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CZ Model 457 Rimfire Rifles Review

These new 457 models expand on CZ's “everyman” rimfire rifle line.

CZ Model 457 Rimfire Rifles Review
Photo by Mark Fingar. The CZ 457 series continues the rimfire legacy of the discontinued CZ 452 and 455. Many configuration are available, but all offer: a separate bolt-removal control; the ability to remove the bolt even with the safety engaged; an adjustable trigger; 60-degree bolt lift; a new type of bedding; more ergonomic stocks; lighter striker; and a match chamber in several models.

CZ has been making popular rimfire rifles for several decades. Since the introduction of the CZ 452 in 1954, the CZ 455 introduced in 2010, and the CZ 457 introduced last year, CZ continues to refine their rimfire rifles today.

The CZ 457 is the best rimfire rifle that CZ has ever made, as it incorporates every lesson CZ has learned along the way. The improvements made on the CZ 455 to create the CZ 457 include shortening the action, cutting flats in the receiver sides, a new safety, an adjustable trigger and a 60-­degree bolt throw. The last two are the most important, in my opinion.

Trigger Talk

The CZ 455 had a good trigger, but it wasn’t adjustable....

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