December 23, 2006, 04:36 PM
I am looking for a dual purpose varmint/predator rifle. I think the CZ 527 varmint .204 would fit the bill. The bbl seems to be heavy enough for some pdog shooting, but overall weight should be low enough to facilitate carrying the gun for coyote calling.
Will I be able to see the impact on prairie dogs with the .204 out of this rifle?
What kind of accuracy can I expect out of this rifle?
Thanks in advance for your help.
December 23, 2006, 04:51 PM
.204 is very accurate. I can't speak for the rifle in qustion, but the cartridge is inherently accurate.
You may or may not see the impact, but IMO it has a lot to do with the power setting and distance. Too much zoom too close and the movement seems to amplify greatly and distract from the impact. (20x at 100 yards is too much to see an impact IMO... on paper at least) But at 200 yards and out I can see impacts on steel through the scope.
December 23, 2006, 08:19 PM
yes, i am familiar with this rifle, and others of the cz's. the set trigger on them can be set down to mere ounces, and there natural recoil is less than a 223. the bullets for the 204 are all very high in s.d. and b.c., so they travel a long way fast and straight, and really buck the wind. I have shot them with their basic setup, heavy bbl, and with a large scope on them, and i would say that recoil is very light. lighter than any 22 cal i have ever shot, except for rimfires. i would say that recoil is like shooting a ruger 17hmr carbine model, with a pencil bbl. The only drawback of this, is the cost of the rounds. This would be an exceedingly good round to handload for , though.
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