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Aug 20th, 2019 at 7:47pm
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Does anyone own one of these and how good is it, looking at replacing the Stirling due to the new gun laws.
  

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Re: CZ445 in .22LR
Reply #1 - Aug 20th, 2019 at 9:39pm
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should be pretty good if its a CZ
  

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Reply #2 - Aug 21st, 2019 at 8:54pm
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Never owned one but they look like value for money. The .17 shoots very well..
  

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Re: CZ445 in .22LR
Reply #3 - Aug 21st, 2019 at 8:54pm
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Chop the barrel to about 18 inches before threading it, so the overall length is not too long with a suppressor.

And stick to five round magazines. Ten rounders stick out too far and get in the way. For me anyway.

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Reply #4 - Aug 22nd, 2019 at 11:32am
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Radar wrote on Aug 20th, 2019 at 7:47pm:
Does anyone own one of these and how good is it, looking at replacing the Stirling due to the new gun laws.

I presume you mean CZ455,  not CZ445?

I had the Varmint model 455 in 22rf and copped an utter lemon. I could not get it to group. My 1951 BRNO Model 1 thrashed it! Tried many many things would take a large posting to list what I tried. Sent it on its way.

Dont be put off by my experience though, duds come thru occasionally in all brands. CZ generally make one of the better 22rf rifles, in their price range.

CZ also did their model 452, which the purists rate as a better rifle than the 455. The 455 superseded the 452. The 455 has one or two shortcuts in the action over the 452 (455 easier machining etc) but the 455s main claim to fame is the ability to easily switch barrels became calibres, if thats your thing.

In USA the 455 has already been well superseded by the 457. The 457 is quite different to the 455. Probably developed for the USA market. Kilwell, the NZ CZ agents list the 457 but it is expensive.

If I was going to get another CZ I would look for a good second hand late model 452, unless of course you want to be able to swap barrels.

  
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Reply #5 - Aug 22nd, 2019 at 2:05pm
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I read an article sometime ago comparing the CZ455 with the 452 - and the 452 came out on top.
Having said that, I've never seen a 455 up close, but do have two BRNO's, model 1 & 2 which shoot as well as I can and have never given a hint of trouble - so I'd probably look at one of them.

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Reply #6 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 8:20am
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Yep CZ455 - fecken dyslexia/old age😂
  

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Radar wrote on Aug 23rd, 2019 at 8:20am:
Yep CZ455 - fecken dyslexia/old age😂


Ha ha, I'm also guilty unfortunately on both those points.
  
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Reply #8 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 3:16pm
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Does it have to have a wooden stock Radar?
  

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The one Im considering has a wooden stock and a bull barrel but I do believe you can get them in Stainless synthetic as well.
  

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Reply #10 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 5:44pm
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Radar wrote on Aug 23rd, 2019 at 5:32pm:
The one Im considering has a wooden stock and a bull barrel but I do believe you can get them in Stainless synthetic as well.


well, there seems to be a wee bit of uncertainty to the shooting abilities of the 455 in .22 Cal, so I thought we could open it to some other .22 suggestions in the under $1000 price range. Might give you some more ideas.

I know how it is when you get your heart set on something.. but another perspective might give you a change of heart.  Smiley
  

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Reply #11 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 9:27pm
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No issues from me around that. Fire away guys if youll excuse the pun.....😂
  

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Reply #12 - Aug 24th, 2019 at 10:36am
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Ill start the ball rolling. The cheapest .22 on the market is the Chinese Norinco JW 15 Price is I think under $400.
I owned one of the earlier ones with a wooden stock and its a BRNO copy,. action and bolt. . Its was a bit rough round the edges but a lot of people do a bit of polishing the bolt etc and its turns into a classy cheap gun. I used one for several years and put easy 50000 rounds though it. It never faltered. Think I sold it to TJ in the end. Was nothing wrong with it but I needed a ruger style with the flat bottom fully enclosed mag.. The Norinco was an accurate rifle, using mainly Winchester subs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHeT-OFwu70

so I bought a Ruger 77/22 bolt action which accepted a rotary mag and it has a brick shithouse construction. Was about $1400 new, and put a nice crisp aftermarket trigger in it set at 1.5lbs. Still own it and its my go to .22 bolt action. Its also had 50 grand subs through it and never had a problem except in damp weather. Had to widen out the channel for the barrel in the wooden stock to avoid it touching one side. It shoots .5 Moa at 50 meters with subs, accurate enough to head shoot rabbits of a rest at that distance. Could be improved bedding in properly.

The Ruger 77/22 is has been superseded the Ruger American but ive seen the odd one on Tard Me for sale.

The Ruger American are a neat gun. I use one reliably in .17 and the bedding and good stock make them real value for money.. they also have a half way decent two stage trigger and can be adjusted down someone. Certainly a huge improvement on the  10/22 triggers with that set in concrete feeling. I call it a plastic gun (tongue in cheek) but for the money, under $900 its good value. Without a suppressor its $699 or with a Bull Barrel $799

Google 22 LR Ruger American Blued Synthetic Scoped Suppressed Package.




  

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Reply #13 - Aug 24th, 2019 at 3:49pm
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Another .22lr I liked was a mates 5 shot bolt action Husqvarna. That's an older wood/blued gun and more manly sized than the BRNO.
If I didn't have the BRNO's, then I'd have one of those - they're a quality gun and you see them on TM every now and then - and cheaper than the BRNO.

My brother in law had the Norinco - and like HC said, they're a bloody good gun.
  
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Re: CZ445 in .22LR
Reply #14 - Aug 24th, 2019 at 7:06pm
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I have a cz455 in the evolution model with laminated stock and bull barrel . I rate it as the nicest 22 of have used . A trigger kit ia available that I have fitted . On a good day at 40 metres I can but 2 rounds through the same hole.I would recommend buy one.
  
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