ordered one tonight for an excellent price from riflegear.com. Once, I get it out to the range I will let you know how it performs. Interesting rifle kind of a niche gun if you ask me, but I’ve been wanting to get myself a short handy midrange tack driver. I’m hoping this does the trick.
 
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Just mounted my glass on the CZ 557 UCS. Went with the Leupold MK 4 LR/T 4.5x14x50 mounted in a Larue LT120 with TMR reticle and M1 turrets. I’m more than aware that the 1/4 MOA adjustments don’t bode well with a Milradian reticle, but I’m somewhat old school and have always been partial to the MK4 lineup. Hopefully I’ll get a range report up soon.
 
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fdkay

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Just mounted my glass on the CZ 557 UCS. Went with the Leupold MK 4 LR/T 4.5x14x50 mounted in a Larue LT120 with TMR reticle and M1 turrets. I’m more than aware that the 1/4 MOA adjustments don’t bode well with a Milradian reticle, but I’m somewhat old school and have always been partial to the MK4 lineup. Hopefully I’ll get a range report up soon.
You're not the only one. I have tried to convince my brother that matching the reticle subtensions to the adjustment makes things far easier. He refuses to switch. He also doesn't see the benefit of FFP.
 

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You're not the only one. I have tried to convince my brother that matching the reticle subtensions to the adjustment makes things far easier. He refuses to switch. He also doesn't see the benefit of FFP.
It absolutely makes things far easier. I agree 100%. I’d like to hear his argument on how FFP is not beneficial, that is quite interesting. It certainly has it’s benefits, it also has it’s downfalls in low powered optics such as a 1x4 and even a 1x6 dependent of course on the intended use of the scope and rifle in question. I wish Leupold had matched the sub tensions to the reticle from the get go with the Mark 4 lineup, if they had done that, and made the switch to FFP much faster they’d still be at the top of the food chain in American optics. That shortcoming has most definitely led to a decline in interest of their products in the Mark 5 and Mark 6 lineup. They fixed the issue much too late in the game.
 

DaleGribble82

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I'm tetering between this rifle and a Tikka T3x Tac A1 6.5CM
I was teetering on the exact same rifle, and I went with the CZ based solely on what I actually wanted to get out of this rifle. Obviously the Tikka is exceptionally better for shooting long range, the CZ though filled a specific role for me, which is why I decided on that.