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CZ 452 Lux

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Boberama, Feb 3, 2011.

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  1. Boberama

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    What do you guys think of this rifle in 22LR?
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  2. jmr40

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    I have a 452 American. The bolt was stiff and gritty to operate when new, but it has smoothed out after years of use.

    The trigger is heavy, gritty and full of creep, but it still shoots dime sized groups or better at 50 yards. The wood and exterior metal finish is very good.

    They look good on the outside, but they do a crude job of finishing the parts of the gun left unseen, but for the money I'd buy another if I needed one.
     
  3. d2wing

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    Got one, love it, most accurate sporter 22lr I've ever shot. Good sights.
     
  4. The Lone Haranguer

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    I owned a Training Rifle (essentially the same gun but with a beech stock). It could shoot the whisker off a gnat. :D The iron sights are the best I've ever tried. The only reason I put a scope on it was to see the target better. The trigger did have a lot of takeup, and the safety is counterintuitive, having to pull it back to disengage it.
     
  5. Cosmoline

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    Got mine over a decade ago and it's seen a lot of use. It has phenomenal accuracy for a rimfire, great reliability, and handles more like a mini-Mauser than a standard rimfire rifle. I've used it extensively for small game hunting with excellent results. It's a death laser for squirrel.

    I prefer the traditional lux model over the American. The American gets rid of the iron sights, which to my mind is nuts. The irons are NOT the typical cheapo bent piece of sheet metal you find on most rimfires, but elegant and calibrated tangent sights that permit you to change your zero to compensate for the .22LR's drop.
     
  6. viking499

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    Got two in my safe. Extremely accurate. I think that they have the best factory open sights on the market. Buy one, you will love it.
     
  7. lonestardiver

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    I've got it in 22WMR...
    Great Rifle.....
     
  8. GambJoe

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    CZ 452 Lux 22LR. Very accurate. Like the iron sights (don't know how many manufaturer's use them any more). Has euro style stock making it difficult for me to use a scope on it. I'd go with the Americain if you use a scope all the time.

    No regrets with this purchase.
     
  9. HOOfan_1

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    Got my dad an Ultra-Lux. It has a longer barrel, beechwood stock and a cheek piece, otherwise it is just like the Lux. Best .22 I've ever shot
     
  10. Sun195

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    One of my favorite guns - probably one of the last I'd part with.
     
  11. CB900F

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    Fella's;

    I'm a CZ-aholic. If you want an inexpensive & very effective way to correct the trigger pull weight & creep issues, order a YoDave kit. They cost under $20.00, are available on either e-bay (I think), or the Rimfire Central site for sure.

    I have a Lux, one with the bolt on the proper side of the action, thenkewveddymuch, a situation that pertains to all my CZ's. In fact, I got into the CZ rimfires because they offer left hand bolt .22's. Once I had the first one, hoo-boy, there's so much more than just the ergonomics for me.

    Buy a 452 if you can, that series is being terminated & replaced by the 455 model. The barrel of the 455 is a slip-in, a-la Ruger, and the excellent iron sights are history. But buy whatever model you can, I strongly doubt you'll be disappointed.

    900F
     
  12. ROAshooter

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    I have been selling my Ruger rifles...to buy CZ rifles......452FS...452 Varmint...527FS 223....had a 452 Trainer....looks like the Lux...just beech wood instead of walnut...but gf claims its hers...
     
  13. RockyMtnTactical

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    I have a CZ 452 scout and it is excellent. I want to get something bigger for me...
     
  14. DM~

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    I don't like the "hog back" stock style on any firearm... I like the "American" style much better.

    DM
     
  15. Blakenzy

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    I own one... it is an un-regrettable purchase. Feels like a "real" centerfire rifle but scaled down to .22 dimensions. Very accurate. Excellent iron sights. Trigger is adjustable for weight, it may be a little creepy but not too bad on mine, this is easily corrected by buying one of the inexpensive ($15-20), easy to install CZ trigger kits out there. If you absolutely must have a scope on all your guns perhaps the 452 "American" or "Varmint" variants will be more suitable.

    If you enjoy shooting with open sights this is the .22LR to buy.
     
  16. Onmilo

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    I like it.
     
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    I have both the american and the lux. They are great rifles and are fairly accurate. The bolts are a little gritty but its easy enough to lap them. Now they are smooth as glass.

    It's a purchase you won't regret.
     
  18. trigga

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    ill like it more if it has a feed ramp
     
  19. earlthegoat2

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    Id get the FS.

    That one reeks of class.
     
  20. CraigC
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    They're great rifles for the money. My 452FS model .22LR shoots into a half inch at 50yds with Remington bulk. A tenth better with Wolf MT.
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  21. earlthegoat2

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    Ahhhh,

    I see CraigC took my advice......or maybe his own.:what:
     
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    Found that little gem on the used gun rack a couple weeks before Christmas. Swapped for it lickety split. It has been full of wonderful surprises! :D
     
  23. CH47gunner

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    "What do you guys think of this rifle in 22LR?"

    Why I liked it so much I went out and bought one, a Special that is. Not really - I've had my Special for a couple of years now.
    I believe your Lux has the Turkish Walnut while my Special is Birch. Mine's a great little field rifle.
    You're gonna like it.

    Bruce

    CZ452 Special .22lr w/ Simmons 22Mag 3-9x32

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  24. FLNT4EVR

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    If you found one., don't pass it up.The 452's are being discontinued,and their accuracy is becoming legendary. You'll never regret your purchase,and it's one rifle that you will be abel to get your money back if you ever decide to sell it. I doubt that will ever happen,in fact you will be hooked by CZ'S and looking for more.
     
  25. gdesloge

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    This rifle seems to be a big seller among CZ aficionados:

    http://cz-usa.com/products/view/cz-452-pink-scout/

    It has the same action as all the 452s and is reputed to be extremely accurate.

    The stock is actually wood (not synthetic) and is easily repainted.

    gd
     
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