Scope for CZ 527 Varmint

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by RC1, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. RC1

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    Looking at the above rifle in either 17 Remington or 204 Ruger. The action is a small action which appears to put the built in bases fairly close together. What scope would be a good match for the bases in order to have some forward or rear adjustment in the scope and also for the calibers listed. Don't want something like a 3-9 compact.
     
  2. RC1

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    Anyone? I know I saw a 527 on this site with 1 of the scope rings all the way against the turrets.
     

  3. m98

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  4. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    I've got a Nikon Monarch 6x18x50 on mine and it's just right. If you want to move the scope for and aft, look at J&P Enterprises. They have a picitani rail adapter for the 527 that allows a good bit of adjustment. I saw another company that makes 527 aftermarket parts just the other day, I just can't remember the name. Try googling it.
    Cody
     
  5. RC1

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    Thanks to both of you for the help.
     
  6. tt35

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    I have a new product coming that is made by Custom Reloading Tools. It is a replacement bolt handle with the Ergo(tactical style) bolt handle that is curved to clear the scope on the CZ's without having to mount your scope as high. I can send you the info on it when it coimes in if you're interested. It should provide a better cheekweld when not using a very large objective scope.
     
  7. RC1

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    I saw that on their site. I was also looking at the the 1 that James Calhoon sells. Do you have any idea what the difference might be?
     
  8. tt35

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    I'm not sure how it compares to the Calhoun bolt but I can tell you that everything I've seen from CRT has been amazing in machining, finish and workmanship. This bolt will be right there. The knob is a tactical style although they make a more rounded standard knob as well that is a little less money. The Ergo is $90 and should be in stock shortly.
     
  9. TRIMBLE

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    I'm also looking at the cz 527 cal 17 hornet. Having the same thoughts. There are after market rails available for a longer platform. I'm leaning towards the new Burris veracity 20x.
     
  10. yobuck

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    I bought the standard model 527 in a lefty 223 4 years ago. It was without a doubt the
    worst gun experience i ever had. I ended up over a period of about 4 months having
    3 different ones. That didnt count the second one i got the day following the sale.
    Bottom line was they wouldnt shoot under inch and a half at 100 yds with any load i tried. Even had the stock glass bedded. Each gun was sent back to K. C. and a few
    weeks later id get another gun after they test fired them. They finally returned my
    money minus the 6% sales tax id paid. A sales clerk at the gun shop i bought it
    claimed his varmit barrel model was an excellant shooter. I ended up buying a Savage which shoots very well but dosent have the good looks of the C Z.
     
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  11. digger11

    digger11 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 527 in 222,it wears a Weaver KT15. Straight 15 power.It is becoming one of my favorite setups for evening jack rabbit patrols in the orchards I watch.
     
  12. tuck2

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    I have a Leupold 4-12 AO scope on my CZ 527 17 Hornet rifle. Using Hornady 20 grain bullet ammo I got sub 1/2 inch groups while shooting at 100 yards off a bench rest . Should I get an other varmint rifle it will be a CZ. For shooting prairie dogs I have a Leupold 6-18 AO scope on my 204 Ruger rifle..
     
  13. GLShooter

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    I have a pair of 527 Varmints in 204. I run Nikon Buckmaster SF scopes on them. Either the 4.5X16 or the 6X18. The bolt handle will clear the ocular without any alterations.

    The rifles are a disappointment. Try as I might I could only get one load, besides the factory WW stuff, that would shot over an inch. Such a waste to leave all that unshot paper around the holes.

    Greg
     
  14. lewwetzel

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    The newer 527s imported here (allegedly) have a bolt handle that lets most ocular bells clear. I did the Calhoon thing and it worked great. If I get another 527, it'll be a .204 Varmint, with a 6-18x Leupold VX 2, which is fairly compact/light for the magnification; a 4-12 would be even more so. Should clear the turrets okay; www.diproductsinc.com sells a picatinny rail conversion if you think that clearance is a problem. CZs don't have bases per se, btw; they use 16mm "ringmounts" made also by Burris, Leupold, Millett, Warne, and Talley(?). Americans come with these "rings", but Varmints don't.