CZ-452-Special

Rimfire CZ 452 Special

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Basic Specifications

Length: 32.76 to 42 inches
Barrel Length: 16.22 to 24.80 inches
Weight: 4 to 6.6 pounds
Rate of Twist: 16 inches
Magazine Capacity: 5 or 10 rounds, or single-shot adapters

Calibres

  • .17 HMR
  • .17 HM2
  • .22 LR
  • .22 WMR

CZ 452 Variants

Special
Lux
Scout
Synthetic

The Rimfire CZ 452 Special is a hand-fed, bolt action, rimfire rifle manufactured by Czech firearms builder Ceska Zbrojovka Uhershy Brod, or CZ-UB. It comes in a handsome walnut or Beechwood stock and hammer-forged barrel. The receiver is made from a single billet of high-quality steel, which makes for a tougher, stronger rifle.

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About The Rifle In More Detail

CZ-UB’s rimfire rifles are known for their classical construction and reliability, as well as accuracy and safety–just some of the reasons why CZ rifles are preferred many users, such as sports shooters and hunters.

CZ 452 ZKM is fitted with a hammer-forged barrel, a time-consuming process, but one of the features that make the rifle an excellent choice. The result is a more accurate rifle because hammer-forging doesn’t leave a rough surface on the barrel. Also, hammer-forging makes the barrel inherently stronger because grain structure is controlled by being pressed into the rifling, not being cut out. Owners can opt to have the muzzle threaded for use with either a Parker-Hale or Still suppressor.

The receiver is made of a single billet of strong, high-quality steel, meaning it is capable of withstanding considerable use and beating.

“CZ-UB’s rimfire rifles are known for their classical construction and reliability.”

The CZ 452 has an adjustable trigger pull, and comes out of the box with a pull weight of about 5 pounds, which is a bit on the heavy side when most triggers are set between 2 to 3 pounds. There are users who find this an inconvenience as they would have to adjust more to suit their preference.

Aside from the heavy, out-of-box pull trigger weight, the Rimfire CZ 452’s two-position safety is the most noticeable difference from other rifles. To put the gun in safe mode, one needs to push the safety button forward. To put the rifle in firing mode, the button is pushed back towards the shooter. Most brands have the exact opposite positioning, so users of the Rimfire CZ 452 Special would need to retrain themselves in using the safety switch.

“Aside from the heavy, out-of-box pull trigger weight, the Rimfire CZ 452’s two-position safety is the most noticeable difference from other rifles.”

The CZ 452 Special sports a classic, timeless style, so stocks are made of exquisite Beechwood or walnut in a darker varnish. There is checkering on the grip which allows for better hold during wet conditions. The 452’s magazine is detachable and made of sturdy nylon polymer with a stainless follower. Options for a 5- and 10-round magazines, as well as single-shot adapters are available.

Notwithstanding the negative aspects of the rifle, the CZ 452 is still a well-balanced and easy to aim firearm. Disassembly is simple and can be done without any special tools, which makes for effortless cleaning and maintenance. And with parts made with meticulous attention to process—hammer forging and single billeting—users can expect a long service life from the rifle.

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