"Good CZs": 452 LUX in LR & WMR (W/PMC 40 gr. WMR s.p. the CZ will literally put them thru the same hole @ 25 yds.
CZ527 in 7.62x39mm needs a custom scope base, but other than that is super....
"Not-so-good CZs: The "Varmint" models I have had were poor shooters till bedding problems were taken care of by shims or micro-bed. (You could push the barrel and action from side to side in the forend
Sav/Anshutz sporter I traded for tended to string vertically till barrel was cut back to 16 1/2" and theaded for suppressor (trigger is a bit creepy in this one)
Old Anshutz sporter"barn gun" complete w/rust "patina" and rusted bore has good two-stage trigger and is getting a 1:14" Lilja barrel fitted to it, and provision for suppressor tube to screw directly onto threaded 1" muzzle so no possible loss of hoop strength and consequent bore expansion at muzzle like would be more apt to happen w/
1/2" x 28 tpi. Will get Lilja "field" match chamber....(This one SHOULD really shoot well...I'me not re-finishing it and will leave it as a "sleeper" that no one will look at twice...Kind of like a hemi-head crammed into a 1950 DeSoto
Old Martini light and med. barreled rifles: Very consistnat, great triggers, no wandering poi/cold bore problems.
Ruger 77/22 s.s. synthetic stock: Wandering poi from day-to-day, 1st shot/cold bore issues....(Shot pretty well after a few rds. thru it for warm-up...)This one had a good trigger, most do NOT...(Not worth the $s unless you can find a smoking good deal...)
Might be good shooters with new barrel, lapping locking lugs, trigger job, bedding, etc. (????)
Izmash Biathalon 7-2s: Looks like these may be winners!
Accurate, reliable, great triggers, 10 rd. mags work fine and are nearly $40 LESS than Anshutz 10 rd. mags.
Got mine from MTGuns due to good reviews on Snipershide....
Had an H&K .22LR conversion for my FAL and the conversion not only shot as accurately as my old speed-locked M-52, but to same POI as 7.62mm as well.
M-52, Sav. Marlin, Rem (except for Rem M-37!), etc. have flimsy magazines that are frail and not particularly reliable (Yeah...I know...YOURS work fine.....Mine were not as good as CZ, Anshutz, RUger, Izmash....Sorry...)
(Ok, I have "magazine issues".....
I figure if a repeater is not super reliable, you are better off with a Martini or even an NEF single shot.)
Factory chambers can vary wildly in economy-priced rifles....(Sorry, but there it is.....)
For "field use" and greater accurascy, a "generous" match chamber is what I want...
Definately tighter than "saami spec". (Pardon me whilst I spit!
However there is such a thing as TOO "generous"....
You SHOULD have trouble chambering some sloppily-made "bulk" ammo that varies alot in min/max. tolerances.
A few years ago I bought 40K rds. of Blazer, and is "OK", but you occassionally get ones that resist chambering a bit, and once every 100 rds. or so you can expect to drop a shot to 6:00 due to a lighter powder charge.(I'll live with this for PRACTICE, but I want my serious ammo to be more consistant.)