527 Varminter

Discussion in 'CZ Rifles' started by jpattersonnh, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh New Member

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    Any other shooters/ varmint hunters that use it??

    I love that CZ uses a CIP chamber in all 527's, so shooting surplus 5.56 is no issue and the 1:9 twist is huge for heavier bullets. I called them about this before ordering mine. The trigger is awesome.
    I've got mine topped w/ a Sightron SII 6.5-20x42mmAO big sky. You can count the whiskers in a Coyotes nose at 300 yards. With the contour of the stock, I found using some wool batting made it set correctly, the type you use to seal wood outside doors.

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  2. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Supporting Member Supporter

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    Very nice little rifles. Clean lines, well finished. Recently had a vintage Husqvarna that was pretty nice, but I did not keep it. It was a .30-06 which I don't use much. It had the "European" look. Would have kept it if it had been in a smaller cal.

    I don't have a CZ rifle......yet. My buddy got one in .22 Hornet. Think it is the 527, but not sure. He had it down here a couple of years ago to sight in a scope, 3X9X40 Simmons on it. He doesn't use it much. I liked it. Reminded me of a Winch. Model 43 in a Hornet that I had as a kid. Probably the last time he shot it was whenhe was down here. Hope he gets bored with it after a while like he always does and swps it or sells it to me.:D
     
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  3. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh New Member

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    Husqvarna you say, I have a few. 6.5x55, 8x57, 9.3x57. Great hunters. They are my go to these days.
     
  4. dead meat

    dead meat New Member

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    The 527 is one of the rifles on my aquire list. A friend has one in 204 not a varmint model though. Husqvarna are great rifles as well, had one in 30-06 for many years and in a moment of weakness sold it.
     
  5. oldtymer

    oldtymer oldtymer

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    I have a 527 American in .204 Ruger. Scope is a Nikon 4.5-14X. With handloads, it regularly shoots well under a MOA. This is one sweet little rifle. I also had a Sako Vixen in .222 Rem that I acquired back in the 70's. I regret selling that one.:( I won't sell my CZ 527.

    I also own a CZ 452 Varmint in .22 rf. This rifle is just as accurate as my Remington Model 504C from the Rem Custom Shop and my Cooper JSR.
     
  6. FALPhil

    FALPhil Crusty curmudgeon

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    My 455V is about the same. I love those quarter inch groups at 50 yards.

    My 527V is fussy about ammo. I had to do a lot of handloading and shooting to get some pet loads.
     
  7. irishjim

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    Just acquired my 527 Varmint in 204 Ruger around the first week of March and started looking for the best hand load powder, bullet, primer and case. I really couldn't justify the cost of Lapua, Noma, or Nosler at $1.00-$1.50+ per case. All but the Nosler (made by Norma) where out of stock everywhere. I opted for 250 rounds of Hornady cases at $21.50 per 50 rounds from Natchez Shooting Supply. Under close inspection the Hornady's did not disappoint, case length, and internal volume were all excellent. I chamfered case mouths, and primer cups while waiting to receive the gun. I also scoured the internet 204 Ruger forums, powder manufacture reloading guides, and bullet manufactures loading recommendations. I quickly found a large following for the Sierra 39 Grain BlitzKing but less information on powder and load sizes. While wandering Fin Feather & Fur in North Canton, Ohio the reloading Manager made a strong push for Alliant's Varmint using 27.6 Grain (approximately 3800 FPS) and a Fed 205M primer with a 2.23 O.A.L.. The Federal primers hasn't been available in our area for over a year so I went with CCI BR-4 bench primers. I assembled 5 separate 20 round test groups with varying powders and grain loads that yielded on paper between 3800 to 4000 FPS but all using the Sierra BlitzKing 39Gr. Below I have included the two targets using Alliant Varmint using 27.6 Gr and the Sierra BlitzKing 39Gr boat tail.



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    Last week I made a 340 yard (by range finder) kill on a large groundhog. The gun is a absolute tack driver!
     
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  8. bar-the-exit

    bar-the-exit Banned Member

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    nice post great shooting