Ok, one of the big reasons for starting this blog is to chronicle my “journey” into and through the world of rimfire silhouette. I am just getting started so I thought it would be a good idea. Anyway, I have wanted to shoot silhouette for awhile now, ever since a few years ago I went over to another bay on the range to say hi to a friend who was shooting silhouette. I asked what it was all about and they said, “Hey give it a try.” So I happened to have one of my 22 rifles with me at the time, a Remington model 5, I believe with a fixed 4 or 6 power scope on it. I was shooting at the practice swingers they had set up, not the actual targets and found it was quite challenging! That was just enough to whet my appetite but at the time I was busy with other things and it just got filed in the back of my mind.
So, a month or two ago I was reading about how CZ 452s were drying up and thought I should pick up an extra one. I already have an American so I looked at the Silhouette and then the Style. I liked the look and durability of the Style so I chose it. Never intending to use it for silhouette, but after reading about it and the fact it was designed for that purpose the old file in the back of my head popped back to the forefront! I thought if it was designed for the sport and I wanted to shoot the sport it must be time to give it a whirl!
I waited for about three weeks before I could get my hands on it. As soon as it came out of the box I (of course) tore it down, cleaned it and did my own trigger job on it, as I have done with all my CZs. I brougth it down from a gritty 3.5 lbs to a nice clean, smooth 2.5 lbs. I have been able to get better results with other rifles it seems but this is close to the minimum allowed for silhouette so I left it as is. I had to resist the urge to buy rings, scope, etc. for the gun as I was trying to conserve funds so I took a scope and rings off another rifle just for simplicity and mounted it on my Style.
So there it is, ready to go with the “borrowed” BSA 6-20 X 44 target scope mounted on it. (This would not last 🙂 )