cz 457 pro varmint
Always one of our most popular Varmint models, the Pro Varmint has a heavy 16.5” barrel threaded 1/2×28 for use with a suppressor or other muzzle device. Riding in a black-painted laminate stock, it incorporates features found on much more expensive stocks without pushing the price of the rifle through the roof. The short barrel gives plenty of time for the cartridge to get a full burn while increasing the rigidity of the barrel, resulting in a rifle that drives tacks. Quietly.
If we were to pick one thing that our 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 us to incorporate for years. Though that was the most obvious change, we 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, we chopped almost an inch of length from the action and slab-sided it to reduce its footprint and weight.
cz 457 pro varmint
The stamped bottom metal of the 455 is gone, swapped for a classy two-piece interlocking system. To make scope fitment easier, we 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 we’ve ever fielded.
CZ 457 PROVARMINT SUPPRESSOR-READY
Product NameCZ 457 ProVarmint Suppressor-Ready
Rate Of Twist1:16 in
StockBlack Painted Laminate
Length Of Pull13.75 in
SightsNo Sights, Integral 11mm Dovetail
BarrelCold Hammer Forged
Barrel Length16.5 in
Trigger MechFully Adjustable
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The CZ 457 series thus offers exceptional user comfort due to its easy, fast and reliable operation, even with a riflescope attached. To ensure maximum safety, there is a positive safety on the right side of the receiver, a striker status indicator and a separate bolt extractor control.
Shooting accuracy has also considerably improved with the use of a new adjustable trigger mechanism that features low trigger pull weight and excellent travel, combined with a noticeably lighter striker and a new type of bedding. A revolutionary innovation is the extremely durable anti-corrosion finish on metal parts that currently has no equal on the market.
The CZ 457 series has retained all the important benefits of the previous CZ rimfire rifle generation: a modular system that allows for the easy replacement of barrels and change of calibers, as well as extremely reliable polymer magazines.
For over 70 years, we’ve been the world leader in the development and manufacture of long guns using rimfire cartridges. Each and every one of our rimfire model series has always been the best on the market, however, none of them have made such an enormous leap in the improvement of all key user parameters as the CZ 457 family.
It was no easy feat, as we had to outdo ourselves as the global number one. But thanks to the all-around radical modernization our company has undergone over the last decade, we have accomplished our mission and created a new series of superbly crafted, modern rimfire rifles for all types of customers.
The CZ457 PRO Varmint is just one of many 457 models CZ is offering in 2020. This 16.5″ threaded barrel version is an excellent choice for NRL22 and other PRS types matches. Check out my first shots and impressions.