Today I got to fingerbang, (not shoot) several guns I've heard about.
1. Browning T-Bolt. Really cool action. I have heard good things about the mag that goes with this gun. But, it seemed a little off in the feel of it. And that gold trigger is hideous! For the money they apparently get for them, I'll pass.
2. CZ 455. This model was the trainer with that awful tan stock. Not sure why the stock makes it worth 2x the price of the other 455's? But the 455 platform seems decent. Actually, there were a couple of them, mostly the LUX models, and the full stock models. I did notice that some of them had rough-feeling bolts. Some of the were nice. The triggers were very good, I thought. General finish was very nice.
3. CZ 452, used. 17HM2, varmint, threaded barrel, wood stock. Seemed slightly used if at all. VERY impressed with the trigger!! Holy crap! Overall this gun was super nice, and, if it was a 17HMR instead, it would have gone home with me.
4. Bigshrek sent me a PM about the marlin line, including a link to them. Also nice-looking guns, for a lot less money, I'm guessing. As everyone knows, he speaks very highly of them......
So many choices, I can't decide........