CZ Goes Lefty for 457 Series

CZ-USA this week announced two new models of the CZ 457 bolt-action rimfire rifle oriented to left-hand users. The two new variants are a .22LR LH Varmint with a 20-inch heavy-profile barrel and an LH American model with a 24-inch light-profile barrel in either .22WMR or .22LR.

Besides a 60-degree bolt and push-to-fire safety located on the left side of the rifleā€™s receiver, both have otherwise standard CZ 457 features such as adjustable triggers, Turkish walnut stocks, and a detachable polymer magazine. When it comes to specs and weights, the Varmint model, with its heavier barrel, runs about 7-pounds while the American clocks in about a pound lighter but runs a few inches longer overall.

MSRP on the CZ 457 LH Varmint is $625 while the CZ 457 LH American is $589. For those who are curious, Lefties make up about 10 percent of the general population.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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