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Old 07-09-2013, 03:40 AM   #1
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Another bolt gun

I have a tendency to go counter to the popular norm when it comes to my taste in guns and bolt actions are a case in point. While everyone else is going ga ga over lever guns and semi-autos, these days, I've been slowly converting my rifles over to bolt actions. Bolt actions now outnumber my lever guns in the safe by a good margin. .

Yesterday, found this little bavarian styled beauty for $350. It's so unabashedly old school Euro in its styling, I couldn't pass it up, not to mention being a fine quality (and very hard to find model) rifle in its own right. Makes me want to yodel or something.

It's a now discontinued CZ 452 FS (full stock) 22 LR and it points and balances like a lever gun carbine. The trigger is, in a word, superb. Not a single scratch or ding on it, anywhere. If it shoots like my other CZ, I will be thrilled.

Keep those bolt guns, coming.


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Old 07-09-2013, 04:17 AM   #2
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Very nice! I like that style of gun.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:40 AM   #3
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Oh yeah!! I also like the looks of Mannlicher style stocks. I think that you got a good deal on that one.
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I love bolt actions but being a south paw kinda takes the thrill out of them for me. But if I wanted another one that would be the one I would choose. I do have a fair amount of bolts with most of those being Enfields.

Great picture!
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Nice one!
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I have a tendency to go counter to the popular norm when it comes to my taste in guns and bolt actions are a case in point. While everyone else is going ga ga over lever guns and semi-autos, these days, I've been slowly converting my rifles over to bolt actions. Bolt actions now outnumber my lever guns in the safe by a good margin. .

Yesterday, found this little bavarian styled beauty for $350. It's so unabashedly old school Euro in its styling, I couldn't pass it up, not to mention being a fine quality (and very hard to find model) rifle in its own right. Makes me want to yodel or something.

It's a now discontinued CZ 452 FS (full stock) 22 LR and it points and balances like a lever gun carbine. The trigger is, in a word, superb. Not a single scratch or ding on it, anywhere. If it shoots like my other CZ, I will be thrilled.

Keep those bolt guns, coming.

Are you planning on scoping it?
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Are you planning on scoping it?
Yes and no!

If it's like any CZ, it will be accurate enough to deserve a scope, yes and I'll probably do just that, at least long enough to check its accuracy potential. If I can find a scope that is small and not too big and one that is in character for the rifle (a la some Czech freedom fighter ), it may find a permanent home on the rifle.

The problem is that the comb is the correct height for shooting those wonderful military style open sights that come with the rifle (even the front sight is adjustable for elevation!), meaning the comb is really too low for a good cheek weld with a scope. Since I already have other scoped bolt rim fires, I'm thinking of adding a peep sight, instead and just using this gun for a fun shooter or walk around plinker. The gun is so wonderfully balanced and pointable that I hate adding a scope and losing that feel.

There are some competition grade peeps made for the CZs and CZ offers one made by Williams, complete with target knobs and such, but I'm leaning to something very simple, rugged and durable like the Skinner. After all, this will be a field gun and plinker and, maybe, just maybe, a squirrel gun at some point in the future. I do like simple; it's one of the reasons I like bolt guns.

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It would look nice scoped but I also like peeps. Love that mannlicher stock.
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That's a fine looking rifle and I am a bolt fan as well. Congratulations.
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I can see it with a compact 1.5-5 (or so) Burris or Leupold. 28mm objective, nice and clean, nothing too big so as to detract from the rifles classic lines.
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Thanks, Terry

KS, knowing my love of scopes, I have not doubt I'll at least give that a try.
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Make sure you get a scope for 22LR and not one for a centerfire , so the parallax setting is correct or get one with adjustable parallax .
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Not to worry, TX. I am very parallax aware, you might say. I can deal with excessive parallax by properly centering my eye behind the scope, but it is a pain in the butt, at times.
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NCgal you own the title of being "the" genuine gun gal! Your firearm collection is just marvelous!
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Not to worry, TX. I am very parallax aware, you might say. I can deal with excessive parallax by properly centering my eye behind the scope, but it is a pain in the butt, at times.
It is a pain but it can be done. I have a few scopes with an AO but for the most part I own scopes set for 60 yards.
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I admit I have no idea what you are talking about.....LOL
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I admit I have no idea what you are talking about.....LOL
This explains it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallax
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Ooooh..... why didn't you just say disambiguation LOL

How many arguments have been caused by this? LOL
A simple everyday example of parallax can be seen in the dashboard of motor vehicles that use a needle-style speedometer gauge. When viewed from directly in front, the speed may show exactly 60; but when viewed from the passenger seat the needle may appear to show a slightly different speed, due to the angle of viewing.
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Ooooh..... why didn't you just say disambiguation LOL

How many arguments have been caused by this? LOL
A simple everyday example of parallax can be seen in the dashboard of motor vehicles that use a needle-style speedometer gauge. When viewed from directly in front, the speed may show exactly 60; but when viewed from the passenger seat the needle may appear to show a slightly different speed, due to the angle of viewing.
That's it.
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That's it.
The little animation was a very good example too.
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