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Offline FSR

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New 527 Varmint in .222!
« on: September 05, 2017, 08:38:10 PM »
So I was hoping that I would stumble across one of these some day. Anyone else have one? Are they a 1:12 or 1:14?
Thanks in advance.

Offline painter

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Re: New 527 Varmint in .222!
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 08:58:11 PM »
I believe all CZ's in .222 are 1:14 twist.
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Re: New 527 Varmint in .222!
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 08:22:04 PM »
Thanks! I'll start with some flat base 50's. Does anyone else have one of these or know how many came into the country from Mexico?

Offline Diamond Jim

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Re: New 527 Varmint in .222!
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 10:45:36 AM »
.222 was THE go to calibre for professional kangaroo shooters in Australia for decades. For good reason - it's a tack driver with the right load. Try out a few and I'm sure you will find the right mix for your rifle. I bought a .223 but I'm almost envious of your "retro .222 cred".
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Re: New 527 Varmint in .222!
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 09:57:11 PM »
I wasn't aware that CZ ever chambered the Varmint model in 222.
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Re: New 527 Varmint in .222!
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2017, 04:25:27 AM »
.222 is apparently popular in Europe, possibly because it's not a military caliber. I have never seen one, much less fired one, and have no idea how they stack up against .223. On the other hand, it's always cool to have one of the , "Wow, what IS that, man?"

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Re: New 527 Varmint in .222!
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 08:40:02 PM »
I have had one for several years. Great firearm..  I use 40 grain Noslers in mine with R7...

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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2017, 12:09:20 PM »
.222 is apparently popular in Europe, possibly because it's not a military caliber. I have never seen one, much less fired one, and have no idea how they stack up against .223. On the other hand, it's always cool to have one of the , "Wow, what IS that, man?"

My brother in law had a Sako in .222 and got a set of dies so I could reload some for him.    It had a longer neck,than the .223 and a little less case capacity.  Really very similar.  I have heard some say that the longer neck made for easier or better reloading, but in my limited experience I could not see a lot of difference.   

Personally I would go for the .223 simply for the more readily available brass.