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Offline Beamy85

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CZ 557 Ranger or 557 Carbine in .308
« on: December 19, 2017, 10:19:00 AM »
Do you guys think there would be a market for an iron sighted detachable magazine 557 Carbine or Sporter in the US chambered in .308, 7mm-08, and .243?

Maybe its just me but I remember looking at the 557 Ranger rifle they submitted for the Canadian Ranger rifle replacement trials and thinking that would be a nice set up...aside from the picatinny rail which just didn't look right

I know CZ released the iron sighted Carbine in .30-06, .270, and 6.5x55 a few years ago and then dropped it. Granted that was a long action with a hinged floor plate.
2009 CZ 452 Training Rifle .22LR
2010 CZ 75B 9mm
2012 Czechpoint VZ-58 7.62x39mm
2015 CZ 527 Carbine .223
2015 CZ P-09 9mm
2017 CZ P-07 9mm

Offline armoredman

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Re: CZ 557 Ranger or 557 Carbine in .308
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 04:22:02 PM »
I wanted one BADLY...didn't have the finances available to get the 557 iron sighted carbine when it was available, and I did contact CZ-USA directly. The answer was the iron sight version did not sell as well as they had hoped. Personally, I thought is was great - I love iron sights, and 308 would stretch my range out far past my CZ 527M/CSR in 7.62x39mm.

Offline Beamy85

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Re: CZ 557 Ranger or 557 Carbine in .308
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 10:57:01 AM »
yeah I could see the iron sighted version not selling as well  :-\
2009 CZ 452 Training Rifle .22LR
2010 CZ 75B 9mm
2012 Czechpoint VZ-58 7.62x39mm
2015 CZ 527 Carbine .223
2015 CZ P-09 9mm
2017 CZ P-07 9mm

Offline armoredman

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Re: CZ 557 Ranger or 557 Carbine in .308
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2017, 04:56:06 PM »
I have always thought the worlds best back up sights are irons, so if the scope becomes damaged during a hunt, I can keep going with irons. That is popular in Europe, but not here in the US, where glass reigns supreme.

Offline Wayne Ratcliff

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Re: CZ 557 Ranger or 557 Carbine in .308
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 03:07:38 PM »
Picked up my 557 carbine chambered in 30-06 at a pawn shop.The guy said he hade it a year cause no one trust the push feed. Have had not 1 problem with it.

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