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Old 08-01-2020, 03:11 PM
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Weighing my options - Anschutz 64 sporter vs CZ 457 Lux



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I've been holding out for a nice Anschutz sporter for a while, but it seems that whenever I find one I like theres some issue, usually cosmetic but more than a little handling ding, etc

I'm very happy with the CZ 455's I own (especially the little 455 Lux I own) and like everyone else I was interested in the 457's when they came out.

I like the 457 Lux configuration, but I really don't know how to compare the 457's to something like an Anschutz 1415-1416 sporter in general terms of quality and accuracy. I've store handled a few of the CZ's (and found the bolt throw to be rough on the early ones I handled) but never fired one. I've never fired a 64 or 54 either. For the record, I have zero problems with slip fit barrels.

So I'm asking anyone familiar with both to lay it out for me.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:23 PM
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No contest, go with the Annie.
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:15 PM
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If you are looking for a new Anschutz 64 you may have to act sooner rather than later.

Anschutz is discontinuing the 64 action series of rifles. The new model replacing them is the 1761, which is available in a variety of different models, including sporters and more target-oriented rifles. The 1761 is a new action with a newly-designed receiver, bolt, triggers, and magazine. The barrels are user changeable.
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:50 PM
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That's pretty interesting. I'm going to go find out more.

I've been looking for a good used Anschutz for a long time (along with a good 452 American - nix on both).
I wouldn't mind a gun with a few signs of use if I could handle it first and satisfy myself that its mechanically right & tight.
What I've seen has usually been worse than that.
Heres an example - this was on GB for a long time (pre-covid IIRC) at $695 plus shipping and transfer fee. Call it $750. Nice rifle even with a few heavy dings. That is until you see the real damage on the bolt side of the butt. It doesnt show in the pic but there were some real digs in the bolt side, a coupke in the edge of the cheekpiece and a few more lesser ones scattered about. Most were to deep to refinish away even if you wanted to.
Without the damage I would have been interested. I'm just getting tired of chasing my tail and I'm wondering how Anschutz owners compare the CZ's. Obviously a new CZ is easy to come by.
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:25 PM
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I have a bunch of CZ's and an Anschutz MPR, which is based on the 64 action. In terms of accuracy, it is a toss up, based on my one sample. In terms of fit and finish, I'd recommend the Annie. My 64 has one of the nicest triggers I have felt on any rifle. I know that folks say that the 54 action is more robust, stiffer, etc. And so it is. But the 64 is no slouch. It's like comparing an Accura to a Honda. One is fancier, but the other will get you to work no problem.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:08 PM
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Anschutz is discontinuing the 64 action series of rifles. The new model replacing them is the 1761, which is available in a variety of different models, including sporters and more target-oriented rifles.
Without wading into the CZ vs. Anschütz debate -- or even looking sideways at the heated 54 vs. 64 debate -- I can definitively say that the announcement that the 64 series has been discontinued has driven _down_ the price of used 64s at auctions I've attended.

Now, I've always felt that the 64s are a great value, and this development has turned them into an absolute steal.

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Old 08-01-2020, 07:12 PM
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Three weeks ago, I bought a new CZ 457 MTR. It is a fine rifle and shoots very well. Then my son has a friend who wanted to sell an Anschutz 54 Super Match. While the CZ is a nice rifle, the Anschutz which was built in 1958 out shoots it by a mile. So now in a three week span I have bought two outstanding rifles. If you can find an Annie, you won't be disappointed.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:30 PM
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While I like all the features of my CZ 457 AT-ONE I'd go with the Anschutz 64 were I you.
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:14 PM
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Thanks guys!

Well, it looks like I won't be giving up on the Anschutz sporter dream then...!

I spent most of the Anschutz money I had stashed on an unfired HS Citation (which I do NOT regret - even plinking with it in the basement is a treat. What a clean trigger!) but I'll build the fund back up and get back to work.

And if things break my way I'll end up with both and get to make my own comparison...

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Old 08-01-2020, 10:57 PM
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Anschutz all the way if its in your budget.
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:07 PM
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Its gonna have to be. I love fine sporting rifles. I'm very impressed by what CZ sells you for the money, but to get past some of the shortcomings they decided to make the 457s a modern design.
I'm looking forward to owning one but it can wait a bit.

My "keep an eye out" list looks like this

CZ 452 Trainer, American
Anschutz 64 sporter
CZ 457 Lux, Varmint/Pro Varmint
Kimber Cascade
BRNO's
94/22 in WMR
Marlin 39
Marlin 983 walnut fleur-de-lis (to replace a stolen one)
Wincheater 75 sporter
Remington 581 & 582
Remington 513
Remington 541
Might even give a Tikka a try (ugh... plastic...)

And of course 52's, 37's, 82's, etc
Mostly out of my price range, unless I sell something and move up.
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:57 PM
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Kimber Cascade! I really like mine. Accurate and has a solid quality feel to it.
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:31 PM
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Pictures man! I need pictures...!
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