CZ527 Varmint 223 Rem Laminate & ?????? Scope

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Eddie, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Eddie

    Eddie New Member

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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. :confused:
    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
     
  2. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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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.
     

  3. Eddie

    Eddie New Member

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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.
     
  4. jpattersonnh

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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.
     
  5. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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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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  6. Eddie

    Eddie New Member

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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:)
     
  7. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I must say, I am a fan of the stickers on the back of your truck haha
     
  8. jpattersonnh

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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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  9. Txhillbilly

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    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.
     
  10. jpattersonnh

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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.
     
  11. EvanB

    EvanB New Member

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    Scope Consideration

    I have just ordered my CZ Varmint with Laminated stock in .223. I ordered the Picatinney rail scope mount (16mm) Weaver type because my scope does not use rings. I have two of these scopes, as does my hunting partner (brother in law) and we love them to death. Burris Eliminator.

    We prairie dog hunt. Dogs ranging from 20 feet to 500 yards are almost one shot one kill using our ar15 platform varmint rifles. We just wanted to also have a CZ Bolt gun. Now I am sure we will get the standard "500 Yards with a .223 - BS" but we do it and the ranges are mostly in the 400 yard range or less. The scope will laser range out to 800 yards on a hard target and even at 500, a prairie dog may not register, but a fence post will. That's all it needs. The scope emits a light at the holdover point on the vertical cross bar based on your bullet trajectory. We sight them in at 100 yards and then prove our shots at other ranges.

    The scope is a 4-12 power. Sure we would like 16 or even more power but it didnt come in that. Their new one does however and ranges out to 1200 yards - with windage assist too. We have found that 12 power is plenty for prairie dogs.

    Mostly we shoot .223 reloads in 55 V-max. Have also shot other too and the scope adjusts for whatever I want to shoot. I have used it on my Armalite .308 too.

    Cant provide a pic till I get the rifle. But look up the Burris Eliminator. It is a bit heavy but we shoot from a rest and dont carry it around. The scope is so much fun it ought to be illegal. With current gun panic it may someday.:)
     
  12. jpattersonnh

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    It is in my State.
     
  13. EvanB

    EvanB New Member

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    Choose words carefully

    I guess I shouldnt say things as I did about this scope being so much fun. With all the negativity involved for firearms, and states such as NH, it only feeds the resolve of those that would take our liberties away.:confused:
     
  14. jpattersonnh

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    In NH we are truely Live free or Die, but laser scopes are a no no. The State figures if you are going to hunt, some skill and knowledge should be on your part.