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    Default Re: .22 LR bolt-action rifles available in SA?

    I would look at a CZ455 or 457.

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    Default Re: .22 LR bolt-action rifles available in SA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Antlion View Post
    I would look at a CZ457.
    Americans say the target/trainers are not worth the price

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    Default Re: .22 LR bolt-action rifles available in SA?

    I recently purchased a CZ455 american synthetic with a threaded barrel for R7500 at Pretoria Arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FenrirZa View Post
    I'm not an expert but from what I've read and heard there isn't a significant increase in accuracy between a tapered vs varmint barrel. I've yet to test it myself, maybe someone here can comment on some real world testing they have done ?
    I'd like to see such a test/comparison.

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    Default Re: .22 LR bolt-action rifles available in SA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meteor View Post
    Americans say the target/trainers are not worth the price
    Do you mean they say buying a .22 as a training tool is not worth the price?

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    Default Re: .22 LR bolt-action rifles available in SA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meteor View Post
    Americans say the target/trainers are not worth the price
    Quote Originally Posted by Bowhunter View Post
    Do you mean they say buying a .22 as a training tool is not worth the price?
    Generally Americans, all 400 000 000 of them, have widely varying opinions on anything. Some of them don't even like guns at all. So generalizing on what "Americans say" is basically just BS. (Sorry, but this can't be sugar-coated much.)

    Buying and shooting a 22 is always worth the price, simply since you decide how much you are willing to spend. If you use it properly, you will likely spend much more on ammo than on the rifle and scope during your shooting career. So buy once, cry once. Buy the best you can afford, which will give you more shooting pleasure than a budget option that will let you down in a few years.

    If precision is your game, then don't skimp on the rifle. An affordable scope can go a long way before you need to upgrade, but that is easy as it requires no license applications and other drama. The CZ varmint rifles offer very decent accuracy as they are and can by upgraded in small increments. Gun Warrior makes a chassis for them if that tickles your fancy. There are also many other stock options, both factory and after market. (There is another tread about the options.) Also look at the various Anschutz options. The Tikka T1 may be available soon. This looks like a good option. Then there are real target rifles, usually with single-shot actions, that occasionally pop up on the used market. If you are really serious about prescision, this is likely the ultimate choice.

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    ^^ Good advice from A-R

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    Just read up on 22lr. A 22lr burns up all its powder in 16" of barrel length. So anything after that is helping anything. The CZ455 is shorter then the 457. But barrel way long enough to burn all its powder. You will not find for up to 20 000 a rifle that will out shoot a CZ455 for accuracy. If you do the cheap YoDave CZ trigger upgrade. You will gain even more accuracy out of your shooting. As a good trigger increases your own accuracy shooting a rifle by alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooty View Post
    Just read up on 22lr. A 22lr burns up all its powder in 16" of barrel length. So anything after that is helping anything. The CZ455 is shorter then the 457. But barrel way long enough to burn all its powder. You will not find for up to 20 000 a rifle that will out shoot a CZ455 for accuracy. If you do the cheap YoDave CZ trigger upgrade. You will gain even more accuracy out of your shooting. As a good trigger increases your own accuracy shooting a rifle by alot.
    I did a barrel chop on my 455. It's now 16.5". Will get down to posting the velocity difference between original and reduced length. I did it with three different loads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antlion View Post
    I did a barrel chop on my 455. It's now 16.5". Will get down to posting the velocity difference between original and reduced length. I did it with three different loads.
    Looking forward to seeing this data!

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