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A note about CZ Ultra Lux rifles

#1 Post by Bucolic » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:08 am

I stopped by my local CZ dealer yesterday in a vain attempt to locate a P-01 for sale. They did have a CZ 75 Compact which tempted me greatly, but I really want to wait for a decocker version since my Sp-01 and RAMI are so-equipped.

While I was there I talked to the owner, and he told me that CZ is no longer making the Ultra Lux so, if you have a serious Jones for a new Ultra Lux,get out there and find one. If you have an Ultra Lux, enjoy it. It’s destined to be a classic.

I did handle a new 457 Trainer. The 457s have a shorter receiver and a different safety which is push-to-fire. Nice rifle.
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#2 Post by senorgrand » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:39 am

Yeah, my LGS said they are going to stop production of the 455s. Bummer...that swapable barrel is really cool.
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#3 Post by Bucolic » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:12 pm

Yeah, they will make some of their models with the 457 receiver but not the UL.
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Re: A note about CZ Ultra Lux rifles

#4 Post by sikacz » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:38 am

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Yeah, they will make some of their models with the 457 receiver but not the UL.
Sniff.....glad I got one.
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#5 Post by Bucolic » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:16 am

Me too.

I traded in a 453 in .17 HMR to buy mine. Then I went home and inventoried my .17 ammo. I had grossly underestimated the amount I had. I had bought a lot of it during the last .22 shortage. I have nearly 1000 rounds and nothing to shoot it out of. So I ordered a .17 455 barrel - a 20.9 inch American and some Warne quick disconnect dovetail rings so I can quickly swap between iron sights in .22 LR and scoped .17 HMR.
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#6 Post by featureless » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:38 pm

Bucolic wrote:
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Me too.

I traded in a 453 in .17 HMR to buy mine. Then I went home and inventoried my .17 ammo. I had grossly underestimated the amount I had. I had bought a lot of it during the last .22 shortage. I have nearly 1000 rounds and nothing to shoot it out of. So I ordered a .17 455 barrel - a 20.9 inch American and some Warne quick disconnect dovetail rings so I can quickly swap between iron sights in .22 LR and scoped .17 HMR.
So you came out ahead and the wallet lost, as usual?

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#7 Post by Bucolic » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:10 pm

Kinda sorta. I can spin it such that it feels like a win - $400 in ammo was worthless and now it has value. How’s that for self-delusion? Pretty snappy, eh?

That assumes, of course, that I could not find a buyer for the ammo. I don’t want to ship it and I don’t know anybody around here who shoots .17 HMR.

Looking at it rationally, of course the wallet lost. That is probably the case for all my firearm purchases...
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#8 Post by Bucolic » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:12 pm

PS, I really do like those tiny leetle boolets even though they blow around like crazy and the barrel is hard to clean.


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#9 Post by lurker » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:45 pm

Bucolic wrote:
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Kinda sorta. I can spin it such that it feels like a win - $400 in ammo was worthless and now it has value.
i'd call it protecting your investment.
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#10 Post by Bucolic » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:57 pm

Yeah! That’s the ticket!! Thanks!


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#11 Post by lurker » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:22 pm

:yes: glad i could help.
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#12 Post by Marlene » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:57 pm

No more ultra lux in an model or just the 22s? I kinda want the 527 ultra lux still
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Re: A note about CZ Ultra Lux rifles

#13 Post by lsj74 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:29 am

The 457 models still have the same swappable barrel setup and take the same magazines as the 455 models.

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#14 Post by Bucolic » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:28 am

Marlene wrote:No more ultra lux in an model or just the 22s? I kinda want the 527 ultra lux still
I only see the 527 Lux with the 26.3 in barrel. No Ultra Lux.


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#15 Post by sikacz » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:05 am

Bucolic wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:28 am
Marlene wrote:No more ultra lux in an model or just the 22s? I kinda want the 527 ultra lux still
I only see the 527 Lux with the 26.3 in barrel. No Ultra Lux.


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#16 Post by Bucolic » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:51 am

Oops. 23.6 it is.


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#17 Post by Bucolic » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:46 am

OBOY! Just went to the post office and picked up my new 20.9 inch, blued CZ American barrel in .17 HMR. Beautiful. Interesting that CZ includes a factory target with it. I plan to install it today and hopefully will shoot it tomorrow.


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#18 Post by highdesert » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:48 am

Congrats ! Happy shooting! Any luck on the P-01? Mine was special order but when mine arrived another guy at the counter spotted it and ordered one.
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#19 Post by Bucolic » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:53 pm

Thanks! It went right on. I mounted a Mueller 8-32x44 target scope on
Warne quick disconnect 30 mm rings. Yeah, it’s overkill but it’s hard to see those tiny holes at 100 yards with old eyes. Cheek weld is not optimum with the humpback comb but it’ll be okay. Pictures follow below.

No news on the P-01. I may drive over next week for an update and some firearm fondling.

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#20 Post by highdesert » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:57 pm

Very nice!
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#21 Post by Hiker » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:51 pm

I bought a used 452 Ultra Lux a few months ago. I really like it.
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#22 Post by khlavkalash » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:07 am

You have a CZ dealer? I wish we had one. Finally found a store that carries a few, but mostly in the pistol series.

The Ultra Lux is cool, but looks like the 457 isn't even in FS/Mannlicher stock. That's pure sex distilled into a rifle.

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#23 Post by Bucolic » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:51 am

Yes, they are an official CZ dealer but that does not men they have a large inventory. New guns arrive sporadically and in small bunches.
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#24 Post by sikacz » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:29 am

khlavkalash wrote:
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You have a CZ dealer? I wish we had one. Finally found a store that carries a few, but mostly in the pistol series.

The Ultra Lux is cool, but looks like the 457 isn't even in FS/Mannlicher stock. That's pure sex distilled into a rifle.
Buy used on gunbroker or such.
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#25 Post by Bucolic » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:41 pm

I shot my Ultra Lux with the .17 HMR barrel today. I’m pretty happy with it.

Zeroed the scope well enough in five rounds and then put up a target. The rifle range was in use so I could only get out to 30 yards. I casually shot two groups of five to season the barrel a bit and refine the zero point. I then shot two groups of five being more careful.

Results below. The one flyer in group 4 was either me pulling it or flinching. The wind did pick up but I can’t blame it on that. Little bullseyes are .25
inch diameter.

Obviously, good performance at 30 yards is a necessary but not sufficient condition for longer ranges, but I am optimistic that this rifle will shoot 1 MOA at 100 yards.

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