Jonesing on my CZ rimfires

Discussion in 'CZ Rifles' started by FALPhil, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. FALPhil

    FALPhil Crusty curmudgeon

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    I have been enjoying the heck out of my 455s. I have an American and a Varmint.

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    Been trying out different types of ammo with the Varmint. First range session was with CCI standard:
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    The flyers were consistent. I think it was because I was shooting off a bipod instead of a rest.
     
  2. wiredgeorge

    wiredgeorge New Member

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    What are your 455s chambered in? I have a 455 with the thumbhole stock and after zero, shoot sub 1 inch rounds at 100 yards all day. Mine is chambered in 17HMR. I love to be able to shoot effectively at 100 yds. I have a very high powered Baraska scope on my rifle but can't recall what power it is off top of my head. I guess I would have preferred a 22" barrel to the shorter bull barrel but they don't make the varmint with one in 17HMR I think.
     

  3. fflincher

    fflincher New Member

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    Nice pix, nice groups, Crusty!

    You told us about the ammo and groups, how about the scopes?

    I've got a 10 year old or so 452-2E ZKM, not sure what that all adds up to, wears a 3-12X40 cheap Tasco with adjustable objective, a rimfire benefit which I can't see on your rifles. Helps me with parallax, but takes time setting up the shot and the calibration on the scope never coincides with my eye.

    I plink from a bench at 25 and 50 yards at soft ball size Wiffle balls anchored with screws to the dirt backstops with Remington Golden Bullets from 525 round packs. I suspect that combination gives tighter groups than your Varmint. Not because my cheap ammo or old rifle are any better, and fer sure am not likely to be a better shot, but because if you don't have your scopes adjusted for parallax, they can't shoot as well as they might. Most fixed parallax .22 scopes are set for 50 yards. Most fixed parallax centerfire scopes are set for 100 yards, the exception being shotgun scopes (usually 50 yards).

    Oh, here's the write-up on my rifle: http://www.czub.cz/en/news/written-about-us/559-rimfire-rifle-cz-452-2e-zkm.aspx

    My rifle doesn't have anywhere NEAR the sexy stock worn by the CZ in the factory picture. Looks like any medium weight target US .22, Winchester, Remington, Mossberg, Stevens...

    Lemme know about the scopes. I've been thinking that a bigger 24X will be needed to really see what my rifle can do, just haven't gotten around to changing the glass.
     
  4. FALPhil

    FALPhil Crusty curmudgeon

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    Right now, they are both in 22LR. I am looking for a 17HMR barrel for the Varmint. I would like an aftermarket one about 22 inches. Maybe fluted. I tried talking Lothar-Walther into making a run, but they wanted an order for 50 barrels.

    The scopes in the pictures are no longer the ones on the rifles. The Varmint now wears a Mueller APV in Burris Signature Rimfire rings, and the American is wearing a vintage US-made Redfield 3-9x. I am really impressed with the Mueller. I can focus down to 30 feet, which is a hard feature to find. My wife gave it to me for Christmas, and I have only used it a couple of times.
     
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  5. BroncoAZ

    BroncoAZ New Member

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    I am looking for a 452 American in left handed .22lr, very nice rifles.
     
  6. Easy CZ

    Easy CZ Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That's a great-looking gun, FAL. I want a 452 Mannlicher in 22 or 17.
     
  7. dead meat

    dead meat New Member

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    A couple of nice 22's FALPhil. I have a 452 varmint and a 455 super match that is as accurate as the 452 with the same ammo. Have a Green mountain 17 barrel and a Mach2 ream and plan on a 17m2 for the 455 in the future, other projects keep getting in the way.
     
  8. FALPhil

    FALPhil Crusty curmudgeon

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    When you get ready to start cutting the tenon on that GM barrel, please post some pics of how you set it up.
     
  9. 6point5guy

    6point5guy New Member

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    You've got to love the CZ rim fires. They brought wood and blue back to the masses.
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  10. wiredgeorge

    wiredgeorge New Member

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    Although the 17HMR round is a bit more expensive, once you have tried that round, shooting 22LR isn't nearly as fun,. I hope 17WSM catches on and CZ has an offerning in that chambering... more speed more speed!
     
  11. dead meat

    dead meat New Member

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    FALPhil i will for sure post pics when the proiject gets going. Not sure when due to other project as well as other commitments.