CZ 527 Varmint, laminate stock, 223, ring recommendations


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cbmax
January 11, 2013, 10:17 PM
Hi all,

I just bought this rifle on Gunbroker!

I need advice on scope rings and or bases that will clear the bolt. Should I just get rings or rings and bases? I know the rifle has built in bases, but I was wondering about a picatinny rail. Exactly what brands and specs would you recommend? If you could provide exact part #'s and sources that sold be much appreciated.

I have not chosen a scope yet. Given the issue with bolt clearance, what size bell and tube size would you recommend?

Thanks for your help!

Chris

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stubbicatt
January 11, 2013, 11:21 PM
Cbmax, I would recommend Warne "medium' rings. To use them you will need to have the bolt handle recontoured. It is a simple task for a gunsmith and will add maybe $20 - $30 to the price you pay.

In exchange for this $20 the scope will line up with your eye where with "high" rings you may need a long face to get a cheekweld.

I don't know why CZ doesn't address this issue by simply making a more svelte bolt handle, but they don't for whatever reason.

Enjoy your new boomstick.

beatledog7
January 11, 2013, 11:24 PM
NIB rifle? They're supposed to ship with rings.

cbmax
January 11, 2013, 11:34 PM
Yes the rifle will be NIB!

Stubby, can you tell me what is involved in having the bolt handle recontoured. Are we talking about bending the handle to change the throw or shaving material off the knob?

Can you give me a part number for the Warne rings?

I see that CZ sells a picatinny scope base for this rifle. Will this solve my problems?

Chris

targetshooter22
January 11, 2013, 11:59 PM
Hey, I just ordered one of these, but with the Walnut stock. Can't wait for delivery. It's my understanding this model does *not* come with rings (only the American models do, I think).

Also been thinking a lot about scopes too. In my case, I'm looking at the Leupold VX-2 or 3 variable power by 50mm. I was going to go with high rings, based on my 550, and some rough estimates, but never got a great answer. Great timing on the thread, looking forward to the replies.

viking499
January 12, 2013, 12:05 AM
Rings are not included on the varmint models.

My 550 likes the Warne rings. Good quality stuff.

cbmax
January 12, 2013, 12:15 AM
I am now looking at Bill Calhoun's bolt handle modification and hunker rings. I plan to contact him on Monday.

cbmax
January 12, 2013, 12:16 AM
Also wish I could find an extra magazine or two.

stubbicatt
January 12, 2013, 07:57 AM
I might be able to help with the magazines. PM on the way.

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