CZ-USA 600 Alpha: Bolt-Action Versatility

Versatility isn’t only for AR platform rifles, it’s for bolt-actions, too. The CZ-USA 600 Alpha is a stellar example of a well-made gun that’s capable of doing it all from range day to precision to hunting. This particular line of guns from the respected manufacturer is being offered in a wide variety of calibers with varying twist rates as are best suited to the chambering.

CZ USA 600 Alpha bolt action
The CZ USA 600 Alpha is a quality bolt-action available in a broad selection of calibers. (Photo credit: CZ USA)

CZ-USA provides details of the gun:

With a choice of popular cartridges and high-performance features, the Alpha meets every shooter’s needs for hunting or competition and everything in between.

The Alpha’s sleek black, fiber-reinforced stock is optimized for more modern technical shooting styles with a parallel comb, symmetrical geometry, and a vertical grip. Serrated soft-touch inserts are located in multiple grip zones throughout the stock and are much appreciated when conditions are less than ideal.

A cold hammer-forged semi-heavy contour barrel delivers guaranteed sub-MOA with various loads. The barrels are threaded and suppressor-ready. Barrels range from 18 to 24 inches depending on the cartridge and feature a tough-as-nails nitride finish for unsurpassed corrosion resistance in the field.

The Alpha’s patented single-stage trigger is adjustable in four increments from 1.3 to 3 pounds without removing the chassis from the stock. This user-friendly feature allows field tuning to match the conditions and personal preferences.

Shooters will love the smooth and fast-handling 60° bolt throw, a design that increases clearance between the bolt and optic, plus it cycles considerably faster than traditional designs. Reliability was a vital consideration in the 600 Alpha’s design. So, CZ selected the short extractor, controlled round feed design for its round-cycling consistency in all situations.

CZ USA 600 Alpha
According to the gun maker, the Alpha was designed as the rifle that can do it all and can get it done in sub-MOA style. (Photo credit: CZ USA)

CZ 600 Alpha Features:

  • Aluminum receiver
  • Three action size options—nine cartridge chamberings
  • Barrel: semi-heavy; cold hammer-forged; threaded muzzle
  • Sub 1-MOA, at 100 m guarantee
  • Short Extractor Controlled Feed
  • Two-position safety. On—bolt opens with safety on
  • Adjustable trigger—no disassembly needed (four positions)
  • 60 Degree bolt throw
  • Picatinny rail scope base
  • Magazine fed with magazine lock (optional use)
  • Ability to top off magazine through the ejection port
  • Cocking Indicator
  • Silent Safety
CZ USA 600 Alpha optics rail
The CZ USA 600 Alpha has a rail so you can easily mount optics of your choice to the rifle. (Photo credit: CZ USA)

CZ 600 Alpha Specifications:

  • Chambering: 223 Rem, 224 Valkyrie, 7.62×39, 308 Win, 6 CM, 6.5 CM, 6.5 PRC, 30-06, 300 Win Mag
  • Rate of Twist: 1:7, 1:9.5, 1:6.5, 1:7, 1:7, 1:8, 1:10, 1:10
  • Magazine Type: Detachable
  • Magazine Capacity: 5, 3 (300 Win Mag, 6.5 PRC)
  • Stock: Black Polymer, American-Style
  • Length of Pull: 14-inches
  • Sights: No Sights, Integrated Picatinny-style Rail
  • Barrel: Cold Hammer-Forged, Suppressor-Ready
  • Barrel Length: 18″, 20″, 22″, 24″
  • Trigger Mech: 4-Point Adjustable
  • Overall Length: 37.12″, 40.15″, 42.16″,43.05″
  • Safety: Vertical 2-Position
CZ USA 600 Alpha barrel
The cold hammer forged barrel of the rifle comes suppressor ready and allows for an easy caliber conversion. (Photo credit: CZ USA)

What’s your favorite caliber of the available ones for this rifle? Tell us what you think, and what your go-to is, in the comments section.

MSRP for the CZ USA 600 Alpha is set at $749.00

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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