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My experience: CZ457 Pro Varmint and SK Std+.
I used AB on my Kestrel and trued BC to what the rifle shot at known distance.
My 6x5 at 100 is around 1.1 - 1.2”
DA 1500, G1 = 0.139, MV 1083
50 yard zero, 2.0 @ 100 yards, 7.2 @ 200 yards, 13.4 @ 300 yards.

YMMV, happy shooting
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trying to see what "tall testing" is. I'm watching this and thinking... he is just assuming his gun or base is level, right? That may not be true at all.... which would negate this whole test right? For distances like those I just use the BDC app.... weird.
 

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I was able to trade a case of 556 for a new 457 AT-ONE varmint at my LGS a few months back(prices are in unbelievable world right now)I like the stock but I’m not in love with it and I’m just wondering if the price of the manners stock is worth the upgrade? Do you think it’s a significant upgrade from the Boyd’s stock? Thanks

I like Boyds stocks in general and have shot against a number of 457's in AT-1 stocks and they performed well. I decided to spend the extra to get the VPT in the Manners stock. Having shot it some now, the lack of adjustable cheek riser has not been an issue for me. If you used a much larger optic or taller rings it could be. I love the Manners stock. It was designed by shooters who know what they are doing. Little things like the indentation for your thumb that places it exactly right. The metal bedding pillars which make torqueing the action easy. It looks great and I get comments from other shooters all the time who like it. I got the 24" model and it shoots very well. I am very pleased with it. I doubt it will affect the accuracy though. The AT-1's all seem to shoot well.
 
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Anyone tried shooting this challenge? I think a YouTuber, Mr. Revolver Guy does this with his 22 @ 50 yards with a 90 second time limit.
Warm ups with the CZ 457 PV looked promising, but under the pressure of time, I stunk it up initially, then settled in. At least I didn’t take out any hostages (negative points) ;)
YMMV, happy shooting.
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Anyone tried shooting this challenge? I think a YouTuber, Mr. Revolver Guy does this with his 22 @ 50 yards with a 90 second time limit.
Warm ups with the CZ 457 PV looked promising, but under the pressure of time, I stunk it up initially, then settled in. At least I didn’t take out any hostages (negative points) ;)
YMMV, happy shooting.
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Nice! Yeah I saw this target on his website dayattherange.com. It’s free to download/print out to try the challenge. It’s 30degrees out and now 24” of fresh on snow on the ground so it’ll be a little while before I try it out, but seems like a nice challenge.
 

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I’ve had the targets printed out for a while now, but I’m always doing something else on my range day. Looks like a fun target though.
 

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Found this a while back. Really fun to shoot, even better it ya got a cpl guys that wanna shoot for a buck or two. Time didn’t seem to be an issue and head shoots are not always the best going for hi score.
 

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After having the CZ 457 sitting in the safe for a couple months... I finally got it rigged up and ready to shoot. I must admit I’m slightly aroused when fondling it
 

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I like Boyds stocks in general and have shot against a number of 457's in AT-1 stocks and they performed well. I decided to spend the extra to get the VPT in the Manners stock. Having shot it some now, the lack of adjustable cheek riser has not been an issue for me. If you used a much larger optic or taller rings it could be. I love the Manners stock. It was designed by shooters who know what they are doing. Little things like the indentation for your thumb that places it exactly right. The metal bedding pillars which make torqueing the action easy. It looks great and I get comments from other shooters all the time who like it. I got the 24" model and it shoots very well. I am very pleased with it. I doubt it will affect the accuracy though. The AT-1's all seem to shoot well.
Nearly all my competition tactical rifles are in Manners stocks - older rifles in T4As, newer ones in PRS1Ts. I'm very fond of my 457 American's stock (it's not a 'wood lottery winner', but still has attractive grain) - especially after I replaced the factory bbl with a Shilen, since it now shoots at least as good as it looks.

