Written on: 25/11/2005 by Steve4887 (8 reviews written)
Precisely machined steel parts; well finished Turkish walnut stock; crisp trigger; accurate; deep, rich; dark bluing; value for money; a superb firearm.
The bolt sometimes hangs up; current production rifles now come with plastic magazines (.22LR and .17Mach2).
I bought a CZ 452 American in .22 LR two years ago. Unlike many current American rim-fire rifles, the CZ is all steel and wood. The extractor and ejector are steel, not sheet metal. The stock is walnut, not walnut finished hardwood. The CZ452 series is built for discerning gun buyers.
I now own 11 CZ 452 series rifles in calibers .17HMR, .17Mach2, .22LR, and .22Magnum. I shoot six inch clay pigeons set at 125 to 200 yards with the .17 and .22 magnum rifles. When I miss, it is my fault. After busting a pigeon, I can hit the shards. These rifles are supremely accurate, very well made, and a joy to own.
I especially like the European style full-stock version. The stock is checkered Turkish walnut.
The rear sight is all steel, precisely machined, step-adjustable with ranges marked in yards and meters. I've mounted varmint scopes on the .17 and .22 magnum rifles to take advantage of the amazing accuracy. I mounted Tasco .22 scopes on the .22LR.
You cannot buy a better rim-fire rifle for $350.00.