Shipping currently and arriving at dealers soon is the new 557 Eclipse from CZ. It’s a bolt action hunting rifle of the quality we’ve come to know and expect from CZ but at a very competitive MSRP of $659.
The CZ 557 Eclipse will be available in .308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, and .30-06 Springfield. All have a 20.5-inch cold hammer forged and lapped barrel, but the 6.5 CM gets a little something special: 5/8×24 muzzle threads.
Otherwise all three models are identical, with billet steel push-feed actions, 5-round hinged floorplate magazines, 19mm dovetails for rings, fully adjustable trigger, and a black synthetic stock a soft-touch finish and one rear and two front sling swivel studs (attach a sling to one of the front studs and a bipod to the other). All models weigh 6.8 lbs.
It’s CZ through-and-through, but at a very approachable and competitive price point.
TTAG will get our hands on a 557 Eclipse for a full review soon.