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#2982914 - 10/15/12 05:37 PM CZ 527 Carbine Sight info
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For those who have bought one of the CZ 527 Carbines in 7.62x39 and noticed that there is no obvious adjustment for elevation with the sights, I just wanted to point out my own frustration and easy solution. I loved the gun the 1st time I picked one up but after I bought it, I decided that I would like to try hunting using open sights rather than a scope. But then it shot way low and the rear sight is adjustable for windage only(dovetailed into barrel). I noticed after tinkering with it a while that the front sight is actually removable by pressing the small spring loaded plunger. Well, after sending an email to CZ at an address I got from the website, I got an immediate response that there is a full assortment of sights of various heights available and that all I needed to do was tell how far off my rifle was hitting from the point of aim and they would send me a couple of sights - free of charge - remedy the problem. I got them in just a few days. Problem solved. Still, I don't see why CZ doesn't mention this anywhere in the guns manual or the website. I bet a lot of guys have just given up on these nice little rifles for this reason. For a reloader or anybody who changes ammo, the entire assortment of sights may be needed at some time or another.
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#2983124 - 10/15/12 07:49 PM Re: CZ 527 Carbine Sight info [Re: Hunter 257W]
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yeah they should just come with the rifle,,I have been eyeing one in 223,,I bet the 7.62 would be an awesome woods deer rifle,,I just hate to have to buy all the new tooling and brass and stuff it would take to shoot it,,

I have only seen two of the carbines and they both had really nice wood..
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#2984635 - 10/16/12 04:54 PM Re: CZ 527 Carbine Sight info [Re: mr.big]
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That was my exact thought with the 7.62x39 carbine. That it should be the perfect thick-woods deer rifle. Bullet selection is limited though as you implied with your comment about the new "stuff" you have to buy. CZ says they use a .311 bore so it may not give acceptable accuracy with .308 bullets. I bought a box of Hornady 123 or 124 grain Spts....can't remember the exact weight at the moment. Haven't shot them for accuracy yet so can't say. I will likely eventually try one of the 125 or 130 grain .308 bullets made for "single shot pistols" just to see what happens. Another possibility is a cast bullet. I traded a friend for a Lee mold that casts a 150 grain gas check .311 bullet.

And I hate to admit this, but - for this gun only - I broke one of my longstanding rules to never use factory ammo in a centerfire and bought 500 rounds of Wolf brand ammo with soft point bullets from CheaperThanDirt. I got it for only $115 delivered so I just couldn't resist trying it out.

If only they would make the gun without that ugly magazine hanging from it's belly...... I've emailed CZ several times giving them my vote against the exposed magazines in bolt guns. The American version that hides the magazine indicates they are listening. I also have one of the Ringneck side x side shotguns and am impressed with CZ's quality for the dollar. One of their rifles chambered for something in the .223 family of cartridges will probably find their way into my safe eventually too!

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#2984789 - 10/16/12 06:57 PM Re: CZ 527 Carbine Sight info [Re: Hunter 257W]
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Hornady and Sierra makes the .311 bullets,,Sierra even makes the .311 in a 174 Match King bullet that I hear shoots in that rifle,
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#2986240 - 10/17/12 03:46 PM Re: CZ 527 Carbine Sight info [Re: mr.big]
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A young deer might be able to outrun a 174 gr bullet launched from the little 7.62x39 case! \:\)

But then again you may have soemthing there. A friend is having good luck using the 300 Whisper and cast bullets of 170 or 180 grains at about 1,700fps on deer. He claims they drop within the usual 40-50 yards that they do when shot with typical deer rifles and full loads of jacketed bullets.

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