Giving the Varmint Precision Chassis an upgrade in the accuracy department, this special model adds the Match chamber found in the Match Target Rifle. Some extra good looks by way of an OD Green chassis and an orange trigger guard (a nod to the premium ‘Orange’ models found in the CZ pistol line), this rimfire rifle is not only a looker – it’s a tack-driver. Chambered in 22LR and fit with a 16” barrel threaded 1/2×28.
If we were to pick one thing that our previous rimfire platforms were lacking, it was an American-style push-to-fire safety — something Hunter’s Education instructors and 4-H shooting coaches have begged us to incorporate for years. Though that was the most obvious change, we also took the opportunity to tweak a load of small things at the same time. In addition to the receiver-mounted, push-to-fire safety, we chopped almost an inch of length from the action and slab-sided it to reduce its footprint and weight.
With the exact same swappable barrel system as the 455 and the same reliable polymer magazine system, the 457 is without a doubt the best rimfire platform we’ve ever fielded.