CZ 527 in 22 hornet. American or Lux?


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pps
April 7, 2009, 11:42 AM
I've got the itch to get a 22 hornet rifle. (was going to get a contender but decided a 5 shot rifle was more to my liking for squirrels, gophers, and even called in coyotes out to 100 yards)

Rationale for the hornet:
low noise level (compared to 223 and 22-250)
It uses the same powders and primers I already have for .357 (2400, H110, and lil gun)
It's basicly like a reloadable 22mag on steroids (35grain v-max around 3000fps)

My question is should I go for the 527 in the American (straight stalk), or the Lux (Bavarian curved stalk) I like the look of the American stalk, but the Lux model has a set of iron sights (which I like) If anyone who has shot with the bavarian style stalk and American style could give your feedback, it would be mucho apreciado.

Thanks

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cal74
April 7, 2009, 12:42 PM
If your planning to put a scope on anyways, why bother having the iron sights?

I bought a 527 American in .22 Hornet in January. Been wanting a Hornet for a few years now and just finally bought one. I just received a Leupold VXIII 4.5-14 A.O yesterday that I mounted up on the Hornet last night.

Scopes just a tad larger than I'd like for the visual appeal of the rifle, but it all looks pretty good. Looking forward to taking it out and seeing what it'll do.



I've got a .17 fb, .204, .223 all in light weight rifles and two heavy barrel rifles in 22-250 & .220 Swift and I'm looking forward to the Hornet more than any of them basically for the same reasons you mentioned.

benzy2
April 7, 2009, 01:41 PM
It really does come down to scope or irons. The lux stock is not comfortable with a scope. I would go American if it were to be a scoped rifle and lux if it is an irons only rifle. Either way should be a lot of fun. I have debated the 22 hornet for a long time but haven't pulled the trigger on one yet.

pps
April 7, 2009, 02:34 PM
American it is then. The shooting comfort thing is the deal breaker for the Lux

Thanks

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
April 7, 2009, 02:41 PM
I agree in your situation to go with the American, but I like the looks of the Luxe myself also. Good luck and post pics of game taken.

grimjaw
April 7, 2009, 02:44 PM
Agreed on the American-style. I had a Lux in .22LR, and never used the irons so I sold it in favor of the other.

jm

d2wing
April 7, 2009, 07:55 PM
I have both in .22lr, the American is a little more accurate and better suited to a scope mount.

CZguy
April 7, 2009, 11:06 PM
It really does come down to scope or irons. The lux stock is not comfortable with a scope. I would go American if it were to be a scoped rifle and lux if it is an irons only rifle. Either way should be a lot of fun.

Good advice........you beat me to it.

Personally I prefer the Lux, because I like iron sights, better than a scope. But as my eyes have gotten older I have needed to install peep sights.

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii299/badgerone/CZpeepsight.jpg

stubbicatt
April 8, 2009, 09:24 AM
I beg to differ about shooting comfort! The drop comb stock is the most comfortable stock I have used with my CZ LUX in 223. The classic lines of the rifle are sheer pleasure to look at, and sort of distinguish it from all the other "also rans."

That said, the American has fine lines also.

This (http://www.socoammoco.com/page3.php?view=preview&category=2&image=7) is mine. I truly think it is one of the finest rifles I have ever used. Great for snap shots on coyotes, steady on prairie dogs.

benzy2
April 8, 2009, 11:36 AM
The lux has a great stock for iron sights. It puts you right in line with the top of the receiver. When I have mounted a scope on a lux I found it a bit of work to get anything close to a consistent cheek weld. It just doesn't happen. You get a chin weld. That is the beauty of the hog back stock though, it puts your eye right in place for iron sight use.

gizamo
April 8, 2009, 11:43 AM
Hmmm,

This is interesting. I own a older CZ 22 Hornet in a European style Lux stock. Absolutely love it. Mine has the earlier style CZ rings and I find it perfectly fine for shooting a scope....

giz

CZguy
April 8, 2009, 01:02 PM
This is interesting. I own a older CZ 22 Hornet in a European style Lux stock. Absolutely love it. Mine has the earlier style CZ rings and I find it perfectly fine for shooting a scope....


Wow, you must have a l o n g neck. :D

woof
April 8, 2009, 01:23 PM
I wish they made the 527 carbine in .22 Hornet (as well as a few other cartridges).

HGUNHNTR
April 8, 2009, 10:37 PM
The Lux fits ME better, and looks really classy.

Daizee
April 9, 2009, 01:38 AM
The Lux comes to irons like a fine shotgun.
It's glorious. And the sights are *excellent*.

I haven't tried a scope on mine yet.

-Daizee

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