My favorite is a 452 American in .22lr with Leupold VX-II 3-9x33 efr. scope. Mounted in talley rings. Brno steel mag. well, Dip trigger guard, AS adj. sear and J&P striker spring. Very sweet shooting rifle.
I've been lucky with my CZ rifles. All mine have good grain and none of those nasty looking streaks in the wood I did own a blond 452 Varmint I thought was rather striking. It was walnut, but a very blond walnut.