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Got to make a .17HMR choice TODAY! Advice appreciated

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by BarneyC, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Evolve82

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    What did you go for barney? Are you happy with it? I got the same problem right now!
     
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    No one has mentioned the slightly "iffy" mag mechanism on the savage, and the Acutrigger is definitely Marmite !
    Have had the CZ455 thumbhole for quite a while.
    Good out of the box, no problems with the bolt here, trigger much, much better than the 452 .22's I have, as accurate as anything.
    Only thing for me I would slightly criticize is the length of pull, BUT, I am 6' 4" with arms like an orangutan !!!
     
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    I had a 17HMR T-bolt, it's a nice looking rifle but the trigger is pants. I got rid of the T-bolt and got a CZ455 22LR. I mainly fell out of love with the 17HMR calibre and not sure if the problems were rifle or calibre specific or mixture of both. I found the 17HMR is ammo fussy, you NEED to keep it clean, accuracy was all over the place between ammobatches and ammo is expensive.

    I still have a 17HMR free slot on my ticket and might one day have another play but it will be with a CZ rifle.
     
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    Dan I grabbed a cz455 varmint heavy barrel thumbhole. Trigger needed a tweak with a spring kit but it will group really well at 100 yards and those hmr rounds drop rabbits hard
     
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    I notice that the current CZ455 Varmint is specified as having an adjustable trigger. Does that do away with the need for a trigger kit?
     
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    Rod, all CZ have adjustable triggers out the box. Many people believe they have to have the trigger kit, and everyone posts it is needed, another great online myth. I use the standard trigger adjusted myself to a nice pull weight for hunting in the field and my CZ is perfectly adequate with a minor tweak, for my preference.

    Some people I've spoken with (wrongly IMO) believe that because CZ guns are usually quite affordable new, That they are therefore poorly made. This is not the case and CZ make some excellent guns and airguns. The AA S200 being an airgun that springs to mind.
     
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    The CZ is bomb proof for sure. I found the factory trigger too heavy and was causing me to pull left about an inch and slightly high, hence the trigger kit (which is cheap). Plenty get along with them just fine
     
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    Out of interest Barney, did you try and adjust the travel on the standard trigger? I like a positive (field) trigger but some shooters like a trigger akin to a 'set' trigger which is dangerous IMO. Not a trick question, just curious?
     
  9. Evolve82

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    New? Cost?
     
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    Harry, yup I lightened it up as best I could but was still a bit heavy for me. To the point where I didn't find it predictable
     
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    Dan.. Yup bought new as it has a decent length warranty and there wasn't anything around secondhand when I was buying. The laminate is lovely but heavy. Quite fancy the synthetic stock now though and there appears to be little value in getting the heavy barrel from the many conversations I've had. Cost was about 450 I think
     

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