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CZ 527 Carbine Range report

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by fireman 9731, Aug 6, 2012.

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  1. fireman 9731

    fireman 9731 Member

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    Just thought I would post a group to let everyone see how sweet these little rifles are.

    Rifle: CZ 527 Carbine chambered in 7.62x39 with a Tasco Bantam 2.5x fixed power scope.
    Ammo: TulAmmo 122gr FMJ
    Conditions: 80 degrees, no wind, 100 yards. Fired from prone off of a rest.

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    This is the first and only group I shot. The cross-hairs cover up the target at that distance and I really wasn't trying that hard. I fired five shots in less than a minute. I didn't even use the set trigger.

    Well, the proof is in the pudding. Here's to the naysayers that say cheap 7.62x39 ammo isn't accurate, or the round itself isn't capable of accuracy.

    The CZ is a dandy little rifle. Light, quick handling, and accurate too!

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  2. Jay the Plinker

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    I actually was looking at this for the price of ammo combined with cz not more than 3hrs ago on budsgunshop.com
     
  3. Jay the Plinker

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    For someone who wants a cheap to shoot, accurate, moderate/low recoil dear rifle would you recommend this rifle.
     
  4. ifit

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    very nice, specially those groups:cool: always wanted one but the price keeps me away from one. who knows i might just give in someday:) now can someone be daring enough and modify to fit ak mags:cool:
     
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    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    Very nice, Fireman!

    I swear if this economy turns around, I will have to hunt down a CZ 527 Carbine. I don't need one, I just want one. :D
     
  6. fireman 9731

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    Absolutely! I plan on using mine this fall for deer, if I can fight the urge to use my H&R Buffalo Classic again. They are amazing little rifles, they don't compare to anything that Winchester/Remington/Ruger are making right now. You are basically getting a $1200 gun for half the price. They are very finely made.

    They are a great woods gun, very quick handling and lightweight. 7.62x39 with a decent soft point bullet is plenty of medicine for deer. Recoil isn't bad. It is a very light rifle but it has a decent recoil pad. Its much less than other "normal" deer calibers.

    I can't recommend it enough. Just go handle one if you can and you will see what I mean.
     
  7. fireman 9731

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    A ten round AK mag would be sweet, and wouldn't hang down much, if any further than the factory mag.

    I don't know if the stock or receiver are wide enough though. The rifle really is built around the cartridge. Everything is scaled to fit it.

    I will keep my hopes up of finding one of the Lee Enfield conversions for a bolt action that takes AK mags though!
     
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    +1

    Every CZ rifle I have purchased meets this description. Incredible build quality and exceptional accuracy.

    Have fun!
     
  9. armoredman

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    I love my CZ527M in 7.62x39mm, and it vies for the place of "last rifle I would sell, if ever" spot. Good shooting, sir!
     
  10. Casefull

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    Nice group with that ammo. Also nice rifle. I would like one.

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  11. T.R.

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    Thank you for the unbiased review. I'm impressed by the looks and performance of this quality import. Now to figure out how to finance one for myself!

    TR
     
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    Every time the fever for one of these rifles dies down, someone posts about them and gets me wanting one again. One of these days, one of these days.....


    Nice shooting. :)
     
  13. fireman 9731

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    They are worth every penny.
     
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    It's a shame they cost so much! I want one, but they are too expensive.
     
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    Mine was worth every penny I paid for it and more. :)
     
  16. cpt-t

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    fireman 9731: I have CZ 527 762X39 CARBINE. And have used it for several years, the little rifle is just great. My rifle likes WOLF 123gr HP`s and shoots them an inch or less at a 100 yds. I have yet to start reloading for this rifle I find my self just buying more Wolf 123gr HP`s and have several cases, may not ever have to reload for it. I enjoy all of our CZ Rifles and my Son and I are real die hard CZ fans. But this rifle is really special to me, and I find my self carrying it more all the time I have taken Pigs, Deer, Coyotes, and a bunch of other varmits with it. And this is the rifle i carry when I go walking around now. Very light recoil, smooth action, super accruate, and the trigger is just wonderful. If a nother CZ rifle like it come our way that we can afford we will two of them. My rifle has a 4200 ELITE 4-16X50 on it now my eyes like the rest of me are getting old. GOOD LUCK TO YOU: ken
     
