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Old 10-17-2019, 09:10 AM
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I apologize for not pertaining to rimfire but I doubt I find a better cz rifle forum any where. I’m considering a 527 .204 with a Nikon monarch 4-16x42sf on it. I’m wanting to add more rim fires and in particular CZs to my small collection but they don’t pop up often for me locally. I’ve been intrigued by this caliber as a fast, low recoil, long range target round. Do the 527s impress like the 452-457s do? He’s “only” asking $600 for the rig with supposedly 10 rounds down the pipe.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:31 AM
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The CZ 527 is an excellent little rifle. I have two CZ 527 Carbines, one in .223 and the other in 7.62X39. There is a guy that posts here as SavagePlinker that shoots a CZ 527 in .204 Ruger. He would be able to give you the scoop on that combo.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:15 AM
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I like my 527 FS in .223 with a 3-9 Nikon. It's an older model with the 1:12 twist barrel.

Shoots well even with inexpensive American Eagle ammo. The barrel does heat up and affect accuracy if you shoot too quickly, but the rifle is definitely capable.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:33 AM
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I apologize for not pertaining to rimfire but I doubt I find a better cz rifle forum any where. Iím considering a 527 .204 with a Nikon monarch 4-16x42sf on it. Iím wanting to add more rim fires and in particular CZs to my small collection but they donít pop up often for me locally. Iíve been intrigued by this caliber as a fast, low recoil, long range target round. Do the 527s impress like the 452-457s do? Heís ďonlyĒ asking $600 for the rig with supposedly 10 rounds down the pipe.
Is it a Varmint or American? I have only the Varmint, but it is an excellent rifle, very accurate. I just looked at GunBroker and here is one that might go for $500.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:43 AM
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I have a CZ 527 in 204 Ruger from the factory in a HS Presision Kevlar stock with a 24" Heavy barrel. I bought it local & the guy scoped it & never shot it which I believe as the scope is turned 90 degrees off & not a mark on the rifle. I still haven't shot it eith but have owned CZs in these stocks & you can drive tacks with them.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:52 AM
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527 what is that?? Never heard of them....LOL...just be careful they multiply like 452, 455 and 457s do.

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Old 10-17-2019, 11:40 AM
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527 what is that?? Never heard of them....LOL...just be careful they multiply like 452, 455 and 457s do.

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You have a real knack showing off some of your collection. Keep up the good work.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:53 AM
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Do the 527s impress like the 452-457s do?
IME, yes, they do. And so do the 550s.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:40 PM
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I have a CZ 527 in 204 Ruger from the factory in a HS Presision Kevlar stock with a 24" Heavy barrel. I bought it local & the guy scoped it & never shot it which I believe as the scope is turned 90 degrees off & not a mark on the rifle. I still haven't shot it eith but have owned CZs in these stocks & you can drive tacks with them.
HA! I saw this before and it was a well worn gun and I think the scope was there for a long time. I was intrigued and spent a bit if time looking the gun over. Think about it. .. It still works. You could not follow the dials, but; then reading comprehension may not have been this prior owners strong suit
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:54 PM
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Grabbed the sellers photo. I think it’s the American?
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:30 PM
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I have an American in .204, it was my first 527 (I now have four). It's a good shooter, not a target gun, but a good shooter, nonetheless. Mine strongly favors the lighter (32gr.) bullets/loads and doesn't much care for heavier bullets.

I DID have to bed the rifle, as the barrel was bearing heavily on the right side of the barrel channel, but that little dab of bedding compound certainly did the trick, and when I shot it last week, it was right where it was supposed to be.
That first 527 led to me buying three more 527s, I REALLY like the 527s a lot. They are good little rifles, but might need tweaking a bit. I'm not scared by that, of course. The SST is pretty nice, too.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:58 PM
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Like Glenn I also have a 527 American in 204 with a 3-12x42 Sightron plus one in 22 hornet and one in 223 varmint. I live in the country so this rifle stays out to shoot the occasional varmint that comes by unaware. The slim barrel will heat up but it takes a number of shots to do this. Pace yourself and this will be no problem. Like the others I like these rifles a lot and all of mine have been accurate right out of the box. Good luck deciding.

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Old 10-17-2019, 04:20 PM
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I have 527's in 17 Hornet, 22 Hornet x 2, and .204. None of them are for sale, if that tells you anything.

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Old 10-17-2019, 06:09 PM
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Do the 527s impress like the 452-457s do?
They impress far more. $600 sounds fair for an excellent rifle with that scope. I can't talk to the 204 cartridge, but I have been extremely happy with my 527 VS.
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:52 PM
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I have two 527's in .204 - both varmint barrels. I also have american in .17hh and .221 Fireball. I have a 550 in .243. They are all good rifles. My .204's shoot best with 39 grn Sierra Blitz king bullets. They shoot OK with 32 to 39 grn bullets but the groups open up when I go to a 40 grain bullet. They are great rifles and are my rifle of choice for coyotes and long range prairie dogs, but I am careful to not over shoot and heat up the barrel.

Most of my CZ's (8 including 3 rimfire) are the best unfinished rifle around. Mine have all benefited from a touch up to the crown, glass bedding, and a trigger job. You may need to do the same. I would suggest that you have a gunsmith adjust your trigger and set trigger. They are easy to screw up if you don't know what you are doing. In general your .204 will shoot best with custom reloads. Many can also benefit from a custom chamber as SAMI specs give the 204 a long jump to the lands that you can't do anything about unless you seat your bullets long and feed the cartridges in one at a time. Otherwise they are too long for the magazine. All that said, my .204's shoot 1/4 to 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards. If you reload, I would start with the 39 grn SBK and not worry about anything else. The speed advantages of the 32 grn bullets are lost after 200 yards. Burt

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