Next rifle acquisition . . .

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Feb 6, 2007
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Latest acquisition: CZ 452 American .22 LR
"The Working Man's Anschutz"

I have the 453 American "twin" in .17 HMR. The only difference between the two models is that the 453 has the single set trigger, which I love!

Anyway, you can't get subsonic ammo for .17 HMR, so decided to get the .22 LR sibling. CZ discontinued these models a few years ago, so I have been waiting for one to show up. The newer 455 replaced both these models and, while I am sure they are fine rifles, the move was made to accommodate cheaper manufacturing processes, much like Winchester when they moved from the controlled-round feed of the pre-'64 to the push-feed bolt of the "Classic" line.
 
Feb 6, 2007
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Ardmore, Ok.
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The latest: Winchester Supergrade Lightweight, in .257 Roberts.
I have an affinity for some of the older, "classic" chamberings, and I am continually amazed at how little things change, ballistically speaking. Most newer chamberings are simply reinventions of the same wheel. The .257 Roberts is a very efficient, sensible, light recoiling "quarter bore" that is more than adequate for deer and varmints. I have a custom .25-06, but I have never really been too enamored with it. The .25-06 is an underperformer, compared to the .270 (same parent case) and, compared to the .243 and .257 Rob, is just too much muss and fuss, with excessive muzzle blast for only minor gains in velocity and down range energy. I love my .243 but, when loaded to modern chamber pressures, the .257 Rob is easily a better deer cartridge.
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