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wanted: .22lr plinking rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dunkelheit, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Dunkelheit

    Dunkelheit Well-Known Member

    Which rifle would you recommend to meet the following specifications?

    .22lr bolt action
    5+ round clip
    good accuracy
    made in USA or west Europe
    around $500
  2. cat_IT_guy

    cat_IT_guy Well-Known Member

    I dont have one, but the CZ 452 and 455 seem to get rave reviews and are great looking rimfires to boot.

    EDIT: sorry, missed the 5+ rounds part the first time around. Not sure offhand if CZ would meet that requirement.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
  3. Captcurt

    Captcurt Well-Known Member

    My CZ 452 has 5 round mag and shoots better than I can hold it. I have had 3 CZ rimfires, a 17 mach ll, 22 mag and a 22lr and all of them shot great. Savage and Marlin's do well but CZ has them beat on looks and finish. Quality all the way.
  4. sixgunner455

    sixgunner455 Well-Known Member

    CZ 452, 453, trainer, etc. Savage has several very good models in that range, and excellent triggers. The TR and the BV are very nice.
  5. TurtlePhish

    TurtlePhish Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you're describing a CZ almost exactly.
  6. Avenger29

    Avenger29 Well-Known Member

    CZ 452 is the best choice.

    I absolutely love mine. 5 and 10 round mags available, excellent design, excellent control placement, excellent accuracy, beautiful iron sights, and a smooth action that feels like a centerfire rifle...the Marlin and Savage offerings while solid rifles in their own right feel like cheesy cheap rifles.
  7. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Active Member

    I am genuinely pleased with my Savage Mark II.:) Cliff
  8. ROAshooter

    ROAshooter member

    after buying my first Cz 452FS....I sold off my Ruger 77/22 to buy more CZs
  9. John828

    John828 Well-Known Member

    Hands down -- CZ 455 (or 452 if you want a used one). Excellent fit and finish, incredibly accurate, 5- and 10-round magazines available and under $500.
  10. Picher

    Picher Well-Known Member

    My 455 is great, but I love my accurized Rem 504 more.
  11. Gunnerboy

    Gunnerboy Well-Known Member

    Just picked up a brand new cz513 best most accurate bolt action 22 i have owned! 5shots in the size of a quarter at 40yds with CCI blazer, and they make a 10rnd magazine.
  12. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Well-Known Member

    I guess the Czech Republic would be considered eastern Europe, but you can't beat their rifles for the money.
    I have two, the 452 Scout in .22lr and the 452 Lux in .22 WMR. Both are all steel and wood. No plastic sights, no plastic trigger guards.

    The Lux's, Ultra Lux's and the Trainers have the superb tangent sights that allow you to quickly adjust for range.

    The Scout has basic sights, but they are tough as nails and well designed.
  13. Hotshot10

    Hotshot10 Well-Known Member

    CZ for sure. There are 10-round magazines available. I have one for my 452.
  14. browneu

    browneu Well-Known Member

    CZ accurate great iron sights.

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  15. ShooterGuy

    ShooterGuy Well-Known Member

    Personally I've been very pleased with my Marlin 795, I call it my "walmart special" since its great accuracy for a almost just a 5th of what you're wanting to spend. Even though its a semi, plinking is a blast with it and the accuracy will surprise you even with a cheap scope. So ya, +1 Marlin
  16. juk

    juk Well-Known Member

    I've got a CZ 452 trainer in 22LR that I will not part with. The sights are just about the best you can get on a factory rifle for the price. The gun is amazingly accurate with anything from Wolf to bulk ammo. I can't describe how fun it is to work the bolt on the Mini-Mauser action. It's just a nice over-all package. Several CZ rimfires come with amazing wood stocks too. Mine just has the basic beech stock. I use this as my small game gun, so I won't feel bad about scratches and dents near as much. My rifle came with a single 5 rd mag. I know that they also make and sell a 10 rd mag as well.
  17. Cee Zee

    Cee Zee member

    I like the CZ 453 much better myself. They cost right at $500. They have a more adjustable trigger and it's a set trigger. I don't like the 452 triggers at all. I've seen them with the so called trigger jobs done on them and they still were nothing like a 453.

    Savage makes some very good rifles too. My Savage MkIIBTV is actually more accurate than my CZ and it's made in Canada by a US company. BTW the CZ's are made in east Europe. You said you wanted west Europe.
  18. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Any Remington 500 series rifle.
  19. NeuseRvrRat

    NeuseRvrRat Well-Known Member

    i saw a CZ 455 the other day for $375. that leaves money for some glass.
  20. Furncliff

    Furncliff Well-Known Member

    Shooting rim fire is what I do most of. I have two CZ 452's and two Brno's (another Czech company that was absorbed into CZ in the 70's). Along with a Savage 29 they are exquisitely accurate and well made. You would have to spend a lot more to get a better rifle. I have adjusted the triggers on the two CZ 452's, it's easily done and I'm very pleased with the outcome.

    I don't know too many folks who one just one. Here's one of mine.
    CZ452 Ultra Lux with Brno Standard Target Sights.

    Since you are in Germany I would recommend that you look for a Brno too. I think you may have a good chance finding one there. They are excellent. Good Luck.

    Check out this site....rimfirecentral.com
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013

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