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CZ-USA 600 Bolt-Action Rifle Series: First Look

The new CZ-USA 600 bolt-action rifles come in four versions—the Alpha, Lux, Range and Trail—and in a variety of calibers and features to meet every shooter's needs

CZ-USA 600 Bolt-Action Rifle Series: First Look

The new CZ-USA 600 Series includes from left, the Trail, the Range, the Lux, and the Alpha. Each bolt-action rifle was designed with a specific shooter in mind. (Photos courtesy of CZ-USA)

The 600 Series is the next generation of bolt-action rifles from CZ-USA. Built to the exacting standards that CZ is known for, these rifles deliver outstanding accuracy at an affordable price. The series includes four unique models, covering a wide range of stock materials, barrel profiles, action lengths and cartridge combinations. User-friendly options like the adjustable trigger, 60-degree bolt throw, and the ability to swap caliber without a gunsmith using an optional conversion kit adds utility. 

Accuracy separates a good rifle from an outstanding rifle, and tack-driving accuracy starts with a great barrel. The CZ 600 rifle barrels are cold-hammer-forged, providing smoother, more uniform bores than other manufacturing methods. This translates into smaller groups on target downrange. As a result, select 600 Series rifles deliver 1-MOA or better accuracy at 100m. Better yet, CZ engineers tweaked the 600 Range model's design, so that it consistently rings out an impressive 0.75-MOA accuracy using factory match-grade ammunition. All barrels are threaded and suppressor-ready so the end user can add additional accessories. 

Another common component of great rifles is superior triggers for improved shot-to-shot consistency. Most of the CZ 600s utilize a user-adjustable, single-stage trigger; the trail utilizes a two-stage trigger. The patented trigger adjustment allows users to customize the weight of the trigger pull without removing the chassis from the stock. The customized weight adjustments are selected on a four-position dial with trigger weights ranging from 1.3 lbs. to 3 lbs., moving over just half-pound per click. 

Reliability was a vital consideration in the 600 series' design. CZ selected the controlled round feed design for round-cycling consistency in all situations. A quiet, two-position safety compliments this action, allowing a locked or cycling bolt with the safety on. In the field, this type of safety prevents unintentional opening. However, by depressing the bolt release you can still operate the bolt while the safety is engaged.      

Shooters will love the 60-degree bolt throw, a design that increases clearance between the bolt and optic, allowing for larger scopes. In addition, it cycles considerably faster than traditional designs. All models use an oversized bolt knob for improved control with gloved hands.

Optional barrel conversion kits offer the ability to change cartridges (within the same-sized action) by swapping barrels, bolt face and magazines, without the need of a gunsmith. This lets shooters use one rifle for a wide range of shooting styles. A detachable magazine allows quick mag changes and secure magazine retention, with an optional locking feature. Magazines are designed to have the ability to be topped off through the ejection port for convenience on most models. 

The 600 series rifles include four models: Alpha, Lux, Range and Trail. The 600 Alpha is the versatile hunter's rifle. Its aluminum receiver and black soft-touch synthetic stock reduce overall weight for field use. It comes chambered in a variety of cartridges from 223 Rem to 300 Win Mag. 

Classic wood furniture dresses up the 600 Lux rifle. It includes a steel receiver, wooden stock with Schnabel tip, and an oversized wooden bolt knob. The Lux is chambered for four popular hunting cartridges from 223 Rem to 300 Win Mag. 

The 600 Range model is all about accuracy. In addition to the standard 600 series features, these rifles include a steel receiver, heavy barrel and laminate wood stock with a toolless height-adjustable cheekpiece. 

The CZ 600 Trail is a super lightweight rifle built with an aluminum receiver, polymer chassis and aluminum forend with an M-LOCK interface. The Trail is chambered in 223 Rem or 7.62x39 and uses AR-15 or Bren 2 magazines. It also features familiar AR-15 controls (safety and mag release). 

CZ 600 Series Rifles Features

  • Steel (ST) and Alloy (AL) Actions
  • Three action size options 
  • Three barrel profile options: light, semi-heavy and heavy  
  • Accuracy guarantees for all models: 3/4 MOA (Range), 1 MOA (Alpha, Lux) and 2 MOA (Trail) 
  • Controlled round feed with short extractor
  • Caliber conversions kit (sold separately)
  • Vertical two-position safety. Safety on (Depress the bolt release and you can cycle the bolt)
  • Adjustable trigger - no disassembly needed, 4 weights
  • 60 Degree Bolt throw
  • Picatinny Rail or Remington 700 scope bases
  • Detachable magazine with optional lock
  • Ability to top off magazine through the ejection port or detachable mag
  • Cocking Indicator
The Alpha was designed to do it all in sub-MOA style. The lightweight aluminum receiver balances the semiheavy barrel for a combination that won’t weigh you down while being tolerant to a wide variety of loads. The black, fiber-reinforced stock is optimized for modern technical shooting styles with a parallel comb, symmetrical geometry and vertical grip. Serrated soft-touch inserts are located in multiple grip zones throughout the stock and appreciated when conditions are less than ideal. The integral Picatinny rail allows the shooter to choose from seemingly endless optic mounting solutions. (Photo courtesy of CZ-USA)