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    Just an update, this past week I have taken two nice whitetail deer with my dandy little carbine. First off, it's a dream to carry in the woods. It's light weight and short length are excellent for carrying to and from your favorite hunting spot. Secondly the Hornady 123gr soft points performed flawlessly over a dipper full of H335. My first shot was at a decent sized doe facing straight at me at about 30 yards. A shot right in the boiler room dropped it where it stood. When I field dressed it, as soon as I opened up the chest the perfectly expanded Hornady soft point fell right out. The second deer was a medium sized doe that I shot at about 40 yards with the animal quarting towards me. I hit her in the shoulder, she ran about 30 yards and dropped. The bullet shattered the shoulder, turned the lungs into goo and exited just behind the far shoulder through a hole that looked to be at least a half inch in diameter.

    The CZ 527 carbine chambered in x39 has quickly become my favorite deer gun. The x39 round, with proper bullet selection is plenty enough for effective take down of Kentucky whitetails yet damages little meat. It's no bean field gun, but it's just about perfect for eastern Kentucky woods hunting.
     
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    Thanks for the update. I'm holding mine right now actually. I really like that little 2.5x on yours, may have to consider one.

    BTW where did you get the scope? Can't find one online.
     
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    I'm still looking at getting this rifle, however, recently I've read some posts here and there about a feeding issue with the magazines. Has anyone here experienced that?
     
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    That was probably me.

    Some rounds were getting jacked up at a 45 degree angle. The follower isn't anti-tilt. Turns out the magazine stop notch has a burr inside from the crude finishing, so a second of Dremel work fixed that. The case head would catch on that burr.

    Look on the back of the mag, you'll see the notch.
     
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    I got the scope at a local shop. It's a cheap scope, the optics aren't great, but it gets the job done and I like its size. I had a few feeding issues but they were all magazine related. I polished the feed lips and tweaked the spring. It has worked fine now.
     
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    After considerable research and hand-wringing over the decision to go with the x39 or the .223, I grabbed one in .223 a couple weeks ago, and I'm STILL conflicted about the decision,LOL!! But, the x39 was noticably more expensive, and I couldn't find one in stock, and besides, I always wanted a bolt gun that could shoot my stash of surplus 5.56, which pretty much limited me to this rifle.
    I had a Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9x40 lying around already, so I ordered some Burris rings from Opticsplanet,and slapped that on it.
    My freinds and I were surprised to find my rifle responds really well to Silver Bear 62 gr ( Russian steel-cased) ammo, which surprised me as this has a 1:12 twist. I put a couple 3-shot groups inside a nickel-sized target decal, from 50 yards. We were later shooting golf-ball sized groups at 90 yards with both Silver bear and lake City 55 gr.
    I feel like i could do a little better, but I find that I'm having a more difficult time stabilizing this super-light rifle from a rest than I do a heavier rifle ( yeah, I know, what a news-flash:D.)
    By and large, other than some early teething issues with the magazine feeding consistently, I really like these rifles.
     
  24. BearGriz

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    So it sounds like the magazine feeding issues are real, but they are not too difficult to fix? Extra mags seem pretty expensive, ($43 at Midway USA right now), so you'd think there would be better quality control at that price.
     
  25. fireman 9731

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    Yeah. The magazine that makes the rifle unique also causes a few hiccups. I don't think it's true with every example though. It takes some getting used to the feel of stripping a round from a removable magazine with a controlled round feed action. Internal fixed, box, blind or whatever feed a lot smoother. Especially if you are used to a push feed style rifle.

    Work the action with some intent and the problem seems to fix itself. After shooting my deer, I worked the bolt as fast and smooth as I ever have without evening thinking about it.

    Don't let a possible magazine feeding issue deter you from wanting or buying one. Magazines are the weak link in any firearm. The CZ is still a finely crafted rifle made only of wood and steel with a craftsmanship that is hard to find anymore.
     
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