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    Have you looked at any of the CZ 527 rifles?

    The negatives... 1/9 twist. But I think that’s over blown out of a bolt gun. Are you really going to be shooting a lot of 77 gr ammo? And suppressed? And I’d guess that gun will shoot 77 gr just fine anyway. Also, proprietary mags... again. How many will you need? It’s a bolt gun for your daughter? It’s also a little more coin. But not much.

    What you will get is a beautifully made gun. With a smooth action. And sweet trigger... that will more than likely be more accurate, and hold up long enough for her grandkids to shoot it.

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    Last week I picked up a CZ527 carbine with the distressed beechwood stock in 7.62x39. I mounted a Vortex Viper 2x7 scope and it is a REAL sweet shooter. I can shoot all day for 20 bucks and not worry about picking up my empties.
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    Interested in this, I want a bolt gun just to play with it and am trying to maintain mag and ammo compatibility as much as possible.
    Sic semper tyrannis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolffie View Post
    Have you looked at any of the CZ 527 rifles?
    I'm looking at them right now... I really do like the idea of a "micro" action. (I looked at Howa's "micro" and Sauer's "mini," too.)

    Cons:

    1:9" twist, like you said... I'd like to be able to play with heavier bullets, maybe even 80-90gr (single loading). The Ruger's 1:8" isn't ideal, either, but it's closer.

    No threads... If the nat'l hearing protection act passes (not holding breath), then I'm definitely buying a bunch of suppressors. Meanwhile, I really like the idea of a linear comp. (Why doesn't CZ make the "suppressor-ready" in .223?!)

    Mags... It's nice to have 4-5 to play with. CZ lists them for $40 each, so that's another $100+, and then I need to keep track of them...

    It's $200 more. I hate to sound cheap, but going from $425ish to $625ish is a big jump.



    Basically, if I'm going to pay $600+ and need to use proprietary mags and settle for less than a 1:8" twist, then there's a whole world of rifles out there, including CZ (Savage, Remington, etc.)

    I'll keep mulling this over...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacific5th View Post
    I have the 762x39 version. Pretty happy with it. My action was decent out of the box. I put a 2-7 Leupold on it and itís a great little combo.
    I have to agree with this. I have one in the same caliber, picked it up after I sold my last AK. I had all this ammo left, so I needed something, so I went with the Ruger. I put a Weaver K4 scope on it, and up to about 150 yards, it makes a perfect deer gun here in Indiana.

    I was very surprised to see the accuracy I was getting out of the old Soviet M43 round. I was able to get, off the bench, 1.75 MOA with steel cased Wolf ammo! The best 4 shot group I had was with the Federal soft point ammo, and that group measured a solid 1.55 MOA. For the 7.62x39mm, that is way better than I ever got with any of the AK's I had owned.
    Good night Chesty...wherever you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artoter View Post
    I was very surprised to see the accuracy I was getting out of the old Soviet M43 round. I was able to get, off the bench, 1.75 MOA with steel cased Wolf ammo! The best 4 shot group I had was with the Federal soft point ammo, and that group measured a solid 1.55 MOA. For the 7.62x39mm, that is way better than I ever got with any of the AK's I had owned.
    Hijacking my own thread...

    Idle curiosity: Is the Ruger barrel .308 or .311? It sounds like you're shooting both...

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