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Old 08-07-2020, 04:53 PM
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I'm a new member to this forum, and this is my first post.

A familiar story here, I'm sure - I grew tired of the costs associated with shooting 223/556/6.5G, and started taking more notice of the growing number of 22lr 'precision shooters' at my range. These guys looked like they were having a lot of fun.

Consequently, I bought a new CZ 457 varmint precision trainer on a whim. It's the 20 inch non-threaded barrel model with a Manners stock. After surfing through this forum for the past few weeks, I decided to get an area 419 scope mount in the 15moa variety.

I mounted my old Meopta Meopro 4.5 x 14 x 44, with the theory that a Czech rifle deserves a Czech scope.

I just got back from my first day at the range, and it was a lot of fun. Can't believe I haven't gotten into this sooner.

I put 60 rounds through the rifle today (it started raining), and I went from barely being able to find the paper at 50 yards to a .6 inch group at 100 yards (attached pic for evidence). This is an awesome rifle.

Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and thank everyone here for all of the info that got me this far.

100 yards, benchrest, SK Rifle match ammo


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Old 08-07-2020, 05:50 PM
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Welcome and nice shooting. Seems like you did a little bit of homework before getting into the rimfire game. A good rifle and good choice of ammo goes a long way.
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Old 08-07-2020, 08:11 PM
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Welcome aboard, nice shootin

Hope you enjoy our madness

You forgot a picture of the gun

Others will be along shortly to help you spend more of your money .


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Old 08-07-2020, 08:33 PM
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Down the Rabbit Hole you go!

If you are in the Pittsburgh area, there are a couple of clubs shooting 100yd Benchrest.
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Old 08-07-2020, 09:25 PM
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I would say grab your wallet, but it looks like I am too late.
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Old 08-07-2020, 10:05 PM
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Welcome

oatmeal - to the RFC & CZ Mania.

You have great taste starting out with a CZ 457 Varmint Precision Trainer . . . but it certainly addressed your requirements. Most of us infected CZ'ers start at the bottom and sort of work our way up. I find the SK Match products work very well in my CZ's as well.

Great shooting - Again Welcome to the RFC and enjoy that Precision Trainer.
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Old 08-08-2020, 04:55 AM
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I'm with you and you bought a good one.I bought a slightly used 457 American early this year from the lgs. I enjoyed it so much that I Just had to have the Varmint Precision Trainer with the 16 1/2" threaded barrel. Wow, the gun shoots well beyond my capabilities. Area 419 15 moa rail and bolt knob. Loves to shoot SK red, standard plus, and does well with Federal American Eagle supressor. Enjoy that gun, I'm sure loving mine.
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oatmeal sir to start with to RFC where we here will help you spend more money on Rimfire stuff than you ever dreamed of....I know I have and loved every minute of it.

Anyway nice shooting and just be careful CZs tend to multiply very quickly. Just one quick tip we love pictures here: Rifles and targets....we need both to make a story complete.

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Welcome oatmeal (love the name), you're off to a great start, I picked up a new CZ yesterday but it can't play here, its over in Centerfire Pistol...
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Old 08-08-2020, 09:27 AM
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Welcome! Great choice of rifles. Great shooting. Can't wait to see your next CZ. Love the name.
So sad to see that Mr Oatmeal himself(Wilfred Brimley) just passed.
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Congrats, welcome, and good 1st post Oatmeal.
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Old 08-08-2020, 09:59 AM
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Thanks for the welcomes, guys - I'm excited to get in to this. I'm already sliding down the slippery slope of 'upgrades'. I placed an order last night for a new Meopta Optika6 4-27 scope - my current 14x felt a little underpowered, which surprised me. For those unfamiliar with Meopta, they're a Czech firm and their scopes are a great value.

I'll post a picture once I've mounted it.
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:16 AM
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Meopta are excellent, a bit heavy maybe but great glass...
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Gents,

Is it me or is Oatmeal's group a bit better than .65"? It looks like he measures outside to outside hole dimensions. I don't compete, but measure my groups center to center. Oatmeal, I think that's more like a 0.43" group ! Nice shooting!

BTW, I used to work for the Quakerman. Do I know you?

Edit: I forgot to Welcome you ! WELCOME!!
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Gents,

Is it me or is Oatmeal's group a bit better than .65"? It looks like he measures outside to outside hole dimensions. I don't compete, but measure my groups center to center. Oatmeal, I think that's more like a 0.43" group ! Nice shooting!

BTW, I used to work for the Quakerman. Do I know you?

Edit: I forgot to Welcome you ! WELCOME!!
The way I was taught was outside to outside less the bullet diameter. So if .650, less .223= .427 or thereabouts
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