My CZ 527 shoots steel case ammo 1.25" to 1.75" moa. I've taken 3 deer with them, They do the job. So after 2 years of only steel case ammo, I bought a box of Federal 123gr. sp. I knew the Federal would shoot better. I didn't think It would be this drastic. Here is the best group of 6 at 100yds. the avg. for all 6 groups was .557" Thats shooting from the bench using the set trigger.
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May 16, 2012, 11:04 PM
You KEEP that gun, you hear?
May 16, 2012, 11:10 PM
Wow, usually the domestic stuff is junk! I tried some Winchester white box fmj that was horrible. I may have to try to find some Federal.
Does it have small or large primers? Large is the standard but with a relatively small case it is over primed. Most of the time people have the best results with small primed Remington brass, at least when it comes to handloads.
May 16, 2012, 11:11 PM
You shoot a lot better than I do, that for certain. I get good groups at 100 yards with my 527M, but nothing like that.
May 16, 2012, 11:36 PM
Dangit! I've been wanting one of these but have controlled myself. Now you've just wet my appetite
May 16, 2012, 11:41 PM
You cant go wrong with the carbine, it is a sweet rifle. I love mine!
May 17, 2012, 01:03 AM
This is the largest group of the 6 I shot. It was the last one shot thats why It's a 5 shot group. I let one flyer slip out at about 2 o'clock, But It's still sub moa. I will be getting some more Fed ammo for my 527 that's for sure. ( VXII 2-7x33 in Talley rings )
This is my CZ527, I love this rifle:)
May 17, 2012, 02:01 AM
May 17, 2012, 02:46 AM
Without a doubt, that's a nice rifle.
May 17, 2012, 07:32 AM
You KEEP that gun, you hear?Good advise, but if you should do something foolish like sell it, my info is ............
Very nice shooting. :)
May 17, 2012, 09:02 AM
Did you refinish the stock to a gloss? Or dis CZ use to have a model like that?
May 17, 2012, 11:40 AM
Wow. Goes to show that 7.62x39 has a lot more accuracy potential than it gets credit for.
May 17, 2012, 12:16 PM
I put the old Scratch-x, Howard feed-n-wax treatment on the stocks of all my cz rifles. (452-.22lr, 452-.17hmr, 527-7.62x39) I like the gloss look. I don't reload so I'm not sure about the size of the primers. They look to be about .210" in dim.
May 17, 2012, 12:56 PM
steveo452: Your rifle shoots just great. We shoot a CZ 527 762X39 also and it is becoming one of my favorites, it is a real easy to carry when just walking and I am shooting it more and more. We have always used Wolf 123gr hp`s and our rifles shoots them real well. But not like your groups, and I am going to check the LGS to day and see I can find some Federal 123gr SP`s. I sure hope our rifle shoots them like yours does. You are a very good shot and I complement you. We are just crazy about CZ RIFLES and have a few. Thanks for the info. GOOD LUCK TO YOU: ken
May 17, 2012, 03:04 PM
May 17, 2012, 05:27 PM
The easiest way to tell primer size would be to compare it to another round. .223, 9mm, 40S&W all have small primers. If its bigger than any of them, then it has large primers!
May 17, 2012, 06:07 PM
Fireman, It looks like there large primers. Remington must make both in 7.62x39. I'll post a pic. of the Remington ammo with the Fed. I was shooting. Also a 5.56 nato rd.
May 17, 2012, 06:33 PM
Man, I JUST convinced my self to hold off on buying a CZ 527 carbine, and you had to go and post that?!
May 19, 2012, 05:29 PM
Remington brass in 7.62x39mm takes small rifle primers, all the rest I've tried are large rifle primers.
I have gotten some good groups out of mine, just not that nice, front rested only.
Haven't been able to shoot at 200 for a while, darn it. :(
The rifle is unbelievably light and handy. I dismounted the scope, as I think this is a great brush and camp rifle, with the addition of a Marbles silver soldered adjustable rear sight. I also carry spare mags for it, just in case. ;) Nice to be able to do a mag change if need be.