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Old 01-30-2014, 10:34 AM
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Beautiful rifles evolution. I really dig the Mannlicher stock, you don't see many of those in the U.S.

FWIW, I have the CZ527 Varmint in .223, a pretty different gun than what you guys are discussing but CZs are really a lot of gun for the money. I am sure you will be happy with the 527 in 7.62x39. Would be a fun gun to reload for too.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:51 AM
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1974 what rings did you use on the 527>?
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1974 what rings did you use on the 527>?
Warne 1" Med made specifically for the CZ 527.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/warne-1-...ope-rings.html
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Old 01-30-2014, 1:20 PM
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they do make the best rings, IMO (warne). Only reason I would consider an alternative is if it were for an ultra-snooty rifle (like a double, or Blaser, etc), or if I wanted to top out the scope by using Zee rings with the offset inserts.

Which means I'll pretty much forever use the warnes. Great rings.
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Old 01-30-2014, 1:47 PM
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Little know industry secret.... Warne manufactures most of Leupold's rings.

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that would explain why your warne rings do not look like std commercial warne rings. (minus the 550)
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1974, do the lower Warne rings still keep you clear of the factory front and rear sights on the CZ527?
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CZ makes some of the best bolt guns on the planet. Regardless of caliber, they all perform great, they have awesome triggers, and they are very accurate from the factory. I had a CZ 452 Ultra Lux in .22 LR (stolen) and currently own a CZ 527 Varmint in .204 Ruger. Both were/are tack drivers. The 527 and 550 line of rifles perform better than anything in their price range and the 7.62x39 version will be an awesome rifle considering the cost of the ammunition and the fact that that lil CZ will bring the best out of that round. If CZ offered a real scout rifle, I would have bought one instead of the Ruger Gunsite Scout, and I love the looks and feel of the Ruger. I looked up and down their catalog before pulling the trigger on the Ruger. I always look to CZ first when considering a bolt action rifle. My next bolt gun will most likely be a CZ 550 Varmint in .308 (The one with the HS Kevlar Stock....such a nice gun)

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1974, do the lower Warne rings still keep you clear of the factory front and rear sights on the CZ527?
Well, I can help with this one in general terms, as I scope my mark-X, my handi rifles while keeping irons, and on-again, off-again on my BFR while keeping the front sight on.

Doesn't matter. I never see the front sight hood unless I'm at 3x or lower, and even then it is in the bottom 1/4 of the scope. It does not distract me when I am hunting, so it sure as heck does not distract me anywhere else. And to be clear, on all my guns I keep the scope as low as possible without contacting the barrel with the bell or the hammer with the ocular.

red herring.
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I really like the 527 Mannlicher stock in 30-06, if gallery of guns ever gets one in I am in trouble.
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I really like the 527 Mannlicher stock in 30-06, if gallery of guns ever gets one in I am in trouble.
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550?
You're right,

Either way I love that. Its my 1/4 german heritage showing through.
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Old 01-31-2014, 7:32 AM
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Don't forget the Mark-X in 30-06. Common rifle, very pretty, underrated and undervalued (read: enormous bargain). Still is CRF with the massive claw extractor. You'd have to have a fullstock made.

shoot, maybe not, here's a google image search.

https://www.google.com/search?q=mark...&bih=672&dpr=1

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I don't know what it is with these guys, but every time I see a cool gun (cool in my eyes anyways) it's always lock stock and barrel down south:

http://www.gunauction.com/search/dis...emnum=10506578

These guys might be worth calling if you like mannlicher/CRF/mauser/pedigreed rifles.

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The Serbian Mini MkX is an affordable alternative to the CZ line of small action rifles. I've had one in .223 for 25 years and it shoots as well now as it did when first new. Century imports them (Remington did for a bit) and J&G sells them.
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J&G sells them.[/IMG]
holy smokes look at the wood on this guy. AND in stock. AND look at the price.

http://www.jgsales.com/zastava-m85-2...w.-p-6938.html
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Old 01-31-2014, 9:52 AM
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Wouldn't it great to just one time, take a gun out of a box and have it look as good as the ad and operate as well as the review?
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my 338 savage lapua was far better out of the box than the reviewers said. I did notice the bolt on my 550 is gonna need a heck of a lot of smoothing though when I get it back.
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I heard fit and finish, and smoothness of the bolt isn't as great as the CZ
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You are welcome to cycle the bolt on my CZ and my Interarms. my CZ will be back by Monday evening.

