CZ Varmint Precision Trainer Gets a Boost in Accuracy

(Photo: CZ-USA)

Kansas City, KS (August 10, 2022) – For anyone looking to get serious about rimfire competition shooting without the costs of a full-on custom rifle, a new day has dawned. CZ-USA has released its match-grade MTR chamber and the extremely tight tolerances that come with it in one of the gunmaker’s most popular 22 LR bolt guns—the 457 Varmint Precision Trainer (VPT). 

The MTR chamber has already proven itself in its namesake, CZ 457 Varmint MTR rifle, and has garnered an excellent reputation for accuracy. The MTR variant of the VPT allows shooters to buy an affordable, match-chambered rifle that’s ready to compete right out of the box. This eliminates the perceived need to upgrade any major components, putting this rifle a step above the competition. 

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The Precision Trainer series was designed to provide the same look and feel as a full-size tactical rifle while allowing for more economical training. Though the golden days of cheap and plentiful 22 LR ammo may be behind us, the Precision Trainer has become more popular than we ever could have imagined.

The 457 VPT MTR merges the best of both models with the Manners carbon-fiber composite stock and the MTR chamber. This model utilizes a cold hammer-forged and lapped 16.2-inch barrel for superior accuracy. It is also threaded to allow easy installation of a suppressor or muzzle device. 

New for 2022 the Manners carbon fiber stock now features an adjustable cheekpiece. The forend is recessed, drilled, and threaded for use with an Arca Rail. It still comes with the basic features that have set the 457 family of rifles apart; a fully adjustable trigger, a 5-round detachable magazine, and integrated 11mm dovetails for scope installation with an MSRP of $1,635.00.

(Photo: CZ-USA)

CZ-USA 457 VPT MTR Specs:

  • SKU: 02355
  • Chambering: .22 LR
  • Action: Bolt
  • Barrel: Cold hammer forged
  • Barrel Length: 16.2 in.
  • Twist Rate: 1:16 in.
  • Magazine Type: Detachable
  • Magazine Capacity: 5 Rounds
  • Stock: Manners Composite
  • Overall Length: 34 in.
  • Weight: 7.1 lbs.
  • Trigger Mechanism: Fully Adjustable
  • Sights: No sights; Integrated 11MM Dovetail 
  • Safety: Two-Position, Push to Fire
  • Misc.: Barrel Threaded 1/2×28 
  • MSRP: $1,635.00

About CZ-USA

Since 1997, CZ-USA has given American shooters and hunters the best firearms the Czech Republic has to offer. In 2019, we completed yet another milestone by producing CZ firearms here in the United States at CZ-USA’s Kansas City, Kansas, facility. With our ever-increasing production capabilities stateside, CZ-USA will continue to improve, innovate, and add to the CZ-USA line-up of high-quality, affordable handguns, rifles, and shotguns, plus custom-quality handguns from Dan Wesson.

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  • Mark C. August 12, 2022, 3:18 pm

    Hello Mr. William Kotila,
    I can not find any information presented here that would suggest this rifle has the barrel mounted to something other than the receiver. Not can I find where an accessory is somehow deflecting the barrel.
    Would you refer me to where this written about, and how this is happening?
    I thought that this rifle would be a sweet addition for low cost practice verses the Lapua type cartridges. I’m sorry if I overlooked where this is written about.

  • William Kotila August 12, 2022, 8:14 am

    All training I ever received and 60 + years experience show that resting the barrel of a rifle, instead of the stock, against any surface, results in poorer accuracy.

  • Jon August 12, 2022, 7:26 am

    If only they made it lefthanded and pushed the barrel out to 18 inches I’d pick one up right now.

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