CZ 600 Recall

The CZ 600 rifle was meant to replace the CZ 550. Unlike the CZ 550 which had a lot of dangerous game calibers such as the .375 H&H and the .416 Rigby, the CZ 600 topped out at the .300 Winchester Magnum. I know this caused some consternation in the African hunting circles as the CZ 550 was seen as a good safari rifle at an excellent price point.

Now, CZ-USA has announced a recall of the CZ 600 due to an issue with the barrel interchangeability feature.

From CZ-USA:

CZ-USA has recently learned of a potential safety issue with the CZ 600 bolt-action rifles.  CZ-USA is voluntarily initiating a recall of these rifles to protect the safety of its customers because of the potential for a catastrophic failure if the barrel is not installed correctly. 

To prevent the possibility of death or serious personal injury, you should immediately stop using your CZ 600 rifle and not load or fire it until it has been returned to CZ-USA to be inspected and modified.

CZ 600 rifles were designed to allow the users to replace the barrels themselves to change the caliber.  CZ-USA has learned that if the barrel is improperly installed, it is possible that the rifle could still be fired, but potentially result in a catastrophic failure.  CZ-USA will correct this issue by permanently installing the barrels in CZ 600 rifles.  As a result, the barrels on CZ 600 rifles will no longer be interchangeable.  CZ-USA understands that this solution may not be acceptable to some of our customers, in which case we will issue a full refund upon presentation of a valid receipt for the purchase of your rifle.


If you own a CZ 600 rifle, CZ-USA urges you to determine whether it is affected by this recall by clicking the button below:CHECK YOUR SERIAL NUMBER


If your rifle is determined to be affected, submit your information to CZ-USA by clicking the button below:START A CLAIM

Or call Customer Service at 913-413-1825, or email us at for information about returning your rifle to CZ-USA for inspection and modification in accordance with this notice.

At CZ-USA, we value our relationship with you and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Your safety comes first.

One thought on “CZ 600 Recall”

  1. Bad business decision, IMHO. Wasn’t like the 550 was deficient in any way, and now the 600 gets a retro-fit solution to try to make it ( at least ) as safe as the 550 was, with fewer available calibers. Not exactly progress as much as de- evolution, if I may use that as a term.

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