CZ 527FS Carbine .223 Remington

Discussion in 'CZ Rifles' started by fflincher, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. fflincher

    fflincher New Member

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    I want to thank the Forum Riders for inviting me here from the KTOG. I'm a 70 year old shooter (not a hunter) who loves studying and shooting guns. Have since my dad enrolled me in Junior NRA with a Mossberg 42 M b that had trained the Brits in WW II. Don't reload, so I'm always looking for lots of cheap ammo. That's been surplus military, cheap commercial 5.56, 5.45, 7.62X39, 7.62X51, 7.62X54R, some .303 Brit. Lots of .22 LR, 7.62X25, 9mm Mak, 9X19, .45 ACP and Colt.

    I'm not a good shot, but I sure have fun!

    I just wanted to be the first to check in with the .223 Mannlicher version of the CZ 527 carbine.

    Had mine half a year or so, it wears a 4X32 Vapenringen scope in CZ rings. No adjustable objective, no lights, batteries, switches or parallax to worry about. Since it's a carbine, it'll do for 12 ounce beverage containers from 25 to 270 yards. Reticule is a pointed vertical post with opposing horizontal posts, call it a German sniper reticule. It's light, quick, feels great and gets lots of attention on the rifle range, more than some more expensive artillery. Trigger is great, set or unset. Iron sights okay for me up to 50 yards or so. I'm getting groups just at 1 1/2 inches at 100 yards. If I need better accuracy, I've got something heavier with a bigger scope that's not loaded with cheap steel case ammo. Or I can shoot more expensive stuff in the carbine and get it down to an inch and a quarter. That's three shot groups. Barrel warms quickly and that seems to open things up.

    I got the FS because of the sexy stock. Had to shim the barrel to get it to group better than from the factory. On another CZ 527 I discovered I should be careful with the magazine catch spring when dismantling it. CZ USA had spares and sent them quickly. Yeah, bedding the action would be a better thing, but I'm less than talented to work with steel and wood.

    I like slings on my rifles. Preferably leather in the 1907 pattern because I like leather and learned to shoot with the 1907. This FS model looks tight for such an accessory, but sooner or later I'll add something very similar or replace the swivels to accommodate the real thing.

    I sure would line up to get a 527 chambered for 5.45X39!
     
  2. dead meat

    dead meat New Member

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    Sounds like you have fun and that is the point of shooting i think. I've been reloading for 40+ years and enjoy it, i only shoot factory ammo for the brass if i can't find unprimed. I'm not a fan of the fs stocks but with some nice wood they can be pretty.
     

  3. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Supporting Member Supporter

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    Hey fflincher,

    Muy bueno! Welcome to the CZ forum. I will probably be in your neck of the woods at the SAXET Gunshow this weekend if my ride works out and the weather stays good. Going to swap a few if it works out. Use to make all the shows up there every month back in the 80s & 90s. At the old Hemisfair Plaza, Shriner's Temple on 1604 loop, the now demolished Airport Convention Center, and recently at the Convention Center off Loop 410. Use to be there every month working a table, but since 2005, was ordered not to drive cause of advanced gluacoma. So I only make it up there now as a "walk in." Well, I did do a whole weekend at a table back in August. Wife took me, but she can't handle it well now cause of degenerative joint desease in the knees and arthritis.

    So if you happen to be at the SAXET show this weekend look me up. I'll be right around the corner from the door where the promoters can't see me. The dealers know me and turn me in to the promoter if I hang aroudn the door too much "hawking guns." They alway want first pick on stuff that comes in. I'll be wearing a SA Spurs hat. Probably just Sat. if we go at at all. My buddy retires frm his job on Friday and he wants to go up and do that show. We will definitely be at the Corpus Christi Saxet show the following weekend working a table. I still can make that one regularly cause it is only 60 miles away. That one is at the intersection of Highway 44 and US 77 at the Borchard/Nueses County Fairgrounds.

    My buddy picke up a good CZ rifle at one of the San Anto shows a couple of years back and brought it down here to zero it last year. Can't remember the model, but it was a .22 Hornet cal. Nice little rifle. Reminded me of a Winchester Modle 43 in .22 Hornet that i had as a kid.

    So if you can make the show, we should be there. Well, unless the wives have other retirement plans for him. Wiffe and I are retired and we are only 60. But with the diseases we have, we also got disability. I can't see well and she can't walk well. Maybe we'll see ya there. From deep south Texas.
     
  4. fflincher

    fflincher New Member

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    Heyyyyyyyy, Pancho!

    Pretty sure we'd recognize each other, until the present executive took over I had a table at most San Antonio shows, late '80s to 2010, those you mentioned as well as the Live Oak Convention Center, torn down this week. Health problems keep me within about an hour's drive, had to give up Austin long before the town council decided against Todd's SAXET lease.

    Not likely to make any shows until General Holder, author of Fast and Furious, stops working for the crooks. Much as I enjoy 'em, it's not worth a conversation with a jack-booted thug. Spend my energies at the range, usually once a week when it's not killin' hot or freezin.

    Sure miss the ambiance of a room crowded with strangers carrying guns, as friendly, helpful and polite a group as you'd find anywhere.
     
  5. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh New Member

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    Great rifle!! The Reticule on the scope is a German #4. It has been around since the 1890's. Many "sniper" scopes do use it because it gives excellent FOV. I've got a Zeiss Zeilvier and Soviet PU, both used it.
     
  6. Ajole

    Ajole New Member

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    Hey! Love me some full stock goodness. Haven't found a CZ with the FS, I'd love to find one, but I do have an un-fired Ruger International, the Mannlicher 10/22.

    I also have a 42M, mine is missing the trap door in the butt plate. I collect Mossberg rimfire when I can, got the 42M, 46M, 151M, and a few others as well.
     
  7. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Supporting Member Supporter

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    Hey fflincher,

    Missed ya at the Saxet in San Anto. Was there Feb. 1. Swapped a few and got out of there by 4 p.m. Had a long drive back and some drinkin' to do later. Tried to pick up a few, but couldn't get anythng cheap.

    Ajole,

    I use to have a few of the Mossys. The 42 with Brit proofs. 46, a couple of 44 US models too. Only have one 44 US now that my kids used in 4-H shooting competitions. Nice little guns Some guy offered me one a week ago at a show with the folding forend. Can remember the model #, but I had one of those for a good while too. Your missing the trap door cover for the 42. Mine had it when I sold it. Someone had done a Bubba on the stock. I still need a couple of sling swivels for the old 44 US. Took me 5 years to find all the stuff for it. It had a stock that had been cut lenthwise from the front to the mag opening. Guess to reduce the weight of the heavy target stock. Finally found another that did not shoot as well and got the right stock and a receiver that was not drilled and tapped.
     
  8. Ajole

    Ajole New Member

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    That's the 142 in the bolt action, 152 in semi, and IIRC the 342/352 in the newer models.

    I have two 142's, one's a T-handle...it shoots as well as my BRNO! Love the little short carbine size, too.

    I hear you on some parts being hard to find. The collectors and fans are really good about helping out, one gave me a sight free, they can run $60 on auction. But some parts just don't exist. Havlin's is a great source for stuff as well.


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