Recently I was thinking about getting a CZ 527 Carbine in 7.62 x 39 as my first hunting rifle....but after speaking with Stalkingbear I realized....it's a good gun but not worth the price because of one thing.
I already have a rifle about the same size that I bought for 40 bucks because it's stock was destroyed as well as the barrel being wrapped in some sticky goop and the bayonet being chopped off.
I posted it a while back and I just bought the gun since it was only 40 bucks...I mean who can complain?
Here it was when I brought it home the Russian m44 rifle with a pretty good bore from what I can tell
Here it is after I cleaned her up.
So what i have is a base rifle for only 40 bucks
The CZ while a good rifle (and I want it) I could use the money I'd put to just the base CZ 527 rifle towards this gun I already have and make her a hunting dream with her Larger and harder hitting 7.62X54 R round with several hunting commercial loads from what I understand.
The First step will to buy a new stock to replace the broken one. Now in hunting I prefer wood but from the reviews and write ups the best stock option will be this
The ATI Monte Carlo stock in black....I was thinking camo but black is better because I can just camo it myself.
The next step would to mount a scope to it
Now I could get a scout scope mount but....I just don't like that and for hunting I want the scope closer to my eyes even though I already do have good eyes and a scout scope would be nice....but I'd rather have that already in place for later on in life haha
The mount I would most likely use would be the ATI mount
Advanced Technology (ATI) Mosin Nagant Scope Mount System : Cabela's
I'd have to find a gun smith to drill and tap it for me as I don't have the materials.
Next would be a scope and from what bear has suggested since he has it on his muzzle loader
Pentax 4x32 Gameseeker Rifle Scope
Most likely I will be taking the front sight off as well since the bayonet is already off and as you can see in the picture it has an ugly looking knub on it now from the bayonet mount.
After I'm done it should look around like this only with a shorter barrel.
I was thinking about threading the barrel and placing an AK-74 flash hider at the end but as the thread tittle suggests I'm nicknaming this project for me Krakatoe because the flame this thing shoots out is friggan cool and It's loud. Makes you feel all warm inside when you hear it go off so I'm going to leave it as it with the front mount taken off....course the end of the barrel will look weird like this
Then next would be the bent bolt. I'll either get it done here or I'm thinking about shipping my bolt off to Stalkingbear to do because I trust the big ole monster.
Or I'll be purchasing the boltman's ati bolt for 55 bucks
Bent bolts for the Mosin Nagant and Mauser rifles
Maybe I'll have him put a tactical knob on he end of it...just for kicks.
When all is said and done this will be similar to what I've got.
By the end of it I should have a decent first hunting rifle for 1/3-1/2 of the price.
Roughly this is how much.
40 bucks For the Mount
40 bucks to Get the mount mounted and drilled
50 bucks for the new stock
100 Dollars for a decent scope
50 bucks? I think for bending the bolt or buying just a brand new bolt handle all together
Your looking at 280-300 dollars put into my current m44 frankstein mosin and making it into a decent rifle....and the other 400 that would have been used on the base CZ 527 rifle can go to ammo and future guns as well as stocks
Which is good as I want the new SG works SKS bullpup...and then I can also use that as a hunting rifle XP
I'll get payed next week and I'll start buying stuff up then starting with the stock and mount