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CZ LONG ARMS => CZF RIMFIRES => Topic started by: Joe L on April 01, 2021, 06:41:49 PM

Title: A range time video of the MTR at 100 yards today
Post by: Joe L on April 01, 2021, 06:41:49 PM
I'm loving this little CZ rifle.  I struggled with a Savage FPV for several years and finally gave up on it.  It was never consistent or predictable, I made some progress with it, but all it took was 20 rounds through my shooting buddy's MTR and I immediately ordered one.  I'm not disappointed.  The Savage will be a great rifle for the grand kids, but I'll never shoot it again. 

All I've done to the MTR is put a good FFP Diamondback 4-16x scope and 15 moa rail on it, a Harris bipod, and a cant level.  Up until last week, I had been using the 9-13" Harris bipod from the Savage on the MTR.  Too tall for both rifles, it turns out.  I finally ordered a 6-9" Harris for the MTR, tried it once, and immediately ordered another one for my .308 and AR-15.  I had been struggling with getting high enough over the shooting tables to be able to use tall bipods and it was not comfortable.  With 3" taken out of the over table height, I am very comfortable behind the rifle and not straining to get centered on the scope or get the rear bag in to position.  What a great change, and it was inexpensive.  I kept the taller bipod for down slope prone as needed, but I am no longer married to it. 

Full disclosure--I'm primarily a pistol shooter, and shoot the rifles for diversion and education. 

So, my groups tightened up about 1/2" with the bipod change.  I'm still working on consistent preload and pull in to the shoulder.  I may make a small change to the scope eye relief as the lower elevation of the rifle lets me place my head slightly closer to the sight. 

Here is a video of the best 10 shot group at 100 yards from this morning's range session. (

Anyone interested in an excellent .22 rifle at a great price should consider an MTR, in my opinion.  I've borescoped the bore and the machining is excellent, the barrel cleans up very quickly, and the stock is beautiful, especially to someone used to plastic and aluminum chassis rifles.

Title: Re: A range time video of the MTR at 100 yards today
Post by: Joe L on April 04, 2021, 05:22:32 PM
I beveled the front edge of the lips on the 10 round polymer CZ magazines today so that the last round wouldn't hang up on them, at least that is what I hope. 

I also added a 7/8" ID 3 oz shaft collar about 1/2" from the muzzle to try some barrel tuning.  We can't experiment much with ammo right now, so maybe I can match the barrel harmonics to the ammo I have, which is Federal GM Target and SK Rifle Match (red box).  I will try the DIY tuner on Tuesday at 100 yards.

Title: Re: A range time video of the MTR at 100 yards today
Post by: david s on April 04, 2021, 05:59:50 PM
Chasing perfection leads in all sorts of directions. Hopefully the ammo situation settles down soon and you can experiment with various different 22 loads and your tuner. Your MTR and scope make a nice looking set up, I have a friend who has a Savage in 17 HMR and penny's at 100 yards are in serious trouble, but it seems to be an exception in the accuracy department.
Title: Re: A range time video of the MTR at 100 yards today
Post by: Joe L on April 16, 2021, 06:01:02 AM
I have no experience with any rimfire other than .22LR.  I have a .308 Savage Model 10 that is excellent.  No complaints at all on the Savage centerfire models.   Seems to be a lot of variability in their rimfires.  Overall, the CZ's seem to be consistently good to excellent. 
Title: Re: A range time video of the MTR at 100 yards today
Post by: BillG56 on April 25, 2021, 12:49:53 PM
Sadly, my pistol shooting days seem to be coming to an end as my right hand/UE tremor has gotten worse such that offhand shooting is erratic to say the least.  I'm very much interested in purchasing a CZ MTR in 22lr soon, will probably put a Meopta Optika5 2-10x42 Rimfire - Z-Plus scope on it with a Bscar 15 moa base.  And, yes, looking forward to being able to getting some good ammo soon.