Me buying a new CZ is certainly nothing new, but I'd done a bit of a purge about a year ago as I accumulated first my Brno no.1 then a couple of Anschutz and then later my two Quads, some other pumps and semi-auto's, another Brno no.1, just more or less diversifying the herd, I've never been a real collector, more of an accumulator. So I'd found my self with only my FS and 511 in the CZ rimfire stable and thought it would be nice to pick up another American as I really like them for a scoped general purpose rifle, a couple of weeks ago my dealer got what I thought was a rather unique looking American in, the checking style is that of the "Fancy stocks" or Prestige in the 527, the wood while not the best has strong mineral lines and is to me at least a interesting figure. The rifle was priced lower than the last several Americans they'd had and that interested me also, there is no attempt at floating the barrel, actually when I took it apart a while ago I had a difficult time separating the action from the stock it is inletted so snugly. I've mounted a Weaver V16 with a FCH in BKL257 rings for now but I'm thinking I'll go for something a bit more elegant soon, my local dealers as usual being no help there. The test target is one of the best I've had not that it means anything, trigger is about 4-5 lbs. with very little creep, I look forward to trying this one out, I really think it was meant to be more than an average 452, we'll see if she was born wanting to shoot!! Oh and the test target date is Jan 10th 2007, I wonder where she's been spending her time??