I have to agree with the opinions of the 452.
I was in the market for a .22 rifle and it seemed that only the 455 was becoming available. I found a 452 Standard with threaded barrel (fits my MkIII silencer). I cannot be happier. For the price, it really does feel like excellent value.
If you can find a 452 for a similar or even cheaper price (if they are being phased out) I'd advise jumping on it!!
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