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Old 01-24-2014, 5:46 PM
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Default CZ 527 in 7.62x39

Anybody have one? Even with surplus ammo, it appears they are substantially more accurate than SKS's or AK's. And with surplus ammo, I was thinking range time might be a little more affordable.
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Old 01-24-2014, 5:51 PM
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If I had the money, I would love to get one
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Don't own one but I did watch a Hickok45 video last night and it peeked my interest.
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Yup. I saw that video too. Mags are a little pricey at $40. But I'd run out in traffic if I saw a used one.
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Super accurate, cold hammer forged barrel.
Mini-Mauser action with full length claw extractor and controlled round feed.
Scary light (<1#) set trigger (push it forward to set).
Mushy creepy unset trigger (>4#).
Stock is designed for use with iron sights.





I had one when Wolf was non-magnetic and cost $1.98 per box. 1" 5-shot groups were not uncommon even with Wolf and 2.5X scope. I sold the rifle for $400 with the 2.5X Weaver scope and Warne rings. I wasn't even hard up or cash or anything. Took the money and bought a CMP M1 Garand when surplus M2 ball was ~$0.40 per round.
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...I'd run out in traffic if I saw a used one.
10-4 on that.

I really like this round, as it's nearly identical to a 30-30 in performance and accuracy, plus this round is widely available and not very expensive.

Awesome plinking, deer, and hog round out to ~200 yards.

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8200rpm did you do anything special to the bolt to smooth it out? Did yours come with rings?

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Reworked a friends CZ, smoothed up bolt trigger firing pin and skim bedded front and frea receiver, he shot just under 1 MOA with handloads and 150's.


My VZ24 Mauser and Kreiger 1x13" twist .308 barrel in 7.62x39 Lapua chambering shoots .3 MOA with 155 SMK's out to 600 yards.
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8200rpm: your photos and comments did nothing to slack my thirst for one of these.
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8200rpm,

I too, once had one of these underrated beauties. I too, sold it for a song and a dance. Unfortunately, I used the funds I raised from that sale to buy another, easily forgotten gun-du-jour that caught my fancy which also is no longer in my possession.

I really did like the gun, but what I did not like was that the magazine was such a bear to load.

Also, x39 had surprisingly brisk recoil out of this little carbine. I guess when you're used to heavy semis shooting that round (AK and SKS), you get a bit spoiled.
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8200rpm did you do anything special to the bolt to smooth it out? Did yours come with rings?
No, and no.
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In stock at reeds indoor range in San jose
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I have the .223 model and have no issues, it is a full stock. I wish I got the 7.62x39 b/c I have so many .223s
Reloading brass 7.62 w/ soft points is just so classy. And no dents from an AK.
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and sold and gone from Reeds. That was fast. Wanted to take a look at it at 1 PM, gone.
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and sold and gone from Reeds. That was fast. Wanted to take a look at it at 1 PM, gone.
Krauswerks is a distributer for CZ in the South Bay as well.
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i spent about 2 months looking for one i gave up and bought the savage scout in x39
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Love the idea of a nice bolt action in 7.62x39 and it's sexy. If it could take a forward mounted long eye relief scope, it'd be dead sexy.
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I talked to Reed's Sunday morning. They said they had two. One on display and one in back. $749 plus $75 to ship. I was going to line up an FFL today for the transfer. According to Whiterabbit, Reed's is sold out. Dang. He who hesitates IS lost!
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WOW, they had two Sunday morning? I called at lunchtime on my way home from the range. You snooze you lose indeed! Good Grief. I'm wondering now if the guy on the phone was mistaken, or didn't know about the one in the back?

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It may have been Saturday morning. I didn't date my notes. But he did put me on hold to check the stock and he did indeed say yup. Two available at that time. 50% down to hold it and a 10% restocking fee on the full price if you changed your mind. I looked around at substitutions in 7.62x39 like Savage and Remington but the CZ seemed to generally get more thumbs up.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:57 AM
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I don't frequent gun stores, but if I happened across a CZ 527 in 7.62x39, I'd buy it. I have always wanted one, but never quite motivated enough to seek one out.
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I bought one to plink with cheap ammo and not bother reloading, but the rifle was so accurate with the cheap stuff that I decided to reload for it too. The rifle will do well under 1" all day long, even with the "Grafs Special" 123 FMJ bullets. I added a stick on cheek riser (probably from Kickeeze) to get a better cheek weld.

The "mushy" regular trigger was mentioned. The trigger is mushy because it has a regular and set option which results in the trigger having one more piece than is really required in regular mode. You can adjust the regular pull and make it very, very light but because of the design it will always have a bit of give in. Rifle Basix sells a one piece trigger that eliminates the single set option and also replaces a two piece trigger with a one piece - much crisper feel and still fully adjustable.
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Shucks. I need another rifle like I need a hole in my head. But DANG if these posts don't have me considering that I do need a hole in my head.
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The first thing anyone will notice with this rifle is how light and handy it is. It feels more like a 10/22 than a full size rifle.

