This is my first post (I think, I've been creeping around for a while now). I am a shotgun and black powder shooter. Don't know much about modern rifles, but I have several and have been occasionally shooting them for almost 50 years. I want an accurate 22LR rifle. I have pretty much decided to buy a CZ 452. Probably the 16" American, or possibly the 452 or 453 Varmint, then have the Varmint cut down to 18" and threaded for a suppressor. I will use the rifle mostly to poke holes in paper (in my back yard, just for fun), but to hunt rabbits in my pasture also. Whatever rifle I buy, I will shoot several hundred rounds through it first, then, if the accuracy doesn't give me confidence I can hit a rabbit's head at 50 yards, I will have it pillar bedded, the trigger worked on, or whatever is necessary. The scopes I am considering are the Alpen Apex 1.5-6 with side parallax knob, or the Vortex Diamondback 2-7 Rimfire. The reason for this post is that I have read some conflicting posts that have me a bit confused. Such as, one said the Varmint is harder to glass bed than the conventional 452's, another doesn't like the set trigger of the 453. I would really appreciate any input you guys can give me on any of the above, including whether I should consider another rifle and not the CZs. Also, I intend to make a luggage case for the rifle and accessories. Would someone please measure their 452's maximum thickness (from the left side of the stock to the top of the bolt knob)? I might as well get started on the case while I'm pondering which rifle and scope to buy, and there are no dealers around here who stock CZs. Thanks, Tim in South Texas.