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Old 03-06-2013, 10:22 PM
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Default New CZ 527 Varmint .17 Hornady Hornet

I haven't seen a post with pictures about the CZ 527 Varmint in .17 Hornet so, I thought I share some with you all. I've attached pictures of the rifle and my first three groups.

The groups were shot at 100 yards with a 5-7 MPH, left to right cross wind. I'm using factory Hornady 20gr V-max ammo. The rifle has a total of 42 rounds through it. The first group was shot after the 8 shots it took to sight the rifle in. As you can see, the groups get tighter and tighter. I have since adjusted the elevation to put my zero at 200 yards. When I get to the range again, I'll post some 200 yard groups. I'm supposed to be going out tomorrow morning to shoot some squirrels, weather permitting, and I'll let you all know how that goes.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:32 PM
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Should have read the Upload Photos Sticky. Hopefully this are better quality. Links from Photobucket.



















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Old 03-06-2013, 11:26 PM
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How many FPS are the hornets shooting ?
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:34 PM
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The factory load for the 20gr V-Max is 3650fps. Hornady also does a 15.5gr NTX that is 3870fps.

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Old 03-24-2013, 11:03 PM
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Your Killing me....I wanted the .17 Hornet in the "American" but my Dealer wouldn't give me a call back on wether he could get me one ordered....now I'm having second thoughts on that small of a caliber and was contemplating a .22 Hornet,the larger Rim fire .17 or going with a .243 Ruger American and going with a light fast ballistic tip bullet?
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:41 PM
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I went varmint shooting today for the first time with it and now, I am certain I purchased the right caliber. I love the .17 HH. I was 17 for 17 with two squirrels down at 178 yards. The squirrels were hit and dropped. No crawling away. The first picture below is one of the 178 yarders showing the exit wound. The rabbit was taking at 70 yards. I personally would not hesitate to shot a coyote at 350. I know most people on here would not but, I think it would drop them no problem. This rifle and caliber has become my official 0-300 yard varmint setup. Oh, and you get to watch all the action because of the light recoil. I had my scope at 20x all day and was still able to watch all the acrobatics. I currently have three Americans in the .17 Hornet on an order that was placed in October. When I get them in I'll send you a message, incase you haven't found one.

I think the .204 or the .243 (with 55-58gr ballistic tip), would be a phenomenal 300-500 yard round. Both are perfect for the longer range stuff. If you live in a place where you have a lot of wind, I'd lean more towards the .243. Only down side is you don't get to watch the impact.




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Old 03-24-2013, 11:51 PM
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If you do go with the Ruger American in .243, I'd try this ammo first.

http://www.hornady.com/store/243-Win...Superformance/

Amazing ballistics! If your gun doesn't like it, which would personally bum me out, there are other manufactures offering light weight ballistic tips. Winchester and Federal to name a few.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:17 PM
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Great looking gun....goodluck with it!!
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:09 PM
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I actually have a CZ Model 527 .204 "Varmint" Rifle and love it,that .17 Hornet "American" looks Awesome!Put a hole in a few Coyotes and let Us know how well it performs?
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:07 PM
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Could you tell me what height rings you are using in your set up there? If possible could you post a photo of the clearance you have of the Obj with the heavier varmint profile barrel? Many thanks.
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