CZ 557 Eclipse
The CZ 557 Eclipse from CZ-USA is the Czech company’s most recent advancement toward a budget-based bolt-action that is built to appeal to American hunters and sport shooters alike. CZ’s 557 Eclipse is an extension of the 557 lineup with components that create a shorter and more economical configuration.
This push-feed bolt-action is offered in a black synthetic stock that supplies an enlarged grip and contoured panels for purchase. A generous rubber butt-pad along with three swivel studs molded into the polymer come standard. A hinged floor-plate on the bottom of the internal, five-round magazine is supplied, too.
CZ-USA utilizes a machined-steel receiver for its 557 Eclipse that provides users with integral optic mounting. The receiver’s dovetail is 19-mm wide and provides a recoil lug to ensure a secure optical footprint. CZ offers its cold-hammer-forged steel barrel cut to 20.5”. It is important to note that only 6.5 mm Creedmoor units will supply 5/8×24 t.p.i. muzzle threads and protector.
Our experience on the range with the CZ 557 Eclipse proved the rifle offers best features of the CZ 557 line into a handier package at a more affordable price.
To learn more about the CZ-USA 557 Eclipse, watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above.
CZ-USA Model 557 Eclipse Specifications
Manufacturer: Czeska Zbrojouvka A.S.
Action Type: bolt-action, center-fire, repeating rifle
Chambering: 6.5 mm Creedmoor
Receiver: steel; blued finish
Stock: black synthetic
Barrel: 20.5” chrome-moly steel; blued finish
Magazine: five-round internal; hinged floorplate
Trigger: single stage, adjustable
Sights: none; integral 19 mm dovetails
Weight: 7.9 lbs.
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Article by American Rifleman Staff