Reviewed By: David S on 08/15/2013
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
The 455 american is a very nice .22 sporter. Mine came with decent wood and good fit/finish. There are a few differences from the older 452's, the thing that jumped out at me is that the 455 has a straight taper contour on the barrel. The 452 has more of a stepped contour just past the chamber. I can't tell any difference between the fit and finish of this rifle and the 452's I have handled. Both are very good.
The gun handles well, although I think that 5 1/2 lbs may be an optimistically light estimate on the weight. a Leupold 2-7x rimfire scope fits perfectly on this rifle with Warne rimfire rings.
The rifle feels a little muzzle-light to me, but no more so than the old 452 american.
As far as accuracy is concerned, it shoots exactly as I would expect of a CZ. Typical CCI subsonics go into 3/4" to 1" for 5 shots at 50 yds, Wolf match wrings out 3/4" and sometimes 1/2" groups at 50 yds.
Trigger pull is 5 1/4 lbs, too much. be prepared to replace or tune the trigger.
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