CZ 600 Alpha Specifications

  • Chambering: 223 Rem, 224 Valkyrie, 7.62x39, 308 Win, 6CM, 6.5 CM, 6.5 PRC, 30-06, 300 Win Mag
  • Rate of Twist: 1:7, 1:6.5, 1:9.5, 1:10, 1:7, 1:7, 1:7, 1:10, 1:10
  • Magazine Type: Detachable
  • Magazine Capacity: 5-round, 3-round (300 Win Mag, 6.5 PRC)
  • Stock: Black Polymer, American-Style
  • Length of Pull: 14-inches 
  • Sights: No Sights, Integrated Picatinny-scope bases
  • Barrel: Semi-Heavy Cold Hammer Forged, Suppressor-Ready
  • Barrel Length: 18", 20", 22", 24"
  • Trigger: Adjustable, no disassembly needed, 4 weights
  • Overall Length: 37.12", 40.15", 42.16",43.05"
  • Safety: 2-Position
  • MSRP: $749; CZ 600 Alpha
The refined lines and traditional style of the Lux reflect a long, proud tradition of gun makers and hunters. But the Lux more than oil-finished select-grade walnut and steel. The comb geometry is optimized for use with both optics and the fiber-optic equipped iron sights while retaining the iconic look of the Bavarian-style comb. The steel receiver is drilled and tapped for Remington 700 pattern bases. Fish-scale checkering and a decorative forend complete the look, and it comes with a sub-MOA guarantee as well. (Photo courtesy of CZ-USA)

CZ 600 Lux Specifications

  • Chambering: 223 REM, 308 WIN, 30-06, 300 WIN MAG
  • Rate of Twist: 1:9, 1:10, 1:10, 1:10
  • Magazine Type: Detachable
  • Magazine Capacity: 5-round, 3-round (300 Win Mag, 6.5 PRC)
  • Stock: Turkish Walnut, Bavarian-Style
  • Length of Pull: 14-inches
  • Sights: Fixed, Remington 700 scope bases
  • Barrel: Cold Hammer Forged, Suppressor-Ready
  • Barrel Length: 20-inches, 24-inches (300 WIN MAG)
  • Trigger Mech: 4-Point Adjustable 
  • Overall Length: 39.26", 40.94", 41.45", 45.46"
  • Safety: 2-Position 
  • MSRP: $849; CZ 600 Lux
The CZ 600 Range was designed to give the precision shooter every possible opportunity to take advantage of the accuracy of the platform. The stock is equipped with QD sockets on each side, a tool-free adjustable cheek piece, a butthook and a pic rail for monopod mounting. These competition-born features of the stock, along with the cold-hammer-forged heavy barrel, deliver the best accuracy guarantee offered by CZ. Sub ¾MOA guaranteed at 100 meters, 5 shot group with match-grade factory ammo, verified on every CZ 600 Range made. (Photo courtesy of CZ-USA)

CZ 600 Range Specifications

  • Chambering: 308 Win, 6 CM
  • Rate of Twist: 1:9, 1:9.5, 1:10, 1:10
  • Magazine Type: Detachable
  • Magazine Capacity: 5-round
  • Stock: Laminate, Target Style
  • Length of Pull: 14-inches
  • Sights: None, Remington 700 scope bases
  • Barrel: Cold-Hammer-Forged, Suppressor-Ready
  • Barrel Length: 24-inch
  • Trigger Mech: 4-Point Adjustable 
  • Overall Length: 39.26-inches
  • Safety: 2-Position 
  • MSRP: $1,199; CZ 600 Range
The CZ 600 Trail is adventure-ready. It's a light compact rifle featuring AR magazine compatibility in .223 Rem and uses CZ Bren 2 magazines in 7.62x39. The Trail delivers ambidextrous mag release and safety levers that will feel familiar to those used to MSRs (modular sniper rifles). The PDW-style (personal-defense-weapon-style) stock is quick to deploy and allows the Trail to collapse to a compact overall length when space is at a premium. (Photo courtesy of CZ-USA)

CZ 600 Trail Specifications

  • Chambering: 223 REM, 7.62x39
  • Rate of Twist: 1:9, 1:9.5
  • Magazine Type: Detachable, AR-15, Bren 2 7.62x39
  • Magazine Capacity: 10-round
  • Stock: PDW, 4-position, adj
  • Length of Pull: 14-inches (extended)
  • Sights: None, Picatinny Rail
  • Barrel: Cold Hammer Forged, Suppressor-Ready
  • Barrel Length: 16-inches
  • Trigger Mech: 4-Point Adjustable 
  • Overall Length: 39.26-inches
  • Safety: 2-Position 
  • MSRP: $1,155; CZ 600 Trail
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