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Old 02-14-2020, 03:26 PM   #1
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Finding my 4 year old a quality youth rifle was incredibly difficult.

The rascal and crickett are pretty low quality. Difficult to pull triggers. Sloppy bolts. And the crickett cocking mechanism is awful. I bought her a threaded pink one and will be selling it.

Savage makes a nice one.

Henry micro bolt is nice.

I chose a CZ457 scout with the recommendation of a few friends. Here’s why

Lots of accessories available
Good trigger
Bolt and safety like a grown up gun
Good iron sights
Threaded
Barrelled action is full size so you can purchase full size stocks as they grow
Mag fed but ships with a solid single shot fake mag

I mounted a sig Romeo 5 red dot for her. Great combo

I hope this helps some of you in your search.




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Old 02-14-2020, 03:28 PM   #2
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Practicing on the deer in the living room haha. Dry firing. I’ll buy another firing pin but I haven’t broke one yet.

Excuse the mess in the house. 4 year olds can wreck a house in minutes lol
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:32 PM   #3
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That’s awesome! Never thought to look at cz when I was in your shoes. I ended up w a cut down contender w/ 22 and 30-30 barrels.
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:28 PM   #4
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Man, I like that. Good info, here. Got a little girl due in two weeks so thanks for the info!
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:01 PM   #5
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CZ makes a great weapon. Have never really looked at this one but assume the quality is a step up from most of the rest. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:28 PM   #6
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The CZ 457 is an excellent action, which is what the Scout is built off of. It takes about 5 minutes to swap the barrel and stock when they do outgrow the Scout as it is. The 457 is a fantastic upgrade over the previous 455 that it replaced, which makes it a great platform yo grow off of.
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