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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. BearGriz

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    Is the unique aspect of it the fact that it is removable? I assume that must be it since the majority of bolt-action rifles I know of have fixed magazines.
     
  2. Col. Plink

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    What a fine little rifle they are! Was lucky enough to find a used one here on THR in my own town at a good price and still feel lucky for having decided to move on it. It's so good I call it "The Cheater".:D

    Actually, I didn't have to decide. Had been looking for one and moved immediately when I saw the ad.

    No feeding issues, even for my novice nephew who was immediately ripping through all five rounds as fast as he could aim, fire, and cycle the bolt.

    Mine loves Barnaul 123-gr fmj, with only slight variation in impact point for other cheapie ammo (Tula, Wolf jhp's, Herter's sp's, etc). Put a fixed 4x Nikon on it and could probably get groups like the OP with a scope with finer crosshairs. I use mine to shoot seated off my elbows at clays at 100m and punch 'em without much effort (hence the nickname for it).

    Consider the savings in ammo and the price really aint that bad.

    Here's a pic or two... (mauser is a VZ-24)
     

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  3. Float Pilot

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    What is the current street price average for a CZ-527 in 7.62x39mm ??
     
  4. armoredman

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    Last price Buds had for the 7.62x39mm variant was $668, out of stock now. They do have a .223 version available for $557.

    Mine is awesome, and is getting a new custom stock made for it by a master gunsmith, bedded and pillared...can't wait.


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  5. cpt-t

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    Float Piolt: There is one at a LGS here in Wichita Ks for $700.00 + NIB. That is more than twice what I paid for mine. I bought mine used several years ago, from Gander Mtn. I thought it was a new gun the way it looked but they said it was used. I have really enjoyed this rifle, us mine a lot and it is one of my favorite CZ`s.
    ken
     
  6. trueg50

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    It seems everyone knows how great these rifles are, I can't find a single retailer any where with the 7.62x39 in stock, and the .223 version is only found in a few places.
     
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    truego50: If you would like I could get the adress and phone number for the LGS that has this NIB CZ 527 762x39. The LGS`s name in the BULLEYES GUN SHOP and the number is (( 316-686-7264.)) The price is $700.00 I think and they have had this rifle for quite a while, so they may make you a better price. I realy like mine, it is one of my favorite CZ Rifles, and mine really likes the Wolf 123 gr HP`s. If I could help you any more, I would be proud to.
    ken
     
  8. fireman 9731

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    Pretty much. It's single stack and uses a latching mechanism like a Swiss K-31. It makes loading and unloading a lot faster after a day in the field and you can easily have spare magazines for quick reloads. Like I said before, I think the feeding issue may be getting blown out of proportion a little on here. I traded a rem 700 for mine at my local shop so I can't help much on the price.

    I need to get a 30 cal bullet mold and work up a nice light cast load. I tinkered with pulling apart cheap steel cased ammo, dumping the powder, and refilling with a light load of trail boss. They were a lot of fun to shoot but pretty labor intensive to make.
     
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    fireman, NOE made a GREAT mold for 7.62x39mm, and I was lucky enough to find one - 129 grain bullet, works great. The Lee bullet pictured also works pretty good - the Lyman did OK. :) Those were a gift, I don't have the Lyman mold.

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    Thanks for the info Armoredman. I will probably go with Lee tumble lube. I wish they made it in about 125grs instead of 160 but I will give it a try. Are you shooting full power or reduced loads?
     
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    Cz-527m

    I have to say that I read quite a but on this little rifle before I was able to track one down. While I hold a FFL, I could not find a CZ Distributor that had one in stock, so I purchased this one retail at Gander Mountain.

    Details on my initial review here: http://rcarms.com/106.html
     
  12. Ky Larry

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    I have one of thgese rifles in .223. Feeding was a bit sticky but it broke in after 100 rnds or so. I have the Varmint model with walnut stock and heavy barrel. It is a very handy little rifle.
     
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    I wish they made the thing with a 1:9" :(
    I have a CZ catalog from 07 the 527 carbine has always been one I like to have, but the .223 w/a 1:12 twist does not appeal to me so the 7.62x39 would be my choice.
     
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    For those of you that like iron sights, this might be of interest to you:

    Rear peep sight for the CZ 527.
    http://www.newenglandcustomgun.com/Gun_Services/item_info.asp?Brand_id=5934&ST=The%20NEW%20CZ%20527%20Ghost%20Ring%20Peep

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    One would have to remove the factory rear right for it to work out.

    I love my CZ 527 but it would be absolutely perfect with a 7.62x39 calibrated adjustable rear sight like the CZ 452 Military Training Rifle which is similar in operation to the sights you see on AKs and SKSs.
    http://cz-usa.com/products/view/cz-452-special-military-training-rifle/
     
  15. Float Pilot

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    I called around up here in Alaska and could not find one. Just a couple in 223.
    And one guy who was converting one to 6.5mm Grendel.
    As it turns out I might be better off buying more hand-loading supplies for the rifles I already have on hand.......
     
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    Sweet little carbines, always wanted one, never got around to it. A 6.5Grendel version would be very cool as well.
     
  17. BearGriz

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    I've wanted one of these for a while, but I guess I'll have to see if any ammo restrictions are enacted (or made by Executive decree) before I get one. The whole point of me getting one of these is so I can have a fairly accurate bolt gun that eats cheap wolf ammo, but still hits the target out to 100 or even 200 yards.

    But if we suddenly lose that supply of ammo, then this might become less enticing to me.
     
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    This will be my next gun purchase! :)
     
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