Written on: 01/07/2008
I own a 452 american 22lr and a 17hmr 452 varmint. both are incredibly accurate rifles. mine have pretty good trigger pulls right out of the box. the 22 is "minute of a sage rat accurate out to about 130 yards and the 17 shoots far better than I am capable of doing. they are classic and aesthetically pleasing rifles and are priced well below the quality. great value for the money. I've owned a bunch of 22's and 17's and these are far and away the best.
The varmint 452 is a bit heavy but not a big deal in the sage rat fields. Everyone seems quick to judge the cheap and ugly trigger guard and I don't think its fair. seems to be very similar to the classic and much desired winchester model 52. this may be insulting to the pre-64 winchester idol worshipers but the cz 452 is a better rifle all around in my opinion.
When I finally get grandkids and they are ready for their first rimfire rifles, I am getting them cz products.