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Offline foxmoorcz

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Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« on: December 26, 2012, 01:26:11 PM »
Thanks to help on this forum, I'm getting a CZ Varmint Target in .223, for target shooting (casual) and starting coyote hunting with a friend.  The next step will be to get a good scope.  I'll be shooting mostly at around or less than 200 yards, and my budget is around $500.  I've looked at the Weaver Grand Slam or Super Slam scopes, but I've never owned a scope, so I'm not sure what I need.  Any input appreciated.

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Re: Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 02:45:31 PM »
Weaver is good.  Nikon Buckmaster is also a good choice.

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Re: Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 05:23:10 PM »
When I scoped my 527 .223 carbine with 2-7x32, I looked extensively at and through ~$200 Leupold, ~$150 Redfield and ~$150 Nikon ProStaff.  For clarity and resolution it was the ProStaff all the way.  Had I a do-over, would definitely get the 3-9x40 for 200 yard shooting.  Realize you wish to spend more, but that Nikon I got is a winner- except I would now get 3-9.

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Re: Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 06:14:50 PM »
I had a 3x9-50 prostaff. Should have kept it, nice scope for the money.
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Re: Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 09:49:24 PM »
I have a 3-9X40 prostaff on my 527FS and like it.
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Re: Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 01:04:55 AM »
Thanks to help on this forum, I'm getting a CZ Varmint Target in .223, for target shooting (casual) and starting coyote hunting with a friend.  The next step will be to get a good scope.  I'll be shooting mostly at around or less than 200 yards, and my budget is around $500.  I've looked at the Weaver Grand Slam or Super Slam scopes, but I've never owned a scope, so I'm not sure what I need.  Any input appreciated.

Kent in Michigan

Kent, the Grand Slams are made in Japan, as are the K and V series. Cheaper lines are made in the Philippines and China. I have used my GS3-10x40 on a .30-06 out to 500yards, on a CZ527 in .223 and am currently using it on a Model 4. It is an excellent scope for anything from 5 metre chest shots when a panicked animal is running towards you, to shooting possums out of trees, to entry level .22 rimfire target shooting and military style competition out to the aforementioned 500 yards. Eye relief is good, Micro-trac adjustments are superb and the optical clarity is impossible to beat at the price.

I have the latest Weaver reticle spreadsheet, from Weaver Optics and can tell you that the (low and high power) thin wire reticle subtensions for the GS3-10x40 and 3.5-10x50 are: 0.667 and 0.200 MOA; and 0.571 and 0.200 MOA respectively. If you want/need more info on that subject, let me know.

P.S. I have an acquaintance who uses the GS4.5-14 on his Sako .223 for rabbits, pest birds, deer and targets. It has been on that rifle for years and never given trouble.
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Re: Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 07:41:50 AM »
Thanks for all the suggestions.  I looked on-line and noticed that Natchez Shooters has the Grand Slam 4.5-14x40 AO Ballistic X reticle Matte for $280, which appears to be an excellent price.  I'll do a bit more research, but would the range of this scope (4.5-14) have any downside to a 3-9 scope?

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Re: Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 07:53:48 AM »
I would say upside due to star magnification,  although scope length will be more.

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Re: Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 04:25:25 PM »
with this rifle youl soon be well past the 200 yrd mark  i wouldnt fit anything below 3x12x40, the new target stock looks mean.

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Re: Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2012, 09:09:59 PM »
foxmoorcz:  You are going to be shooting an extremly accurate rifle, that will need a good quality scope, to perform at the level it is capable of. Buy the best you can afford, don`t short change your self or your rifle. There are a great number of scopes to choose from just buy one with good glass. I have used a lot of different scopes over the years. But for the last 6 or 7 years my Son and I have been using the Bushnell 4200 Elite Scopes in 6-24X40 AO  & 8-32X40 AO. I am very impressed with these scopes and we own several of them. I am 69 yrs old and my eyes are not what they use to be, and these scopes are great for shooting groups, you will not need a spotting scope even at 200yds. And you will beable to see a PD`s head out past 300yds peaking out of its hole. We think they are great , and should fit into your price range. You will have a great shooting rig something you will be very proud of. Good Luck To You:
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Re: Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2012, 11:29:53 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions.  I looked on-line and noticed that Natchez Shooters has the Grand Slam 4.5-14x40 AO Ballistic X reticle Matte for $280, which appears to be an excellent price.  I'll do a bit more research, but would the range of this scope (4.5-14) have any downside to a 3-9 scope?

Scopes with user-adjustable parallax tend to have slightly less latitude of eye relief and obviously have reduced depth of field. It can take several attempts and at least one competitive shoot to get the ocular focus exactly right for you BUT that is part of the fun with target/varmint shooting.
A good shot at close range beats a 'hit' at a longer range.

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Re: Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2012, 04:43:29 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions.  I went past my budget, but I ended up with a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44 with a Rapid Z reticle.  Zeiss is offering a $100 rebate on the Rapid Z reticles until the end of 2012, so that helped with the price a bit.  Looks like a great scope and it should help me test the limits of the CZ 527 Varmint Target.

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Re: Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2012, 10:51:00 AM »
good choice i have zeiss scopes on my 527 varmint & a rem 700 308 , the conquest  one of the best 1" scopes around.  what about mounts & scope height, i use warne rings on all my rifles, the only problem you may run into with the conquest is the bolt handle hitting the mag ring of the scope if you try to mount the scope close to the barrel , you will be ok with the highs, but in my opinion the scope will be to high, on both my 527 s i used the warne specific med rings and had to machine the bolt handles shaft a little, this is a easy modification, the cheekweld and view through the scope is now superb, with the high rings i found i was actually lifting my cheek of the stock to look through the scope.

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Re: Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2012, 11:43:30 AM »
KENT:   You made a great choice. You will have a Coyote shooting machine now. Only problem any misses now will be all your fault. I hope you enjoy your rifle and scope, you will have something to be very proud of. Keep us posted on how you do on the Coyotes.
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Re: Good scope for CZ 527 Varmint Target in .223?
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2012, 12:11:05 PM »
We need pics when all complete and assembled.

 

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