CZ 457 Varmint Precision Chassis MTR


CZ USA announced the latest addition to their Varmint family — the CZ 457 Varmint Precision Chassis MTR. True to CZ style, they are touting this new rifle with better precision and accuracy with solid dynamics aimed to please.

 

The new CZ USA Varmint Precision Chassis MTR is the newest precision rifle that is chambered in .22lr complete with a one-piece aluminum chassis. The cold-forged matched chamber and barrel are held to the tightest MTR tolerance. The rifle has a 16” cold-forged hammer that is threaded in 1/2×28 to support use with a suppressor.

CZ 457 MTR matched chamber
The new Chassis MTR has a 16” cold hammer-forged barrel and matched chamber. The matched chamber is held to the highest tolerances in the system.

The short barrel also plays into less harmonics in the system and less barrel travel for the round helping it to be more accurate than previous versions. Not only did they tweak the harmonics, but they also took almost an inch out of the action to help reduce the overall weight of the system. These changes lend to less weight moving, with lowered vibrations and overall motion. 

The MTR has all the features of the other 457 rifles, most notably being the American push to fire safety. They removed the old release and now have a bolt release button instead of the old lever. The positive-feel safety allows you to cycle the bolt with the safety on. All this helps out when dialing in the trigger which is fully adjustable including weight, creep, and over-travel.

CZ 457 Varmint Precision Chassis MTR trigger
The Varmint Precision Chassis MTR has a fully adjustable trigger. It is fully adjustable for weight, creep, and over-travel allowing you to completely dial it in to your needs.

Rounding out the visuals of the rifle, the chassis is OD Green with an orange accent on the trigger guard, harkening back to the Orange CZ pistol style. The trigger guard also allows for an AR-style grip to be mounted for customizing the grip. The stock is a Luth AR adjustable stock that has full length-of-pull and comb height which is great for introducing children into shooting. The comb also lends to be able to use other rails on the system.

SPECIFICATIONS Round-up

  • Purpose: Competition
  • Chambered: .22lr
  • Twist Rate: 1:16 in.
  • Detachable Magazine
  • Stock: Aluminum Chassis
  • Sights: No sights, integral 11mm Dovetail
  • Barrel: Heavy Cold Hammer Forged
  • Barrel Length: 16 in.
  • Weight: 7 lbs.
  • Trigger Mech: Fully adjustable (weight, creep, and over-travel)
  • Safety: Two Position, Push-to-Fire
CZ 457 Varmint Precision Chassis MTR safety
The CZ USA Varmint Precision Chassis MTR was updated with the American-style push to fire safety. According to CZ, they have been asked by youth shooting groups for this change for years.

The new CZ 457 Varmint Precision Chassis MTR is said to be the most accurate chassis and uses the 455 polymer magazine system, according to CZ USA. The rifle comes in with a MSRP of $1,115.

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