Rifle Review: The CZ 457 Scout - The Ideal Beginner's Rifle


Built to be an ideal first gun for young shooters, the 457 Scout comes with an assortment of features to make learning how to shoot a breeze.

The Scout also incorporates all the standard features of the 457 Series, ensuring accuracy and precision.

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Right off the bat, the Scout's short length-of-pull (LOP) is evident. Measuring at 12”, this short LOP makes it much easier for a young shooter to properly mount and fire the Scout. Due to the modularity of the 457 Series, adding a larger stock once the 12" LOP is outgrown is effortless.

Moving onto the sights, the Scout is outfitted with a simple leaf rear sight and blade front (rear adjustable for windage, front for elevation), learning the basics of sight picture has never been easier. And when you're ready for a scope, 11mm dovetails make scope mounting a breeze.

In order to teach ammo conservation, the 457 Scout ships with a single shot adapter. Any 457/455 magazine will fit, from 5 to 25 rounds.

One notable upgrade from the 455 models to the 457 is the American-style push-to-fire safety. That's not the only change, CZ ditched the 90° bolt rotation in favor of 60°, allowing for larger ocular bell diameters with lower ring heights. To top it all off, the 457 now features a trigger adjustable for weight, creep and over-travel.

The Scout also incorporates a standard 1/2×28 muzzle thread, allowing for easy muzzlebrake or suppressor installation.

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