CZ 457 - Anschutz Killer - RimfireCentral.com Forums

Go Back   RimfireCentral.com Forums > >

Notices

Join Team RFC to remove these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-13-2021, 08:20 PM
ShawnCarlock

Join Date: 
Apr 2020
Posts: 
81
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
CZ 457 - Anschutz Killer



Log in to see fewer ads
Here is my CZ 457 Anschutz killer project.
CZ 01.jpg

CZ 02.jpg

CZ 04.jpg

CZ06.jpg

I wanted to build a pretty serious position rifle at a cost that a person could afford to get started. What it turned into was more than I expected. I started with a normal CZ varmint 20", I turned the barrel end and threaded it 1/2-28. I spun up a sight extension tube for it, then machined a front sight post to accept the Lyman front sight (an affordable sight), I then turned my attention to the rear sight a MJ 90 series sight. I machined a rear sight base that uses the standard CZ receiver dovetail so it could be easily removed and a scope installed for certain events. With the sights installed I tuned the trigger to 1.0 lbs with some of my trigger springs and the kind of engagement I like. I dropped the barreled action into a KRG Bravo stock with an adjustable butt plate. I installed a Turner position sling and machined a Nylon hand stop that would adjust in the M lock slots. I only had time to get a zero at 25 and 50 but will shoot some offhand groups and post them on this thread later. I will say this the accuracy with irons is pretty impressive.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-13-2021, 08:32 PM
PuddleJumper65
US Coast Guard Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Mar 2020
Location: 
Georgia
Posts: 
444
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Very nice,
I look forward to seeing the groups
PJ
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-13-2021, 09:06 PM
sako6ppc
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Mar 2011
Location: 
white gate, virginia
Posts: 
251
TPC Rating: 
100% (47)
anschutz killer

good luck killing anschutz
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 07-13-2021, 09:07 PM
pdeal

Join Date: 
Jul 2002
Posts: 
1,295
TPC Rating: 
100% (5)
Nice work! I once reworked an anschutz 64 with an extension tube in a similar manner. I always wanted to do the atf paperwork to turn the tube into an integral supressor.

Also i once had an anschutz 2013 with a similar stepped forearm. I thought it would be a good idea but it seemed that the step was often where my hand naturally needed to be in prone and kneeling.

Fun project!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-14-2021, 06:33 AM
marlin maddness's Avatar
marlin maddness

Join Date: 
Jun 2009
Location: 
Pa
Posts: 
82
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
I like it ! Don't forget to show those groups when you get a chance. Would their be an advantage of bedding the action on a .22 ?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-14-2021, 06:40 AM
FlysAlot's Avatar
FlysAlot

Moderator
Join Date: 
Jul 2003
Location: 
Stuck at FL410 :-(
Posts: 
13,064
TPC Rating: 
100% (5)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sako6ppc View Post
good luck killing anschutz
Yeah very true. The Winchester 52 has been doing it since 1920.
__________________
“Despotic power is always accompanied by corruption of morality.”
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-14-2021, 07:09 AM
ShawnCarlock

Join Date: 
Apr 2020
Posts: 
81
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by marlin maddness View Post
I like it ! Don't forget to show those groups when you get a chance. Would their be an advantage of bedding the action on a .22 ?
There could be but the Bravo stock has an alluminum action craddle I would be supprised if it made any difference at all. I might try it just to see.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-14-2021, 07:11 AM
j.r. guerra in s. texas

Join Date: 
Dec 2003
Location: 
deep south Texas
Posts: 
13,069
TPC Rating: 
100% (44)
Very nice project gun there . . .

nice 'mouse' target rifle.

No need to kill another gun, there is plenty of room at the table.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-14-2021, 07:27 AM
Hi-NV Shooter
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2011
Location: 
NLV
Posts: 
5,167
TPC Rating: 
100% (42)
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlysAlot View Post
Yeah very true. The Winchester 52 has been doing it since 1920.
Is that why they no longer make Win. 52

Lee
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-14-2021, 07:50 AM
gmd1950's Avatar
gmd1950
US Air Force Veteran Law Enforcement Officer NRA Member - Click Here To Join! GOA Member

Join Date: 
Dec 2006
Location: 
Mebane, NC
Posts: 
56,697
TPC Rating: 
100% (31)
Nice job of turning a 457 into a position rifle, what it will kill will be determined on the range but you certainly did a great job of putting it together.
__________________
NRA Benefactor Member/GOA Life *Esse Quam Videri Ya'll*
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-14-2021, 08:21 AM
PWNolan's Avatar
PWNolan
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Moderator
Join Date: 
Sep 2008
Location: 
Lost
Posts: 
5,303
TPC Rating: 
100% (25)
I agree....nice job!

You've built a decent position rifle at a reasonably affordable price. Whether or not it's actually an Anschutz (or anything else) is yet to be seen. One thing I'll say...have you tried an Anschutz trigger? I'm not knocking the CZ triggers but even at 1# I highly doubt it's anywhere close to what's on the current Anschutz models.

Regardless of whether or not your rifle's actually better than some higher end target rifles. I have no doubt you'll have a lot of fun and do well with it
__________________
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-14-2021, 09:29 AM
JimSC
US Navy Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Oct 2018
Posts: 
287
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Thumbs up

Ontopic, great looking rifle. Good job, hope it shoots as good as it looks

offtopic

Quote:
Originally Posted by marlin maddness View Post
I like it ! Don't forget to show those groups when you get a chance. Would their be an advantage of bedding the action on a .22 ?
Pillar bedding may possibly eliminate any action screw torque changes due to the wood expanding or contracting. The key word there is possibly. I don't have either of my 452's bedded in any way and my trainer shot a perfect 250 in the 25 yard challenge and a 227 in the 50 yard match in the sporter class. Also my Kidd 10/22 is in a plastic stock with one action screw torqued to 6 inch pounds and shoots sub MOA consistently out to 100 yards

You just gotta wonder sometimes, how much of this is really necessary and how much is hype and old wives tales

Last edited by JimSC; 07-14-2021 at 09:33 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-14-2021, 09:57 AM
Mike_AK
US Air Force Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join! GOA Member

Join Date: 
Feb 2007
Posts: 
3,450
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlysAlot View Post
Yeah very true. The Winchester 52 has been doing it since 1920.
Yeah...the 52 rules position and biathlon shooting.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-14-2021, 11:05 AM
FlysAlot's Avatar
FlysAlot

Moderator
Join Date: 
Jul 2003
Location: 
Stuck at FL410 :-(
Posts: 
13,064
TPC Rating: 
100% (5)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hi-NV Shooter View Post
Is that why they no longer make Win. 52

Lee
I guess they didn't want to brag or something, can't argue with their success, however,

I DO know that Anschutz rifles trained the loosing side (twice)
and
The Winchester 52 has been a world beating rifle for the 60 years it was produced
AND
those rifle continue to dominate 41 years AFTER they stopped making them. 100+ years of perfection

Anschutz, proof that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. (chant) USA USA USA
__________________
“Despotic power is always accompanied by corruption of morality.”

Last edited by FlysAlot; 07-14-2021 at 11:15 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-14-2021, 11:18 AM
Clem-E's Avatar
Clem-E

Join Date: 
Mar 2007
Location: 
North TX
Posts: 
3,889
TPC Rating: 
100% (11)
Nice work on the CZ for sure, and I have some CZs that outshoot a couple of my 60s era anschutz rifles. But my most accurate rifle is an Annie.



and Ive never had any of my other 22 rifles come close to shooting as well as that Anschutz best



IMO, There is a reason they are used in the olympics....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 PM.

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©2000-2018 RimfireCentral.com
x