CZ Urban Counter Sniper

    CZ 557

    CZ-USA showed off a new bolt action rifle at the SHOT Show called the Urban Counter-Sniper. Built on the 557 rifle platform, the new gun is a design built for precision shooting within 400 yards. The average distance of shots taken by law enforcement snipers is less than 100 yards. Consequently, this allowed CZ to build a compact design that still provides precise shooting at four times the average distance.

    As one might expect, the gun is chambered in .308 Win. On this rifle, CZ opted for a 16″ barrel for better maneuverability while still providing excellent accuracy within 400 yards. According to the company, shooters can expect a velocity drop of about 150 fps when compared to an 18″-20″ barrel.

    The gun is fed from a detachable, ten round box magazine. CZ uses an oversized bolt handle for better control of operation even when under pressure and wearing gloves.

    A Manners carbon fiver composite stock is used. Unloaded, the gun weighs about 10.5 pounds without a scope. The top of the receiver has a Picatinny-type rail for the easy addition of glass. There are no iron sights on this rifle.

    Other features include:

    • three prong flash hider that is QD suppressor compatible
    • fully adjustable trigger
    • two position safety
    • flush fitted QD points on left side of the rifle (not visible in the above photo)

    CZ has not yet announced a suggested retail price on this rifle.

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is