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Offline TulipsfromAmsterdam

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What ammo for my wife's new CZ 527 Varmint .223?
« on: August 04, 2011, 04:28:33 AM »
Hi all,

My wife and I have been shooting for a little over a year now, and finally got our permits to buy weapons. So, so far we have bought 4 CZ's:
A 75 in .22 (me)
A 85 combat in 9 mm (me)
A 4xx in .22 (wife)
A 527 varmint in .223 (wife)

My wife shoots the 527, and where she gets amazing results with her .22, her .223 makes holes everywhere, but not where she wants them ( ;D) I'm suspecting the ammo. She used some German brand (can't remember the name). Would anybody be willing to recommend me ammo that normally would perform very well with the .223 (she shoots at 100 meters for now)? Of course, I need to be able to buy it in The Netherlands or in Belgium, so it might turn out the ammo you would recommend is a no go for me for that reason, but I will have to check that myself.

Thank you in advance for any help,

Bye,

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Re: What ammo for my wife's new CZ 527 Varmint .223?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 11:00:56 AM »
ive a couple of  527s the american 1-12 twist likes 40-50 g loads in eithor hornady or remington the varmint barrel with the faster twist 55-65 g again in hornady or remington both of which should be available, i  mostly hunt so tend to use the varmint rounds, which are expensive. on the odd occasion at the range the remington fmjs group well, i tried some federal which were very poor. as any one on this site will tell you it is finding out just by shooting the different rounds and seeing wich is best . if you intend shooting a lot reloading your own might be an option.

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Re: What ammo for my wife's new CZ 527 Varmint .223?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 12:01:24 PM »
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Re: What ammo for my wife's new CZ 527 Varmint .223?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 12:47:32 PM »
ive a couple of  527s the american 1-12 twist likes 40-50 g loads in eithor hornady or remington the varmint barrel with the faster twist 55-65 g again in hornady or remington both of which should be available

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at the range the remington fmjs group well

Thanks for your reply, Buddy.223 :D

I have to admit, English is not my native language, and I fail to understand what you wrote. What is 'the american 1-12 twist'? Hornady and Remington are brands for bullets? What is 'fmjs'?

Sorry for being so dumb :D

Thank you,

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Re: What ammo for my wife's new CZ 527 Varmint .223?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 01:01:50 PM »
The twist rate of the rifling will determine a best bullet weight range. 1-12 mean "1 full revolution every 12 inches of barrel".

FMJ "full metal jacket", the "s" is the plural. Would have been clearer as "FMJs".
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Re: What ammo for my wife's new CZ 527 Varmint .223?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 01:37:12 PM »
I completely agree with the reloading especially with the price of 223 ammo at the store.  Buddy.223 is exactly correct in that the 55 grains or less is appropriate for the 1-12 twist and of course the varmint with the 1-9 twist can shoot the higher grain 223 ammunition as well.  My next purchase is going to be the Varmint with the wood stock once I get all the finances arranged and get the OK from the Chief Financial Officer of my household.   ;D  Good luck with your adventure and by the way you speak english just fine. 
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Re: What ammo for my wife's new CZ 527 Varmint .223?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 06:40:08 PM »
1. What ammunition have you been using? You never said.

2. Have you been using the trigger in set or unset mode? In my experience, the unset mode is less than perfect at the range, due to the relatively narrow trigger blade and the fact that it is not rounded on the edge.

I suggest that you tell her to concentrate on using the trigger in set mode and that you round off one edge of the trigger blade (right side for right-handed shooter) before looking for alternate ammunition.

Best of luck and welcome to the forum.
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Re: What ammo for my wife's new CZ 527 Varmint .223?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011, 04:37:06 PM »
sorry for any confusion. hope the other posts have cleared up the confusion, but just incase- the rifle barreling twist 1-12, 1-9 for instance determines the speed the bullet rotates as it leaves the barrel , the lower the number the faster it turns, this inturn allows heavier  grain (actual bullet weight) bullets to be used, which are more accurate at longer ranges,less effected by the wind. the faster twist stabilises the bullet. therefore going outside the barrels recomended bullet weight will have a huge effect on accuracy.         the  ammunition manufacturers all make hunting and target rounds generally speaking hunting bullets are ballistic tipped or hollow - soft points and are classed as an expanding varmint round. target rounds are eithor fmj (full metal jackets these are solid, non expanding) or hp (hollow points, non expanding).  generally speaking the fmjs are a lot cheaper.    you should look at manufactures web sites, which will have all the info you require.

 

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