CZ 457 vs Tikka T1X vs Lithgow LA101 - First .22 Rifle

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Re: CZ 457 vs Tikka T1X vs Lithgow LA101 - First .22 Rifle

Post by ScottyD » 28 Jul 2019, 11:07 pm

Congrats on the purchase Pyroteq, I'm watching with interest as you work through the teething problems with it.

This is a great thread for me as I'm sort of in the same boat, although a little ways behind you since I've still got to get my licence (pulling finger out in next few weeks).

I'm also tied on a decision between these three (after I've got my licence and first PTA), and also looking to use it mainly for target but also for pest control on my place. I've been leaning toward the 101, but I'm still undecided (FWIF I'm also contemplating the Styer Zephyr II)

Some great info here, and looks like a great forum in general. Looking forward to learning heaps.
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Re: CZ 457 vs Tikka T1X vs Lithgow LA101 - First .22 Rifle

Post by ramshackle » 02 Aug 2019, 10:37 am

Mattraff wrote:My thoughts on the action were typical CZ with it feeling a little agricultural but it is new and covered in the anti rust oil so will be much better once cleaned and lubricated with decent oil.

CZ457 American is an excellent rifle that I was considering buying just yesterday. One of the things I like is the "Bobox surface treatment" which I have read is a form of nitride treatment, making the rifle very hard and rust resistant. Also the 24" barrel aids in sound suppression when you're using CCI Quiet. Plus 60° bolt action rather than the old 90° makes scope choice easier. You should be able to get one for about $975.

For composite stocks, avoid the "soft touch" variants AT ALL COSTS. They simply do not last, they get sticky. Browning was hit with a class action lawsuit over their soft-touch Dura-Touch plastic finish recently: ... rm-coating

The class action was settled in litigants' favour: https://duratouchsupport.winchesterguns ... Notice.pdf
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Re: CZ 457 vs Tikka T1X vs Lithgow LA101 - First .22 Rifle

Post by deye243 » 26 Aug 2020, 10:54 pm

Pyroteq any more on this 101 yet .
Still waiting on the pics ......

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Re: CZ 457 vs Tikka T1X vs Lithgow LA101 - First .22 Rifle

Post by Charlie Luncher » 09 Jan 2021, 8:34 am

I'm in the process of upgrading from a 452 silhouette the 457 varmint with the option of running 2 calibres appeals, another options is the Ruger rpr as it can also take pre-fit IBI barrels. Anyone got feedback on the 457?
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