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Old 08-01-2020, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default Tikka T1X vs CZ455?

Iíve got a CZ455 set with .22 and 17Hmr barrels, that has never been shot.
The problem is that neither barrel is threaded.

Seeing the Tikka T1X is available in 17Hmr with a 16Ē threaded barrel, am I crazy for considering selling the 455 set and buying a T1X?
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:20 PM   #2
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I love both rifle brands...but, I adore my CZ rimfires.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:02 PM   #3
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Sell the 455 and one barrel. Then buy a 457 with an already threaded barrel. Then have the barrel you kept threaded. 455 and 457 barrels are interchangeable, but the 457 is a significant upgrade to the 455 IMO.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:08 PM   #4
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Sell the 455 and one barrel. Then buy a 457 with an already threaded barrel. Then have the barrel you kept threaded. 455 and 457 barrels are interchangeable, but the 457 is a significant upgrade to the 455 IMO.
That is an option I hadnít considered.
Can the 455 American barrels be threaded? I guess I need to measure OD at the muzzle.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:42 PM   #5
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I have a 455 American that started life as a sporter model. Wood sporter style stock, with 22 LR, 22 WMR and 17 HMR sporter barrels. When I got my 22 can, I just ordered a 16” threaded varmint barrel from CZ, and a Boyd’s pro varmint stock and made it a CZ Pro Varmint. Love the rifle, and I could always go back to original configuration if I wanted (but doubt I ever would). You could always keep the action and stock, sell the barrels if you want and order threaded straight from CZ.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:55 AM   #6
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That is an option I hadnít considered.
Can the 455 American barrels be threaded? I guess I need to measure OD at the muzzle.
May have to cut it back a bit to have enough shoulder, but Iíd expect to be able to. 1/2 x 28 doesnít require much OD.
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Old 08-02-2020, 12:26 PM   #7
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I cut and threaded my wifeís 452with a sporter barrel on it.

Decided to do a little testing on the affects of altering the barrel/harmonics. I started with a new rifle and shot a 10 round group with it after each machining operation. The final length was 16 1/4Ē. The gun shot good only the POI shifted a bit. The same aiming point was used with all targets(small circle)No cleaning of any sort, the action was torqued each time the stock was installed, 36X Weaver was used.
This was a 452 barrel in which I am guessing has the same contour as a 455 sporter does. To answer the question yes you can thread it 1/2Ēx28 without cutting it down any.

Here are the test targets through the operations. Top left to bottom right.




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Old 08-02-2020, 01:15 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info. It’s encouraging to see your barrel be that consistent when cutting and threading.

Looks like $125 - $150 to get a barrel threaded in Houston.
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Old 08-03-2020, 06:57 AM   #9
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I don't know much about the Tikka but have had 3 CZ's and love them all.

I currently have a 453 in 17 HMR and I'm getting ready to move into a 457 Pro Varmint or MTR.

It's a little more coin but you may want to see if APR still has some of the Bergara barreled actions. Robert has been banging steel with his out to 500 yards.
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