CZ-USA has taken the proven reliability and accuracy of the 550 Magnum and applied it to the needs of Law Enforcement. The H.E.T. model is equipped with a Bell & Carlson tactical Kevlar reinforced stock with a full length aluminum bedding block, a 28" Barrel, and a Surefire muzzle break. An oversized bolt handle adds to the perfect ergonomics of the H.E.T.
Hard hitting .338 Lapua Magnum with sub MOA accuracy.
model. CZ 550 embodies aesthetic elegance and ergonomic design. On closer inspection the heart of the machine shows its time honored features
•Mauser style claw extractor
•Square bridge receiver
•Hammer forged barrel
•Single set trigger
The CZ 550 has a positive 2-position safety.
All CZ 550's feature a classic square bridge receiver with a 19mm dovetail milled right into the receiver for the mounting of optics. For accuracy and long life these rifles are fitted with hammer forged barrels.
The muzzle brake tames the recoil of this powerful round. Take the challenge out of a 1,000 yard match with the CZ 550 HET.
The rifle has CZ's single set trigger. This is a trigger that looks and functions as a normal trigger with all the adjustments, it also works as a set trigger by pressing the trigger forward until it click, then the slightest touch around one lbs. fires the rifle. In my experience , this greatly reduces the group size and helps eliminate flyers. It will take a little practice to get the feel of that very light set trigger. Once you master it, your shooting skills will be greatly improved. Wish all my rifles had this trigger system.
The 338 Lapua can easily out shoot any 50 BMG at a 1000 yard match. The cartridge is basically a necked down and shortened 416 Rigby. As such it requires a very large rifle frame like the unique CZ 550 Magnum action. Most of us have seen short action rifles like .308's and long action like 30-06's then beyond those frames there is the huge CZ 550 Magnum action which is perfectly suited for the .338 Lapua. Strangely the smallest ammunition that is chambered in a CZ 550 magnum action is a 375 H&H where the rifle seems to be too over sized for that round. The CZ 550 magnum action has been around for decades under another name before the fall of the Berlin wall when it was not available in the US but it was the most common bolt action rifle used in Africa used by African Professional Hunters chambered in .458 Win, 458 Lott, 416 Rigby, 500 Jeffery and 505 Gibbs. This rifle action has proven it self in Africa to be the most reliable , accurate and rugged bolt action rifle action ever made. It is now reborn in this tactical rifle version.
See this great article in Tactical Life about this rifle: http://www.tactical-life.com/firearms/cz-usa-550-magnum-het-338-lapua/