The CZ 200 S "Green"
Sometime ago there was interest in this:
Through my contacts in Czechia (Czech Republic), there is an opening to get an improved version (same stock, same mechanism, but a regulated aluminum tube with Quick Fill).
Price will be comparable to what the gun sells in CZ eShop.
If interested, let me know via a PM here.
Thanks for reading.
You're tempting me.......that's my speed right there.......ugh, got too many rigs as it is......
Would the rifle have enough shots at 19 FPE to shoot an entire match?
Also, I think I prefer the two piece target stock with the adjustable cheek piece to the one piece stock.
David, the proposed modification will give US shooters a regulated rifle with 150 cc's of net air capacity, so that is an improvement over the original one.
I don't think you can get 62 shots (that's a full match around here), at almost 17 1/2 ft-lbs (19 would be pushing the normal pellets beyond their stability limit), but the advantage of having a regulated TUBE in the CZ200 (where the valve is at the tube) is that you can air up and continue shooting without having to worry about POI shifts at long range. Something that cannot be done with the OEM one.
A lot of shooters prefer the one piece stock, it's more temperature stable, but personal preferences are personal.
If you want the two parts stock, then you can get the T200 from Champion's Choice with the adjustable cheekpiece:
Of course, once you add the regulated tube:
and the filling adapter:
You are adding almost $300 to the $565 that you need to pay to Ch-Ch.
I do think, that once you take into account the improvements the Cz Gunsmiths are putting into the gun, it is a VERY worthwhile and interesting purchase. But that is JMHO.
BTW, purchase will be made directly from the Cz Rep. I am ONLY giving the info here. I have NO commercial interest in this operation, I will not take monies from any side. Just trying to open another worthwhile supplier to the US Market.
Keep well and shoot straight!
I know you were kidding by thinning the herd.........but I am very seriously considering doing that, because I might not have the restraint to pass this one up......really.
OK, guys, let me repeat this again:
I am NOT a commercial participant in this deal.
EACH of you will be dealing DIRECTLY with the CzechRep gunsmiths, they are an established and reputable firm that has been dealing worldwide for years.
This is an essential part of the whole concept because AA has very strict contracts that CZ does NOT (quite understandably) want infringed in any way. But AA cannot control world free trade and the liberties we have here in the USA, so, we found a way.
When the website link is posted, I will let everyone know here and each can place the order directly, there is no limit in principle to the number of guns that can be made, but neither is there a commitment to make this a "catalog product".
And just to reiterate again, I have NO commercial role in this, my role was being the "rule bender".
Sit tight, and please be patient, a few guns are already in transit between CZ factory and the gunsmiths' so we should have a website link before the end of the week.
Keep well and shoot straight!
I promised I would put a link as soon as it was released, here it is:
Do note that the price for the US is going to be considerably lower (NO VAT), and that is still being determined with precision by the good guys at Altaros. Yes, it is Altaros the company that is helping us here.
BUT, I have been assured that it will be just under US$700 with two shipping options:
USPS.- US$68 (or thereabouts, remember the Czech post charges in Crowns)
TNT.- US$90 (or thereabouts).
If anyone has a contract with UPS, they can use that too and pay shipping on this end.
PERSONALLY, I would spend the difference between the courier and the USPS in insurance and ship via the Postal systems of both countries, but that is just me.
I have also been told that there aren't many around in the Cz. Rep. and obviously, this is "first come, first served".
I will be on holidays from tomorrow morning, out of reach of cell and web.
See you all in June!
I want to thank Hector too. You made something 'easy' for those of us who want one but would probably never had a chance to obtain in this stock. Mine wont be a 'main' shooter by any stretch but it will probably become my short range plinker/target gun and let me thin out a few other things that I've used to fill that role that don't interest me nearly as much.
Edit... Mine is on the way!! It shipped 5/30 and has cleared their local customs and is cleared for 'export'.
Jeff and DPFL.- My pleasure! Helping friends is always good.
