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From CZ-USA . . .

CZ-USA has brought unparalleled precision to the rimfire world, and the company’s new 457 LRP rifle is yet another reinforcement of that status, but one that would-be competition shooters don’t have to sacrifice a mortgage payment to own!

Chambered in 22 LR, this beast of a rimfire bolt gun remains affordable while possessing the same quality and accuracy as CZ’s 457 Varmint MTR, plus all the benefits of ergonomic target stock. Borrowing the MTR’s ‘Match’ chamber, the LRP is built to return superb groups with target-grade ammunition.

The tack-driving rimfire 457 LRP is ready to be set on the firing line at any NRL22 or ELR 22 event as soon as it’s topped with a quality optic, which can easily be mounted via an included Picatinny rail on the receiver that has 25 MOA built in. For folks shooting longer distances, this allows the scope to remain in the center of its adjustment range even with the great amount of drop 22 LR can experience.


Long-range rimfire shooting competitions are steadily increasing in popularity, as they allow shooters to hone their precision shooting skills with much shorter shooting lanes (100 to 400 yards) and much less expensive ammunition. The 457 LRP lets pretty much anyone on any budget get in on the fun.

 

The target-style stock includes an adjustable cheekpiece and buttstock, so a shooter’s cheek weld and length of pull can be a custom fit. The grip and forend feature the company’s Soft Touch surface treatment for a solid grip when moving from one shooting station to another.

The user-adjustable trigger can be tuned for creep, poundage and overtravel. The cold hammer-forged and lapped barrel in their .866” Varmint profile and has been fluted to reduce its weight, with 1/2×28 threads for use with a suppressor or muzzle device.

CZ-USA 457 LRP Rifle Specs:
  • SKU: 02380
  • Caliber: 22 LR
  • Action: Bolt
  • Stock: Target Style, w/Adj cheek piece and butt
  • Stock Surface: Soft Touch
  • Magazine Capacity: 5
  • Barrel: Cold hammer-forged, fluted, varmint profile, 1:16 Twist
  • Barrel length: 20 in.
  • Weight: 7.2 lbs.
  • Overall Length: 39.7 in.
  • Sights: 25 MOA Rail
  • Trigger: User Adjustable
  • Length of Pull: Adj. 13.8 in. to 15.4 in.
  • Safety features: Positive safety, firing mechanism indicator
  • Misc. Threaded barrel, 3 stock spacers included.
  • MSRP: $1,195

 

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22 COMMENTS

  1. My grandfather used to have a 1959 Winchester Model 69 bolt-action .22 that was the #1 most accurate rifle I’ve ever shot…and with iron sights, no less. I miss that rifle. Old school styling and American craftsmanship.

    • My grandpa had an Iver Johnson , my nephews got it now. I’d put it up against anything out there and bet $20.(I’d bet a hundred but I might lose.LOL)

  2. MSRP: $1195

    So, retail price will probably be around $1,000 at your local gun store. And then you still have to add a quality scope which would cost, what, another $600 or thereabouts?

    I don’t see myself running out to buy one of these. Having said that, I certainly wish the best and countless hours of enjoyment to anyone who does buy one.

    • Based on the MSRP it will be in Open class in NRL22, so people will likely be spending much more than $600 on an optic. In the clubs I shoot with, most of us have $2000-$4000 optics for our Open guns. To compete in Base class, the optic would have to have an MSRP of $5 to stay under the $1200 cap.

      I don’t think this rifle will be very popular with competition shooters. To compete with the Vudoos in Open class, it will need some serious upgrades like a better trigger, a better barrel (and NOT fluted, because the center of mass needs to be forward of the magazine), and an ARCA rail for attachments. Most people who shoot 457s in Open class buy a cheap 457, throw away everything but the bolt and action, and build a custom gun on it. If I get bored shooting my 457 MTR in Base class, I might go that route.

  3. I will buy one if a left handed version is offered. CZ does this occasionally, but not always. If not, I will stick to one of my Anschutzs, BSA Martinis, or my CZ 452 lefty. In this day of CNC the only excuse for not producing a few of a left handed version is they just don’t want to bother and that seems odd as we are probably 25 percent of the market. Back in the day of the real BSA they even machined left handed aperture sights as I have two sets.

  4. “The 457 LRP lets pretty much anyone on any budget get in on the fun.”

    I don’t think “budget” means what they think it means……

    • Depends on whose budget you are talking about. You are not going to take a base 10/22 and stretch it to 500 yards. If you want to get in to long range and are not serious yet this is a start.

  5. I have never taken a .22 past 100 yards. At my age I doubt I could do it with the trickest rifle and scope on the market.

    • We have people in their 70s shoot at our NRL22 matches out to 200 yards. One of them routinely scores in the top three, but he’s a retired Ranger sniper.

    • I hit about 50% of the time on a half man target at 250 yards with an inexpensive Savage bolt action .22 with a 4x scope and a plain cross hair reticle. The tricky part was guestimating the holdover, since the target was up hill and the background was the sky.

  6. The Marlin bolt action I’ve got kills squirrels just fine thank you. Cz’s are fine firegunms, I’ve shot one of their .22’s no complaints. As for me though $1000 is out of my price range for a bolt action .22
    Poverty sucks in some respects however it does allow you to appreciate what you’ve got.

  7. $1,200 for a 22lr, hard pass. A Savage or Ruger with a good scope cost 1/2 of that, even in these inflated times.

    • I have a Henry, Ruger 10/22, Remington Model 512, and my favorite Marlin 795. For what I do they are great. For going past 100 yards and out to 500 I would want something like this or better.

      There is a market for .22 LR rifles like this and even those costing more. You and I are not that market.

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