CZ-USA CZ 457 Varmint .22LR Bolt Action Rifle
Drawing from a long lineage of Czech-made precision rifles, the CZ 457 Varmint combines a fine swappable barrel system, adjustable trigger, and CZ’s legendary cold hammer-forged barrel to create CZ’s finest Rimfire Rifle.
Not only does the 0.866″ heavy barrel make for good harmonics, it also allows the Varmint to perform well with a wide variety of rimfire loads, translating into an accurate platform for shooting targets or taking game. The Turkish walnut stock has an American-style comb for use with a scope and a wide, flat forend that rides a sandbag well. Laser-cut stippling gives grip fore and aft.
If we were to pick one thing that CZ’s previous rimfire platforms were lacking, it was an American-style push-to-fire safety—something Hunter’s Education instructors and 4-H shooting coaches have begged them to incorporate for years. The new 457 Varmint is equipped with the push-to-fire safety. Plus, CZ also took the opportunity to tweak a load of small things at the same time. In addition to the receiver-mounted, push-to-fire safety, they chopped almost an inch of length from the action and slab-sided it to reduce its footprint and weight.
The stamped bottom metal of the 455 is gone, swapped for a classy 2-piece interlocking system. To make scope fitment easier, CZ ditched the 90° bolt rotation in favor of 60°, allowing for larger ocular bell diameters with lower ring heights. To top it all off, the 457 now features a trigger adjustable for weight, creep and over-travel.
With the exact same swappable barrel system as the 455 and the same reliable polymer magazine system, the 457 is without a doubt the best rimfire platform CZ has ever fielded.
- 0.866″ cold hammer-forged heavy barrel delivers superior accuracy
- Swappable barrel system allows you to switch chambering
- American-style Turkish walnut stock is flat on the bottom to ride a sandbag
- New American-style push-to-fire safety
- Trigger is adjustable for pull weight, creep and overtravel
- 60° bolt throw allows for larger optics
- Action is fully machined from bar stock
- Integrated 11mm scope dovetail
- Includes a 5-rd. detachable magazine
- Item Number: 717517
- Caliber: .22LR
- Action: Bolt action
- Capacity: 5+1
- Barrel length: 20.5″
- Barrel style: 1:16″ twist
- Stock: American-style Turkish walnut
- Length of pull: 13.75″
- Trigger: Adjustable
- Safety: Push-to-fire
- Overall weight: 7.08 lbs.
- Mfg. Number: 02340