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CZ 452 Varmint .22LR vs. Ruger 77/22 .22LR

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I'm thinking about getting a CZ452 Varmint. My other choice is the Wally-mart Ruger 77/22 I've seen recently. Other than price, what are the advantages of the CZ over the Ruger?


Mike Doerner
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CZ shoots better, that's about it. The barrel is threaded into the receiver. The trigger is better and can be modified ala "Brookie" to a nice 1 to 1.5 lb. You can also apply the price difference toward a scope.

About the only "advantage" the Ruger has is the easily removable barrel, just so you can pay an extra $200 or so for better barrel that will make the gun shoot "just as good as the CZ". Tuning the trigger would also cost you some more.

The CZ outsells Ruger by about 100 to 1 here.
Either would be great; no wrong decision here. Both are fine, accurate rifles. Which do you like best? I think the CZ has a better trigger out of the box, but the ruger holds 10 rounds in a flush fitting magazine and the trigger is not hard to improve. I'm pleased with my 77/22's accuracy, see other thread: http://rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18178
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