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Dazed and Confused
December 11, 2015, 23:30
This little carbine is really peaking my interest. A mini Scout Rifle if you will.

I also like the idea of cheap ammo too. I don't own anything in this caliber, heck I haven't even shot a gun that uses it! I've just stayed away from the Combloc stuff all these years.
From what I've been reading the 527 is real accurate even with the cheap steel case ammo.

It's kinda pricey but it's all CZ quality through and through and the mini Mauser action is just kind of cool.

Anyone have one or shot one?

Dazed and Confused
December 12, 2015, 02:31
Ok, for those who haven't seen this little rifle here some links to check out.
Comes in .223 also but I'm liking the 7.62x39 version...

http://cz-usa.com/product/cz-527-carbine-223-rem/

http://www.luckygunner.com/lounge/762x39-accuracy/

http://gunsmagazine.com/cz-527/

fnogger
December 12, 2015, 11:39
The Zastava mini-mauser is also available in 762x39, little cheaper. Century is the current importer for the centerfire rifles...

Tailback
December 12, 2015, 15:12
My supervisor at work has one and loves it. I personally haven't handled it yet.

Edit: The Zastava has a standard Mauser style hinged floor plate. The CZ has magazines that are reasonably priced IIRC.

Dazed and Confused
December 12, 2015, 20:12
The Zastava mini-mauser is also available in 762x39, little cheaper. Century is the current importer for the centerfire rifles...

There's a reason they are less expensive...

http://www.303british.com/id47.html

A 7.62x39 Bolt Action
Remington imports Zastava's mini Mauser as the Model 799 Bolt action rifle....

UPDATE: 5 Apr 2010. After two years, I've sold the rifle. The reasons were as follows:

"Briefly, thin barrels on any rifle can act up. It's usually more difficult to find reloads that will shoot decently. In my case, having tried eight or nine different powders in my search for what would work, and having many disappointments, I gave up. This rifle would best served by rebarreling to something more substantial. While you're at it, get a tube that is .308 diameter so that you'll have a wider selection of bullets. The reloading dies will easily handle the slightly smallerbullets, resizing the brass and seating the bullets without problems. I loaded 25 cartridges with .308 bullets just to be sure. The case neck grips the bullets tightly and there was no problem with the seating stem.

I put up with the trigger, hoping that it would get better. It did not. Had I kept it, the mimi Mauser would have got a new one.

For me at least, the small bolt handle is a royal pain when hunting. Especially if you wear gloves! It's hard to grasp and manipulate. If you absolutely wanted this action, install a larger handle!"

From what I've read the CZ 527 carbine doesn't have these problems.
And like Tailback said, the 527 uses detachable box magazines.

Tibodoe
December 13, 2015, 19:57
I don't have the 7.62x39 but I have a CZ527
in 17 Hornet. The gun is one of my favorites.
Accuracy is fantastic, and it the balance is superb.

easttex
December 13, 2015, 20:48
FWIW, a real good friend (and mentor) has had a CZ 527 in 7.62x39 for about 3-4 years now and he absolutely loves it. He carries it everywhere and shoots a lot of deer and hogs with it. He keeps trying to talk me into one but I'm out of room in the safe.

Dazed and Confused
December 14, 2015, 00:07
He keeps trying to talk me into one but I'm out of room in the safe.


Same here so something has gotta go cuz I'm buying one!
I'm looking at knocking the rear sight off and adding a New England Custom Guns peep sight. Mounts on the rear of the receiver on the tipoff scope rail. No scope for me.
http://www.newenglandcustomgun.com/uploads/myphotos/CZ527-1.jpg

easttex
December 14, 2015, 00:20
Same here so something has gotta go cuz I'm buying one!
I'm looking at knocking the rear sight off and adding a New England Custom Guns peep sight. No scope for me.
http://www.newenglandcustomgun.com/uploads/myphotos/CZ527-1.jpg

Cool! Is the adjustable for windage and elevation?

Rudolf
December 14, 2015, 03:15
Brother has one and he is SUPER SUPER happy with it. Runs all loads fine and is accurate to boot.

Cheaper than a 30-30.

ramiller
December 14, 2015, 09:02
Buy one you will not regret it, the 527 is the only rifle to buy in 7.62 x 39.

Dazed and Confused
December 14, 2015, 10:27
Cool! Is the adjustable for windage and elevation?

Yes.
It also increases the sight radius because it's mounted at the back of the receiver

Heat
December 14, 2015, 10:51
For what it's worth--I had the CZ 527 (albeit in .204 Ruger)---excellent quality rifle, and priced right. Detachable mags--the company uses excellent wood and their steel, fit and finish are top drawer. I'd say one in 7.62x39 would be a great walkabout rifle.

Tailback
December 14, 2015, 19:10
That is a cool little peep setup! Please post a review once you get the 527 all kitted out with that sight please. Will you use the factory front sight or did you have something else in mind? (something with protective ears maybe?)

Same here so something has gotta go cuz I'm buying one!
I'm looking at knocking the rear sight off and adding a New England Custom Guns peep sight. Mounts on the rear of the receiver on the tipoff scope rail. No scope for me.
http://www.newenglandcustomgun.com/uploads/myphotos/CZ527-1.jpg

Dazed and Confused
December 14, 2015, 19:37
Please post a review once you get the 527 all kitted out with that sight please.

The plan is to order a 527 after Christmas. Gotta keep momma and the kids happy! Tho momma's getting a newer Suburban.... So yeah, I'll post pics of my 527 configuration once I get it set up. Thought about a military style front sight but it would look out of place. Will just use the factory hooded sight for now.

fnogger
December 14, 2015, 20:06
Here's one on auction (no interest, affiliation, etc) with some really nice wood... of course, CZs tend to have nice wood in general, but this one has some tiger striping in it

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=530557378

Dazed and Confused
December 19, 2015, 22:28
Well, I just ordered one from my LGS with an extra mag. Should show up after Christmas... and that's fine.

SID325
December 21, 2015, 01:12
I have the 527 in .223, awesome rifle. My only complaint is the barrel, 1:12 twist, no other rate available.

Dazed and Confused
December 22, 2015, 15:51
Sid,
Your 527 must be an older model. The newer versions have 1:9 twist.

SID325
December 24, 2015, 10:53
I've had it approximately 6-7 years and that was the info listed at the time. Any idea when they started the 1:9? I need to verify my twist, could be 1:9 for all I know.. Be nice.

Dazed and Confused
December 25, 2015, 03:01
From what I can find, production of all 527's in .223 with 1:9 twist started about 1 year ago... Late 2014. But, they wouldn't show up in your LGS for 3-6 months...

Also, any 527 in .223 that is 1:9 twist will have 1:9 stamped on the barrel. If no 1:9 stamp then it's 1:12.
I think you could special order a 1:9 twist 527 previously.

zeke
December 27, 2015, 09:33
Not only were did older 223 versions have a a 1:12, they were chambered in 223. Have one, and while extremely accurate, some bullets will jam into the rifling when loaded to max col. Slightly off setting that, long pointed tipped bullets can be loaded longer due to magazine length.

Also have the 7.62x39 version. Very accurate with decent surplus, extremely accurate with handloads using the larger dia bullets. Always glad to have invested in the lapua brass when it was sold off years ago.