Fair warning though, the CZ is brand new, and the Interarms has been around the block for years. So it might not be a fair comparison
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Took my 527 out today. Smiles everyone. Too much fun.
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beautiful gun! hickok makes that thing look like a cap gun

Would be cool to have this gun in 5.45 x 39 to take advantage of cheap mil surplus plinking ammo. Would be cheaper than just about anything, including handloading 223.

If the mil surplus disappeared, would be pretty simple to rebarrel it for 7.62 x 39 or something common I'd think. Crap, just bought 2 guns this month. Now... sadly.. I too have fallen victim to the lust of this miniature thunder stick.
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similar to the zastavas, I have one in .308 Winchester and loving it.

http://www.impactguns.com/zas-m70-27...-zm70-212.aspx
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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
Here are the photos of the CZ 550 front sight. Let me know if you have any questions.







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Found a pic of the 50 meter factory target that came with my 527...

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Found a pic of the 50 meter factory target that came with my 527...

8200, the pic did not post or link correctly.

Love to see it.

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8200, the pic did not post or link correctly.

Love to see it.
I see it fine.

Try this...

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I see it fine.

Try this...

It seems like CZ is about the only company where the guy who test shoots the rifles actually tries. Now if they would offer the 7.63X39 in a Manlicher stock...
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I bought a 527 in 7.62x39 yesterday. I had been on the fence but decided to jump on it. Now to hunt down some ammo.
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SoCal Gun in San Diego, it was there for over a week. They had it near the rimfire so nobody realized what it was.
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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.



That is BEAUTIFUL!

I looked for one from late 2012 until summer 2013 and gave up. I had bought the same gun in 223 but sold it. The only thing I don't like about these guns is the magazine sticking out the bottom.

I ended up buying a Ruger 77/357 and I think it's the only other rifle that has the same sweet "light-weight/just enough caliber" combination and this one has a flush magazine. I love this rifle!
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Gentlemen. OP here. All of your posts and photos have been informative but HAVE DONE NOTHING TO PUT THE CRAVING FIRE OUT. I have not found one locally like sd joe did. Cograts on that find sd. Bringing a new one in would run about a grand with all the fees and tax. But I'll keep looking. A used one would be sweet but from all I see here, NOBODY seems inclined to part with one of these.
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Gentlemen. OP here. All of your posts and photos have been informative but HAVE DONE NOTHING TO PUT THE CRAVING FIRE OUT.

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Heh heh. Thanks Whiterabbit. Rave reviews of this rifle seem to be inescapable. Case in point: recently sent a Rossi 92 .44 mag back to Miami for extraction and ejection problems. I had the name and number of a guy at BrazTech from another calgunner. Nice guy - said he'd see to it that my rifle went to a guy he had trained and specialized in the .44. So, fingers crossed it gets home repaired and undamaged. Anyway, I don't know how it came up but the CZ527 in 7.62x39 came up in conversation. He said he had just bought one for himself but that he can't get it away from his wife. Then he went on about its mild recoil and accuracy with surplus ammo. Maybe I should see if he's interested in a swap for the Rossi .........
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Heh heh. Thanks Whiterabbit. Rave reviews of this rifle seem to be inescapable. Case in point: recently sent a Rossi 92 .44 mag back to Miami for extraction and ejection problems. I had the name and number of a guy at BrazTech from another calgunner. Nice guy - said he'd see to it that my rifle went to a guy he had trained and specialized in the .44. So, fingers crossed it gets home repaired and undamaged. Anyway, I don't know how it came up but the CZ527 in 7.62x39 came up in conversation. He said he had just bought one for himself but that he can't get it away from his wife. Then he went on about its mild recoil and accuracy with surplus ammo. Maybe I should see if he's interested in a swap for the Rossi .........

Good luck! The Rossi is readily available and about 1/2 the price.

Why there aren't more bolt guns available in 7.62x39 is beyond me.
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Wishful thinking on my part
It's worth a try. Maybe you give him your m92 with a few bucks and everyone's happy.

I love the 7.62x39 caliber. Plinking ammo is still the cheapest out there and for hunting ammo you spend a little more and get the lead free stuff but you only shoot maybe a box or two a year, what's not to love. I searched and couldn't find one in time.
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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.

With Ruger steadily "economizing" their product line or cutting back I've turned more and more to CZ. I have a half dozen or so of their rifles and am picking up a 527 Varmint model in 223 for some "I don't want to reload today" range days.

I have the 550 FS in 9.3 Mauser and their Safari in 416 Rigby. The 9.3 is light as heck & gives quite a pop. The 416 is another story, belts the heck out of me for some reason. More than the No1 in 458. But it's quite the rifle, very well made.
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Wow .416 Rigby & 458 in light rifles. I for one will not doubt your manhood!

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