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Old 12-27-2016, 11:22 PM
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I'm fairly new to the CZ world ( I'm only on #8 )
all are 452's and 455's but I'm wondering about 453's.
do these have a set trigger like the 527's ?
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:49 PM
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:59 PM
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Thank you for that information.
Any opinions on them compared to the 452's or 455's ?
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Old 12-28-2016, 02:48 AM
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I don't have one but recall folks complaining about the bolt being against your trigger finger if you have medium to small hands and have to stretch a little to reach the trigger.
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Old 12-28-2016, 03:04 AM
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I have several & a great 17HMR varmint shipping now & they work great! IMHO the fit & finish is also better probably because they were discontinued 6 or 7 years ago. I also have a 455 Single Set Trigger & can't figure out why CZ dropped these great triggers as they still use them in centerfires.
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Old 12-28-2016, 04:43 AM
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I love my 453. I've shot several 452's with trigger work done to them and none of them compare to the trigger on the 453. A light trigger makes for more accurate shooting of course. I had to pay about $100 extra to get that trigger but when you think about buying a high quality trigger upgrade it isn't hard to reach the $100 level. Plus I haven't voided my warranty.

To me the choice was an obvious one.
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:19 AM
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CZ 453's have been available new as recently as 2015 in Canada. (I bought two.)
The single set trigger is a welcome option because it gives the shooter the choice between a relatively light trigger for bench use and a heavier trigger for field use.

A key difference between the 453's and their 452 siblings is that in 453's the rear action screw attaches to the trigger housing itself rather than to the receiver. The trigger housing is in turn attached to the receiver by two smaller, relatively soft, screws.
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Old 12-28-2016, 09:37 AM
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Thank you for that information.
Any opinions on them compared to the 452's or 455's ?
They are almost identical to the CZ 452 except for the set trigger. The only other difference I know of is that the 453 Varmint has two action screws to the one in the 452 Varmint.

They are not impossible to find, but not common and you'll pay about $200 more for a 453 than a 452, and in some cases, sellers want much more.
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Old 12-28-2016, 09:56 AM
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I have a 453 American, but the guy I bought it from had installed a Rifle Basix trigger. I have the original parts, but the RB works fine so I left it in. BTW, for anyone interested in replacing the trigger, the 527 RB trigger is the replacement, not the 452.
Also when replacing the original ugly trigger guard/floorplate with a nicer one, I had to open the trigger hole up a little as the RB trigger was off a little from the opening as I think the part was for a 452.
I shot this rifle as my Hunter/Sporter Class rifle toward the end of my club competition shooting and never won with it, but the guy I got it from had won some matches. I really never shot it long enough to get it all figured out and my old eyes were headed south at that point.
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If you can lay your hands on a 453, do it, you'll only ever regret not buying it.
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I had a 453 .17HMR and did not like the trigger. The problem for me is that it sat to far forward in the trigger guard so the reach was too long and it made accurate shooting difficult. I prefer a 452 with a trigger job.
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:41 PM
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Just purchased a 453 American in 17 HMR from Cabela's for $389 with a Sweet 17 scope. Scopes not great, but the rifle shoots sweet! Previous owner covered the bolt and other parts in grease which hardened. Did a bit of cleaning! The rifle looks like new! Have several other CZ rimfires and the 453 is the best trigger!

If I have the opportunity to purchase another 453 in the future at the right price, it a shall be mine!
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I had a 453 .17HMR and did not like the trigger. The problem for me is that it sat to far forward in the trigger guard so the reach was too long and it made accurate shooting difficult. I prefer a 452 with a trigger job.
I have a few CZs with the 453/527/550 style SST and several 452s with lightened triggers, some very mildly worked. I generally feel the same as you, wood-man, but I can appreciate the SST when shooting for the best possible groups from the bench because I can make the gun fire exactly when I want it to, seemingly by just thinking about it. In such case (shooting for best possible groups), I have grown to prefer the SST, but I don't really care much for the trigger position in the set mode (far forward, like you said). I prefer a good 452 trigger vs. the SST in non-set mode.
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Just purchased a 453 American in 17 HMR from Cabela's for $389 with a Sweet 17 scope. Scopes not great, but the rifle shoots sweet! Previous owner covered the bolt and other parts in grease which hardened. Did a bit of cleaning! The rifle looks like new! Have several other CZ rimfires and the 453 is the best trigger!

If I have the opportunity to purchase another 453 in the future at the right price, it a shall be mine!
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Talking Agree with I6turbo and wood-man

The 453 trigger is interesting/but not ideal trigger set up for some situations. 1 Agree that when placed in the set position after it's been properly adjusted. It will drop the trigger pull to an ounce or two with minimal trigger pressure. Nice for punching paper, or being a ground squirrel assassin. Works best for me in the varmint .17 HMR giving me added range and power over .22lr for varmint hunting. Unless you have longer fingers you will have to adjust your grip slightly forward to access the trigger once it has been engaged in the set position. This is somwhat akward for myself. I have several 452 in Cz 17 hmr that shoot just as nice once I installed DIP adjustable Sears on them and aftermarket fastenal springs. In the end the 453 is a fun gun with similar accuracy to my 4 other 17 hmr 452's I own (which all seem to group sub MOA with 20gr CCI) I suggest You pick one up, and decide for you self. Also my 453 has a little side to side play on the trigger (finding difficult to eliminate) that is absent on my 452's. Their is a great 453 trigger adjustment thread on this forum. Search for it, you won't regret it. One final thing. My 453 17 hmr is a .65-.80 five round grouping rifle at 100yard consistently With minimal wind, My action screws on the 453 I own need be tighter than my 452's (452's run 18-20 lbs) (453's 26-28lbs or groups open up to well over an inch. I'm thinking a pillar and a bedding job may help me with decrease those higher action screw settings and possibly inmprove accuracy. Just some of the differences And similarities I have noticed between my 453 and 452 17 HMR's good luck. We would love to hear if you end up grabbing one and post some pics

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