CZ527 Varmint 223 Rem Laminate & ?????? Scope
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:14 AM   #1
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Hi,
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

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I have a CZ527 Varmint. I put a 4-14x42mm AO on it and was not happy at all. I switched it out for a 6.5-20x42mmAO sightron SII. Now I love it. CZ rings for the rifle work great, $55.00 I beleive. The Dovetail is built into the receiver.
The Sightron gives up nothing to the Leupold, that includes the warrentee. Excellent glass.

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Thank you, I appreciate your hands-on experience. I note what you say about getting the CZ rings / working great. I had been reading on another forum that some people were having trouble mounting a scope to this rifle and had to have the bolt modified. That thought had not particularly excited me. Thanks again.

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That depends on the scope. No issue w/ the Sightron. When you get into a heavy rubber adjustment ring, that causes the issues.

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Like J.P said,The Sightron SII or SIII scopes will serve you well.
I have 4 SIII 6-24x50 scopes and 1 SII 4-16x50.I like the SIII's over the SII's,but they cost a little more.
Another scope is the Weaver Classic Extreme,Natchez has them on closeout right now,and the glass is right up there with the Sightron's.I recently purchased 2 of these scopes,and have been very pleased with the quality of both of them.They only offer the German #4 & Duplex reticle with these,but I like using the German #4,and for $350 it's a great deal on a quality scope.
I mounted one on my Savage 12FLVSS 223,and the other on my RRA Varminter AR15 223.



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Hi, really love that picture, it speaks volumes, very nice. Between you and JP I think I know which way to go now. Thanks also for the tip about Natchez, their prices are hard to beat. The closeout on the Weaver is excellent value. Thanks again, Eddie

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Like J.P said,The Sightron SII or SIII scopes will serve you well.
I have 4 SIII 6-24x50 scopes and 1 SII 4-16x50.I like the SIII's over the SII's,but they cost a little more.
Another scope is the Weaver Classic Extreme,Natchez has them on closeout right now,and the glass is right up there with the Sightron's.I recently purchased 2 of these scopes,and have been very pleased with the quality of both of them.They only offer the German #4 & Duplex reticle with these,but I like using the German #4,and for $350 it's a great deal on a quality scope.
I mounted one on my Savage 12FLVSS 223,and the other on my RRA Varminter AR15 223.
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Be careful of the scope in his top pic. It has that big rubber adjustment. This is my setup.

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Be careful of the scope in his top pic. It has that big rubber adjustment.
There ain't no big rubber adjustment on that Weaver.Yes,the eye focal tube is larger,but that scope also has a 30mm tube.
I have no clearance problems on the Savage,and it has a large tactical bolt handle on it.I wouldn't think you'd have any problems on a CZ,but I don't have one myself.
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The CZ is really close. The power ring is the issue. I tried a Bushnell and it was way to close, not comfortable to cycle. Going w/ higher rings is an option, but when I bought mine, CZ rings were the only ones availible.

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