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What scope for CZ-527 7.62x39mm?

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  1. Panzerschwein

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    Hello all!

    I am going to be buying a CZ-527 bolt-action rifle chambered in 7.62x39mm next month. I plan to put an optic on it, but need some suggestions. I am not really a "scope" person. All of the handguns and rifles only have iron sights, and I've not had much experience with any sort of scope though I have read about them and feel decently versed on the terminology of them.

    So for this rifle, the purposes will be varied. It will first and foremost be used as a fun rifle, for casual paper target shooting for groups in the 25 yard indoor range nearby, for shooting out to about 75 yards on my friend's properties for plinking, and maybe out to 100-150 yards at my Dad's property for again, plinking and the occasional paper target shooting.

    But, there is a 300 yard rifle range that is also close and I plan to do some shooting there as well, and do want a 300 yard capability out of the optic. I know the 7.62x39mm starts to drop a lot after that, but can foresee use out to maybe 400 yards max if the opportunity presents itself in the future.

    Aside from range and plinking use for fun, I want this to be a deer and hog rifle. I am not an avid hunter, but want this rifle to be able to hunt said game when I do go hunting.

    So, for the uses and on a budget of $350, what recommendations do you have? Like I said, I'm a scope newbie so any input will be hugely appreciated. Thank you so much!! :D
     
  2. viking499

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    To me, a big scope does not look right on the CZ 527 carbine. When I had one, it had a Redfield 2-7x33. To me, that is a perfect sized scope for that rifle.
     
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    Hmm... looks a little big. I don't think I'd want to go much over a 33mm objective. Also a 10x fixed power? I don't know, I think I'd prefer an adjustable for versatility. But thanks for the suggestion!!
     
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    I'm actually in about the same situation as you are- I'm probably going to get a 527 soon, and I did some research into what kind of sights and/or scope to put on it.

    For my intended use (deer hunting/just shootin' stuff) the Leupold FX-II ultralight 2.5x20mm seems pretty close to ideal. Small, light, enough power for shooting at deer in the woods and what more do I need for it?
    Probably not great at 300 yds, maybe a variable would be better for that.

    You can also get a rear peep sight from New England Custom Guns, but it mounts on the dovetail, so i don't think you can use a scope with it.
     
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    Cooldill: I have had a CZ 527 in 762X39 for several years now. And mine is a real shooter and I shoot it alot and I carry that rifle quite a bit. Mine shoots Wolf Brand 123gr or 124gr HP`so well I have not started reloading for it yet. I hunt with mine, Pigs, Coyotes, Deer. I also use it to just plink with. My Gun Club has a 200 yard range and I have shot pices of clay birds, laying on the 200 yd range brim with out much problem if I do my part. That is about as far as I have shot at any targets with the gun. I shot a Coyote at about 230yds with it once but that is the farthest I have ever shot any thing with it. I have used a 3-9X40 V2 Leipould or a 3-9X40 Monark Nickon most of the time, on the little rifle. You are getting a very good rifle and it deserves a good scope.
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    There are some claims of bolt handle clearance issues on scopes with those little actions. I would recommend something like Weaver or leupold that has a small rear bell, and a small ish scope.

    That said, when I try and use a rifle scope at short distances like 25 yds, I find the image looks kind of blurry. I hang a scope with adjustable parallax on guns like my 22 targfet rifle to help with that. (I know parallax and focus are different things, but functionally, I have found them to run hand in hand)

    You might try running by a scope store and looking through a couple things at near and as far as you can and see if you have close in focus problems.
     
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    I would look hard at a 4x fixed power Leupold for it. If it fits your needs they are a good buy and often can be found used at great prices.
    Pretty small and simple. I'm not a scope person either and like the fixed power since I always know what I'm going to get when I thrown the rifle to my shoulder.
     
  9. Manny

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    I would up your budget $50 and get an Leupold 3x9 efr scope which I believe would be an outstanding optic for your needs.

    As another poster stated, if you want to use this optic at 25 yards you'll have paralex & focusing problems with most typical scopes. I found that out first hand trying to use a very good quality Weaver Grand Slam on an accurate .22lr at short range. The adjustable objective of this scope cures that issue, the compact size & light weight will be a superb match to the trim carbine you're looking at putting it on and 64 moa of adjustment in the turrets will let you reach out for the long rang you would like to try. This scope is built tough enough for air guns use which is a scope killer, and you'll see if you read many reviews that this scope is a popular choice for light weight mountain rifles chambered in some pretty potent rounds and meant for shooting at some pretty far distances. The reviews of this scope are outstanding and the renowned quality and lifetime warranty easily make it worth an extra $50 IMHO.
     
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    I put a 3x9 Redfield revolution on mine. I had scope clearance issues. I think the newer models have a different bend on the handle. I had to take a little off the bottom of the eyepiece to get it to clear. By a little I mean a little. Used a sharpie to make the area black again. I had a 1.5 to 4 on it before and the rifle can reach out a little farther than that. I am happy with the 3x9.
     
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    I stopped in at the local Dick's Sporting Goods right after picking up my CZ 527 7.62x39, they had a no-box demo Nikon Prostaff 5 2.5-10x40 BDC they let me have for $100. It's on the CZ, looks good and works great for me. I wouldn't put anything larger on it. Had to drift out the rear iron to clear the scope bell, no issues with clearing the bolt.
     
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    I have the redfield 2x7x33 on my AR-15 and think its a quality scope for the $$ spent. As for shooting the 7.62x39 at "400 yards"....you do realize you're dealing with about 5.25 FEET of drop at those ranges, right?
     
  13. Panzerschwein

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    Yeah LOL, I think 200 yards is the most realistic range but there is a 300 yard rifle range nearby and I do want to be able to shoot there. I basically want the scope to be able to let me get the most of the cartridge and it's effective range. I guess 400 yards is really pushing that.

    I have the opportunity for a hog hunt late this month, and the more I think about it the more I'm leaning towards a lightweight optic. Has anyone had any experience with the Leupold Ultralight scopes? I am interested in the 2-7x28mm version that weighs all of 8 oz... seems very light to me. It has good reviews.

    I see Leupold has different crosshairs, some are called "duplex" and "wide duplex". What are the pros/cons of these? Which would you go with for this rifle?
     
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