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Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 11-01-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By Squeezer
I have tested over 20 types of mid-grade...

I have tested over 20 types of mid-grade (affordable to me) SV ammo through my three CZ455's of different barrel lengths: Varmint, Training Rifle, and UltraLux.

A typical range outing for me...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 10-15-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By Squeezer
CCI lot numbers

I suspect your ammo was manufactured on November 17, 2018. Here's an old RFC post from my archive:

"CCI ammo lot codes:

first letter in the lot code is month (A thru M, skipping I)
A - Jan
B...
Forum: CZ / Brno 10-12-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By Squeezer
An earlier catalog described one difference...

An earlier catalog described one difference between a CZ455 sporter barrel and the varmint barrel thus:

Given ten quality ammos, the American will almost certainly shoot one or two of them very...
Forum: CZ / Brno 10-09-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By Squeezer
I neglected to mention that I do not need to SEE...

I neglected to mention that I do not need to SEE the ejection port. If I am in a hurry for some reason, I maintain my sight picture and feel the ejection port with my thumb. But I am seldom in a...
Forum: CZ / Brno 10-09-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By Squeezer
Staedtler combo circle template

At the range, I choose a Staedtler professional COMBO CIRCLE template, made in USA and used by draftsmen. I pick the two farthest-apart holes of a group and place the template over the centers of...
Forum: CZ / Brno 10-09-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By Squeezer
It's directly below the exposed part of the bolt

My 455's are all stock, and I locate the magazine well by remembering that it is DIRECTLY below the exposed part of the bolt. I don't understand your difficulty I guess.
Forum: CZ / Brno 10-07-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Squeezer
Cherry-picking

That's one approach.

But when I purchase a new rifle, I want to buy a box that has NOT been opened by anybody else! So far so good...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 10-04-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Squeezer
I consider ammo with an Extreme Spread < 60 (box...

I consider ammo with an Extreme Spread < 60 (box of 50) to be interesting for target work.

I have had SOME lots of CCI SV to do this for about $0.10 per round.

I have found lots of Eley Target...
Forum: Reloading 10-04-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,455
Posted By Squeezer
I presume you include such anal diversions as...

I presume you include such anal diversions as weight-sorting all your bullets and cases. I know I do...
Forum: CZ / Brno 09-29-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Squeezer
I am the proud owner of two CZ455's with iron...

I am the proud owner of two CZ455's with iron sights:

Training Rifle with J&P 1/16" aperture blade

UltraLux with J&P 1/16" aperture blade

I know nothing of the sights you mentioned, but I...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 09-28-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By Squeezer
I have tested a box of 50 SK Pistol Match Special...

I have tested a box of 50 SK Pistol Match Special through my CZ455 Varmint (20.9") and Shooting Chrony Beta with the following results:

MV: 1,069 fps

ES: 55 fps

SD: 13.28 fps

Grouping at...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 09-25-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By Squeezer
This ammo is from the RWS "Field" line. RWS...

This ammo is from the RWS "Field" line.

RWS places stars on their ammo boxes to signify quality level. RWS Rifle Match, for example, has two stars, while Target Rifle has only one star. The Field...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 09-23-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By Squeezer
Shoot it through a rifle at 100 yards

In lieu of a chronograph, you could fire known ammo (SV and HV) at paper through a known rifle at 100 yards, and compare results to those from your SuperX ammo. The amount of drop (or lack thereof)...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 09-23-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By Squeezer
Above average at 75 & 100 yards

I recently put a box of 50 RWS HVHP (nominal velocity 1,263 fps, black & silver box) through my CZ455 UltraLux (28.66" barrel) and Shooting Chrony Beta with the following results:

Muzzle velocity...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 09-14-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By Squeezer
CCI lot numbers are based on the date, so I guess...

CCI lot numbers are based on the date, so I guess their "lot" is a day's production.

Two lots of Eley Club have not performed as well as any of the three lots of Eley Target in my three CZ455's of...
Forum: CZ / Brno 09-13-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By Squeezer
Not much

I have three CZ455's. When I got each of them, here's what I did:

-removed the stock
-checked the barrel grub-screw dry torque
-cleaned the trigger/sear with lighter fluid
-disassembled the...
Forum: CZ / Brno 09-09-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Squeezer
CZ issued a single Owner's Manual for all their...

CZ issued a single Owner's Manual for all their CS455's in the early 2010's. This manual had shortcomings:

*It did not address adjustment of the simple notch rear sight on the Lux, Full Stock, and...
Forum: CZ / Brno 09-09-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Squeezer
T30

My three 455's use a T30 Torx head for my action screws. Unfortunately, this size is not standard in small toolkits. I found a better set at Harbor Freight or some such.

CZ manuals are available...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 09-06-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By Squeezer
Hoppe's #9

I would wipe them using a rag damp with Hoppe's #9, and then air-dry.

I have also heard of using Preparation H, but I save that for more critical uses.:bthumb:
Forum: Rifle 09-02-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Squeezer
T/C Venture = Weatherby Vanguard?

I have the strong impression that my T/C Venture in .223 Rem from 2010-2011 is also based on the same Howa action. My bolt features a 60-degree lift, and my bore claims "5R" rifling. The rifle has...
Forum: Rifle 09-02-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Squeezer
Here are my stock loads

My T/C Venture in .223 Rem (1:12" twist) has 1,732 rounds down the pipe since my purchase in Feb 2011. Here are my stock loads for various bullets using Varget:;) Except for the 40gr pills, I have...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 08-30-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By Squeezer
Nikon SpotOn

Nikon offers an online program called 'SpotOn' to produce range cards like the following for their various scopes. This is the result for my Nikon Bushmasters 6~18x40 with BDC reticle zeroed at 50...
Forum: CZ / Brno 08-29-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Squeezer
At what distance? I have 'broken in' my 455...

At what distance?

I have 'broken in' my 455 rifles with a brick or two of LRN HV ammo such as Blazer or Automatch and then cleaned the bolt/striker. They settled down pretty well with mid-priced...
Forum: Remington 08-25-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Squeezer
I believe the Model 12 was before HV ammo was...

I believe the Model 12 was before HV ammo was introduced in the late 1930's, and that the 121 was the successor, allegedly designed for S, L, and LR HV ammo.

However, I only shoot SV LR ammo in my...
Forum: CZ / Brno 08-23-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By Squeezer
Lighter fluid

Here is some info from an unverified source:

New or used, the way to clean the trigger and sear is with lighter fluid. The naphtha apparently leaves a lubricating, rust-preventing coating, and may...
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