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You may think of shotguns when hearing about CZ-USA, (I do sometimes) but in fact, the Kansas City, Kansas, based company makes some fine rifles, including some very interesting rimfires. The 457 line is a descendant of the old 452 and then the 455 CZ’s both of which are somewhat legendary in the 4-H/youth training world. The 457 comes from a long line of accurate .22 rifles that have been used for training and competition for years. The original 452 was first dubbed the “Military Training Rifle” and thousands of riflemen (and women) have learned to shoot on this gun. The 452 evolved into the Model 455 and for many years was the rifle of choice for many shooting programs in the .22 rifle world.

You guys and girls that do this don’t need me to tell you that competition shooting in the .22 world has skyrocketed. The new CZ-USA 457 LPR rifle will fill this niche.

Chambered in 22 LR, this beast of a rimfire bolt gun remains affordable while possessing the same quality and accuracy as CZ’s 457 Varmint MTR, plus all the benefits of ergonomic target stock. Borrowing the MTR’s ‘Match’ chamber, the LRP is built to return superb groups with target-grade ammunition.
The tack-driving rimfire 457 LRP is ready to be set on the firing line at any NRL22 or ELR 22 event as soon as it’s topped with a quality optic, which can easily be mounted via an included Picatinny rail on the receiver that has 25 MOA built-in. For folks shooting longer distances, this allows the scope to remain in the center of its adjustment range even with the great amount of drop 22 LR can experience.
Long-range rimfire shooting competitions are steadily increasing in popularity, as they allow shooters to hone their precision shooting skills with much shorter shooting lanes (100 to 400 yards) and much less expensive ammunition. The 457 LRP lets pretty much anyone on any budget get in on the fun.
The target-style stock includes an adjustable cheekpiece and buttstock, so a shooter’s cheek weld and length of pull can be a custom fit. The grip and forend feature the company’s Soft Touch surface treatment for a solid grip when moving from one shooting station to another.
The user-adjustable trigger can be tuned for creep, poundage, and overtravel. The cold hammer-forged and lapped barrel in their .866” Varmint profile and has been fluted to reduce its weight, with 1/2×28 threads for use with a suppressor or muzzle device.
CZ-USA 457 LRP Rifle Specs:
  • SKU: 02380
  • Caliber: 22 LR
  • Action: Bolt
  • Stock: Target Style, w/Adj cheek piece and butt
  • Stock Surface: Soft Touch
  • Magazine Capacity: 5
  • Barrel: Cold hammer-forged, fluted, varmint profile, 1:16 Twist
  • Barrel length: 20 in.
  • Weight: 7.2 lbs.
  • Overall Length: 39.7 in.
  • Sights: 25 MOA Rail
  • Trigger: User Adjustable
  • Length of Pull: Adj. 13.8 in. to 15.4 in.
  • Safety features: Positive safety, firing mechanism indicator
  • Misc. Threaded barrel, 3 stock spacers included.
  • MSRP: $1,195

The CZ-USA 457 LRP will allow you to compete right alongside the big boys at your NRL22 events and with a thousand bucks or less price tag (street price) you won’t break the bank. (Yes, I would squirrel hunt with it…..but I’m weird.)