Introducing the CZ TSR bolt-action long-range rifle: a 7,62mm/.308 caliber rifle, redesigned from the ground up on a lightweight aluminum alloy chassis, the TSR was conceived for military and Police users albeit with a nod towards civilian long-range sport shooting enthusiasts
First introduced at the 2018 NSSF SHOT Show back in January for civilian shooters, and at the 2018 edition of the Defence Services Asia expo in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) last April, the CZ TSR is the latest bolt-action tactical long-range rifle offered by the famed Czech company, Česká Zbrojovka.
The CZ TSR was designed from the ground up to replace the famed but aging CZ-750 S1 M1 in the company catalogue. Developed in close collaboration with top military and law enforcement operators who provided their real-life feedback and experience, the TSR offers top-notch features such as a fully adjustable trigger that can be set to a single-stage or a double-stage release.
The CZ TSR bolt-action rifle is based on the popular CZ-557 action, albeit extensively modified for high performance in critical situations: the CZ TSR bolt features a helical fluting pattern for a lighter weight, quicker throw and to prevent dirt or external elements from blocking the operation in hostile environments, as well as a bent bolt handle for optics-friendly operation.
The frame, action and barrel of the CZ TSR rifle are installed on a black machined lightweight aluminum alloy chassis, featuring an AR-15 style polymer pistol grip and a folding stock – itself completely adjustable in height and length of pull and featuring a short bottom rail for a monopod.
As of today, the only announced caliber is 7,62x51mm (.308 Winchester); the CZ TSR feeds through detachable 10-rounds magazines.
The barrel of the TSR rifle is 66 cm (26") long, sports a heavy profile and a 1:11" rifling pitch, and comes equipped with a detachable flash hider, itself equipped with a short Picatinny rail portion on its attachment point, a convenient solution to install mirage shields or other similar accessories so popular among long-range shooters.
Other shorter Picatinny rail segments are located at 3-o'clock, 6-o'clock and 9-o'clock positions on the handguard, allowing installation of bipods and tactical accessories. A full-length top Picatinny rail runs on the frame and dubs as an optics interface.
According to the company the service life of the CZ TSR barrel exceeds 10.000 rounds and offers MOA or sub-MOA accuracy – down to ¼ MOA groups at a 100 to 500 metres range (110 to 546 yards). A particularly desirable accuracy level for law enforcement agencies, whose marksmen generally find themselves in the position to engage targets in urban environments at much closer ranges.
No manufacturer's suggested retail price has been announced so far, but the company hinted at an "interesting" price tag, particularly if compared to the price of other similar rifles offered by some direct competitors.