For more than 70 years Česká Zbrojovka has been known and appreciated worldwide for the development and manufacturing of rimfire rifles. With the current CZ 457 bolt-action rifle series, the manufacturer has brought together all the important advantages of the previous generation, offering a new line that combines reliability, high accuracy and shooting comfort in addition to long-lasting quality. That‘s what the manufacturer says. We are looking forward to receice our first test samples soon.
The already extensive CZ 457 family with numerous equipment options is now joined by 3 eye-catching models, all of which bear the word "Threaded" in their name. All three rifles feature in fact barrels with 1/2x20 UNF muzzle threads and thread cover, which makes a later upgrade with suppressors or other muzzle attachments much easier.
Features, specs and prices of the new CZ 457 "Threaded” rimfire rifles
CZ 457 Synthetic Threaded: The 5.29 lb/2.4 kg Synthetic Threaded model with polymer stock featuring an easy-to-use "soft-touch" finish and adjustable trigger is available with a choice of 16"/406 mm and 20"/508 mm barrels. Price: 440 euro.
CZ 457 Thumbhole Threaded: The 7 lb/3.2 kg "Thumbhole Threaded" model is equipped with a neat thumbhole laminated wood stock with raised cheek piece for an ideal head position when shooting with scope and an adjustable trigger. This rimfire repeater is also optionally available with 16"/406 mm and 20"/508 mm long barrels, whereby a compensator with circumferential gas ports is factory mounted on the muzzle thread. Price: 798 euro.
CZ 457 Long Range Precision Threaded: The crowning glory is the 7.76 lb/3.52 kg LR Precision Threaded model with a sleekly designed laminated wood stock with height-adjustable cheek piece, adjustable trigger, continuous Picatinny mounting rail on top of the receiver and 20"/508 mm long match barrel with compensator. The distance from the trigger to the butt plate (length of pull, or LOP) can be adjusted between 351 and 382 mm. Price: 1099 euro.
The box magazine holds five rimfire cartridges for all three models, which will be available from May 2020
As part of our coverage of the SHOT Show 2020, we published a trend report on the .22 LR caliber. There you will find a lot of information about what makes this caliber so successful worldwide.
Further information and news about the CZ 457 rimfire rifle series can be found on the manufacturer's website.