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Old 04-21-2021, 07:10 PM
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Well it probably would hinge on why I could only keep one. However, assuming I would still be able to hunt and shoot as freely as I can now, it would most likely end up being my first and overall favorite, the 452 FS. If I got into a situation where hunting was a crucial part of my groceries, I might have to bit-the-bullet and choose my 452 UL instead. If I couldnít hunt or really do any shooting, itíd probably fall to a nice condition brno 1, with period correct scope.
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:22 PM
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About forty years ago Skeeter Skelton wrote a story in Shooting Times where he was arguing with his mythical friend Dobe Grant over what gun he would keep if he could only have one. They argued at great length over whether it should be a .22 revolver, a .44 magnum revolver, a 30/06 bolt action or a pump shotgun.

At the end of the article, old Dobe went out to feed the horses, saw two cotton tail rabbits and headshot them both with a Winchester 62 slide action.

He then conceded to Skeeter Skelton that it would have to be a .22 rifle and both men were quite disappointed by this most obvious answer.
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Old 04-21-2021, 10:06 PM
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I am very satisfied with the quality and accuracy of all of my CZs and Brnos. Each of them has a story and would difficult to part with.
But due to my advanced age and declining health I will soon need to sell most of them.
For target shooting I would keep my DJ custom 452 Varmint because it is the most accurate. For shooting ground squirrels, I would keep my 452 trainer with a squirrel inlayed in the stock by forum member The Pencilist.
The 22 rifles that I would let go first are the ones that have gone up in value the most--my 452 walnut stocked Super Exclusive, Brno 3s, 452 Full Stock and perhaps my Sako 72.

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Old 04-21-2021, 11:01 PM
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This topic comes up fairly often, its not realistic, but fun to discuss.

I like every CZ rimfire rifle I own I have more than the two Ill mention.
Each one gives me that "fizz" feeling in my stomach when I pick it up.

The only answer I can stand by for sport is this. If I couldn't ever squirrel hunt again for some reason I would keep my 452UL, its the CZ I have the most fun with. Ill never get rid of it.
To contradict myself now.
But since squirrel hunting is important to me, and Ill always find pleasure in this activity, I guess Id have to keep my 453 American.

Luckily Ill never have to choose!!!
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Old 04-22-2021, 05:21 AM
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I would have a hard time choosing from your stash. Was it an easy choice? Or did you have to think about it?
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I only have 3 CZ's so my choice would be fairly easy. My 452 Varmint 17HMR wouldn't be going anywhere. While not as nice as Signalman's beautiful FS it has a Rifle Basix trigger, bedded action, has had the DJ treatment, and is one of my absolute favorite rifles to shoot.
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Well I have only one CZ and its a 455 American synthetic.
But I am very jealous of Signalman's Stutzen

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Old 04-22-2021, 06:39 AM
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This topic comes up fairly often, its not realistic, but fun to discuss.

I like every CZ rimfire rifle I own I have more than the two Ill mention.
Each one gives me that "fizz" feeling in my stomach when I pick it up.

The only answer I can stand by for sport is this. If I couldn't ever squirrel hunt again for some reason I would keep my 452UL, its the CZ I have the most fun with. Ill never get rid of it.
To contradict myself now.
But since squirrel hunting is important to me, and Ill always find pleasure in this activity, I guess Id have to keep my 453 American.

Luckily Ill never have to choose!!!
This curious to me. I find squirrel hunting to be the reason why Iíd have to hang onto my UL, not the reverse as you see it. Accuracy with a scope is not an issue with any of my BRNO/CZ rifles, Iím too poor sighted these days to rely on irons, but the UL certainly has an advantage in that department if I were to disable the scope. Iíve hunted with long bbl firearms my whole life, ie shotguns, so this little thing on the UL isnít noticeable really to me when stalking. I do however very very much appreciate and sense that I gain an advantage when shooting in the woods, by the quiet report I get from that long leg while shooting ss ammo.
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Old 04-22-2021, 06:48 AM
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I would keep my MTR
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This topic comes up fairly often, its not realistic, but fun to discuss.

I like every CZ rimfire rifle I own I have more than the two Ill mention.
Each one gives me that "fizz" feeling in my stomach when I pick it up.

The only answer I can stand by for sport is this. If I couldn't ever squirrel hunt again for some reason I would keep my 452UL, its the CZ I have the most fun with. Ill never get rid of it.
To contradict myself now.
But since squirrel hunting is important to me, and Ill always find pleasure in this activity, I guess Id have to keep my 453 American.

Luckily Ill never have to choose!!!
This curious to me. I find squirrel hunting to be the reason why I’d have to hang onto my UL, not the reverse as you see it. Accuracy with a scope is not an issue with any of my BRNO/CZ rifles, I’m too poor sighted these days to rely on irons, but the UL certainly has an advantage in that department if I were to disable the scope. I’ve hunted with long bbl firearms my whole life, ie shotguns, so this little thing on the UL isn’t noticeable really to me when stalking. I do however very very much appreciate and sense that I gain an advantage when shooting in the woods, by the quiet report I get from that long leg while shooting ss ammo.
My Ul has the Williams sight installed, and I can manage a one inch group at 50yds. That is more than capable of taking a limb chicken. I have tiny colored dots for ranges to 200 yards in 25 yard increments starting at 25.
Its a real pleasure hitting small gongs from 25yds and beyond with regular success.

The advantage for me with the American is a 14x Nikon scope. I can definitely shoot tighter groups at hunting ranges, and in addition I can search for squirrels well with the scope. Sometimes you can't really tell if that odd lump in a tree is just a knot or actually your intended game. I generally try for head shots, and I believe i can offer a more humane kill with the scoped 453 American.
Thats my logic there.
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:19 AM
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Accuracy and stealth being paramount requirements for me my 452 scout is the perfect tool for my needs. She shoot very well even with the cheap and common stuff. Takin this one to the grave with me.
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About forty years ago Skeeter Skelton wrote a story in Shooting Times where he was arguing with his mythical friend Dobe Grant over what gun he would keep if he could only have one. They argued at great length over whether it should be a .22 revolver, a .44 magnum revolver, a 30/06 bolt action or a pump shotgun.

At the end of the article, old Dobe went out to feed the horses, saw two cotton tail rabbits and headshot them both with a Winchester 62 slide action.

He then conceded to Skeeter Skelton that it would have to be a .22 rifle and both men were quite disappointed by this most obvious answer.
I remember that one well, I also remember Skeeter once saying only a fool would let himself get in that position.

Al, like a father with a room full of handsome and loving children, they're all my favorites but the last one standing would likely be my Brno M1 tgf for sentimental reasons.




Some really good vibes from Denny and TOU go with that one, showing up while I was still in the Hospital after my first By-Pass surgery in 2007, arriving with an invoice for payment and Denny telling my Son not to worry and pay him when I could. 2nd day home and I convinced my Wife to take me by the FFL's to pick it up and. Like almost all Model 1's its not ammo picky, handles like a dream etc. etc.

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