New CZ 457 Synthetic – Rimfire with Soft-Touch Finish


    The fact that CZ-USA is closed with all their facilities shut down due to the COVID-19 Emergency Order doesn’t stop their European colleagues from announcing new models.

    A little over a week ago we told you about the brand new CZ 457 LRP, a .22LR Bolt-Action Rifle for Long Range Precision work that has me very tempted to buy one.

    A new week and time for yet another CZ 457 model, this time called “Synthetic“.

    This bolt-action rifle comes in well-known calibers like .22 LR, .17 HMR and .22 WMR.

    The ergonomic design is suitable for both right- and left-handers, and the soft-touch finish enables a comfortable and reliable grip.

    The stock on the Synthetic model has found inspiration from CZ’s CZ 557 centrefire rifle.

    The barrels are cold hammer forged, and the barrel lengths are 16″ for the .22 LR and 20″ for the .17 HMR and the .22 WMR.

    There is a dovetail milled at the top of the receiver so you can mount your optics easily.

    Here’s CZ’s description:

    Built for the harshest of weather conditions, the 457 Synthetic combines an extremely durable nitride finish with a hardy black polymer stock.

    Like all 457s, the Synthetic utilizes our easily-swappable barrel system, enabling conversion between barrel lengths, profiles and chamberings in minutes.

    The 457 Synthetic’s ergonomically superior stock shape is borrowed from the popular 557 centerfire rifle, allowing it to accommodate both right-handed and left-handed shooters.

    A soft rubber butt pad increases comfort and a soft-touch finish secures it firmly in the hand. Another perk of this stock is a significant weight reduction, allowing the rifle to clock in at only 2.4 kg!

    Equipped with a varmint barrel threaded 1/2×20 UNF, the Synthetic can be had in .22 LR, .17 HMR or .22 WMR with a 20” barrel, as well as a shorter, stiffer 16” version in .22 LR only.

    Like all of our rimfire rifles, this 457 has a 11 mm dovetail milled into the top of the receiver, facilitating easy mounting of optics.


    Parameters and technical data – CZ 457 Synthetic

    • Length 977 mm (20″), 865 mm (16″)
    • Barrel length525 mm (20“) , 412,5 mm (16“)
    • Weight2,4 kg
    • Caliber20 “.17 HMR (1:9), .22 LR (1:16), .22 WMR (1:16) ; 16 “ .22 LR (1:16)
    • Magazine capacity: 5
    • Supply type:Detachable magazine
    • Sights: No
    • Trigger: Adjustable
    • Cheekpiece No
    • LOP 356 mm
    • Stock Polymer
    • Stock surface Soft-touch
    • BarrelForged
    • Thread 1/2×20 UNF
    • Compensator  No

    A comparison between the new models:

    You can find a direct link to the CZ 457 Synthetic here.

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.