CZ-USA CZ 457 Royal .22lr Bolt Action Rifle, Brown - 02373
- Series/Collection: CZ 457 Royal
- Action: Bolt
- Magazine Type: Detachable
- Stock Type: American Style Comb
- Trigger Type: Adjustable
- Muzzle Type: Threaded
- Magazine Capacity: 5
- Caliber/Gauge: 22 LR
- Twist Rate: 1:9"
- Orientation: Right
- Safety: 2-Position, Push-To-Fire
- Barrel Material: Cold Hammer Forged
- Receiver Material: Steel
- Stock Material: Turkish Walnut with Decorative Tip
- Stock Finish: Brown
- Barrel Length: 20-1/2"
- Overall Length: 32"
- Weight: 6.17 lb
With a premium walnut stock and decorative forend tip, the Royal definitely plays the part. Intended for use with a scope, it has a high, flat American-style comb and no sights, while its forend is especially long, giving it an attractive look that harkens back to early rimfire rifles. The Royal can be had with a 16-1/2 inches barrel or a 20-1/2 inches barrel, both threaded 1/2x20 (a European standard). 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. The stamped bottom metal of the 455 is gone, swapped for a classy 2-piece interlocking system. To make scope fitment easier, we ditched the 90 degree bolt rotation in favor of 60 degree, 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.
- Hunting purpose