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CZ-527 scope options? I don't want to buy it twice...

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  1. Dave DeLaurant

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  2. cdb1

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    Am I just having a bad day, or a brain fart? What purpose is served by a 1x scope?

    Plus, I’m not trying to pick on you Dave.
     
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    I'm betting it's easier to line up the sights on target since the target is in the same focal plane as the crosshairs. Probably pretty nice in a short range hunting situation with aging eyes.
     
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  4. Dave DeLaurant

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    Fair question cmb1 -- absolutely no offense taken.

    What he just said -- it beats having to use the shooting glasses in my avatar in order to see both the sights and target clearly.

    Also, and I have no hard data on this, I find the image through even a 1x scope with a 20mm objective a bit brighter than with my set of MkI eyeballs. Maybe it's just my imagination or maybe it's something to do the multi-coated lenses.

    Whether you can live with just 1x for your intended purposes when you have other choices is another matter entirely -- lack of popularity is probably why these are on sale. A 1x scope would have been a vast improvement over irons in our great-grandparents, but today 1-4x variables have understandably more appeal.

    Low-to-non-magnified optics were and still are a big deal in the military sphere, BTW. It started with things like the WWI Zeiss Bifocal sight, the 1x scope on the EM-2 bullpup, Nydar reflex shotgun sight and Geman ZF-41 1.5x and gradually morphed into today's red dot sights. Check out the conclusions at the end of this video:

     
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  5. cdb1

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    Got it. I figured the reason was one sighting plane instead of two with irons but I wasn’t quite sure. I get confused easily, it threw me for a huge loop when they switched Darren’s on Bewitched.
     
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    1x optics are also required for "primitive" seasons in some states.
     
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    If I didn't get nailed on shipping from natchess so hard, I'd buy one of those to color up with my new ar project.
     
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  8. Dave DeLaurant

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    Could be worse -- the @$#%*&^ California sales tax was more than shipping!
     
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    now that would be irritating......
     
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    As a data point;

    My old 527's bolt won't clear the ocular on anything mounted low(yes I know there's a replacement available),so instead of mounting a 1-4X20 which would be entirely adequate...... it's got a 3-10X50. That's how big the objective can be with this factory bolt handle.

    Further,the rings are factory and handle barely clears with the above scope. But,the factory irons are SO nice/fun on this 223 that more often than not,there's NO glass on top.
     
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  11. Tortuga

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    *** guys the rings I bought came in today and they were were too big for the rifle. :cuss:

    Lol I explicitly said I did not want to buy this twice.
     
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    To big for the rifle? Like won't clamp to the rail?
     
  13. Dave DeLaurant

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    When you wrote that you ordered Warne 1" Medium Rings, the correct models for the CZ 527 16mm base dovetail should be one of these two:

    https://www.opticsplanet.com/warne-1-pa-cz-527-16mm-dovetail-medium-riflescope-rings.html

    https://www.opticsplanet.com/warne-rifle-scope-1-quick-detach-cz-527-16mm-medium-rings.html

    Did your rings come in package marked with either of these designations? If not, an exchange is in order -- Warne makes rings for several other base types, and even their own website can be confusing. (Man, their QD's have gotten pricey!)

    If the retailer gives you grief, I have two spare sets of CZ 527 rings you're welcome to pick from -- PM me for details.
     
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    Dave, I thought the 527 was a 16mm base and the 550 was 19mm. Am I incorrect?
     
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    Nope, you are correct and I was wrong -- I even went and checked with a metric caliper to make sure and then corrected my reply to match. Thanks for spotting my error before it led to even more confusion!
     
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    Warne will swap the rings themselves from what I've read.
     
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    I have 2 CZs in 7.62x39 and 1 in 6.5 Grendel because of eye problems standard rings don't give enough eye relief I found that the picatiny rail mount works best for me. 3 to 9 power on the 7.62s and a 4 to18 Athlon on the 6.5
     
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  18. cdb1

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    They’ve done it for me.
     
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  19. Skeeter330

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    i have put several scopes on my cz527. I settled on a 1.5-4.5 Bushnell that works really well. I use the Warne QD rings. Personally i think they are overpriced but they work well. I have 2 other 527's both Lux model in 22Hornet and 223. I use 2-8 diamondback on both of them and it is a good size. I had it on the 762x39 and i liked it on that as well. Since all mine have iron sights I have taken off the scopes and reattached them and the CZ factory rings still hold zero.
    Just a weird tidbit I though I would share
     
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