A Rifle For All Hunting Seasons: The New CZ 557 American

A Classic Hunting Look and Custom Features At An Affordable Price Point

Kansas City, KS (September 3, 2019) – CZ-USA’s new CZ 557 American is a hunter’s dream rifle: accurate, durable, and extremely functional. A great choice for a young hunter or a seasoned veteran, the CZ 557 American offers custom features at an over-the-counter price.

The CZ 557 American is part of CZ’s newest centerfire platform, the 557. This line of rifles represents a departure from the Mauser-style bolt found on CZ 550 models. Instead, the 557 bolt actions feature a short extractor and plunger-style ejector for a smooth operation of the bolt and enhanced ejection of spent brass.

The short extractor or “push feed” system also makes it easier to single load the rifle. Many shooters prefer single loading for their range work, while hunters in a hurry often need to get that one cartridge in the chamber-fast.

The CZ 557 American features a 24-inch, cold-hammer forged and lapped barrel. The longer barrel helps squeeze out more feet per second than shorter 16- and 20-inch barrels, especially for the hotter rounds like the 6.5 Creedmoor and the 7mm-08 Rem (both available in the short action 557 American line).

The CZ 577 rifle has an American-pattern stock, complete with a strong pistol grip and just a bit of a palm swell.  Add in the classic checking on the grip and forend, and the rifle will remain in hand even in wet and cold conditions.

With a high comb and no sights, the CZ 557 is intended for use with a scope, and a built-in 19 mm dovetails mean there are no bases required to attach that scope. A good set of rings will mount the optic directly to the receiver for a simpler, more robust attachment. And save the hunter the cost of bases!

Equipped with a 2-position safety, the bolt can be cycled while the rifle is on “Safe.” To top it off, it comes with a fully adjustable trigger that allows the owner to tune weight, creep and overtravel to their liking.

With minimal care, the CZ 557 American will last for decades and become an heirloom for the American hunting family.

CZ 557 AMERICAN Specs

  • Caliber: 6.5×55, 270 Win, 30-06
  • Stock: Walnut
  • Stock Type: American
  • Mag. Type: Fixed
  • Mag. Cap.: 5
  • Trigger: Adj
  • Sights: None
  • Barrel Length: 24 In.
  • Weight: 7.0 Lbs.
  • Barrel Profile: Sporter
  • MSRP: $871.00  

CZ 557 AMERICAN Short Action Specs

  • Caliber: 243 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08, 308 Win
  • Stock: Walnut
  • Stock Type: American
  • Mag. Type: Detachable
  • Mag. Cap.: 4
  • Trigger: Adj.
  • Sights: None
  • Barrel Length: 24 In.
  • Weight: 7.0 Lbs.
  • Barrel Profile: Sporter
  • MSRP: $871.00

Since 1997, CZ-USA has given American shooters and hunters the best firearms the Czech Republic has to offer. In 2019, we completed yet another milestone by producing CZ firearms here in the United States at CZ-USA’s Kansas City, Kansas, facility. With our ever-increasing production capabilities stateside, CZ-USA will continue to improve, innovate, and add to the CZ-USA line-up of high-quality, affordable handguns, rifles, shotguns, and suppressors, plus custom-quality handguns from Dan Wesson.

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WWW.CZ-USA.COM.