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Old 06-05-2021, 08:56 PM
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Are the 452 silhouettes desirable of silhouette competitions or is just a marketing ploy ?? (just curious)
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Old 06-06-2021, 10:29 AM
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I always considered the Silo and Style 452 models, as the poor mans Anschutz 1712. Very similar stocks and ergonomics. They are accurate and the triggers are easy enough to tweak. Just- less money,
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Old 06-06-2021, 10:34 AM
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I don't have one but I have a CZ 455 American which is similar and is an excellent rifle for Silhouettes. My first choice for Silhouettes is a 10/22 which cost 2-3 times the CZ but there's nothing wrong with the CZ.


I see from other posts that you already own the 452. I'd say find yourself a silhouette match and try it out. It's as much about the shooter as about the rifle.
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Old 06-06-2021, 11:03 AM
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Let me start out by saying I have not shot a CZ452 Sillhouette.

It looks like a sillhouette gun should. The stock design and barrel length look good. I bet shoulders and handles very well for a light gun.

I would say no hype.
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Old 06-06-2021, 01:28 PM
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I don't have one but I have a CZ 455 American which is similar and is an excellent rifle for Silhouettes. My first choice for Silhouettes is a 10/22 which cost 2-3 times the CZ but there's nothing wrong with the CZ.


I see from other posts that you already own the 452. I'd say find yourself a silhouette match and try it out. It's as much about the shooter as about the rifle.
I bought it new 10ish years ago, only shot 6 rounds thru it just make sure everything was in working order, had in mind to hunt with it but had others set up and ready to go, so it gets taken out of the box and inspected and oiled a couple times a year then back into its space, kind of thinking about selling if I can learn to post pictures, but was curious if CZ actually designed it for competition.
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Old 06-06-2021, 03:47 PM
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I bought it new 10ish years ago, only shot 6 rounds thru it just make sure everything was in working order, had in mind to hunt with it but had others set up and ready to go, so it gets taken out of the box and inspected and oiled a couple times a year then back into its space, kind of thinking about selling if I can learn to post pictures, but was curious if CZ actually designed it for competition.
That stock design came out years before the "Silhouette" model was introduced. But Hunter class Silhouette is intended for hunting style rifles so...
The Silhouette has a shorter barrel than the other rifles that use that stock, the stock design is well suited for standing off hand shooting regardless of what you're shooting at.
I have a Silhouette but it's defective, it frequently fails to knock over steel animals.
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Old 06-08-2021, 06:39 AM
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i know several shooters that use the 452 silhouette in matches. they shoot just as good as everybody else with the rifle. the 452 silhouette looks like the anschutz 1712. as far as i can see by the scores the 452 silhouette is a good rifle to shoot both the standard class and hunter rifle class matches.
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Old 06-08-2021, 07:27 AM
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Apparently the only thing wrong with them is that the butt pad has a tendency to deteriorate.
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Old 06-08-2021, 10:32 AM
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I shoot Silhouette (very poorly) with a CZ542 Lux. I upgraded to a Timney trigger. It shoots sweet. The only thing wrong with it is the shooter. I was just at the NC Silhouette State Championships last week. There were several CZs.

I don't know where'bouts you are in SE Tennessee but the Asheville NC Rifle and Pistol Club has monthly matches. Nice folks there.

http://ashevillerifleandpistolclub.org/
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Old 06-09-2021, 05:30 AM
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My son is a solid AAA shooter with a stock 452 Style and a 2.1# trigger to make Hunter and Standard classes. It's a constant .75" grouper at 100 meters. SK Standard+ and Eley Team are what it likes to eat.
His next project is a 457 MTR.
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I shoot NRA smallbore silhouette, and I happen to own a CZ 452 Silhouette, a 452 Style, and an Anschutz 1712. Id say no hype, the 452 is a passable rifle for anyone starting out in smallbore silhouette. Ergonomically the 452 Silhouette & Style stocks are similar to the 1712. That said, I chose a 452 Varmint as my starter; mine had much better inherent accuracy and I personally prefer a rifle with more heft.
I DID have to use a custom Merier stock on my Varmint to reduce weight enough to make Hunter class, while my Silhouette made weight right out of the box.

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My first new 22 rifle in 40 years was a CZ452 LH American that l bough 10 years ago and it was used for off hand 25 yrds Silhouette shooting at that time l was 70 and won many of metals to the point that l stopped taking them the one l really wanted was the 40 straight, five years ago it happened the pin l really wanted all four animals on one pin, l was 75 at that time.

l got the Trigger to 9oz

The scope was Tru-Glow 6-24 power

This rifle was a shooter it wasn't to picky on ammo it like Fed. Automatch/ Fed. American Eagle/ Fed. SV/ CCI SV. Not often did l buy real target ammo was to pricey for me and for the amount of shooting that l did a brick in a good day was not a problem when it was about 15.00 dollars.

So this was my toy the hole set up was under 550.00 dollars everything new.
CZ452 American was a good shooter when l did my part, l beat a lot of shooter's with there high end rifles and ammo that l could afford.
l was lucky the CZ was made on a good day and it liked Federal ammo.
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:49 AM
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Are the 452 silhouettes desirable of silhouette competitions or is just a marketing ploy ?? (just curious)
Like you said anything to drum up business, l would look for CZ452 American or 452 varmint.
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Old 06-17-2021, 08:47 AM
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I use a 452 for silhouette matches, but it wasn't a CZ Silhouette branded version. It is an American and then I put it in a Silhouette style stock. Works perfectly well. I realize it's not the exact question you asked, but the base firearm is perfectly fine for competitions.
I see you are in SE TN. My club in NE GA has monthly smallbore silhouette competitions in a very friendly environment. If you are looking for one and are interested shoot me a PM.

Trust me and the others though, the limiting factor won't be the stock for you. Knocking over 50% of the animals is an accomplishment for us mere mortals.
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Old 06-17-2021, 10:25 PM
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were is the club in ne georgia that shoots silhouette matches? I know riverbend and chatuga shoot matches.
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