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Mini Review of CZ527 Carbine in .223 (Pic Heavy)

This is a discussion on Mini Review of CZ527 Carbine in .223 (Pic Heavy) within the Rifles, SKS, AR, AK, Long Guns forums, part of the HandGuns, Pistols and Revolvers, Long Rifles, Shotguns, SKS, AK, AR category; Here you go: First it was very hot! I tried three different loads today, the Speer 70 Grain handload, a 55 Grain V-Max handload, and ...

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    Mini Review of CZ527 Carbine in .223 (Pic Heavy)

    Here you go:

    First it was very hot!


    I tried three different loads today, the Speer 70 Grain handload, a 55 Grain V-Max handload, and some American Eagle 55 Grain AR223 ammo. I placed the targets at 50 yards and used the factory iron sights from prone, no sling. The target squares are about three inches.

    First the Speer:



    These shot the best out my rifle. I use these quite a bit in my Ruger M-77 MKII with a 1/12 twist so I was hopeful they would shoot well in the CZ and they did. I have used these bullets on deer and pigs with great results, so I was very pleased to see them shoot well in this rifle. If you check out the reviews of these on the Midway site you will see similar reviews. This is a real sleeper bullet in the .223.

    Next was my V-Max load. These usually shoot the best out of my .223's.



    I have to admit by this point the heat was affecting my mental acuity. Sweat was dripping into my eyes and the heat was becoming oppressive. I still feel I put forth and pretty good effort, but it was more difficult to concentrate and focus on the target. I was hoping to try a similar load topped with Sierra Game kings, but of course forgot them at home. I would like to shoot these again to confirm actual group size.

    Finally the AR223.



    I have not had good luck with this ammo in other rifles, so my hopes were not too high with this stuff. I was also done at this point. I had spent about an hour shooting with no shade. I simply shot this for comparison.

    Pics of the rifle:




    And the desert for perspective:



    Final thoughts:

    I am very pleased with the rifle so far. The trigger cleaned up nicely. I like the factory sights, but I am going to put on a NECG ghost ring very soon. I hope this will help tighten things up a bit. The rifle functioned 100% and ejected all cases about three feet and to the rear. They all clustered nicely into a small pile about ten inches in diameter. The heat was brutal. After about 25 rounds the barrel was too hot to touch. This did not seem to effect accuracy though as all groups stayed about the same. Overall I shot about 120 rounds. I was concerned that the 70 grain bullets would not stay stabilized over distance, so I shot at a rock at about 185 yards and hit it every time. Then I fired on a small boulder at about 265 yards and was able to hit it pretty regularly, so I think I am good to go. I will shoot it on paper when things cool down to confirm my findings.

    I hope others find this information helpful.

    Cordially,

    Matt
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    Nice. Very usefull. And appreciated that you took the time to document.
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    nice post very useful ,,,, Need more like this

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    First off Bro...I was about to seriously hate on you until I saw it was chambered for 223. I have been in search of the Holy Grail (a 527 in 7.62x39) for about a year now and it seems as though no one has one or can get a hold of one.

    Great write up! Yes it was very useful and should make for a great guide for anyone else with a simular gun. Thanks for the hot tip on the Speer 70 gr bullets. I will definitely have to check out a box or two and see what they do in my guns. Its one I have never considered.
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    Is it chambered for .223 or 5.56? Do you know the twist rate . placing a dine in the shot group would help judge group.
    One thing for sure it would put the rounds in a man size threat.
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    Nice review, and good dedication, I love to shoot but I don't think I could have lasted in that heat!lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunaticFringeInc View Post
    First off Bro...I was about to seriously hate on you until I saw it was chambered for 223. I have been in search of the Holy Grail (a 527 in 7.62x39) for about a year now and it seems as though no one has one or can get a hold of one.

    Great write up! Yes it was very useful and should make for a great guide for anyone else with a simular gun. Thanks for the hot tip on the Speer 70 gr bullets. I will definitely have to check out a box or two and see what they do in my guns. Its one I have never considered.
    You can hate me...I had one in 2003 and traded it off for a Mini 30... They are nice rifles. Maybe CZ USA's customer service center has gotten it's act together since then. As I recall I wanted a spare magazine and a different height front sight. The give a shite less attitude I got from the service the rep was a deal ender for me. Nice rifle though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunaticFringeInc View Post
    First off Bro...I was about to seriously hate on you until I saw it was chambered for 223. I have been in search of the Holy Grail (a 527 in 7.62x39) for about a year now and it seems as though no one has one or can get a hold of one.

    Great write up! Yes it was very useful and should make for a great guide for anyone else with a simular gun. Thanks for the hot tip on the Speer 70 gr bullets. I will definitely have to check out a box or two and see what they do in my guns. Its one I have never considered.
    7.62 x 39 mm drool on my keyboard
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    Quote Originally Posted by retired guard View Post
    7.62 x 39 mm drool on my keyboard
    Thats what I am talking about! The older I get the more I am in to the more effcient rounds vs the wham-bam at a gazillion yards. I think it would make a perfect woods game getter for deer and a exceptional Hog gun, not to mention being minute of bad guy to 200 yards. With all the ammo I already have it would be a great compliment to my AK's, and SKS's. I think you also have to look at the "What if they ban owning the latter two"? What are you going to do with all of your ammo? In the heated anti gun climate we are currently in I dont think you can afford to over look that aspect of the equation.

    The 223 is a great round too, I would just like to have a little more bullet frontal area to work with, hence the reason I love the 6x45 so much more than the 223/5.56.

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    Smitty,
    The CZ527 in .223 Rem. has 1:12 and the 7.62X39 a 1:9...

 

 
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