But after CZ announced the VPT, I couldn't help buying the 24" bbl version after Lipsey's got in a shipment of them. My factory bbl had a spot in the bore an inch or so ahead of the chamber that was covered in little spatters of what looked like leading through the borescope. Liberal application of Shooters Choice on a bronze brush got rid of it, but I had a tough time understanding how just the few rounds they shoot through each rifle at the factory could've resulted in such a lot of leading. Finally had the thought that there must've been an area of the bore about 1-1/2" long that didn't get hammer-forged down to spec, and that propellant gases were leaking around the skirt of the base of the bullets in that oversized portion of the bore, vaporizing a bit of lead in the process, and depositing it in the bore at that point. But if this was the case, why didn't it continue to lead foul while I was putting several hundred rounds of SK & Lapua ammo through it, after I'd brushed out the leading that was there when I pulled the new rifle out of the box? Whatever - it was shooting pretty decent groups at 50yds after I'd put 200-300rds through it, so decided to try it at 100 & 200yds. Groups opened up considerably at 100, and at 200, I couldn't keep 10rds on an 8" steel plate - with a proven good lot of SK Rifle Match, in good conditions. Since I was very pleased with the Manners stock, I removed the VPT bbl'd action and replaced it with my MTR action that I'd re-barreled with another Shilen ratchet rifled, straight .850" dia blank that I'd finished at 22". I replaced the VPT's 24" bbl with the take-off MTR bbl, and put that bbl'd action into the MTR's stock, so now I've got a very good Shilen bbl'd action in the Manners VPT stock, and a decent MTR bbl'd VPT action in the MTR stock.
 

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Strangely fun and challenging. 90 seconds time limit minus the bullseye zero.
Tail winds pushed one of the rounds higher.
If target and hostage were hit, I score it as (target - hostage penalty).
YMMV, happy shooting.
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Got my new squirrel rifle the other day. Sure has some nice wood on it. Hope it shoots as good as it looks. The last 2 in of barrel channel toward the nuzzle has a heavy pressure point. Should that be there. It's the American rifle 22lr. Thanks
 

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Got my new squirrel rifle the other day. Sure has some nice wood on it. Hope it shoots as good as it looks. The last 2 in of barrel channel toward the nuzzle has a heavy pressure point. Should that be there. It's the American rifle 22lr. Thanks
Man you did win the wood lottery.... I like it.
 
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Got my new squirrel rifle the other day. Sure has some nice wood on it. Hope it shoots as good as it looks. The last 2 in of barrel channel toward the nuzzle has a heavy pressure point. Should that be there. It's the American rifle 22lr. Thanks
That’s a fine piece of wood. You could easily sell it for more than you paid for it. It is normal for the first inch or two of barrel to be touching the stock. Did you find that on a dealer wall or was it ordered sight unseen?
 

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Just picked up a CZ 457 pro varmint and was curious as to what everyone was doing for scope mounts/rails? I was interested in the DIP rail because I already have some rings but I’ve heard of some issue with the rail moving.
 

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Just picked up a CZ 457 pro varmint and was curious as to what everyone was doing for scope mounts/rails? I was interested in the DIP rail because I already have some rings but I’ve heard of some issue with the rail moving.
I picked up a MPA rail, it has the side clamping screws plus a top set screw.
 

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Just picked up a CZ 457 pro varmint and was curious as to what everyone was doing for scope mounts/rails? I was interested in the DIP rail because I already have some rings but I’ve heard of some issue with the rail moving.
I have a DIP 25MOA on my Anschutz 64. It sure hasnt moved in maybe 2k rounds. Very repeatable in zero. I ordered one for my CZ457 17HMR I just bought aswell. I cant imagine it would be any different. The design is a very tight fit it seems.
 

