About 10 percent of the United States population is left-handed but only a handful of rifles out there make accommodation for this. However, more and more firearms, including rifles, are now being released and tailored for left-handed shooters. Joining this effort is the new left-handed CZ 457 rimfire rifles including the CZ 457 American chambered in 22LR or 22WMR, and the CZ 457 Varmint chambered in 22LR. These new offerings come with adjustable triggers, Turkish walnut stocks, and of course, left-handed bolts and updated left-handed controls.
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These new models inherit the advanced features of the CZ 457 series of bolt action rifles but with left-hand comfort and ease of use. The bolt, push-to-fire safety, and a separate bolt extractor control mirror right-hand rifle models for left-hand comfort. The striker status indicator located at the rear of the bolt provides a quick visual check while hunting or competition shooting. A shortened 60° bolt throw allows rapid and convenient reloading and increases clearance between the bolt and mounted optics.
The controls for the new left-handed CZ 457 Varmint and American have been modified to be on the “correct” side for left-handed shooters but are otherwise still the same as the right-handed versions. The left-handed CZ 475 rifles come with cold hammer forged barrels with an industry-standard 1:16 twist rate, threaded muzzle, and 5-shot detachable magazines which are backwards compatible with previous versions of CZ rimfire rifles. The adjustable triggers can be fine-tuned for your desired weight and travel and the bolts feature a short 60° throw for fast cycling.
The new left-handed CZ 457 rimfire rifles are available for order now from your CZ dealer and will retail for $589 for the CZ 457 American (for both 22LR and 22WMR), and $625 for the CZ 457 Varmint. What are your thoughts on these new left-handed offerings from CZ? Let us know down in the comments!
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