I bought mine in 2006 for $522.49 at Turners.
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I've been looking for one of these on Gallery of Guns for sometime now. Each time I get a in stock notice it sells out before I have a chance to get online.
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Love mine...
have a trijicon 1.5-4x on mine
shoots 123gr barnes copper into a single hole at 100yds for 3 rounds with my handloads...2 in at 200 on a good day
shoots wolf 123gr hp into 1.5 in at 100yds consistently...but this isn't a hunting bullet as we should know.. but shoots to the same point of aim/impact as my handloads ...
the hornady 123 gr steel match is 2 in at 200 yds if I do my part

shot my deer with mine this year in Colorado... about 140 ish yds.. three rounds.. first one dropped him... through the heart and out the off side shoulder..
then he got up and I shot him again through the heart...and he dropped...
then he got up and ran about a 10 yd circle and started down hill...
tried to put one through his spine as he was facing me and going downhill but he went to one knee as I shot and hit him in the antler..
so I put one just next to his spine and out his belly near the back ribs...

all three shots complete penetration...even the one in the antler...
little to no exit bleeding and exit hole wasn't found until the taxidermist begain to flense the hide... and no blood on entrance to speak of..
bled alot internally...
The barnes bullet did just fine.. but don't expect it to act like a magnum gun.. think 30-30 and you will be very happy...

and yes I'm having the full shoulder mount done.. and bullet wound in the antler will be in proudly shown.. in fact I decided to do the full mount BECAUSE I shot it through the antler...
what a story!

would I shoot another very fat colorado deer out on the plains with this gun... sure....but I would pick my shots...and wait for him to run down.. I shot this one multiple times just because i could not really be sure how the bullet would work...

I love the gun.. would like one in 6.5 grendel too...but when I asked the cz guy at shot he said he knows some exist but they were done by customers on donor guns...

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Hey for those looking.
http://www.digital-instincts.com/new-in-stock-firearms/

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Another on-line review:
http://gunsmagazine.com/cz-527/

Review Rifle was fitted with a Leupold VXII 2-7X scope which seems like a nice option with this caliber.

I bought an SKS back in the 90's when nice Russian examples could be bought for ~$100. With a fixed 4x scope, it seemed about right for 100-150 yards. I'm guessing from this experience the 2-7x33mm is a good choice.

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That says updated October 8th, 2013 though.
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and reeds sold 2x in 24 hours? its gone.
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http://www.impactguns.com/cz-527-car...703030500.aspx
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Oh man, I just bought this awesome gun, in 7.62x39

I even started a topic on which scope to get for it, since I have no knowledge in Western optics at all

cant wait to shoot mine soon. will probably do a range report with photos and even video my friends
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I really want one.
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While not the most wiely game stalk ever min did fine on a pig at BHCR. 123g Federal Powershock put a hole in him nicely. Its a great little short range gun that weighs less then my .30-06 Savage in a plastic stock. I topped mine with Redfield Revolution 2-7 when they first came out and its a great brush gun and shoots surplus easy.

If you find one you should buy it.

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my interest was for a starter rifle recommendation for a buddy, but every time I get an email notification in my inbox about this thread, it's putting the want inside me, and I too need a new rifle like a hole in my head.

Then another buddy said it looks like a baby safari rifle, and that planted a seed in my head I can't weed out, and it's growing. Would be a great irons trainer for a real safari rifle, after replacing the rear sight with a std safari sight.

Then you get your real safari rifle and trade up, then you don't need this guy anymore so you send it off for Grendel rebarreling and scope it.
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I wasn't looking for a bolt action carbine in 7.62x39 but this one followed me home when I saw it on the gun rack.





This is my 527 FS in .223 Rem





And last but not least my 550 FS in 6.5x55 Swede.



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WOW evolution1974, seriously nice wood! The grain and appearance is fantastic.

I wish is was more common.

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You rock Crackerman!

Awesome pic and great look pig! Serious hats off on that trophy pic.

Happy bacon eating.

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I wasn't looking for a bolt action carbine in 7.62x39 but this one followed me home when I saw it on the gun rack.
you sir have good taste. Two questions.

#1, on the full stocks, how much space is between the muzzle and the banded sight? I will be soldering a banded sight on my newly barreled 550, not sure how far back to set the sight. Edit: OK, I see not banded, but still there is space between the muzzle and the front sight to make room for the tip on the stock. How much space?

#2, do you plan on getting a 550 in 375 H&H or bigger to complete the collection? talk about a lovely hunting battery! 416 Rigby might be just the ticket to compliment the Swede

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you sir have good taste. Two questions.

#1, on the full stocks, how much space is between the muzzle and the banded sight? I will be soldering a banded sight on my newly barreled 550, not sure how far back to set the sight. Edit: OK, I see not banded, but still there is space between the muzzle and the front sight to make room for the tip on the stock. How much space?

#2, do you plan on getting a 550 in 375 H&H or bigger to complete the collection? talk about a lovely hunting battery! 416 Rigby might be just the ticket to compliment the Swede
Thanks all, I've been lucky with my acquisitions.

Whiterabbit, I don't know the distance off the top of my head but can measure it this weekend. I'll give you an answer then.

No plans on any 375 H&H or 416 Rigby but you never know.

When it come to CZ it's hard to limit yourself to just one.

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