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bluechip
11-08-2015, 11:13 AM
I am looking at a CZ 17 hornet and there seems to be two different models that seem identical. One is marked "American" and the other one has a slightly different part number and is not the "American". Does anyone know what the difference is between the two?

Dusty Stevens
11-08-2015, 12:11 PM
The stock is european style on the non american. The butt drops off and is not a straight or raised comb

M Casselton
11-13-2015, 08:59 AM
One is the American, the other is considered the varmint model. The varmint has a mid contour barrel and weighs around 7-1/4 lbs. Both will shoot fantastic, even with factory loads.
All of my CZ rifles are the American and will shoot under 1/2" consistently with Hornady V-Max bullets.
Ask around on Saubier.com about them, and you will be pleased with what you read.
If you are going to use the rifle for PD's or ground squirrels, I would get the heavier barrel. Otherwise, get the lighter one, they shoot just as good.