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Old 07-31-2020, 04:42 PM
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CZ 527 Lux stock on a Varmint (or American)



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Imagine a 17 hornet (Varmint or American) put in a Lux stock. Would this work? What challenges would there be?

I can think of a few: enlarging barrel channel (if Varmint…if American, not sure if that would match the standard Lux barrel profile) and what to do about the cutout for the rear site base?

I love hogback stocks…I wish CZ offered a 17 Hornet Lux.
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I have an early 1990's Lux in 223. Compared it to a Varmint in 222 and an American in 22 Hornet. The Varmint barrel looks like it will clean up the Lux's rear sight inletting when you open the barrel channel. The Americans barrel won't. On the plus side it also wont be very noticeable. The Americans barrels chamber section looked pretty close to the same section of the Lux's barrel. After that the shorter American barrel tapered a bit more quickly. But again not enough that it would be noticed. As near as I can figure the barrel inletting for the Varmint barrel is the only issue. The wood on the forward part of the barrel channel might get a little thin side to side with a Varmint barrel also. Go For It.
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:43 PM
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Thanks for the encouragement! I am leaning towards the American for a lighter weight setup. This makes me think of another question for you, since you have both American and Lux versions. Why is the Lux heavier than the American? Is it just the barrel length making the difference, or is the Lux stock that much heavier?
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The chamber area and the muzzle diameter of the Lux and American are pretty similar, but the Lux barrel tapers for a couple more inch's so carries a bit more steel over the length. The Lux barrel is a bit longer and wears steel sights also. Size wise the stocks are pretty similar in the amount of wood total. I would think that the different weights of individual stock blanks would be a greater variable. I doubt in the field you would notice any difference between them.
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This may or may not be too much of an apples to oranges comparison for what you want. But you might try asking Signalman on the CZ/BRNO forum section if he's done this conversion with the 452/455 rimfire CZ's. He's made up a few different home brewed stock/barrel combos. And he likes hog back/ full stock rifles also. Just a thought maybe generate a few ideas as to what your 527 might look like.
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Old 07-31-2020, 10:45 PM
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Yeah, good ol' Signalman of the CZ pic extravaganza! That guy has so many CZs it makes my cleaning rods bend when they think about cleaning all of SM's guns!

Maybe I'll hit him up. Good suggestion.
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I put a Lux stock on my 527 carbine in 7.62X39. It took less than 15 minutes of sanding, made a good rifle a great rifle to shoulder and fire.
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About 10 maybe 15 years ago a fellow shooter showed up at the range with a CZ 7.62X39mm Carbine action in Mannlicher (CZ Full Stock) stock. He'd carefully reworked the forend to fit he shorter 18.5 inch barrel. It looked factory and always seemed to me like a pretty good idea. One of those ideas that keeps rattling around in my head. Yours in a Lux stock also seems like an interesting idea.
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My CZ527 Carbine in 7.65x39 in an old style Lux stock, only trying to put a Varmint barrel in an American/ Lux / Carbine stock might create any problem and I doubt it would take much to fix that. The rear sight boss on a Carbine is very simple to adapt to.



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I put a Lux stock on my 527 carbine in 7.62X39. It took less than 15 minutes of sanding, made a good rifle a great rifle to shoulder and fire.
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My CZ527 Carbine in 7.65x39 in an old style Lux stock, only trying to put a Varmint barrel in an American/ Lux / Carbine stock might create any problem and I doubt it would take much to fix that. The rear sight boss on a Carbine is very simple to adapt to.



I'm a member of the Lux-stock-on-527M club too. Love how mine turned out.

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Glad to see you back Gerald! It took me a few years after seeing your carbine in a Lux stock to get it done, should have done it sooner... very glad I did it!
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Carbonbased sir not only yes but hell yes...One of the best stock switching moves I ever made on any of my 527 rifles...its called my Royal Lux with the factory high polished blue twisted 223 action...its pure heaven. (three green means it does not get any better)

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Carbonbased sir I did not have any problems at all it was a pure drop in.

The Royal Lux was not my idea...it was Wonderdog1 here on RFC I just copied what he did:




The only other rifles that are even close to my Royal Lux in 223 are my 527 Fullstocks:

22 Hornet and 222 in back.


I do have some American 527s also F>B: 17 Hornet, 22 Hornet and 222


I am glade we are not talking 222s I have 3 of them: FS, American and Varmint in back.


I think you will love the change.

Show us some pictures after your done.

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Carbonbased sir the more I think about it and what you want to do I would go the extra mile and get a 527 Varmint in 17 Hornet the barrel is not that fat and the balance of the Varmint model has better balance up front. My 527 American in 17 Hornet is way...way too light if I had to do it over again it would be a Varmint model hands down...no questions asked and with you wanting to put it into a Lux stock is a Fantastic Idea.

I bought my 17Hornet after I got my first 22 Hornet (it was a dream)...nice and quite shoots like no tomorrow and it does not wake the dead like my other CF 527 rifles and with all the talk back then about the 17 HH I was locked in to getting one. I got my second 22 Hornet in a FS from Bandit1250 here on RFC.

The 17 Hornet is a great round...today it's a work in progress my 22 Hornet has spoiled me to no end and right now I am not shooting anything long range where the 17HH shines...so I take it out my 22HH hunting more. I have yet to take out my 527 FS in 22 Hornet...I lost my wife and have not got back into shooting yet and Covid19 has not helped on bit.

Besides I have a new adopted daughter that needs some range time before I do:


Good luck on your quest.

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