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Old 11-23-2016, 08:08 PM
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Ed, that stock on your wife's 223 is amazing! I was just commenting the other day that I need to pick up a 77 Hawkeye in 223 while they still make such an attractive walnut stocked rifle.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:34 PM
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Thank you. It really caught my eye in the dealer's display rack as Rugers aren't known for their wood. The other side might be even nicer.



I travel Pennsylvania for work and often spend my lunch hour in a gun shop I happen by. I had been looking for a left-hand .223 REM bolt gun for my wife and when I spotted this one, I couldn't resist the unusual wood.

I'm considering adding some sheen to the stock as I did with my 77/22. I think it would compliment the gloss bluing.

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Old 11-24-2016, 02:22 PM
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I don't have a 452, but have bought both a blue/walnut 455 American in 22WRM and a stainless/synthetic 77/22 in 22LR in the past few months. I've added a Jard trigger to the 77/22 and they are about equal in my hands at the range so I couldn't recommend one over the other, but as many here have said "buy both....."

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Ed, that is spectacular wood for a factory rifle. Nice score.
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I have a 452 American and a 77/22 late model with the screwed in barrel. Both shoot nice. I replaced the trigger spring in the CZ and the Ruger has a Volquartsen sear and spring. Nikon 3x9 on the CZ and a Nikon 4x12 on the Ruger. Both are squirrel ready and group sub MOA.
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I have three CZ 452,s and they shoot, but my 77 SS paddle stocked ruger .22 shoots 3/8" three shot groups at 50 yards from the bench with cheap Walmart ammo and is my general squirrel-small game rifle.
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I also own both.....

Far and away the 452/453 is a better rifle out of the box and it's even better with some minor gunsmithing work. To my eyes - the 452 is basically a "modernized" Winchester 52...

Once you start talking about barrel replacements and big time upgrades - the 77/22 pulls ahead because of the ease and availability of aftermarket support. The trouble is that by the time you get there - you are talking Anschutz money... For that money, I would buy an Anschutz.

But.... Even with the 452/453 - I have a feeling you could get a spendy barrel put on and still come out less than the cost of a 77/22 + a fancy pants barrel. The issue there is: Who are the CZ 452 gunsmiths who do this and do a good job?
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Old 06-17-2019, 03:03 PM
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i.m not much of a match shooter any more, too much water under the bridge now at close to 76 my best shooting days are fast going behind me. my CZ,s shoot, but that old SS 77 with take the weather better and I still can hit a squirrel in the head at 50 yards+ resting on a near by tree or limb. whats not to like. I have other .22 rifles but thay don,t get shot much any more, anny 54 super, rem 37,513,521,580,581,582 and a few win 61, 67,69,75,s to name a few.
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