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!