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June 06, 2006

My Favorite Prairie Dog Gun: The CZ 452

Cz_american The varmints and plains of Wyoming have taught me that I need a great gun. And after sending innumerable prairie dogs to that big den in the sky, I have found my favorite: the CZ 452 American in 17 HMR. It doesn’t have a thunderous report or any recoil, and it’s pretty cheap to shoot. The fit finish is excellent and the stock is a beautiful Turkish walnut. The gun shoots straight and the cartridge sings out to 200 yards. You will need to replace the trigger, which is a dog (no pun intended). The trigger replacement is unfortunately more complicated than most. I would recommend you send the gun to Timney or your local gunsmith.  With the upgraded Timney trigger (see yesterday’s post), this rifle is astounding. It sells for only $367 at www.impactguns.com/store/806703020709.html

What’s your favorite gun for the dogs of the prairie? Hit "comments" below and let us know.



It's funny that you posted a blog about this. Just the other day my friend and I were talking about .17 HMR rifles, and all he could boast about was CZ. I hadn't heard much about them, but he kept going on and on. Now that I have another hunter that highly reccomends this gun I will definetely be getting my hands on it. Thanks for the link also, $367 is pretty cheap!


Can you reccomend a good scope to put on this rifle? I will most likely be using this on varmints, and perhaps fall turkey hunting.



Great entry, I could not agree with you more. The CZ is a fine shooter, and it does not blow a huge hole in your pocket.

Thanks again for the opportunity to do the reader's test. My offer still stands for Indiana Turkey.

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