Re: CZ vs Savage firearms?
I own both a CZ 452 and a Savage Mk I GL (pre-accutrigger), both in .22LR. There is absolutely no contest between these two. The CZ is a much better rifle and will stand the test of time.
The Savage is serviceable, but made as cheaply as possible. In terms of accuracy and pure shootability, the Savage doesn't hold a candle to the CZ. The Savage is a price point rifle that can be had off-the-shelf at Wal Mart. If it suits your price range, it will give you reasonable performance for the dollar. If you can afford the CZ, however, you are buying the only rifle in its class. You can get a better rimfire only by stepping up to a Cooper or an Anschutz and spending several times the money. In terms of price, the Savage wins. In terms of value for your money, I will take the CZ any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
Where the CZ 455 is concerned, it appears to be getting mixed reviews vs the CZ 452. The 452 is on its way out, but it can still be had (hint: gunbroker). I say grab one while you can! You will not be sorry.