Corey likes his bolt guns set up like a sniper rifle. His GA Precision .308 is a prime example of that. Here is his CZ 455 Vamint trainer that he had threaded to run his SilencerCo Sparrow. It comes with that camouflaged Manners stock made for the CZ 455. He mounted a Viper PST 6-24x scope and a BT Industries Atlas Bipod. Quite the setup for just shooting some .22LR rimfire rounds.



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  • Tim

    CZ 455? ~$450.
    Camo treatment? $899.

    What a deal!

    • Spencerhut

      You have no clue what a Manners stock is . . . do you?

    • MikeC

      It’s a much different rifle, go look at the CZ-USA catalog.

  • Spencerhut

    Best bolt action .22LR money can buy. < Period I'd dump that f'ing Vortex though . . .

    • iksnilol

      You have yet to try the .22 LR conversion of the Sauer 200 STR then.

      • Spencerhut

        You get your Sauer 200 STR (if you can even find one to buy in the US) and a box of ammo and go practice. I’ll take my 455 and buy a pallet of ammo with the money I saved over that overpriced Kraut gun and we’ll see which gun shoots better.

        • iksnilol

          Considering there’s about 40k rounds of German mid tier match ammo in the gun safe of my club. And I’ve been shooting for years (without optics if I might add)… I’d gladly take you up on the challenge. Come on over and we’ll have a barbeque as well.

          No offense, the CZ 455 is one of my favorites. But it loses out to a precision gun made from the ground up for nothing but precision (guns such as a Sauer or Ansch├╝tz). They are hella good for hunting tho, cheap.

          • Spencerhut

            If you live on a shooting range than guns made only for precision might win out. Like an F1 car on a racetrack fed race gas. But in the world of range, wilderness and hunting . . . nothing I’ve seen or shot beats beats a CZ rimfire for the combination of accuracy, utility, value and ruggedness. I’ve long ago sold all of my Winchester 52’s and Anschutz’s .22Lr’s. CZ’s put them to shame. Don’t miss them one bit.

          • iksnilol

            That’s what I said in my previous post. CZs are good hunting rigs, especially considering they’re dirt cheap.

            At least here in Norway.

          • MikeC

            This is not your average CZ, it’s a specialized model. Do you realize that?

          • iksnilol

            I do realize that, it is still dirt cheap considering the performance you get. What is so hard to understand for you?

          • MikeC

            Precision Trainer is not a run off the mill CZ .22. It has heavy stiff barrel, special stock, slick and precise bolt, great trigger. It is intended for target shooting/training. A precision tool. I doubt many people use them for hunting.

          • iksnilol

            It’s light and handy (especially with the 20 inch barrel). I’d use it for hunting.

            Though I’ll admit, most folks probably use the regular model for hunting.

          • MikeC

            Light? Hardly. And there is a suppressor version with a very short barrel, 16 inch, which ends near end of the forearm.

          • iksnilol

            3.5 kg is light if you’re used to precision rifles.

          • MikeC

            How many hunting rimfire rifles weigh 8.11 pounds, plus about 1.5 to 2 more pounds for a scope? 10 pound .22 is not “light” in my opinion.

          • iksnilol

            I find that just the right weight.

            The .22 I use is 5.5 kg without scope or suppressor.

            So 4-4.5 kg is just right with accessories.

    • HenryV

      Nice but not a Lithgow or a Sako.

      • Spencerhut

        Refer to my comment above. No company on the planet puts out better barrels on handguns or rifles average people can afford like CZ. I’ve personally killed a ground squirrel at 192y with a bone stock CZ 512 with a singe round of CCI AR Tactical. Target from that same CZ 512 at 100y with CCI AR Tactical. And the Manners stocked 455 puts the 512 to shame. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5f18075532fe5ca1831bbbfcd7012006398c0b582c6e0e2b89bab49f65b98ce9.jpg

        • iksnilol

          What distance was that?

          • Spencerhut

            100y

          • iksnilol

            Good shootin’, comrade.

          • Spencerhut

            Comrade? I’m a US Marine! Commies can pound sand in hel!

          • iksnilol

            The word “comrade” can and is often used irrespective of political standings.

            I refuse to be lumped in with the commies for using the word “comrade” -_-

          • Spencerhut

            Comrade = commie in the USA.

          • iksnilol

            Well, you shoot well and I consider you a comrade.

            LET ME LOVE YOU!

        • HenryV

          I know CZ’s flatter the shooter. And I suppose you can argue the barrel is the most important component of any rifle. But engineering wise CZ while good value, probably the best value on the market, aren’t the best engineered though they beat say Savage’s output and say perhaps Ruger’s Americans too. But in terms of accuracy they are left behind by German target rifles. Saying all that the Lithgow is perhaps over engineered.

    • MikeC

      I put Leupold 4.5-14×50 VX-3i 30 mm scopes in CZ rimfire rings on mine and pretty happy with the optics and the side focus. If you know of a better optical set up, let me know.

  • MikeC

    I have two of these CZ Precision Trainers, kids love them, blowing down dozens of metallic plates up to 150 yards. Awesome guns!

    • Spencerhut

      They will shoot further than that!

      • MikeC

        Of course they will, but trying to hit a small scrap metal plate at 250 yards with a variable crosswind is not very satisfying for kids.

  • Old Vet

    A few years ago I had a plain-Jane 452 that would outshoot my friends Anshcutz all day long. I lapped the barrel, shortened the trigger shoe, reshaped the trigger guard to look like a Remington 514, and put a Japanese Tasco on it. My cousin replaced the trigger spring and it broke consistently around 2 3/4 lbs. Regret letting a guy talk me out of it. It shot Wolf Match Target like a hurricane.