Small-game and youth hunting, Hunter Education training, target practice, and plinking: if any of these shooting sports are on your “to do” list, CZ-USA has a high-quality and affordable CZ 457 rimfire rifle for you and yours.
And, for 2019, CZ-USA has improved and upgraded the CZ 457 family of rimfire rifles to make them even easier to use and accessorize than ever.
All new 457’s now feature an American-style push-to-fire safety–something Hunter Education instructors and 4-H shooting coaches had asked CZ-USA to change. Now, rimfire practice and training with the CZ 457 will mimic and reinforce the safety use on other American-style centerfire and rimfire rifles.
Meantime, CZ-USA also tweaked several smaller features on the CZ 457 line. To make these rifles a bit more comfortable in hand, the actions have been trimmed back nearly one-inch in length, and slab-sided to reduce the footprint and weight of the actions.
To make improve shooting with a scope mounted on the 457’s, CZ-USA ditched the 90º bolt rotation of the past in favor of 60º rotation. This change provides more room between bolt handle and scope for easier cycling of rounds. It also allows for the use of scopes with larger ocular bell diameters and lower ring heights.
To top it all off, there’s no need to buy an expensive after-market trigger with the CZ 457 family of rimfires. The 457’s now feature a trigger adjustable for weight, creep and overtravel, so the trigger can be fine-tuned for each shooter.
At the same time, the 457 family retains the exact same swappable barrel system as the 455 and the same reliable polymer magazine system.
Other features include a detachable magazine system (5, 10, 25 and single-shot adapter available in 22 LR), and a hardy nitride finish that stands up to hard use in the field. For ease of optics mounting, an 11mm dovetail is milled right into the receiver. And, stocks can be interchanged among the various 457 rimfires to better fit individual shooters.
Without a doubt, the new 457 Family of Rimfires is best rimfire platform CZ-USA has ever fielded.
MTR stands for “Match Target Rifle,” and the chamber on this 457 Varmint is cut to the tightest specifications to perform impressively well with top-tier ammo. The Turkish walnut stock has a vertical grip with a comfortable palm swell and laser stippling for texture. A large, flat forend has dual QD studs for running a bipod and a sling; wrap-around stippling provides exceptional grip for the forward hand.
The standard heavy-barreled version of the 457, the Varmint has a .866″ cylindrical barrel. The Varmint performs well with a wide variety of rimfire loads, translating into an accurate platform for shooting targets or getting game. The Turkish walnut stock has an American-style comb for use with a scope and a wide, flat forend that rides a sandbag well. Laser-cut stippling gives grip fore and aft.
The Precision Trainer was designed to provide the same look and feel like a full-size tactical rifle while allowing for more economical training. The Manners carbon-fiber composite stock anchors a rock-solid platform and is finished in a three-color camouflage pattern. The tapered Varmint barrel is threaded 1/2×28 for a suppressor. A paper-puncher with surgical precision.
The Pro Varmint has a heavy 16.5″ barrel threaded 1/2×28 for use with a suppressor or other muzzle device. The black-painted laminate stock incorporates features found on much more expensive stocks without pushing the price of the rifle through the roof. The short barrel gives plenty of time for the cartridge to get a full burn while increasing the rigidity of the barrel. Result: tack-driving accuracy. Quietly.
Using the popular Boyd’s AT-ONE® stock, this 457 Varmint variant makes an ideal trainer for the whole family. With the push of a button, length of pull can be adjusted from 12.5″ to 14.25″. Comb height is similarly adjustable, with 5/8″ of rise available. The stiff laminate stock provides a nice, rigid platform, while the 16.5″ threaded heavy barrel makes fitting a suppressor easy.
Designed in the European style, the Lux has a hogback stock fashioned from Turkish walnut, with a cheekpiece and comb ideal for use with its crisp iron sights. Like all 457s, features an 11mm dovetail for mounting optics. It can be quickly and easily swapped to a different chambering with the addition of a second barrel set (sold at CZ-USA webstore). One 5-round magazine is included.
An ideal rifle for introducing youth to the shooting sports, the 457 Training Rifle is famous among rimfire competitors. The Training Rifle has a 24.8″ barrel, tangent rear sight (adjustable for distance) and beechwood stock with Schnabel forend. With its long sight radius and the crisp iron sights, the Training Rifle is a favorite in open-sight Rimfire Sporter competition. Shipped with a 5-round magazine; single-shot adapters and 10-round magazines are available.
The classic American-style rimfire rifle, this gorgeous 457 has a 24.8″ barrel with no sights and is meant for a quality scope, which is easy to do thanks to the 11mm dovetail for scope rings milled into the top of its receiver. The Turkish walnut stock has a high, flat comb and a classic checkering pattern.
Built to be an ideal first gun for young shooters, the Scout has a short 12″ length of pull. With simple leaf rear sight and blade front (rear adjustable for windage, front for elevation), learning the basics of sight picture has never been easier. 11mm dovetails on the receiver make adding a scope a breeze. Own a suppressor? The muzzle on the rifle is threaded 1/2×28. As young shooters outgrow the short stock, a full-sized stock from CZ-USA is easily added.
Since 1997, CZ-USA has given American shooters and hunters the best firearms the Czech Republic has to offer. In 2019, we completed yet another milestone by producing CZ firearms here in the United States at CZ-USA’s Kansas City, Kansas, facility. With our ever-increasing production capabilities stateside, CZ-USA will continue to improve, innovate, and add to the CZ-USA line-up of high-quality, affordable handguns, rifles, shotguns, and suppressors, plus custom-quality handguns from Dan Wesson.
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