Cz-Usa 02340 CZ 457 Varmint 22 LR Caliber With 5+1 Capacity, 20.50" Barrel, Black Nitride Metal Finish & Fixed Varmint-Style Turkish Walnut Stock Right Hand (Full Size)
The standard heavy-barreled version of the 457 the Varmint has a .866” cylindrical barrel. Not only does the heavy barrel make for good harmonics it also allows the Varmint to perform 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.
If we were to pick one thing that our previous rimfire platforms were lacking it was an American-style push-to-fire safety — something Hunter’s Education instructors and 4-H shooting coaches have begged us to incorporate for years. Though that was the most obvious change we also took the opportunity to tweak a load of small things at the same time. In addition to the receiver-mounted push-to-fire safety we chopped almost an inch of length from the action and slab-sided it to reduce its footprint and weight.
The stamped bottom metal of the 455 is gone swapped for a classy two-piece interlocking system. To make scope fitment easier we ditched the 90° bolt rotation in favor of 60° allowing for larger ocular bell diameters with lower ring heights. To top it all off the 457 now features a trigger adjustable for weight creep and over-travel.
With the exact same swappable barrel system as the 455 and the same reliable polymer magazine system the 457 is without a doubt the best rimfire platform we’ve ever fielded.
|Barrel Description||20.50" Heavy|
|Barrel Length Range||20" to 20.99"|
|Metal Finish Group||Blued/Black|
|Sights||None, Integral 11mm Dovetail|
|Stock Description||Fixed Varmint-Style|
|Stock Finish Group||Brown|
|Weight Range||7 lbs to 7.99 lbs|