CZ 457 American Synthetic Rifle
This variant of our 457 American sports a newly-designed synthetic stock that borrows ergonomics and styling cues from our 557 American Synthetic. That synthetic stock, paired with the 457’s nitride finish, makes the rifle near impervious to the elements. 1/2×28 threads and our especially tight chamber tolerances make this rifle an ideal suppressor host.
Not equipped with sights, this rifle has 11mm dovetails milled directly into the CNCed billet action for the solid mounting of rails or rings. The cold hammer forged barrel, fully adjustable trigger, push-to-fire safety and interchangeable barrel system all add up to equal a rifle that will last generations.
If we were to pick one thing that our previous rimfire platforms were lacking, it was an American-style push-to-fire safety — something Hunter’s Education instructors and 4-H shooting coaches have begged us to incorporate for years. Though that was the most obvious change, we also took the opportunity to tweak a load of small things at the same time. In addition to the receiver-mounted, push-to-fire safety, we chopped almost an inch of length from the action and slab-sided it to reduce its footprint and weight.
The stamped bottom metal of the 455 is gone, swapped for a classy two-piece interlocking system. To make scope fitment easier, we ditched the 90° bolt rotation in favor of 60°, allowing for larger ocular bell diameters with lower ring heights. To top it all off, the 457 now features a trigger adjustable for weight, creep and over-travel.
With the exact same swappable barrel system as the 455 and the same reliable polymer magazine system, the 457 is without a doubt the best rimfire platform we’ve ever fielded.