CZ 455 Precision Trainer w/ Fedderson barrel

#1
I purchased a new CZ455 PT back in early December and though it shot well I just have not been pleased with its performance. The only modification I made was a trigger job by my smith who does wonders on CZ triggers. The ammo of choice has been Fiocchi 320 and has shot very good at the longer ranges but 50 yards group hovered around 1/2" +/-.
I had played with the idea of a lilja barrel and had read of Fedderson and found a ton of info on his popular 10/22 barrel but not alot of info on his 455 barrels. I gave Mr. Fedderson a call and he told me to try it and send it back if it didn't perform to my expectations. He expressed why some 455s would shoot well with his barrel and why some would not. He related this to the recievers not being truly round which would cause accuracy issues with his barrel.
I pulled the trigger and got a 16" threaded heavy barrel to my door for $190.00.
Barrel installed, scope zeroed and dang shes a hammer. Tested indoors, 50 yards, with can and w/out and results are as follows 5 shot groups:
With Can:
Wolf Match .353
Norma Match .334
Geco semi auto .278

W/out can
Wolf Match. .198
Geco. .202
Norma Match. .212 ( I subtracted a called flyer)

What is really surprising is the Geco is $3.99 a box!
I will be doing some more extensive testing at distance wind time and weather cooperates.
 
#2
Nice!

Sounds like you got a good one. Post some pics of the rifle and groups when you get time. Wish there was more reviews of the 455 Feddersen barrels and also the Whistle Pig 455 barrels.
 
#3
I purchased a new CZ455 PT back in early December and though it shot well I just have not been pleased with its performance. The only modification I made was a trigger job by my smith who does wonders on CZ triggers. The ammo of choice has been Fiocchi 320 and has shot very good at the longer ranges but 50 yards group hovered around 1/2" +/-.
I had played with the idea of a lilja barrel and had read of Fedderson and found a ton of info on his popular 10/22 barrel but not alot of info on his 455 barrels. I gave Mr. Fedderson a call and he told me to try it and send it back if it didn't perform to my expectations. He expressed why some 455s would shoot well with his barrel and why some would not. He related this to the recievers not being truly round which would cause accuracy issues with his barrel.
I pulled the trigger and got a 16" threaded heavy barrel to my door for $190.00.
Barrel installed, scope zeroed and dang shes a hammer. Tested indoors, 50 yards, with can and w/out and results are as follows 5 shot groups:
With Can:
Wolf Match .353
Norma Match .334
Geco semi auto .278

W/out can
Wolf Match. .198
Geco. .202
Norma Match. .212 ( I subtracted a called flyer)

What is really surprising is the Geco is $3.99 a box!
I will be doing some more extensive testing at distance wind time and weather cooperates.
I am interested in the Fedderson as well some pictures would be cool. I m assuming just drop in an away you go?
 

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#4
I purchased a new CZ455 PT back in early December and though it shot well I just have not been pleased with its performance. The only modification I made was a trigger job by my smith who does wonders on CZ triggers. The ammo of choice has been Fiocchi 320 and has shot very good at the longer ranges but 50 yards group hovered around 1/2" +/-.
I had played with the idea of a lilja barrel and had read of Fedderson and found a ton of info on his popular 10/22 barrel but not alot of info on his 455 barrels. I gave Mr. Fedderson a call and he told me to try it and send it back if it didn't perform to my expectations. He expressed why some 455s would shoot well with his barrel and why some would not. He related this to the recievers not being truly round which would cause accuracy issues with his barrel.
I pulled the trigger and got a 16" threaded heavy barrel to my door for $190.00.
Barrel installed, scope zeroed and dang shes a hammer. Tested indoors, 50 yards, with can and w/out and results are as follows 5 shot groups:
With Can:
Wolf Match .353
Norma Match .334
Geco semi auto .278

W/out can
Wolf Match. .198
Geco. .202
Norma Match. .212 ( I subtracted a called flyer)

What is really surprising is the Geco is $3.99 a box!
I will be doing some more extensive testing at distance wind time and weather cooperates.
That's impressive!

I'm a little surprised the can had that much impact on group size. Which can do you have?