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I use triggers by scar’s 25 MOA extended rail. Low profile with enough room to set up eye relief. No wobble issue approx 1500 rounds.
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LoCal247

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Just picked up a CZ 457 pro varmint and was curious as to what everyone was doing for scope mounts/rails? I was interested in the DIP rail because I already have some rings but I’ve heard of some issue with the rail moving.
I have a dip rail on my cz457 at one varmint and it works great no issues
 

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    nikonNUT

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    Need some sage advice. Time to get the CZ up and running so I ordered a Midas TAC and some Vortex Precision low rings. I plan on using it for target shooting (might try the base class thing I keep reading about :) ) but I will also use it to lay waste to the squirrels that are infesting my bird feeder and possible my attic (No I won't be shooting them in the attic) so I wanted to ask what base ya'll suggest. The bird feed is 15 to 20 yards away and I'm not sure what the max distance is in competition. Planning on going with a BScar or an Area 419. Do y'all suggest 15MOA or 30/35MOA base. Thank you for the help and putting up with the stupid question! :)
     
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    Evening gents,
    Need some sage advice. Time to get the CZ up and running so I ordered a Midas TAC and some Vortex Precision low rings. I plan on using it for target shooting (might try the base class thing I keep reading about :) ) but I will also use it to lay waste to the squirrels that are infesting my bird feeder and possible my attic (No I won't be shooting them in the attic) so I wanted to ask what base ya'll suggest. The bird feed is 15 to 20 yards away and I'm not sure what the max distance is in competition. Planning on going with a BScar or an Area 419. Do y'all suggest 15MOA or 30/35MOA base. Thank you for the help and putting up with the stupid question! :)
    If you're putting a Midas tac on it then a 30 moa will still let you zero at 25 yards and shoot out past 300. Might as well get the 30
     
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    Anyone have a 16.5" royal? I'm thinking a suppressed royal would be an awesome squirrel and bunny killer. I already have an M.T.R. How are people liking the royal?
     
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    nikonNUT

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    Anyone have a 16.5" royal? I'm thinking a suppressed royal would be an awesome squirrel and bunny killer. I already have an M.T.R. How are people liking the royal?
    I think it is a sweet rifle but I'm not sure if the barrel thread pattern poses a problem. Per CZ... "The Royal can be had with a 16.5″ barrel or a 20.5″ barrel, both threaded 1/2×20 (a European standard)."
     

    gunjunkie45

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    I think it is a sweet rifle but I'm not sure if the barrel thread pattern poses a problem. Per CZ... "The Royal can be had with a 16.5″ barrel or a 20.5″ barrel, both threaded 1/2×20 (a European standard)."
    Ooh, that's a big deal. I missed that. Wonder who makes an adapter.
     
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    i picked up a pro varmint last week, figured it would be a good compliment to my vudoo, and a platform to shoot less expensive ammo, and see what i can do. got it home, and installed a 20x sightron i have. couldnt get the eye relief right due to space limitations on the 11mm groove. tossed a 6x leupold in my bag, grabbed some CCI Std and Fed HV i have stashed and headed out to the field.

    bottom target was fired with the sightron, no way i could make it work with the poor fit. swapped to the 6x leupold and was happy with the results. not too bad...i got a rail and super sniper installed now, cant wait to shoot it again.

    hth anyone on the fence on purchasing a CZ. the trigger was easy to adjust, i set mine to 2lb with no creep or overtravel. For the money this is a fine rifle. i have been dissappoitned with the other sub 1k 22 i tried, a ruger rpr.
     

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    They've been pumping out some pics on Instagram today.

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    Smaller, lighter and sleeker -- here's a first look at the new CZ 457 rimfire platform.

    The biggest change is the switch to a push-to-fire safety system, which means the safety is no longer 'backwards' to many in the American market.

    But that's not all -- other upgrades are as follows: The action has been shortened and slab-sided to reduce bulk and weight, reduced bolt rotation means increased clearance for large scopes, the trigger is adjustable for creep, poundage and overtravel, the bottom metal is now sculpted and sleek, metalwork is finished in nitride to give it the look of a quality blue with the corrosion resistance of stainless, and the interchangeable barrel system and smooth-running magazine system of the 455 is retained unchanged. Last but definitely not least, the firing pin weight has been significantly reduced, resulting in less disruption at the shot and enabling a tad more accuracy.
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    Shown here as the new 457 Varmint Precision Trainer, it wears a carbon fiber composite stock from the fine folks at @mannersstocks, a 24" heavy threaded barrel and the CZ Rimfire suppressor (sold separately, of course).

    Purdy

    I’m biased towards the rifles of Finland however.