For those that did not get a gun on this round, CZ has acknowledged the request for more guns and said they will supply, hopefully it will not take too long.
Altaros is a brand that deserves more recognition from the US customers. After some years of making regulators and stoking up the boiler, they will soon be able to run at full speed with a wider of products.
Stay tuned because they will change some basic paradigms in the near future.
Keep well and shoot straight!
And, of course, to those lucky two: Keep us posted! 😉
May I ask what the total cost was?
How can you tell if they are in stock?
Rifle (after deducting the VAT) was $693 USD but then add whatever shipping option you chose. my shipping was another $68. I don't know if that would fluctuate with exchange rates....
You'd have to email them for any info or to purchase/order one. I get the impression they only did a few, at least for now.
They sent me an email when they shipped. It included a tracking number and a link. I didn't use the link but the same tracking number was picked up by USPS. after a day or 2. Might depend on what shipping option you picked but mine has been easy.... but then again, since it hit NY 2.5 days ago, there have been no updates. For me, stuff coming through NY/NJ sometimes gets here 2-3 days before they update the tracking... so I have no real clue when it might show up. But being in MD, if they really processed 6/4 in NY as the tracking says, it could show up today but I won't hold my breath.
You're missing build quality and refinement.
Trigger on the factory CZ is much better, and out of the box the CZ should be more accurate due to a properly machined and stiffer 15mm barrel.
Also the gauntlet is massive, very large and very heavy compared to a CZ200. The 200 is easily handled by women and youth shooters. Sure the gauntlet has some nice features but isn't on the same level quality wise.
The Gauntlet seems to have equal features at less cost. Some are now only $220.00
What am I missing.
We bought what we like..??? I'm sitting behind a 12fpe rifle that cost 15x what the gauntlet costs. You shoot what you like or are willing to deal with, I'll shoot what I like. Okay??
Meant no offence whatsoever. Sorry if it came across that way, really.
I think the basic answer on differences come down to CZ barrel, wood stock (especially one that's not otherwise available in the US), accessory rail, many years of proven quality, etc... If that's stuff that you like than yeah.... it's gonna cost a little extra. Seriously, I meant no offense in my previous response....
COMPLETE disappointment so far!!!!!
It came today.
1. Altaros used the term 'registered' in our emails. There just happened to be a box at my mailbox 1/2 a mile away from my house.... To me registered mail means at least signature required on the recipients end.
2, The ORIGINAL CZ box (and I know the shape, very much like the HW boxes, angled and such) is simply wrapped in a thin sheet of plastic. NOITHING ELSE. Could be the cheapest garbage bag you ever bought.....
3. The top/skinny side of the box... the top 13-14 inches of the box is completely broken off the rest of the box. The plastic is still there but I can get 2-3 fingers between the cardboard portions, all the way around. It's completely broken off / separated.
I'm too upset to even take pictures right now, much less try to post them I'm not even going to open it tonight. Seeing any damage would not be good for my blood pressure!!! And yes< I will be sending a copy of this post (once I post pics) to Altaros.
Rifle appears to be fine. I'm a little surprised that the stock survived, the back half the box, while not broken off, was crushed and mangled too. I just didn't know it until I removed the 'saran wrap'. I'll keep my note to them simple....shipping half way around the world, at least 2 customs warehouses, and I think I counted 5 post offices it went through... might want to try something a tad more supportive than plastic wrap.
I agree. They need to double box for a trip across the Atlantic. Mine arrived yesterday in my home state, the person that received for me said box was in rough shape. I am having it forwarded to me so I won't see it for a week or so then I can report on the condition. I will e-mail Altaros as I have done business with them before.
I think you guys are going to love the weight, and shot count these rifles deliver with the Altaros reg's and aluminum tubes.
I have a .22 and get just over 100 shots in the mid 600's using JSB Exact Express (14.3g)
I'm going to crank up the power a bit, my aim is just under 800fps. If I get there I'll keep you posted on the shot count.