Here are three pics of the CZ 550 American in 6.5 x 55 that I picked up yesterday. The scope is a 4-12 x 40 Nikon with the BDC.
Note that this is not some special grade of wood, just what CZ puts on their rifles. I guess they consider it utility grade Turkish Walnut. I think it's about half an inch short of amazing.
The action is typical Mauser. The trigger is adjustable 3 ways, and the single set trigger is also owner adjustable. After I put some rounds through it, I'll see if it needs fiddling, but I don't think it will. The set trigger is activated by pushing forward first until you feel a slight motion. Then it releases with what my finger says is about 1/2 or 1/4 pound of pressure and no discernible movement. The regular trigger has a bit of creep, but a very nice pull.
Interestingly, the book says to store it by pulling the trigger to release tension on the spring. Those in the discussion about mag springs can make of that what you will.
I got to put half a dozen rounds through the new rifle today.
The pic shows numbered holes 1 through 6, all at 50 yards. The orange circle is 1.25 inches. Recoil was about like my 6mm Remington used to be, a little more than the ARs. The long barrel makes it pretty easy on the ears compared to the 16" AR, and it's without all the rattle, boing, clackety-clack stuff from the action working.
#1 was bore sighted at 50 yards. for #2 I raised the POI 24 clicks - 6" at 100, 3" at 50.
#3 was after a 4 click adjustment from #2.
4 was a follow up with no change to the scope settings.
5 was still at 4X, tried out the set trigger -- VERY nice item, BTW.
6 was cranked up to 12X, focused the scope to my eye at 12X, fired with the set trigger.
The ammo was the 139 grain FMJ "Hotshot" brand that I got with the gun. I'm pretty sure it's milsurp equivalent stuff. The headstamp is just a crown and says 6.5 x 55 SE.
I think I have a shooter here.
Minor detail - the crosshairs are aat almost the top limit of their travel with this setting. I need to check the trajectory of this ammo, but I have no idea what the velocity of these loads is supposed to be. I presume the bullet is still climbing at 50 yards, but it would be nice to have more adjustment range left.
A shim under the front of the scope might be in order. The rings came with the gun from the factory, so I have to presume they are correct. The scope was used at the gun shop, and examining the paperwork with it shows it was purchased originally as distressed merchandise. There were a couple minor nicks in the matte finish, but no other damage evident.
Worst case, Nikon's guarantee is like Leupold's - the scope is guaranteed, period. No matter who owns it or whether it was purchased new, it's guaranteed to be right or will be repaired or replaced at no charge.
So, after I do some research and/or get to a longer range, we'll see.
OOPS! I saved the pic as a word document and uploaded that, but it works on my computer. I'm sure you'll let me know if it doesn't show up for you guys.