I've pretty much decided that the next rifle in the safe will be a CZ527 Varmint Laminate rifle in 223Rem. What I'm having trouble with is which scope (+mounts & rings) to get. I very much like the Leupold scope and have been considering the VX3 4.5-14X40 and 4.5-14X50. There are also variations from Leupold for: VX3-L, 1" or 30mm tube, adjustable objective, side adjustment, etc.
Also, this afternoon I came across 4scopes.com and he completely bags Leupold stating that he can't recommend them and basically will only get them in if you insist !! Now I don't know what to think but my heart still says Leupold.
As I don't have a lot of experience with selecting scopes, and have to be careful with how I spend my dollars, I would very much appreciate hearing from y'all who have the CZ527 to learn what scope, mounts & rings you have fitted.
My budget for the scope & fitting is $700 - $900 approx.
I want to use the rifle for varmint hunting of small animals such as rabbits & foxes up to say goat size.
The rifle will be used mostly during the day including early morning and early evening. Now and then it will be used with a spot-light.
The range required is say 30-50 yards out to say 300-400 yards.
My favorite .223 ammo (at this point in time) is Winchester Supreme or Hornady V-Max in 55 grain but that may change once I get my hands on the new rifle and find out what it likes to swallow.
Looking forward to hearing your comments or seeing your pictures as to how I should set this rifle up.
Please, if you think that 'X'-Brand scope is a better deal than Leupold for this type of application then I would be pleased to hear from you.
Thank you, Eddie