CZ 455 vs. Ruger 77/357

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CZ 455 vs. Ruger 77/357

#1 Post by senorgrand » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:15 pm

I've never owned a bolt gun and I'm thinking it's time.

I am torn between a CZ 455 in 22lr or a Ruger 77/357 in .357.

I like that the CZ is an accurate little rifle, but the 77 seems like it would a lot of fun to develop loads for.

This would be for punching paper and steel between 25 and 100 yards using glass and shooting offhand.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: CZ 455 vs. Ruger 77/357

#2 Post by Hiker » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:14 pm

I have a CZ 452 that I really like. I can go to the range and shoot 3 or 4 bucks worth of ammo. Doing the same with 357 would cost much more.

At the same time I just got an Uberti 1873 in .357 and I adore it.
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Re: CZ 455 vs. Ruger 77/357

#3 Post by geno » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:39 pm

I have CZ 452 trainer in 22LR, sweet rifle and just a joy to shoot. If the 455 is as well made as the 452, I'd chose it over the Ruger, but I don't reload.
I'd love to find 452 in 22LR with the Walnut Mannlicher stock someday. Also have you considered watching Gunbroker, there's still unfired 452's being offered there.

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#4 Post by Marlene » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:21 am

For the purpose you describe, the 22.
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#5 Post by Bucolic » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:26 pm

What Marlene said.

Get the 455. Then, if you want a little more punch, buy the .17 HMR barrel kit.


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#6 Post by SpaceRanger42 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:20 pm

I really want the Ruger but my philosophy of use is different than yours and I already reload .357
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Re: CZ 455 vs. Ruger 77/357

#7 Post by jimg » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:57 am

I think the only sensible solution is to buy the .22 because it's much less costly to shoot, and then buy the Ruger with the money you save.😁

I don't have a Ruger77/.357, but I have the M77 in .223, 7mm Rem Mag, and .338 Win Mag. If the 77/357 is anything like them it'll be a great rifle.

I'm going to throw out a wild idea here though. I have a Ruger American in 7.62×39mm. It's a great choice for your use. It's significantly more potent than a .357, but that rifle doesn't come with iron sights. I haven't used their .350 Legend version, but it might be an option you'd want to check out.

The American will probably cost half as much as the 77/357 too.

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Re: CZ 455 vs. Ruger 77/357

#8 Post by MayhemVI » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:26 am

Depends on the ratio of paper vs. steel you are going to shoot. The only area in which the .22 sucks is in seeing your bullet holes. The more paper you're going to shoot, the more you might want to consider the bigger hole.

For me, shooting paper seems to be my current lot in life. So while I'm keeping an eye on .22s, I stay mindful that I'm going to have to wait for the every-20-minutes-all-clear to have any idea what I've been doing.
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Re: CZ 455 vs. Ruger 77/357

#9 Post by shinzen » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:02 pm

Wasn't your noisy cricket a 22 bolt gun? Or was that just single shot?
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Re: CZ 455 vs. Ruger 77/357

#10 Post by senorgrand » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:24 pm

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