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zhyla
09-04-2012, 6:49 PM
I'm thinking of getting a CZ 455 Lux pretty soon. Is there somewhere in SD that stocks them. I can buy one online or have Turners special order one but really want hold one first. CZ 452 Lux would do too.

Bartin
09-04-2012, 8:45 PM
Try P2K. They usually have a good selection on hand but calling first could save you a drive. I was all set to buy one but handled it at turners and really didn't like the feel for some reason. I'll probably try it again at some point since I hear they are such nice shooters.

zhyla
09-04-2012, 8:49 PM
Thanks Bartin, will drop them a line.

zhyla
09-05-2012, 4:29 PM
P2K says they don't have any CZ 452/455 rifles. D'oh! Any other suggestions?

WDE91
09-05-2012, 4:30 PM
Whittakersguns.com

convolushun
09-05-2012, 6:01 PM
I think IronSights in Oceanside has a 452 as a range rental.

Roach_Infinity
09-06-2012, 8:44 AM
I recommend Discount Gun Mart, haven't seen one on the shelves recently but I know they have a good relationship with their CZ rep.

-Eric

CEDaytonaRydr
09-06-2012, 8:46 AM
Maybe try Buds online and have it shipped...?

Nice choice, though. I've been looking at the CZ .22/.17HMR package for a while. I really like that concept... ;)

Bartin
09-06-2012, 8:52 AM
That's two people who couldn't be bothered to read the actual post. Come on people.
...hold one first.

Izzy43
09-06-2012, 1:21 PM
CZ 452s may be hard to find, especially locally. As I am sure you are aware they are being phased out. Not in San Diego but you might try "The Shootist" in Murrieta.

SeanO
09-06-2012, 2:06 PM
Shootist had a 452 LUX last Friday but I bought it. They didn't have a 455 LUX. Iron sights in Oceanside had a 452 Trainer (rental I think) on WED but no 455 LUX. Turners San Diego had a 452 Trainer last weekend and I did not see a 455 LUX.

IF (big if) you can get your hands on a 452 Trainer, the stock is the same as the 452 LUX. The rear portion of the 455 LUX & the 452 LUX are the same but the front end is where you will feel the difference.

Having both versions, the 452 feels longer & thinner in the front while the 455 feels shorter and thicker. From the magazine area rearward, the 455 & 452 feel the same.

Between the 452 & 455, I would buy the 452 if you like the feel of it because they are going away and the sights are better. The 455 LUX sights are pretty darn good though for most plinking. You will be able to buy a 455 in the future if you are so inclined.

Long story short, not many stores stock them and the 455/452 rear of the mag is the same so if you can find either, that will give you a very good idea of the fit.

SeanO
09-06-2012, 2:08 PM
P.S. Don't start looking at the full stock versions... I did about 3 months ago and my 4th full stock is on the way now.

CZs are addictive!

Bartin
09-06-2012, 2:24 PM
P.S. Don't start looking at the full stock versions... I did about 3 months ago and my 4th full stock is on the way now.

CZs are addictive!

Are they the same as the Mannlicher stock? If so, they are quite fetching and if it felt better than the american that i tried i would definitely buy at least 1

JackRydden224
09-06-2012, 2:47 PM
OP you just missed a sale in the market place. There was a new CZ452 brand new for only $325.

You might want to ask if another fellow Calgunner in the area has the gun. I did that a couple of times and usually something has the gun I'm looking for within the vicinity.

SeanO
09-06-2012, 2:49 PM
Mannlicher is the same as full stock. Some people can't get past the "hog back" stocks but they put your eye at the same level as the sights so it is a comfortable fit for shooting irons. The American has the "Americanized" stock for shooting with scopes and a shorter length of pull. Between my American and the full stocks, the American feels cramped while the full stocks/LUX/Trainers feel more "natural".

zhyla
09-07-2012, 7:21 AM
Yeah I don't want the American stock, the mannlicher would be great but not worth the extra $100 to me.

I didnt know about the 452 trainer until last night. I prefer walnut but if the price is right...

Ibefuz
09-07-2012, 7:46 PM
fine firearms in la mesa, behind Grossmont Center, they always have a large selection of rifles on hand,

heres their website.

gunssandiego.com