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Offline Silentblades

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Cz 455 varmint or American
« on: July 25, 2017, 12:06:28 PM »
Which would you go with? It's mostly for bench shooting and maybe occcassional varmint.

Offline v35

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Re: Cz 455 varmint or American
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 03:59:15 PM »
Varmint, heavy barrel:



Its reviews convinced me: http://cz-usa.com/product/cz-455-varmint-22-lr-5-rd-mag/

Very happy with it. The reason for choosing the thumbhole stock? Vanity. I just like the way it looks, along with the fluted barrel. It's just a classy rifle, and its accuracy is very impressive. Effortless one MOA groups, and I'm no expert. I haven't even tried anything except cheap Remington Thunderbolt ammo yet.

Beware that it is heavy, but for bench shooting that's a plus.

Offline LACz567

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Re: Cz 455 varmint or American
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 04:10:29 PM »
I have a varmint and love it, but it is heavy. I've been thinking about getting the barrel fluted just to get a little better balance out of the rifle.


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Offline Silentblades

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Re: Cz 455 varmint or American
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 04:36:55 PM »
I keep leaning towards the lighter American 455. My son has a heavy bull barrel and while it's nice not sure if I want to lug it around.

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Re: Cz 455 varmint or American
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 06:00:54 PM »
I keep leaning towards the lighter American 455. My son has a heavy bull barrel and while it's nice not sure if I want to lug it around.
I have the 455 American. I like the overall weight/balance of the rifle. Also, adding a bipod didn't throw off the balance at all. As far as it's accuracy, it's spot on. Now for me, this is primarily a hunting rifle. I'm not too concerned with shooting out a spot the size of a dime at 50 yards. I'm happy with a nickel.

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I'm breaking in to CZ with a 455 American. It might be my first CZ, but it won't be my last.

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Re: Cz 455 varmint or American
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 06:21:07 PM »
Ok so I currently own a marlin 17V. It weighs in at about 6 lbs minus scope and bipod. I'm reading that the varmint is 7+ without scope and bipod.  The American is 5+. Will it really be nickel vs dime loss of accuracy?  I also own a Winchester 300 win mag so primary hunting rifle is taken care of I feel.

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Re: Cz 455 varmint or American
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 09:01:48 PM »
Well I went with the varmint.

Offline Blackwatch

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Re: Cz 455 varmint or American
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 09:18:05 PM »
Well I went with the varmint.

I am sure you will not be disappointed; if you are, I'll take it off your hands  ;D

What color is the stock?

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Re: Cz 455 varmint or American
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2017, 09:21:21 PM »
Well I ordered the walnut. I'll post pics once I get it in.

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Re: Cz 455 varmint or American
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2017, 11:06:16 PM »
Well I ordered the walnut. I'll post pics once I get it in.
I'm going to hold you to that promise.